PHS Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

For the Class of 2018, 2019, and 2020 a minimum of 25 credits shall be required for graduation from Prairie School.  Credits shall be earned in the same manner in pass/fail or letter grading situations.  Students who transfer in will have their academic record reviewed to determine if they shall be allowed a waiver from graduation requirements.  This decision is to be approved by the​ Board of Education upon the recommendation of the superintendent and the guidance counselor.  Early graduation for students who have sufficient credits will be allowed on a very limited basis.  Approval for early graduation is made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the superintendent.  


Beginning with the class of 2021, school districts must ensure that their requirements for graduation meet or exceed the guidelines established by the state of Colorado. In order to meet the state requirements, students must demonstrate college and career ready competency in English and Math. Prairie School District feels the best way to ensure that students are prepared for life after high school is to have them complete a robust course sequence of curricula aligned to the Colorado state standards and embedded with the skills necessary for success (Critical Thinking and Reasoning, Information Literacy, Collaboration, Self-Direction, and Innovation/Invention). Students who complete these courses will have the confidence and ability to demonstrate their mastery/competency in the two state required areas of English and Math. Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, in order to graduate from Prairie High School, students must demonstrate the mastery of the standards and skills through a combination of earned credits and competency based measurements. Graduates will complete 28 credits in grades nine through twelve in the prescribed categories listed in the attached document. Completion of the requirements and goals as listed on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Language Acquisition Plan (LAP) which may include modified content standards. In addition, student must demonstrate college and career ready competency in English and Math in at least one category from the Graduation Guidelines Menu. Students on an IEP, LAP or Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) may have modified requirements for demonstrating competency.


See the links below for specific graduation credit requirements.