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.
To assist and support districts and schools to ensure that secondary students in Colorado graduate high school ready for college and career.
Colorado's Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Definition
"The knowledge, skills, and behaviors essential to high school graduates to be prepared to enter college and the workforce and compete in the global economy including content knowledge, learning and behavior skills."
Source: State Board of Education and the Commission on High Education's joint adoption on June 30, 2009 of the description of Postsecondary Workforce Readiness
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
- Newly Released Annual Report on Concurrent Enrollment for 2013-14. In collaboration with the Department of Higher Education, CDE released the Annual Report on Concurrent Enrollment in May 2015 with new data highlighting the enrollment and outcomes of Concurrent Enrollment students in the 2013-2014 school year.
- GED Resources for Students and Educators now available. With the end of the academic year approaching, a summary of resources has been compiled for students and educators exploring the GED exam as a pathway to earning the High School Equivalency Diploma. This summary of resources includes information on the exam, how to schedule, preparation materials, and professional development materials.
- ASCENT allocations for 2015/16 finalized. For information on requests for the following year or information on allocations, see the ASCENT webpage.