Graduation Requirements

Graduation from LCS hinges on academic success in our rigorous curriculum, community service hours, and quality character growth. All LCS graduates are college-ready, whether they choose to enroll in a four year university, a two year associates degree, or a trade school. 


About LCS Credits:

LCS uses the traditional “Carnegie Unit” method of awarding credit. One credit signifies
successful completion of a course consisting of a minimum of 120 instructional hours. Students
must have a 60% or better average and sufficient time in attendance in a class to receive credit.

  • Required classes offered at LCS cannot be taken elsewhere (off-campus or online), unless the student failed the class here and is unable to retake the class here.

  • Online and home school credit are not averaged into the GPA, but are considered as
    Pass/Fail credits.

  • Transferred credit and grades from other schools will be added to transcripts according to their value as long as the school’s program is accredited or comparable to that of Longmont Christian’s (verification may be required).

  • Dual credit is offered through Colorado Christian University as well as Front Range Community College. For more information, click here.

  • Community Service: High School students are required to fulfill 30 hours per year (.25 credit per year for a total of 120 hours or 1 elective credit for all four years) of community service. Most major colleges and universities now require community service when awarding scholarships. Community service projects need to take place in Colorado and with documentation turned into the Academic Office..

Students participate in a chemistry experiment with their lab partners.

Students participate in a chemistry experiment with their lab partners.