Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

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Wheat Ridge High School Graduation Requirement 

Students must earn 23 academic credits in the following manner: 

  • English/Language Arts 4.0 Credits 
  • Social Studies 3.5 Credits
  • Mathematics 3.0 Credits - One-year Algebra 1, one-year Geometry, and one additional yearlong course at or above Geometry
  • Fine Art/Technical Art 0.5 Credit - (Art, Business, CTE Credit, Music, etc.)
  • Science 3.0 Credits
  • Physical Education 0.5 Credit
  • Electives 8.5 Credits 

AND 

All students must demonstrate Career and College readiness in English and

Math through one or more of the approved options in the menu below; 


Demonstration of Career and College Readiness

Measure 

English 

Math

Accuplacer Next

241/Reading or 236 Writing

255 AR or 230 QAS

American College Testing (ACT) 

18 

19

ACT WorkKeys 

Bronze or higher 

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement (AP) 

2

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 

31 

31

International Baccalaureate (IB) 

4

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 

470

500

Concurrent enrollment 

Passing Grade 

Passing Grade

Industry certificate 

Individualized 

Individualized 

District capstone 

Individualized

Individualized

Collaboratively developed, standards-based performance  assessment (in development)

Statewide scoring  

rubric

Statewide scoring  

rubric



A student who has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) may be granted a diploma based on completion of the goals listed in the IEP and based on modified content standards and modified course requirements.




     
     
     
     

   

   

   

 

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