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Graduation Requirements

UPDATE AUGUST 2020

Per the State Board of Education’s July 8, 2020 ruling, school districts were granted flexibility with 2021 graduation options. In Jeffco Public Schools, graduation requirements for the class of 2021 will be based solely on successful completion of the required 23 credits. The demonstration of knowledge for graduation readiness will still be required for the graduating classes of 2022 and beyond.


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.

Jeffco students graduating in and after 2022 must meet or exceed the new graduation requirements:

  • accumulate a minimum of 23 credits in required courses
    AND
  • demonstrate their knowledge in English and math to show they are ready to pursue a career after high school
STUDENTS MUST EARN CREDITS AND DEMONSTRATE MATH AND ENGLISH KNOWLEDGE.

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REQUIRED COURSE CREDITS

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

step one of new graduation requirementsSUBJECT

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 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 

DEMONSTRATION OF KNOWLEDGE

Students are also required to demonstrate their knowledge in English and math to show they are ready to pursue a career after high school. Students may choose from a wide menu of tests, college-level courses, and new approaches like industry certifications and Capstone to fulfill the demonstration requirement.

Click on the linked option name below for more information.


step two of new graduation requirementsDEMONSTRATION OPTIONS a

ENGLISH

MATH

Accuplacer Next (Español)  241/Reading or 236 Writing 255/AR or 230/QAS 
ACT (Español)  18 19
 ACT Work Keys (Español) Bronze Bronze
Advanced Placement (Español) 2 2
ASVAB (Español) 31 31
Concurrent Enrollment (Español) Passing Grade Passing Grade
International Baccalaureate c(Español) 4 4
SAT d(Español) 470 500
District Capstone  (Español) Individualized Individualized
Industry Certificate  (Español) Individualized Individualized
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 
   
   

TIMELINE

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