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Graduation Requirements

Class of 2021 and on

Pre-Collegiate Curriculum 

(minimum required for admission to all 4 year state universities in Colorado)

English

4 credits

4 credits

Math (Algebra or higher)

3 credits

Minimum of Algebra 1, Geometry and one additional course at or above Geometry

4 credits Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalents

Social Studies

3.5 credits

Must include the following:

.5  World Geography

1.0 Modern US History

1.0 World History

.5  Economics

.5  US Gov’t

3 credits Must include at least one unit of U.S. or World History

World Language

N/A

1 credit

Science

3 credits

Three credits of laboratory classes in Science that meet both process and content standards

3 credits At least two units must be lab-based

Physical Education/Health

.5 Credit

Credit can be in physical education and/or health and wellness in a course aligned with physical education standards

N/A

Fine/Practical Arts or CTE

.5 Credit

Music, visual arts, drama, or career and technical education courses

N/A
Some states (including CA and AZ) may require 1 year of the same Fine or Performing Art. CTE courses do not fall in this category for some states. 


Electives

8.5 Credits

Electives include the fine arts, technology, career and technical education, physical education and core content electives in English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and World Languages

2 Years Academic Electives

(English, mathematics, natural/physical science and social sciences, world languages, art, music, journalism, drama, computer science, honors, AP, IB and  Career/Technical)

Total Credits Requirement

23

 
 

Additional Graduation Requirements

In addition to current requirements, beginning with the graduating class of 2021, students will be required to demonstrate career and college readiness by meeting or exceeding one or more of the approved options for both Math and English from the menu below.



English

Math

Accuplacer

62 Reading

or

71 Sentence Skills


61

ACT

18

19

ACT Work Keys

Bronze

Bronze

Advanced Placement (AP)

2

2

ASVAB (AFQT)

31st Percentile

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing Grade (C) 

Passing Grade (C) 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

4

4

SAT

470

500

District Capstone

Individualized

Individualized

Industry Certificate

Individualized

Individualized

Collaboratively Developed Performance Based Assessment 

(State Developed)

State Rubric

State Rubric



Other Requirements for Graduation

In grades 9 through 12, students shall take at least four classes in core contents or three Advanced Placement courses or International Baccalaureate courses every semester. Principals may waive this requirement based on individual student circumstances. 


IEP Graduation Requirements

A student who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may differ. Parents should consult with a counselor and case manager if student has an IEP.


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