Graduation Requirements

Students at high school graduation throwing their caps in the air

Graduation Requirements

Students at high school graduation throwing their caps in the air

Guide to Graduation

St. Vrain Valley Schools delivers high-quality, robust educational experiences for all students by providing rigorous and engaging courses and activities for successful postsecondary preparation.

New Graduation Requirements Beginning with the Class of 2021

We are very proud of our students’ outstanding accomplishments as they continue to achieve excellence through their hard work, creativity and innovation. In addition to mastery of robust academic skills and knowledge, students must also be well-rounded citizens who embody teamwork, leadership and character. New Graduation Requirements will be comprised of three components:

Credits and Coursework

Graduates will need to complete a total of 24.5 credits in grades 9-12 to graduate. Credits must include:

  • English (4)
  • Social Studies (3)
  • *Financial Literacy (0.5)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • Science (3)
  • Physical Education (2)
  • Practical Arts (0.5)
  • Fine Arts (0.5)
  • Health (0.5)
  • *General Electives (7.5)

* indicates a change in credit requirements

Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

Graduates will develop and successfully complete an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) that includes postsecondary college and career interests and goals. The following indicators will assist graduates in exploring successful completion of their ICAP:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Career Awareness
  • Postsecondary Aspirations
  • Postsecondary Options
  • Environmental Expectations
  • Academic Planning
  • Employability Skills
  • Financial Literacy

Graduation Capstone

Graduates will complete a graduation capstone that will consist of completion of the 0.5 Financial Literacy credits and their ICAP.

Graduation Resources

For more information on graduation requirements or questions specific to your personal goals or instructional focus program, contact your school counseling office.

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