Graduation Requirements

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2020-21 Graduation Requirements

 

The Colorado Early Colleges Board of Directors has established the following graduation requirements for all students pursuing graduation. All of the following criteria must be met in order for a student to graduate:

  1. A student must earn 20 high school credits in the following areas AND a Post-Secondary Credential:

Early College

Graduation Requirements

University and Associate Pathway

Career and Technical Education Pathway

English

4

4

Mathematics

4

3

Natural Science

3

2

Social Science

  3*

  2*

World Languages

2

0

College & Career Readiness

1

1

Academic Electives

3

8

Total High School Credits

20

20

Post-Secondary Credential

Associate Degree

OR >= 60 college credits

CTE Industry Certification

 

*Social Science credit includes the satisfactory completion of a civics/government course that encompasses information on both the United States and State of Colorado (C.R.S 22-1-104).

  1. Students are required to participate in and successfully complete the requirements and goals of the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) process.
  2. All Colorado Early Colleges graduates must demonstrate college or career readiness based on at least one measure in English and one measure in math listed in the Menu of College and Career-Ready Demonstration established by the Colorado Department of Education.
 
Other Guidelines
  • Full-time students transferring from other educational programs must meet Colorado Early Colleges' graduation requirements.
  • Part-time students are not eligible to graduate from Colorado Early Colleges.
  • Students must have full-time status for two consecutive semesters to be eligible for CEC graduation.
  • Students are allowed to continue their education experience at Colorado Early Colleges if they have not turned 21 before October 1 of the current school year and have not yet completed Colorado Early Colleges graduation requirements.
  • High school students enrolled in college courses receive high school credit towards their graduation requirements based on the following credit conversion:
 

College Credits

H.S. Credits

0.5

0.25

1

0.5

2

1

3

1

4

1.5

5

2

6

2

7

2.5

8

2.5

9

3

 
 

Diploma Distinctions
 

 

Diploma Distinctions

 

*Cum Laude

(with praise)

*Magna Cum Laude

(with great praise)

*Summa Cum Laude

(with highest praise)

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Endorsement

(PWR Endorsed Diploma)

3.75-3.89

Cumulative Weighted GPA

 3.9-4.199

Cumulative Weighted GPA

 4.2-5.0

Cumulative Weighted GPA

 

Includes but is not limited to:

·College ready in math, English, and three additional college disciplines

·Completed internship,  volunteering, and work or CEC activity

Refer to school for complete requirements

 

*Diploma Distinctions designation is based off Fall GPA Calculations of student's graduating year


With Honors - 30-59 College Credits and an Industry Certification
With High Honors - 60+ College Credits or an Associate Degree
 
Further Information Regarding 2020-21 Graduation and How to Apply - COMING SOON