Lake County School District Graduation Requirements
We believe every student deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and meet their educational and career goals.
At Lake County School District we have unique graduation requirements that enable our students to create a pathway that is right for them.
Graduation Requirements for Lake County School District
Lake County School District has two high schools that have different graduation requirements and receive a diploma from their school of graduation. Lake County High School is classified by the Colorado Department of Education as a traditional high school and must meet the state requirements for a traditional high school. Students meeting the graduation requirements for Lake County High School will receive a Lake County High School diploma. Cloud City High School is classified by Colorado Department of Education as an alternative education center “AEC” and must meet the state requirements for an alternative high school. Students meeting the graduation requirements for Cloud City High School will receive a Cloud City High School diploma.
Graduation Requirements for Lake County High School
Lake County High School has adopted a new graduation requirement plan as noted in IKF-3 that sets the graduation expectations for the graduating class of 2025 and beyond. This new graduation plan provides student choice with real-world experiences aligned to students’ career aspirations.
The graduating class of 2023 will graduate using the requirement plan that was adopted in 2020 as outlined in IKF-1. The graduating class of 2024 will graduate using a hybrid plan that will require 26 course credit hours and options for meeting the state graduation guideline menu of options as noted on IKF-2.
|Class||Course Credit Requirements||Colorado Grad Guideline Menu of Options||Community Engagement||District Policy Reference|
|2023||26 credits required (see below)|
College Pathway or Career Pathway
|Meet required competency measure in English and Math (CDE Menu of Options)|
+Career pathway must complete industry certificate
|40 community service hours||IKF-1|
|2024||26 credits required|
Program of Study
|Meet required competency measure in English and Math (CDE menu of Options)||40 community service hours or required credit hours of Internship aligned with program of study||IKF-2|
|2025+||24 credits required|
Program of Study
|Meet required competency through the Capstone project||Internship aligned with program of study||IKF-3|
Graduation Requirements for Cloud City High School
The competency pathway requires students to demonstrate their abilities in math and literacy, and communicating according to the cut scores and criteria put forth by the Colorado Department of Education. Please see policy IKF for the full graduation requirements for Cloud City High School.
Link to Administrative Policies section I (Instruction) for more information