Bellevue schools unaffected by new, statewide graduation requirements
December 6, 2011 · 3:34 PM
While high schools across the state will soon be upping the English and Social Studies requirements for graduation, it won't affect students in Bellevue.
Bellevue students already take the 4 credits of English and 3.5 credits of social studies that the Washington State Board of Education will be mandating for the entire state, starting with the class of 2016.
The current state requirement is 3 credits of English and 2.5 credits of social studies.
The additional credits bring Washington more in line with the high school graduation requirements of other states.