Looking for the Class of 2022 graduation ceremonies and live stream links? Please click here to visit our graduation ceremonies page.


For graduation requirements, please view the introductory pages of the High School Course Catalog linked below. Registration for next school year takes place every February and March.

Course Catalogs

2022-23 High School Course Catalog PDF

2022-23 High School Course Catalog – E-zine style

Spanish 2022 High School Course Catalog

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Funding Post-Secondary Education

Graduation

The below message was sent to 12th grade families Oct. 4, 2022

Tentative graduation dates and plans for the class of 2023

A message from Bellingham, Options, Sehome and Squalicum high schools

Dear seniors and families,

We have decided to tentatively schedule graduation for the class of 2023 for Saturday, June 10 at Civic Stadium. We will share times and details as the date gets closer.

We received positive feedback from 2021 and 2022 graduates, families and staff about their experience at Civic, and we are hoping to continue our new tradition for the class of 2023.

We have also learned through snow days and the pandemic that our school calendar and plans sometimes need to change. We ask that you hold off on finalizing your plans for graduation until the end of February or early March (e.g. buying plane tickets for grandparents) in case we need to modify dates.

Please take note of these important dates for 2023:

  • Late February/early March: we plan to finalize our graduation dates and last day for seniors, if not before. Please do not make travel plans or other arrangements just yet; if the school year gets extended, then our graduation ceremonies would likely be the following week. If a day of school gets canceled after early March, graduation dates likely would not be affected to allow staff and families time to plan and out-of-town guests to make travel arrangements.
  • June 8 is tentatively set for our graduation event for our graduates of our Community Transitions program at Depot Market Square.
  • June 9 is tentatively the last day for seniors.
  • June 12-16 is the week after graduation, and we ask you to please avoid making vacation plans for that week or you may miss the final days of school and/or end-of-year activities if dates change.

There is no perfect answer when it comes to school schedules, including graduation dates. We appreciate your flexibility and will send additional updates as needed.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
Marty Atkins, Katie Jones, Sonia Cole and Miguel Perez
Principals of Bellingham, Options, Sehome and Squalicum high schools

For planning, see our 2022-23 school year calendar and find other details about key dates.

Credits

Class of 2021 and Beyond

English 4.0 Required: English 101 and English 201, and other courses in reading, writing, and communication.

Mathematics 3.0 Required: Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (Algebra II may be met by another third year math course based on Personalized Pathway/High School and Beyond Plan including parent/guardian signature). See counselor for details.

World Language 2.0 Required: Two credits in the same language (e.g., two years of Spanish, two years of French, two years of German, etc.). Credits may be met through Personalized Pathway/High School and Beyond Plan and district waiver process.

Science 3.0 Expected sequence: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Required: Two credits must be in a lab science. (Third credit may be met by a course that aligns with Personalized Pathway/High School and Beyond Plan including parent/guardian signature). See counselor for details.

Social Studies 3.0 Required: Contemporary World History/Geography/Problems; US History/Government; 0.5 credits of Civics (content may be embedded in another social studies course); 0.5 credits of Social Studies elective.

Health and Fitness 2.0 Required: Health (0.5 credit) and PE (1.5 credits).

Visual and Performing Arts 2.0 1.0 credit may be substituted as part of a Personalized Pathway/High School and Beyond Plan including parent/guardian signature.

Career and Technical Education 1.5 Required: 0.5 Technical Literacy, which is a new course to learn technical skills necessary to be successful in other high school and post-high school endeavors. One credit may be an Occupational Education course that meets the definition of an exploratory course as described in the CTE program standards. 

Electives 9.5

30 Required High School Credits