Aug 24, 2019  
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum 
    
2017-2019 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

High School Diploma, HSD


Green River College’s High School Completion Program is an alternative way to earn a high school diploma. Although originally designed for adult students 19 years and older, students 16-18 may participate. Successful students meet Washington State and Green River College requirements for graduation and are issued an official State of Washington high school diploma. Students must complete a minimum of one credit at Green River in order to earn a high school diploma from Green River.

Washington State Graduation requirements differ depending on the student’s age and academic history. As a result, every student’s situation is unique. This makes it essential that all students meet with an advisor/ educational planner/case manager to review which classes are necessary to complete their diploma.

The requirements below apply to Students entering 9th grade from July 2015 through June 2017 or the Classes of 2019 to 2020.

Minimum Washington State High School Requirements


5 Green River credits = 1 High School credit

* Washington state high school graduation requirements are subject to change based on the student’s incoming year. Be sure to talk about your specific plan of study with an advisor after receiving your official transcript evaluation from Enrollment Services.

We strongly encourage students to make an educational plan with their advisor to ensure that they take the appropriate classes for their particular graduation requirements.

English (20 credits)


Select 20 credits from the following

Reading/Literature:


Communication Studies


Science (15 credits)


15 credits of science with 10 of those credits being any lab science course that meets the lab science requirement (see Associate in Arts Degree, AA-DTA  for details):

Washington State History (3 credits)


Students who have taken Washington State History or Pacific NW History in high school will have satisfied this credit. Students who took either of these classes in Middle School will need to take a social studies class.

Select 5 credits from the following:

Social Studies (3 credits)*


Select 1 course from the following

Fitness/Health (10 credits)


A minimum of 3 credits is required from List A. The remaining credits may be taken from any combination of List A and List B.

List B


Career and Technical (5 credits)


5 credits from any professional/technical course with the following prefixes: A SIM, AAM, ACCT, ATECH, AVIA, B A, BUS, BTAC, CARP, CRPT, CJ, C S, D T, ECED, ECED& 107, EDUC, EMT, ENGR, H SCI, INDUS, I E, IT, JOURN, MFG, MTX, NATRS, NURSE, OTA, PHLEB, PHOTO, PTA, R EST, TECH, WWT, WST, WTECH, WELD; or any course listed below.

Arts (5-10 credits)


Personalized Pathway Requirements (PPR): determined by High School & Beyond Plan; any class on a certificate program or any class on an Applied AA or AAS.  Up to 1 credit PPR permitted for Art requirement and up to 2 credits PPR permitted for World Language requirement.

5 credits in any fine arts or performing arts course with the following prefixes: ART; DANCE; DRMA; MUSC; PHOTO; TS 095 , 096 .

World Language (10 credits)


10 credits in any Green River non-English world language sequential courses levels 1 or 2; TS 095 , 096 .

World Languages will be considered satisfied if students have completed their education through the 7th grade in schools where English was not the language of instruction and in countries other than Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, and the U.S.

High School & Beyond Plan


Complete with program or faculty advisor.

Notes


* Washington state high school graduation requirements are subject to change based on the student’s incoming years. 2015 freshman and beyond have updated graduation requirements which may be partially satisfied by PPR. Be sure to talk about your specific plan of study with an advisor after receiving your official transcript evaluation from Enrollment Services or International Programs.

International and Running Start students are not eligible to take TS classes.

 

Total Credits


95-120 credits*

We strongly encourage students to make an educational plan with their advisor to ensure that they take the appropriate classes for their particular graduation requirements.