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Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond

Your counselor is behind you every step of the way to ensure that you meet both graduation requirements upon the end of your senior year. These requirements include 23 credits and demonstrating college and career readiness. Below you will find specific information about each requirement. If you're concerned about meeting each of these requirements, please reach out to your counselor.

Credits needed Subject area
4 English
3 Math
3 Science
1 US History
0.5 US Government
1.5 Social Science
1 Physical Education (PE)
(0.5 Healthy Choices; 0.5 PE - no PE waivers) 
2 Fine & Practical Arts
7 Electives
23 Total*

*Students must also meet College and Career Compentency Requirements - demonstrating proficiency in ONE option for English and Math (see menu below)

Most students will meet this requirement through the SAT by their junior year. Students must score a 470 on the English portion and 500 on the math portion of the SAT to meet the CCR requirement. Counselors review PSAT data from 9th and 10th grade to determine if the SAT is the right path for students to meet this requirement. If there is concern that a student may not meet these standard scores on the SAT, the counselor will explore other options with the student, like the ones below.

Menu of Options English Math
ACCUPLACER 62 on Reading Comprehension
or 70 on Sentence Skills
61 on Elementary Algebra
ACT 18 on ACT English 19 on ACT Math
ACT Workkeys - National Career Readiness Certificate Bronze or higher Bronze of higher
Advanced Placement (AP - see attachment below for details) 2 2
ASVAB 31 31
Concurrent Enrollment Passing grade per district and higher education policy Passing grade per district and higher education policy
District Capstone Individualized Individualized
Industry Certificate Individualized Individualized
International Baccalaureate (IB) 4 4
SAT: Scores update for new SAT (2016) 470 500
Collaboratively-developed, standards-based performance assessment State-wide scoring criteria State-wide scoring criteria

Higher Education Admission Requirements (4-year college/university requirements)

 Students that are preparing to enter a 4-year university are recommended to pursue 2-3 levels of a world language and 4 levels of math-in addition to requirements above.

Credits needed Subject area
4 English
4 Math (Math I/Algebra I & higher)
3 Science (2 labs)
1 US History
2 Social Science
1 World Language 
(more competitive schools require 2-3 levels of the same language)
2 Academic Electives 
(Math, Science, English, Social Science, World Language)
17 total (of the 23)

*Some colleges outside of Colorado may also require a full credit of Fine Arts (ex. University of California schools)