Graduation Requirements

Lake County High School District Graduation Requirement


We believe every student deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and meet their educational and career goals.

At Lake County High School we have unique graduation requirements that enable our students to create a pathway that is right for them. 

The Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) is a critical piece to student engagement. Students are invested in their high school career because they choose the experiences specific to their individual goals including: course selections, internships, college courses, extra curriculars, etc.  Students go through the process of identifying their skills, goals, strengths, and interests that connects their learning to the real world. 

In order to make the ICAP more robust and meaningful, we partner with a variety of community organizations such as Colorado Mountain College (CMC), businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. These partnerships help prepare students with the transferable skills and competencies needed in the workforce.


ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan):  The ICAP is a process that guides the student’s learning pathway. Students connect their interests, passions, and goals with course selections, internships, independent studies, concurrent enrollment college classes, community service hours, and other experiences. It is the heart and soul of WHY students learn.

40 hours of Service Learning: Our service learning requirement allows students to not only invest in the well-being of their community, but it gives them a chance to develop a variety of skills they would not necessarily learn in the classroom.

Extracurricular Activities: Students are required to participate in 4 semesters/seasons of an extracurricular activity. This provides an opportunity for students to feel connected to our school community, to develop talents and abilities, and become a more well-rounded individual.

26 Credits: All students take core classes their 9th and 10th grade year.  They are able to choose some elective courses in art, music, physical education or Career and Technical Education. At the end of their sophomore year students choose 1 of 2 pathways that dictate their 11th and 12th grade experiences.

  1. The Early College Pathway is designed to meet college admissions standards (4 years of English and Math, 3 years of science and social studies, 2 years of foreign language).  Students on this pathway take rigorous courses either at the high school or through concurrent enrollment at CMC to complete these credits.  Some students even receive an associate’s degree when they graduate from high school.

2. The Career Pathway is designed for students who want to go to a vocational school, apprenticeship, or into the workforce after high school.  They receive a career industry certificate while in high school so that they have a competitive advantage in the workforce once they graduate. 


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.

Graduation Guidelines Menu of Options

Link to Administrative Policies section I (Instruction) for more information