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.

Current Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2016-2020

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

  • English (4)
  • Social Studies (3)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • Science (3)
  • Physical Education (2)
  • Practical Arts (0.5)
  • Fine Arts (0.5)
  • Health (0.5)
  • General Electives (8)

Students can also earn credits through: Honors and Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB), Concurrent Enrollment, online courses, the Career Development Center and focus academies in Energy, Engineering and Aerospace, Medical and BioSciences, Leadership, STEM and Visual and Performing Arts. 


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

Demonstration of College and Career Readiness

Graduates will demonstrate college and career readiness in both English and Math based on at least one measure listed on the menu of available options. 


Graduation Resources

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