Boulder Valley School District is committed to ensuring our students are prepared to meet these requirements so they can graduate on-time.
- ACT WorkKeys
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
ACCUPLACER is a computerized test that assesses reading, writing, math and computer skills. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with a student’s academic background, goals and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place students in college courses that match their skill levels. Appointments can be made to take the Accuplacer through Front Range Community College Testing Center, both the Boulder County and Westminster campuses.
Accuplacer Eng X74
Accuplacer Math X75
English: 62 on Reading Comprehension or 70 on Sentence Skills
Math: 61 on Elementary Algebra
Next Generation Accuplacer
English: 241 on Reading or 236 on Writing
Math: 255 on Arithmetic (AR) or 236 on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics (QAS)
ACT is a national college admissions exam. It measures four subjects – English, reading, math and science. The highest possible score for each subject is 36. The ACT is administered throughout the year. Consult your school for dates and locations.
ACT English X76 ACT Math X77
(*ACT Compass Completely Phased Out as of December 31, 2016)
ACT Work Keys is an assessment that tests students’ job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and 21st century skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students who score at the bronze level (at least 3) in applied mathematics, mapping and reading earn the ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate. Consult with your school to determine test availability.
ACT Work Keys Eng X80
ACT Work Keys Math: X81
3 (Bronze level) English
3 (Bronze level) Math
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a comprehensive test that helps determine students’ eligibility and suitability for careers in the military. Students who score at least 31 on the AFQT are eligible for service (along with other standards that include physical condition and personal conduct). Students who take the ASVAB are not required to enlist in the military. Consult your school to determine test availability.
ASVAB English X84
ASVAB Math X85
The SAT is a college entrance exam that is accepted or required at nearly all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. The current SAT includes sections on reading, writing and math. The highest possible score for each section is 800. The SAT is the state mandated exam for all juniors given in April. Consult with your school for additional test administration dates and locations.
Capstone is a culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience. It can be portfolio of work along with a public demonstration of academic learning in English and/or Math. Capstone will be evaluated using the district rubric.
Course Code: Capstone English X90 Capstone Math X91
Capstone will be approved by a designated reviewer and evaluated based on the district rubric.
Industry certificate is a credential recognized by business and industry.
Consult with Boulder Tech for Industry Certificate Options.
Course Code: Industry Certificate Eng X96 Industry Certificate Math X97
Receipt of the industry certificate and approval by the district-designated reviewer.
These new graduation requirements do not apply to you.
Click Here for the Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2017-2020 (Board Policy IKF - 2018-2020)
Our goal is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to graduate, regardless of which path they choose.
Along the way we will provide guidance and encouragement. We ask for support from our families.
Beginning with the class of 2021, students will be meeting with their counselors in February of their sophomore year to declare which graduation pathway they plan to use in both English and Math during the course selection process for their junior year.
They may change their selection at any time. This is an important step to ensure that students are aware of all of the options and have the information needed to participate.
Students will begin meeting this requirement during their Junior year, working toward completing the specific criteria for the measurement they chose during course selection. For example, one of the options is the SAT exam. Every student is required to take the state-mandated SAT in April of their junior year.
High school counselors and administrators will work with students make sure they fulfill their graduation requirements, and if necessary support them in facilitating the right option to meet the requirements.
Students will be confirmed to graduate once they have met both the credit requirement as well as the demonstration of competency in English and Math.