Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Colorado and Jeffco Public Schools are committed to educating students so they enter the workforce with in-demand skills that meet business, industry, and higher education standards. According to the Colorado Department of Education(CDE), jobs that require training beyond high school are growing three times as fast as those that don't require training.

The graduating class of 2022 and beyond must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • complete a minimum of 23 credit hours in required courses AND
  • demonstrate Postsecondary Workforce Readiness for at least one measure in Reading, Writing & Communicating and one measure in Mathematics.

JEFFCO GRADUATION AND READINESS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
(POSTSECONDARY WORKFORCE READINESS)

Jeffco Graduation Requirements Chart


step one of new graduation requirements

REQUIRED COURSE CREDITS

Students are required to complete the 23 credit hours of study shown below.

SUBJECT

JEFFCO CREDITS

HEAR CREDITS a

English Language Arts  4 4
Math b 4
Science  3 c 3
Social Studies 3.5 d 3
Physical Education or
Health Education
0.5 None
Fine/Practical Arts  0.5 None
World/Foreign Language  N/A   1
Additional Coursework 8.5 2
TOTAL 23 N/A
a Higher Education Admission Recommendations for Colorado public four-year colleges/universities; private colleges/universities set their own admission standards
b A minimum of algebra 1, geometry and one additional course at or above geometry
c Three credits must be lab-based and meet both process and content standards are required
d Geography, U.S. history, world history, U.S. government, economics 
step one of new graduation requirements

DEMONSTRATE POSTSECONDARY WORKFORCE READINESS

Students must demonstrate readiness on at least one measure in Reading, Writing and Communicating, and one measure in Mathematics.

Click on the linked option name below for more information.

PWR OPTIONS a

READING, WRITING & COMMUNICATING

MATH

Accuplacer Next (Español)  241/Reading or 236 Writing 255/AR or 230/QAS 
ACT (Español)  18 19
 ACT Work Keys (Español) Bronze
Advanced Placement (Español) 2 2
ASVAB (Español) 31
Concurrent Enrollment (Español) Passing Grade Passing Grade
District Capstone  (Español) Passing Passing
Industry Certificate  (Español) Completed
International Baccalaureate c(Español) 4 4
SAT d(Español) 470 500
Performance Based Assessment
(in development)
State Rubric State Rubric
a Check with your school to learn which of the above options are offered
b Arithmetic (AR); Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
c  Other demonstrations may be required if test scores come after deadline
d All students are required to take the SAT in their Junior year 

Jeffco Graduation Requirements Chart


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