Students must successfully complete the courses required by the Board and Iowa Department of Education in order to graduate.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to ensure that students complete grades one through twelve and that high school students complete 49 credits prior to graduation.  The following credits will be required for graduation:

English/Language Arts 8 credits
Science 6 credits
Mathematics 6 credits
Social Studies (includes US Government and US History) 6 credits
Physical Education 4 credits
Financial Literacy 1 credit
Electives 18 credits

The required courses of study will be reviewed by the Board annually.

Prior to graduation, the district will advise students on how to successfully complete the free application for federal student aid.

Physical Education: Students are required to take physical education unless otherwise excused. Students who are excused from physical education or who graduate in fewer than eight semesters may have a reduced PE credit requirement.

Graduation requirements for special education students include successful completion of four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and three years of science.

Students who complete a regular session in the Legislative Page Program of the general assembly at the State Capital will be credited 1/2 credit of social studies.

Students enrolled in a Junior Officers Training Corp will receive 1/8th physical education credit for each semester the student is enrolled in the program.

Students may also graduate from Colfax-Mingo through the Opportunity Program. Courses and admission requirements will be outlined in the Opportunity Center handbook.

Date of Adoption: September 3, 1991

Reviewed and Revised: January  9, 1995; June 30, 1997; March 15,  1999; September  17, 2001; April  19, 2004; December 18, 2006; July 13, 2009; January 18, 2010; November 17, 2014; March 15, 2019, July 10, 2023