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

A version of this message was sent to high school staff and seniors’ families on March 23.

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to finalize our school calendar and graduation dates. As you likely remember, we missed three days of instruction in November and January due to flooding and snow. Two days were/will be made up on March 11 and May 20, days which were built into our calendar as inclement-weather makeup days. We have just received word that the state is granting us a one-day waiver to avoid extending the school year or moving graduation. Families of the class of 2022, we thank you for your patience as the waiver process has taken longer than typical this year.

Please make note of the following important dates:

  • Community Transitions (CT) program graduation is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at the Depot Market Square.
  • The last day for seniors is Friday, June 10.
  • Graduation events for Bellingham, Sehome, Squalicum and Options high schools will be held on Saturday, June 11 at Civic Field. See start times below.
    • 10 a.m. Bellingham High School
    • 1 p.m. Sehome High School
    • 4 p.m. Squalicum High School
    • 7 p.m. Options High school
  • The last day of school for all other students remains Friday, June 17.

Class of 2022 graduates and families: please watch for more information from your school as we get closer to graduation.

All graduations, including CT’s event, will be streamed live and be available for later viewing, as well.

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