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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements in Jeffco

Colorado and Jeffco Public Schools are committed to educating students so they enter the workforce with in-demand skills that meet business, industry and higher education standards. According to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), jobs that require training beyond high school are growing three times as fast as those that don't require training.

The graduating class of 2022 and beyond must meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 23 credit hours in required courses and
  • Demonstrate Postsecondary Workforce Readiness (PWR) for at least one measure in reading, writing and communicating; and one measure in mathematics.

Senior Year

See your Counselor or Mr. Craig with any questions.

Important Dates

  • Sept. 18: Senior-family graduation meeting, 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 28: Cap and gown and announcement orders in the Commons during lunch (A-L)
  • Sept. 29: Cap and gown and announcement orders in the Commons during lunch (M-Z)
  • Oct. 31: Senior pictures are due to Ms. Ketchum
  • Dec. 17: Deadline for senior baby ads through the Herff Jones website
  • April 1: Senior-family graduation meeting, 6 p.m.
  • April 1: Graduation contract due
  • April 24: Senior speaker and valedictorian speaker manuscripts due
  • April 25: Senior speaker auditions during Ram Academy
  • May 3: All fees and fines are due
  • May 10: Senior day and graduation rehearsal, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • May 17: Graduation rehearsal and bus ride to Red Rocks, noon, large gym
  • May 17: Graduation ceremony, 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Senior Pictures and Senior Baby Ads

See the Yearbook page for more information.

Senior Yard Signs

Customized senior class signs are available for $25. Email Dale Walker at with questions.

Applying to CollegeĀ 

Visit the GMHS College Planning page for information on applying to college.