• Hidden Lake High School
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    WPS Graduation Requirements – Class of 2019-2020

    WPS Graduation Requirements


    Class of:  2021 and beyond*


    (Minimum Performance Level)


    Language Arts (LI 12)


    Math (MA 11)


    Science (SC 11)


    Social Studies (SS 11)


    General Electives




    *A minimum of 22 credits is required for high school graduation.  Due to COVID implications state assessment requirements for graduation have been suspended for the class of 2021.  Classes 2022 and beyond, assessment requirements are to be determined based on the implications of COVID during those school years.  

    Note:  All course work completed when a student has been enrolled at the high school level that is 8th-grade content or below will earn .5 credits per course. (Foundations/Concepts)

    ICAP: All students must design an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) for Individual Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness goals, needs and interests as determined with the assistance of an assigned counselor or advisor.  

    Students may follow a waiver process to be granted 0.25 Physical Education credits for successful completion of a Westminster Public Schools/Colorado High School Activities Association sponsored sport to include Marching Band.  A maximum of 0.5 Physical Education credits can be earned through this waiver process. Students may meet the Arts option by selecting one or more of the following: Music, Art, Drama, World Languages, Oral Communication, Industrial Science, Consumer and Family Studies, Career/Technical Education and/or R.O.T.C./Aerospace Science.


    Information describing the high school graduation requirements will be made available to all students and families registering for school beginning in August of each school year. Principals, teachers, and instructional staff at elementary, middle and high school levels will clearly communicate during enrollment, Parent-Teacher Conferences and through progress reports the status of each student relative to being “on track” for graduation. 

    The Superintendent, through the school principals, shall be responsible for ensuring that accurate, up-to-date information concerning all graduation requirements and expectations for earning a High School Diploma are: 

    1. Readily available to all incoming elementary, middle and high school students and their families at registration; 
    2. Printed in each High School Course Catalog; and 
    3. Published on the district and all individual school websites.  


    All students must meet or exceed the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) or applicable standards for the International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Career Technical Education (CTE), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), etc. by demonstrating competency through knowledge, skills and work habits in each of the following content areas: 

    1. English Language Arts 
    2. Mathematics 
    3. Social Studies 
    4. Science 
    5. General Electives - selected as part of the Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) 

    Students reach competency by scoring a 3.0 or higher in all the course standards which can be accomplished at any point during the school year. The number of required high school courses and course sequences are described in the High School Course Catalog for Hidden Lake and Westminster High Schools. Counselors will work individually with each student as part of the ICAP process to assure the required courses for graduation are completed.