Graduation Requirements


Graduation from a Pueblo City Schools high school requires a completion of a minimum of twenty-four credits. All prescribed requirements set forth by the State of Colorado Department of Education and Pueblo City Schools Board of Education must be completed prior to the student participating in a graduation exercise.

Graduation requirements are designed to give each student a well-balanced and comprehensive high school education. Classes, when carefully selected, will help students explore their own interests and develop their abilities. In planning a course of study, students should consider the following:

1. Before selecting a course, students should read the course description to be sure it fits their needs, interests, and abilities and supports their plans after high school.

2. College entrance requirements and/or career and technical plans for the future should be considered in selecting courses.

 Course Requirements
 DiplomaDiploma With
 Diploma With
   Advanced Academic Endorsement
 Career & Technical Endorsement
 Mathematics -Required enrollment Each Year
444
 Algebra 1
 1 1 1
 Geometry 11   1
 Algebra II/Trigonometry
  1 
 Math course(s)
212 (curriculum may be embedded)
Language Arts* - Required enrollment Each Year
4
4
4
2 years must emphasize grammar and composition skills
2
2
2
 Language Arts courses
2
2
2 (curriculum may be embedded)
 Science*3
4
Required enrollment each year
4
Required enrollment each year
 Natural/Physical Science (2 years lab based)
2
2
2
Science Courses
1
2
2 (curriculum may be embedded)
 Social Studies*
3
4
Required enrollment each year
4
Required enrollment each year
 US History
1
1
1
 Social Studies Courses
2
 3 3(curriculum may be embedded)
 Physical** and Health Education***
2
2
2
Foreign Language*   
1
2(of the same language)
1
Arts/Electives
7
4
2
 Career & Technical Ed (Sequenced Program of study)
 -     - 3
 Inter Scholastic Activity
Non-credit requirement
(linked to Seminar courses)
(Community Service, Club, or Service Learning approved project)
 20 hours per year
20 hours per year
 20 hours per year
 Total Credits   
 24 24 24
* Course offerings shall meet the CCHE course criteria for pre-collegiate requirement(s)

**A waiver of requirement for one-half PE credit may be granted for participation in an entire season of any interscholastic sport included in the district athletic program. The designated one-half credit would then be added to the elective credits.

***A waiver of requirement for one-half Health credit may be granted by the principal upon written request by the parent or guardian. The request shall be specific to religious beliefs and/or content contrary to parent or guardian beliefs (refer to policy IMBB-R(3)). The designated one-half credit would then be added to the elective credits.