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Office of Postsecondary Readiness

The Office of Postsecondary Readiness supports districts, BOCES, and schools in thinking through the personalization of a pathway through high school and on to college and career for every student in Colorado.  This office seeks to support all the ways students can enter into postsecondary education – including certificate programs, apprenticeships, 2- and 4-year degrees, military, and career training.  Through partnerships with higher education and the community college system, the Office of Postsecondary Readiness will work to strengthen, coordinate and align programs and policies to support students through to success in entering college and the workforce.

Mission:

To assist and support districts and schools to ensure that secondary students in Colorado graduate high school ready for college and career.

Goals:

We exist to:

  • Ensure that students are engaged and graduate ready for success in postsecondary and the workforce
  • Build capacity to meet student needs for postsecondary readiness
  • Lead the nation in policy and positive outcomes—Become a National Model Leader
  • Identify, scale and support LEAs to adopt evidenced –based best practices
  • Ensure policies are clear and well communicated
  • Identify and utilize champions of Postsecondary Readiness
  • Promote adequate resources and staffing

Areas of Focus

  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Graduation Guidelines
  • Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)
  • School Counselor Corps

See the Dropout and Postsecondary Readiness Office page.

Address: 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80230
Room Number(s): 315 & 316

Unit Supervisor: Misti Ruthven
Administrative Lead: N/A
Lead Email Address: ruthven_m@cde.state.co.us
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6206

 

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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