For graduation requirements please view the Course Planning Guide below. The Course Planning Guide is designed to help middle and high school students think about and discuss their future goals with their families prior to course registration. Registration for next school year takes place in February and March.

Course Planning Guide   (PDF)

Course Planning Guide – Spanish   (PDF)

Financial Aid and Funding Post-Secondary Education

Class of 2018 Credit Requirements

  • English 4.0
  • Physical Education 1.5
  • Health 0.5
  • Mathematics 3.0
  • Science 2.0
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • World Language 2.0
  • Arts 1.0
  • Occupational Education 1.0
  • Electives 6.5

24.5 Expected High School Credits 


Credit Requirements

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021


Graduation Dates for Class of 2018 

Here are the tentative dates for graduation for the class of 2018:

  • Options High School: 6:30 p.m., Thursday June 7 at Options High School
  • Bellingham High School: 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 8 at Bellingham High School
  • Squalicum High School: 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9 at Squalicum High School
  • Sehome High School: 5 p.m., Saturday, June 9 at Squalicum High School
  • Community Transitions: 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 12 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal

Graduation dates/times could change if school is canceled for any unforeseen circumstance, such as a snow day. A final decision to determine graduation dates will be made no later than Feb. 28, 2018.

The last day for seniors is tentatively June 8, 2018. Please note that June 8 is a teacher workday, however, seniors will be expected to attend graduation rehearsal and other activities that day. We do not recommend that staff or families make travel plans or other arrangements before February 28, because if the school year gets extended, then our graduation ceremonies would likely be the following week. Under this scenario, the last day for seniors could change.

Webpage updated July 5, 2017; senior families emailed Sept. 7, 2017