Graduation Requirements

Lake County School District Graduation Requirements


Lake County High school strives to offer all students a high school education with strong general education courses, ample opportunity for career exploration and meaningful opportunities to support student and parent engagement.

During the 2016-17 school year, more than 300 community members provided input on their vision for high school graduation requirements. They shared vision for graduates who are prepared for college, careers and adulthood.

New Guidelines for Graduation

The new guidelines will begin with the class of 2021. Students who plan to graduate in 2018, 2019 and 2020 can opt in to the new requirements.

Individual Career and Academic Plans Students create their ICAP during 9th and 10th grade. Their plan will be finalized in 10th grade with support from their family, teachers and counselors. This process will ensure that all students are prepared for their post-secondary goals.

Coursework includes general education courses in 9th and 10th grades at LCHS.  Coursework in 11th and 12th grades will support career and college readiness through a combination of high school classes, college courses and internships.  Students can take an optional 5th year to meet their goals.

Competency in English, Math, Civics and 21st Century Skills is required by the State of Colorado. Students will demonstrate competency in English and Math using a state-approved measure. Civics and 21st Century Skills are incorporated into 9th and 10th grade coursework. Students will be required to complete 40 hours of community service/leadership to graduate.

Four Pathways to Graduation

Early College Pathway

The majority of LCSD students will prepare for selective four-year colleges and universities.

Career Certificate Pathway

LCSD students who have a strong career orientation will pursue career certificates and degrees after 10th grade.

DOOR Pathway

The DOOR pathway will be for students who have adult and life obligations and need a   more flexible and individualized plan for graduation.

Special Education Pathway

Individual Education Plan (IEP) will determine graduation plan and ICAP goals.

Links for additional information

Administrative Policy’s in regards to Graduation Requirements:

IKF Graduation Requirements-For Classes prior to and including 2020
IKF-2 Graduation Requirements-Beginning with Class of 2021 (Optional for classes of 2018-2020)
IKF-E-1 Graduation Requirements-Exhibit (English and Math Requirements-beginning with the class of 2021)
IKF-E-2 Graduation Requirements-Exhibit (Grading Scale)
IFK-E-3 Graduation Requirements-Exhibit (LCHS Interim HS Graduation Requirements for the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020