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Graduation Requirements
Starting with the graduating class of 2021, Graduation Requirements have changed (Read the Graduation Requirements Policy here).  In order to earn a Cherry Creek School District diploma from any of our high schools, every student must earn the minimum 22 required carnegie units (credits), AND every student must also demonstrate college and career preparedness in English and math from at least one of the identified menu options.
For students in graduating in 2018 thru 2020, the Graduation Requirements have not changed.

Smoky Hill has a four-year course of study. Therefore, graduation requirements will be based upon units of credit earned in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Twenty-two (22) units of credit must be earned in order to meet district graduation requirements. Specific requirements are listed below. The remaining necessary units of credit will be considered as electives and may be selected from any course in the curriculum.

Sixteen and a half (16 1/2) credits of the total twenty-two (22) credits required for graduation are identified as specific requirements. Because these are deemed basic to each student's education, they can be completed only through attendance and completion of all expectations in a regular, accredited high school.

1 unit/credit = Two successfully completed semesters of work.

1/2 unit/credit = One semester of successfully completed work.

SHHS Credit Check Form

​English​4 units of credit
Specific English courses are required in grades 9, 10, 11.
​Social Studies
​3 units of credit
- 1 unit of US History is required
- 1/2 unit of Government is required
​Mathematics​3 units of credit
​Science​3 units of credit
​Physical Education/Health
​2 units of credit
- 1/2 unit of Health is required
- 1 1/2 units of elective PE
(Foods/Nutrition PLUS Contemporary
Relationships will satisfy the Health requirement)
​Computer Science/Applied Tech, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business & Marketing or Career Tech Ed
​1 1/2 units of credit
(After completing 3 units of AVID, a student may request that 1 credit max be applied towards graduation requirements.)

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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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