Graduation Requirements

A minimum of eighteen (18) classroom credits is required to graduate from Steamboat Mountain School. A minimum of sixteen credits must be earned in the fields of English, math, social studies, science, and foreign language (traditional academic subjects). Four trimester credits must be earned in the arts and one year credit in the field of computers. One credit is given for each course passed with a year grade of 60% or better. In order to earn a Steamboat Mountain School diploma, students must attend a minimum of three and one-half years of high school (ninth grade and higher).

Specific graduation requirements include:
  • Four full-year credits in English
  • Full-year credits in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra II
  • Full-year credits in World History, Geography and U.S. History
  • Full-year credits in Biology and Chemistry
  • Three full-year credits in a foreign language (Students must complete Level 3 of their language.)
  • Four trimester credits in the arts (art, photography, music, dance, drama, or film)
  • A full-year credit in Computers (Qualified students may test out of this requirement.)
In addition to its graduation requirements, Steamboat Mountain School requires that:
  • All students be enrolled in English while they are at Steamboat Mountain School.
  • All students participate in either the POPs (Physical and Outdoor Pursuits)/Global Immersion Studies program or the Competitive Ski/Snowboard Program.
  • All students participate in the camping program.
  • Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors be enrolled in math.
  • Students be enrolled in a minimum of four academic courses at all times. (Exceptions may exist for high-level ski or snowboard competitors who miss a considerable number of school days.)

Higher Education Admission Requirements for Colorado Public Four-Year Colleges:
  • 4 years of English 
  • 4 years of Mathematics (Must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or equivalents)
  • 3 years of Natural/Physical Sciences (two units must be lab-based)
  • 3 years of Social Sciences (at least one unit of U.S. or world history)
  • 1 year of Foreign Language
  • 2 years of Academic Electives