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 Classes of 2019 and 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.

    Student Planner for Graduating Classes of 2019 and 2020

  • Graduation Requirements for Classes of 2021 and Beyond

    Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, in addition to the 22 required credits, every student must demonstrate college and career preparedness in both English and mathematics to earn a high school diploma. The Cherry Creek School District offers a menu of options for students to demonstrate their learning and preparation. Students are encouraged to discuss and regularly monitor these options with their family, counselor and teachers.

    Required credits:

    • 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

    Student Planner for Graduating Classes 2021 and Beyond

     

    Demonstrating College and Career Readiness - *NEW*


    In addition to required 22 credits of coursework, all students starting with the Class of 2021 must demonstrate competency in math and English through one area on the menu of options below.

  • 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 February 22, 2019