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Graduation Requirements

The graduation standards at TBS exceed the WA State requirements. This is consistent with the high academic standards that are a hallmark of the instructional program. Students are encouraged to take a college preparatory schedule each year and to continue with math and science into their senior year. The four years of English include writing, grammar, vocabulary and literature. The study of history teaches students what it means to live as a citizen of His kingdom in a fallen world view. All classes are taught from a Biblical worldview.

For students who entered TBHS prior to the Fall of 2008, a minimum of 24 credits (Carnegie Units) must be earned by high school students in order to graduate. For students who entered as a freshman in the Fall of 2008 or after, a minimum of 25 credits for students on the general graduation track and 27 credits for students on the college prep track is required. A credit, as defined by Washington state law, is a minimum of 150 hours of instruction, or 180 fifty-minute class sessions. Seniors will not be permitted to participate in commencement exercises, attend the senior trip, or receive a diploma if they have not completed all requirements for graduation, including completing the Scripture memory and community service requirements. Please see the following pages for a list of our current graduation requirements and course offerings.

Grading Scale and Graduation Requirements (PDF)

Tacoma Baptist High School Graduation Requirements

Requirements effective beginning with the class of 2012

Subject

Minimum State Graduation Requirements

Minimum Requirements for TBHS*

College Prep Requirements for TBHS*

Minimum Requirements for Public, Four-year Colleges and Universities**

Recommended Courses for Highly Selective Colleges and Universities

English

3 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

4 credits

Bible

0 credits

4 credits

4 credits

0 credits

0 credits

Math

2 credits

3 credits

4 credits****

3 credits***

3-4 credits***

Science (one must be a lab)

2 credits

2 credits

3 credits

2 credits

3-4 credits

Social Studies (including U.S. and Washington state history)

2.5 credits

3 credits

3.5 credits

3 credits

3-4 credits

World Language (same language)

0 credits

2 credits

3 credits

2 credits

3-4 credits

Visual or Performing Arts

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

2-3 credits

Speech

0 credits

0 credits

0 credits

0 credits

0 credits

Health (Required) and Fitness

2 credits

2 credits

2 credits

 

Occupational Education

1 credits

1.5 credits

1.5 credits

Electives

5.5 credits

2.5 credits

1 credit

Total

19 credits

25 credits

27 credits

* TBHS requirements may be higher than state minimums.
** Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average.
*** Must be Algebra II or higher.
**** Must be Trig or Higher.

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