Graduation Information

Students are required to complete a minimum of 23 credits as described below in order to graduate from Eastlake High School.

Subject Includes Total Required Credits
Language Arts 1.0 credits per grade level (9th - 12th) 4.0 credits
Mathematics 1.0 credits of Algebra
0.5 credits of Geomemetry
2.0 additional credits in Mathematics
3.0 credits
Science 0.5 credits of Chemistry
0.5 credits of Physics
0.5 credits of Biology
1.5 credits of Science
3.0 credits
Social Studies 0.5 credits of Government/Civics
1.0 credits of US History
1.5 credits of Social Studies
0.5 credits of Economics
3.5 credits
Humanities 1.0 credits of a Foreign language/Arts/ Reading 1.0 credits
Practical Arts 0.5 credits of ICAP completion
0.5 credits of CTE course
1.0 credits for work hours (75 hours = 0.5 credits; 150 total work hours) *one CTE course may count as one work credit
2.0 credits
Computer Education 0.5 credits of computer applications 0.5 credits
Physical Education 1.5 credits of Physical Education 1.5 credits
Health 0.5 credits of Health Education 0.5 credits
General Electives 4.0 credits of general elective courses 4.0 credits

Other requirements for graduation include:

  • Pass the prescribed academic curriculum 
  • 10th graders take PSAT 10
  • 11 graders take the SAT and CMAS Science
  • All students take MAP tests 2 times per year in Reading, Language, Math, and Science
  • Working, volunteering, or job shadowing for a minimum of 150 hours and up to 300 hours prior to graduation

Exceptions to the graduation requirements (attendance, work and volunteer hours) are permitted only after the school principal performs an in-depth review of the student’s individual circumstances, and approval is obtained from the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Coordinator, the Graduation Committee and the Principal.

Eastlake High School Diploma Minimum Eligibility Requirement

All students who are graduating from Eastlake High School of Colorado Springs are required to meet all graduation requirements as approved by the Board of Directors and outlined in the Student Handbook.  In addition, all graduate candidates are required to complete a minimum of 0.5 credit in a core or elective course, not to include work credit, at Eastlake High School in order to establish residency at the school and, in doing so, be eligible for an Eastlake High School diploma.