To earn a high school diploma, students must earn two health and fitness credits. 1.5 credits represent the fitness portion of the requirement, and are met by course work in physical education (PE). The other .5 credit is met by taking a health course.
Lake Washington School District recognizes the importance of the development of healthy habits that include physical fitness and emotional well-being and provides a variety of classes to fulfill the 1.5 credit fitness requirement. A full list of health and PE classes being offered is available on each school’s website.
There may be special circumstances where a student may have an alternative option to meet this requirement. Students must fill out the Appendix E
of the graduation policy
and have it approved by a principal or designee to be eligible to use one of the options. These alternative PE options are available beginning in the students 11th grade school year.
Special Circumstances to Access these Alternative Options:
In accordance with RCW 28A.230.05, individual students may be excused from participating in physical education (PE) otherwise required on account of physical disability, employment, or religious belief, or because of participation in directed athletics or military science and tactics or for other good cause. Students must fill out Appendix E of the graduation policy and list the special circumstance that applies.