Skills students need when they graduate from high school are different than the skills required of the last generation. Such has been the case over time. As the world changes, so does the need for more knowledge and more abilities to work with increasingly complex information and technology.
Everett Public Schools and Washington state high school graduation requirements have evolved over time to prepare students for their futures. Students graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 must earn 22 credits to graduate from high school. Students in the class of 2021 and beyond must earn 24.
School systems, programs and supports are also changing to ensure that more requirements and more rigor are not barriers to student success but are springboards to greater skills and deeper knowledge required of responsible citizens and productive workers in the 21st century.