Well, color me surprised because I just did a spot-check of graduation requirements at some of our SPS high schools.
SPS requires 20 credits to graduate. I'm not printing everything required but here are some basics:
LA - 3 credits
Social Studies - 3 credits
Science - 2 credits
PE - 2 credits
What I jogged me to look this up was a comment I read that The Center School is a "prep" high school and has higher graduation requirements than SPS. So I checked. Indeed they do.
They require 22 credits.
LA - 4
SS - 4
Science - 3
World Language - 2 (required unlike SPS where it is an elective choice)
PE - 1.5
Plus Center requires a junior research paper and a portfolio (along with the passing of HSPE, community service, high school and beyond plan and senior culminating project that are required by SPS).
What is also interesting about Center School (and I assume this is because they are in a building without a gym) is that their students can put nearly any sports experience down as PE (with an adult saying they did) on kind of an honor system bulletin board. It's not their fault that they don't have a gym but this is a nice benefit for any student who does any kind of dance or sport or outdoor activity (like boating, horseback riding, etc.) I know a lot of students who hate PE classes and would love this ability to insert something else.
So I checked a few other high schools and, once again, found school websites to be lacking. Couldn't find the graduation requirements at RBHS.
On the other hand, I found that Hale bests Center by requiring 23.5 credits to graduate.
Chief Sealth does something interesting that, again, I'm sure a lot of parents might wish other schools would do. They lump music into CTE thus allowing more electives in other areas. Most high schools put music in as an elective.
Again, you have to be a detective in this district to know anything. SPS doesn't even say on its own webpage about graduation that some schools might vary from what is printed.
Parents if you are visiting high schools, be sure to ask, "Are your grad requirements different from SPS'?"