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DIPLOMA AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - REGULATION - 1

Policy Number: 
Superintendent File: IKF-R-1

(Note: this regulation does not replace IKF-R Beginning with the Class of 2005)

In order to graduate from a Douglas County School District high school, a student must complete the following:

  • Earn a minimum of 24.0 units of credit. This means a student:
  1. Shall successfully complete the sophomore reading/literature and writing course (or its equivalent) before taking additional language arts courses;
  1. Shall meet the mathematics requirement by successfully completing a minimum of Algebra 1 as one of the 3.0 credits;
  1. Shall meet the social studies requirement by successfully completing a minimum of 3.0 credits which must include 1.0 of US or World History and 0.5 of American Government;
  1. May meet the practical arts requirement by completing courses in computer, career and technical education and/or a third-, fourth-, fifth-level foreign language course;
  1. May meet the fine arts requirement by completing courses in art, drama, music, dance, and/or a third-, fourth-, or fifth-level foreign language course;
  1. May meet up to 0.5 credit in health to meet half of the physical education requirement;

Participation in Graduation Exercises

In order to participate in graduation exercises, a student must demonstrate behavior deemed by the building principal, to be compatible with the district’s behavioral expectations.

A student may be denied the privilege of participating in the high school’s formal graduation ceremony.  If, during the semester prior to his/her graduation from a Douglas County School District high school, she/he has been suspended from school for conduct which:

  1. Disrupts or threatens to disrupt the operation of a school;
  2. Interferes in any way with the rights and privileges of other students or citizens; or,
  3. Endangers the health, safety, or welfare of any person.

 

Adopted: July 16, 2002
Revised: January 26, 2008
              February 17, 2009
              September 28, 2009
              October 27, 2016                

 

LEGAL REFS:  
C.R.S. 22-1-103 through 22-1-111
 

CROSS REFS:
IKF - Graduation Requirements
IKF-R-2 - MS HS Credit Policy
IKF-R-3 - Graduation Competencies (beginning with the Class of 2021)
IKE Promotion and Retention of Students
IKFA Early Graduation
JECBA Admission of Foreign Students