Graduation Requirements

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Graduation Requirements and Credit Explanation: Woodland Park High School is a four year school accredited by the Colorado Department of Education which includes ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.  Minimum graduation requirements are established by the Colorado Department of Education and the Woodland Park School District Re-2 School Board.  To graduate from Woodland Park High School, a student must have the credits listed below.
    MOST 4-YEAR COLLEGES REQUIRE

    Credits      Content Area                                 

    4.0         Mathematics

    4.0         English

    3.0         Science (2 lab-based)

    3.0         Social Studies

    2.0         in the same Foreign Language

    2.0         Academic Electives 

     
    WPHS Graduation Requirements for Classes Graduating in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Credits      Content Area                                 

    3.0         Mathematics

    3.0         English

    2.0         Science

    3.0         Social Studies to include:

    0.5 Civics/Government

    0.5 Economics

    1.0 World History

    1.0 American History

    1.5         Physical Education

    0.5         Health

    12          Elective Credits

    25 Total Credits

    WPHS Graduation Requirements for Classes Graduating in 2021
    and All Subsequent

    Credits      Content Area                                 

    3.0         Mathematics

    3.0         English

    3.0         Science

    3.0         Social Studies to include:

    0.5 Civics/Government

    1.5         Physical Education

    0.5         Health

    0.5         Fine Arts

    0.5         Technical Arts

    10          Other Academic/Elective Credits

     

    25 Total Credits

     

In addition to the 25 total credits requirement, classes graduating in 2021 and all subsequent must meet the following qualifications in order to graduate with a Woodland Park High School diploma:

  • Graduates must develop and successfully complete an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). Students can meet this requirement in their Advisory class.
  • Graduates must demonstrate college or career readiness in both English and Math based on a minimum of the successful completion of at least ONE measure from the following list:

 

Demonstration English Math Description
Accuplacer > 62 on Reading Compre-hension > 61 on Elementary Algebra Accuplacer is a computerized test that assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills.  The results of the assessment, in conjunction with a student’s academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place students in college courses that match their skill levels. Provided at WPHS – Free
ACT > 18 on English > 19 on Math ACT is a national college admissions exam.  It measures four subjects – English, reading, math and science.  The highest possible score for each subject is 36. Testing Locations, including WPHS – Fee starting at $39.50
ACT Work Keys* > Bronze > Bronze ACT WorkKeys is an assessment that tests students’ job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and 21st century skills.  Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students who score at the bronze level (at least 3) in applied mathematics, mapping and reading earn the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate. Provided at WPHS – Free with Intervention Course;

Testing Centers – Fee starting at $35

Advance Placement > 2 >  2 AP exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level; scores range from 1 to 5. Provided at WPHS – Fee starting at $92
ASVAB > 31 > 31 The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test that helps determine students’ eligibility and suitability for careers in the military.  Students who score at least 31 are eligible for service (along with other standards that include physical condition and personal conduct). Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military. Provided at WPHS – Free
Concurrent Enrollment Passing grade Passing grade Concurrent enrollment provides students the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses, simultaneously earning high school and college credit. School districts and institutions of higher education each determine passing grades for credit.  A passing grade is determined by district and higher education policy for concurrent enrollment. An eligible concurrent enrollment course is 1) the pre-requisite directly prior to a credit-bearing course or 2) a credit-bearing course. Provided at WPHS – Fees vary
District Capstone Individualized Individualized A capstone is the culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience that demonstrates academic and intellectual learning.  Capstone projects are district determined and often include a portfolio of a student’s best work. Provided at WPHS (Coming)- Free
Industry Certification Individualized Individualized An industry certificate is a credential recognized by business and industry. Industry certificates are district determined, measure a student’s competency in an occupation, and they validate a knowledge base and skills that show mastery in a particular industry. Provided at WPHS – Fees vary
International Baccalaureate > 4 > 4 IB exams assess students enrolled in the official IB Diploma Program.  Courses are offered only at authorized IB schools.  Scores range from 1 to 7 (highest). Transfer Credit
SAT* > 430 > 460 The SAT is a college entrance exam that is accepted or required at nearly all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The current SAT includes sections on reading, writing and math.  The highest possible score for each section is 800. State Test for 11th Grade (free); Testing Locations, including WPHS – Fee starting at $43
Collaboratively-developed, standards-based assessment  (In development)

 

COURSES THAT MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT

English

·         Production Journalism

Math

·         None

Social Studies

·         None

Physical Education and Health

·         Competitive Team Sports
·         Leisure Sports
·         Strength and Conditioning
·         Training for Athletes
·         Adventure Recreation
·         Body Toning and Sculpting

CTE

·         Panther Enterprises
·         Competition Team Robotics

World Languages

·         None

 

Fine Arts

·         College Bound Artist
·         Crafts
·         Concert Choir
·         Madrigals
·         Select Ladies Ensemble
·         Women’s Glee
·         Men’s Ensemble
·         Concert Band
·         Jazz Band
·         Symphonic Band
·         Piano/Guitar
·         Stagecraft
·         Multimedia Design

Special Programs

·         Leadership
·         Teacher Assistant
·         Teacher Cadet
·         Best Buddies
·         Exploratory Internship

 

 

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