Credit Recovery

A total of 23 credits are required to graduate from Jefferson County Public Schools. Students, if you failed a class, please click on the link below and/or see your counselor to discuss options for credit recovery. 

Please use the 'Credit Recovery Options Flyer' if you are looking for options for students to recover credits throughout the school year and this summer. Credit Recovery Options Flyer 2019


Graduation Requirements

Review Graduation and NCAA Requirements

Graduation Requirements vs College Entrance Requirements

Class of 2021 - College & Career Readiness Requirements



Course Registration "Cheat" Sheets for 2019-2020






Concurrent Enrollment

The Concurrent Enrollment program provides high school students with the opportunity to enroll in post-secondary courses and earn credit at no cost to them for tuition. Dakota Ridge High School partners with Arapahoe Community College and Red Rocks Community College to offer CE courses for students. 

Click here for Concurrent Enrollment Information Page


Jeffco Seal of Biliteracy 

The Jeffco Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition for students who can demonstrate a high level of proficiency in at least one world language and English by high school graduation. More information will be made available in Spring 2019 as the district develops criteria.


DRHS Academic Resources

- Academic Enhancement (AE): During AE teachers are available in their classrooms for students to receive extra help or make up tests/quizzes.  AE takes place 7:00-7:25 a.m. on Navy days, and 7:50-8:10 a.m. on Cardinal days. An extended AE may be available on Cardinal mornings beginning at 7:00 a.m. by appointment only. 

- Learning Center:  The Learning Center was created to give all Dakota Ridge students a place where they can ask regular education core teachers questions, get individual help, and get caught up on their classwork. Students using the Learning Center are being proactive by seeking help and using the services the school provides. Check the Learning Center room (AR-132) for hours of operation, typically 4th and 8th block are open for any student who needs academic support.

- Lockheed Martin Free Tutoring:  Math and Science tutors from Lockheed Martin will be available to students on a first come, first serve basis. No Appointment required. Tutoring is every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30-8:00pm in the Counseling Office. 

-Teacher Support during Study Hall: Several teachers are willing/able to support students during their scheduled study hall block. If a student has an off block or study hall block that matches up with the teacher's study hall, they are able to seek out that teacher in their room in order to receive extra support.

NAVY                                                                            CARDINAL                                    

Block 1 – Bender, HR 109, English                           Block 6 – Lawless, AR 210, Math

Block 2 – Hustead, HR 110, FACS                            Block 6 – Doy, AR 208, German

Block 3 – Koehler, B 218, English                             Block 7 – Long, ST 208, Science

Block 3 – Banker, ST 121, Spanish                          Block 7 – Long, ST 208, Science

Block 3 – Paez, ST 222, French & Spanish             Block 7 – Long, ST 208, Science

Block 4 – Rauh, B 205, English                                Block 7 – Price, B 217, Social Studies

Block 4 – Child, HR 134, Math                                 Block 8 – Christanssen, B 243, Science


Jeffco 21st Virtual Academy

Jeffco 21st Virtual Academy is Jefferson County's online option for students needing to take courses online due to a variety of reasons (i.e. higher level/AP, scheduling conflict, credit recovery, graduation requirements). We do ask if students are interested in registering for courses online that they speak to their DRHS counselor first so that we can be sure the courses they are interested in fit into their graduation plan.

Jeffco Virtual is available to students during the school year for any type of course that is needed. However, the summer program is only for students who are in need of credit recovery. This means that only students who failed a course and need to recover that credit can enroll in the summer program.