• Content Area

    Required Credits

    Specific Course Requirements

    English/Language Arts

    4 credits 

    English 12/Capstone


    3 credits

    At least 1 credit of Algebra I or higher required for graduation


    3 credits


    Social Studies

    3 credits

    1 credit required in US History

    .5 credit  required in US Government

    .5 credit required in Economics

    1 credit is required in World Geography, World History or other social studies course not listed above

    Foreign Language

    2 credits

    Must be two years in the same language


    1 credit


    Personal Wellness (PE)

    1 credit



    7 credits

  • HOPE Class of 2020

  • Nearly 1,500 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 Class of 2019! HOPE's Graduation Ceremony took place on the Auraria Campus on May 23rd. Read more about HOPE's Class of 2019 in our Yearbook, in YourHub/The Denver Post and on the Douglas County Schools website. View the video and photos from the ceremony. Graduates will also receive photos in the mail this summer. HOPE's 2020 Graduation will take place on May 21st on the Auraria Campus.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from HOPE Online Learning Academy, students must meet all of the following requirements.

1. Earn a minimum of 24 credits in the following categories:

  • 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)

2. Must meet or exceed the minimum score on one of the following Colorado Department of Education approved College and Career Readiness Exams in both Language Arts and Mathematics.

Accuplacer (2 Parts) (offered free of charge at HOPE during Senior Year)
Language Arts: 255 or higher on the Reading exam
Mathematics: 253 or higher on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics exam (formerly Elementary Algebra)

SAT (2 Parts) (offered at designated HOPE Learning Centers for all 11th graders, may be retaken during senior year for an additional fee)
Language Arts: 430 on the English portion
Mathematics: 460 on the Math portion

ACT (2 Parts) (not offered at HOPE)
Language Arts: 18 on the English portion
Mathematics: 19 on the Math portion

3. Completed Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP).

Please note these are the minimum requirements for high school graduation from HOPE. Many colleges, universities and career tech programs have additional or different requirements. Students and families are encouraged to research the requirements of their desired college or career option.