Graduation

  • HOPE Class of 2017

  • More than 1,000 students have graduated from HOPE, 80% of whom applied to college. HOPE graduates attend colleges such as the University of Denver, Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder and Aimes Community College. 

  • We are very proud of the 93 graduates in our Class of 2017! Read more about them in our Yearbook and in YourHub/The Denver Post. The 2017 graduation ceremony took place on May 25, 2017 on the Auraria Campus. View the video and photos from the festivities.   

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the 24 course credits, HOPE's graduation standards require students to achieve minimum scores on the ACT/SAT or Accuplacer so students who choose to enter college will be exempt from taking remedial courses.

  • 4 credits Language Arts
  • 3 credits Mathematics (Algebra I required)
  • 3 credits Science
  • 3.5 credits Social Studies (1 credit each of American History and American Government and .5 of Economics required)
  • 2 credits Foreign Language (must be the same language)
  • .5 credit Computer Education
  • 7 credits of electives
  • 1 credit Life Skills (PE, Health, Work Study)
  • 24 total credits

A minimum ACT composite score of 18 OR SAT composite score 430 Reading/460 Math OR minimum Accuplacer scores of 80 in reading, 95 in sentence skills and 85 in math, subject to reasonable accommodations for special education students, are required.