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 2017 Credit Requirements

  • English 4.0
  • Health and Fitness 2.0
  • Mathematics 3.0
  • Science 2.0
  • Social Studies 3.0
  • World Language 2.0
  • Arts 1.0
  • Occupational Education 1.0
  • Electives 5.0

23 Expected High School Credits 


Credit Requirements

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Class of 2021


New Graduation Dates for Class of 2017

Here are the new times, dates and locations for graduation for the class of 2017:

  • Options High School: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 15 at Bellingham High School auditorium
  • Bellingham High School: 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 16 at Bellingham High School gym
  • Squalicum High School: 11 a.m., Saturday, June 17 at Squalicum High School gym
  • Sehome High School: 5 p.m., Saturday, June 17 at Squalicum High School gym

The last day for all seniors is now June 15, 2017. Graduation rehearsal date/times will be determined closer to graduation. Please note that the last day of school for non-senior students is June 19.

Graduation dates were adjusted as a result of two snow day closures on Dec. 12 and 13, which changed the last day of school to Monday, June 19.

We appreciate your flexibility; there is no perfect answer when it comes to school schedules, including graduation dates and snow make-up days.