• Graduation Requirements

    West Linn - Wilsonville School District Graduation Requirements
    Oregon Graduation Requirements (OAR 581-022-1130)
    Each student shall earn 24 credits (1 credit = a year) to include at least:

    • 4 credits Language Arts
    • 3 credits Mathematics (at least Algebra I and higher)
    • 3 credits Science (at least 1 credit of lab-based Life Science & 1 credit of lab-based Physical Science)
    • 3 credits Social Sciences (at least 1 credit of US HIsotry and at least .5 credit of World History)
    • 1 credit Health Education
    • 1 credit Physical education
    • 3 credits The Arts, World Language or Career & Technical Education (CTE)
    • 6 credits Electives


    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District meets the additional state personalized learning graduation requirements through on-going individual educational planning; collection of work samples; and individual/class participation in career-related opportunities and events.  Personalized learning requirements include:

    • Education plan and profile
    • Career-related learning experiences
    • Extended application

    The Essential Skills, as part of the Oregon Diploma requirements, were adopted by the State Board of Education in June of 2008. These are process skills that can be applied in a variety of courses, subjects, experiences and settings. The nine defined Essential Skills are:


    1.     Read and comprehend a variety of text

    2.     Write clearly and accurately

    3.     Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

    4.     Listen actively and speak clearly and coherently

    5.     Think critically and analytically

    6.     Use technology to learn, live and work

    7.     Demonstrate civic and community engagement

    8.     Demonstrate global literacy

    9.     Demonstrate personal management and teamwork skills


    Students must demonstrate proficiency in Essential Skill 1, 2 & 3 to earn a diploma. Students will have multiple options and opportunities to demonstrate their mastery of the Essential Skill (e.g. completing approved locally-scored assessments such as work samples, achieving a state-determined score on state assessment tests, achieving a state-determined score on another standardized test). The remaining Essential Skills will be phased-in over subsequent years as indicated above; timeline to be determined for the remaining skills.


    For further information on the state graduation requirements, please visit Oregon Department of Education's websitehttps://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/Pages/Graduation-Requirements-and-College-Preparation.aspx