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.)