Academic Standards and Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are based on state law and district policy.

Note: If you questions about graduation requirements specific to your student, please contact their high school counselor.

High school students must earn 240 core credits to graduate from high school. PSD recently adopted new graduation requirements to comply with new state standards that require students, entering high school fall 2017 or after, to also meet or exceed minimum test scores in English and Mathematics.


New graduation requirements begin fall 2017.

Freshmen entering high school fall 2017 or after must meet or exceed minimum test scores in English and Mathematics

The PSD Board of Education adopted new graduation requirements in January 2017 to comply with new Colorado State Board of Education graduation standards. In addition to earning 240 core credits, new freshmen entering a PSD high school fall 2017 or after must meet or exceed minimum scores in Mathematics and English on one state-approved measure to receive a high school diploma. 

To help students meet this criteria: 

  • Students may select any combination of measures to fulfill the English and Mathematics requirement.
  • ​Students may take the SAT exam free of charge during their junior year.

See below for the list of core credits and test score information.

Atate-approved English and Math test score criteria for graduation.

 

Core credit graduation requirements by subject table