(1) A student who fulfills the requirements specified in subsection (3) of this section toward completion of an international baccalaureate diploma programme is considered to have satisfied state minimum requirements for graduation from a public high school, except that:
(a) The provisions of RCW 28A.655.061
regarding the certificate of academic achievement or RCW 28A.155.045
regarding the certificate of individual achievement apply to students under this section; and
(b) The provisions of RCW 28A.230.170
regarding study of the United States Constitution and the Washington state Constitution apply to students under this section.
(2) School districts may require students under this section to complete local graduation requirements that are in addition to state minimum requirements before issuing a high school diploma under RCW 28A.230.120
. However, school districts are encouraged to waive local requirements as necessary to encourage students to pursue an international baccalaureate diploma.
(3) To receive a high school diploma under this section, a student must complete and pass all required international baccalaureate diploma programme courses as scored at the local level; pass all internal assessments as scored at the local level; successfully complete all required projects and products as scored at the local level; and complete the final examinations administered by the international baccalaureate organization in each of the required subjects under the diploma programme.