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Graduation Requirements

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Requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond

Adams 12 Graduation Requirements

Credits needed

Subject Area

4

English

3

Math

3

Science

1

US History

.5

US Government

1.5

Social Science

1

Physical Education

(.5 Healthy Choices, .5 PE - NO PE waivers)

2

Fine & Practical Arts

6

Electives

23 total *

* Students must also meet College and Career Competency Requirements – demonstrating proficiency in ONE option for both English and Math (see menu below)


 

Menu of Options

English

Math

ACCUPLACER

62 on Reading Comprehension or 70 on Sentence Skills

61 on Elementary Algebra

ACT

18 on ACT English

19 on ACT Math

ACT WorkKeys - National Career Readiness Certificate

Bronze or higher

Bronze or higher

Advanced Placement (AP)

2

2

ASVAB

31

31

Concurrent Enrollment

Passing grade per district and higher education policy

Passing grade per district and higher education policy

District Capstone

Individualized

Individualized

Industry Certificate

Individualized

Individualized

International Baccalaureate (IB)

4

4

SAT: Scores update for new SAT (2016)

470

500

Collaboratively-developed, standards-based performance assessment

State-wide scoring criteria

State-wide scoring criteria

Higher Education Admission Requirements

4-year College / university requirements

Credits needed

Subject Area

4

English

4

Math (Math I/Algebra 1 & higher)

3

Science (2 labs) (some schools want 4)

1

US History

2

Social Science

 

1

World Language
(more competitive schools require more, 2-3 levels of the same language)

 

2

Academic Electives 
(Math, Science, English, Social Science, World Language)

17 total (of the 23)

*Some colleges outside of Colorado may also require a full credit of Fine Arts (ex. University of California schools)