BVSD Graduation Requirements
220 (100 in grades 11-12) credit hours must be earned in areas listed below. Ten credits are equivalent to one full year of credit in a specific subject.
Minimum Required Courses:
Language Arts: 40 credits in grades 9–12
10 in 9th Grade English Language Arts, grade 9
10 in 10th Grade English Language Arts, grade 10
10 in 11th Grade English Language Arts, grade 11
5 in Communication courses, grades 9–12
5 in Language Arts Elective courses, grades 9–12
Social Studies: 30 credits in grades 9–12
5 in U.S. Government, grade 9
5 in World Geography, grade 9
10 in World History, grade 10
10 in U.S. History, grade 11
Mathematics: 20 credits in grades 9–12
10 in Algebra 1 or higher, grades 9–12
10 additional Math credits, grades 10–12
Science: 20 credits in grades 9–12
10 in Life Sciences, grades 9–12
10 in Physical Sciences, grades 9–12
Health: 5 credits in grades 10–12
5 credits, grade 10 recommended
Physical Education: 15 credits in grades 9–12
5 in Wellness in Action, grade 9
10 in additional P.E. courses, grades 9–12
Fine Arts: 5 credits in grades 9–12
5 in Music or Art
Second Language Acquisition: 10 credits in grades 9–12
10 in World Languages, Level 2 or higher
(10 in approved English Language Acquisition for
Emerging Bilingual students)
Practical Arts: 5 credits in grades 9–12
Business, Computer Science, Design Technology,
Family and Consumer Education, TEC
Money Management/Personal Finance:
Completion of one from the following: B42 Finance,
B60 Business Management, H50 Living on Your Own (1 year), T75 AP Macroeconomics, B60 Business Management, T77 AP Microeconomics.
Completion of the BVSD online program Money 101 by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. (Enrollment
information is available in the counseling office.)*
Completion of an approved one-semester computer
class in middle school or completion of one-
semester class in Computer Science, Design
Technology, or CTEC computer class.
*If Money Management/Personal Finance is completed online, then one semester of Practical Arts must be taken at Boulder High.
70 credits beyond required courses, grades 9–12
For specific courses that meet graduation requirements, refer to the Big 5, Mighty 7 list.
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