Graduation Requirements

Students at graduation with diplomas
  • The Cherry Creek School District continues its strong tradition of a rigorous academic program to prepare you for college and career success. Your middle school experience exposed you to goal setting and career exploration even as it prepared you for the academic demands at high school. 

    You can track your progress toward graduation by meeting credit milestones. At the end of the school year, a freshman has successfully completed a minimum of 6 to 7 credits, a sophomore has 11 credits and a junior 17 credits. Your counselor can assist you in planning and tracking your progress toward completion of courses and credits needed for graduation. You may also log into PowerSchool and look at your historical grades.

    All students graduating from any Cherry Creek District high school must meet a minimum of 22 credits for graduation.

  • Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2020

    • English/Language Arts: 4
    • Social Studies*: 3
    • Mathematics: 3
    • Science: 3
    • World Languages: 0
    • Fine/Practical Arts: 1.5
    • PE/Health: 2
    • Electives: 5.5

    TOTAL: 22 credits

    *Within the 3.0 required credits of Social Studies, 1.0 credit must be a full year of U.S. History and .5 semester of Civics/Government.

     

  • ACT Work Keys

    ACT WorkKeys is an assessment that tests students’ job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and 21s century skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students who score at the bronze level (at least 3) in Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents, earn the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate.

  • Classic Accuplacer

    English Qualifying Score

    Reading Comprehension - 62 or higher
    or
    Sentence Skills - 70 or higher


    Math Qualifying Score

    61 or higher

  • Next Generation Accuplacer

    English Qualifying Score

    Reading - 241 or higher
    or
    Writing - 236 or higher

    Math Qualifying Score

    Arithmetic (AR) - 255 or higher
    or
    Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS) - 230 or higher

  • ACT (American College Testing)

    English Qualifying Score

    18 or higher

    Math Qualifying Score

    19 or higher

  • AP (Advanced Placement)

    English Qualifying Score

    2 or higher

    Math Qualifying Score

    2 or higher

  • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

    Qualifying English and Math Score

    31st percentile

  • Concurrent Enrollment

    Concurrent Enrollment allows students to simultaneously earn high school and post-secondary credits. These tuition-free courses are taught at each high school and the Career & Technical Education building by Cherry Creek Schools teachers who have been approved as adjunct professors by an accredited local community college.

    Qualifying English or Math Score

    Student must earn a passing grade in the course.

  • IB (International Baccalaureate)

    English Qualifying Score

    4 or higher

    Math Qualifying Score

    4 or higher

  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)

    English Qualifying Score

    470 or higher

    Math Qualifying Score

    500 or higher

  • District Capstone

    The district is in the process of finalizing the process for a district capstone.

  • Industry Certificate

    Individualized

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Last Modified on September 29, 2020