- Adanced Placement Incentives Pilot Program (PDF)
AP Incentives began during the 2014-15 school year and is designed to incentivize the implementation and/or expansion of Advanced Placement (AP) programs to build capacity for increased AP participation in rural and small rural school districts across Colorado.
- Individual Career and Academic Plan (PDF)
ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.
- Supporting Colorado’s Counselor Corps Grant (PDF)
Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program funding is awarded to eligible school districts, BOCES, charter schools or Institute charter schools. The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of effective school-based counseling within secondary schools. Grant funds are also used to increase the level of school counseling services provided to improve the graduation rate and increase the percentage of students who appropriately prepare for apply to, and continue into postsecondary education.
- Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (PDF)
Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) is a fifth year concurrent enrollment program which allows students to participate in concurrent enrollment the year after 12th-grade.
- Concurrent Enrollment - House Bill 09-1319 & Senate Bill 09-285 (PDF)
Concurrent enrollment programs provide high school students with the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses and earn credit at no cost to them for tuition. Colorado data show that students in concurrent enrollment programs are more likely to enroll in postsecondary education, have higher postsecondary grade point averages and retention rates and a decreased need for remediation.
- Diploma Sender (PDF)
The Colorado Department of Education uses Diploma Sender, an external internet-based service to help test takers order GED documents via email, fax and mail.
- Supporting the 2014 GED Test (PDF)
Beginning in January 2014, a new, revamped General Educational Development (GED) test will be introduced in Colorado. The GED provides an opportunity for persons who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school equivalency diploma. The 2014 GED is computer‐based and aligned to more rigorous academic standards.
- The GED High School Equivalency Examination (PDF)
The GED is the Colorado State Board of Education approved high school equivalency examination used as the qualifying instrument for the award of the Colorado High School Equivalency Diploma.
Graduation Guidelines / Endorsed Diploma
- Graduation Guidelines Engagement Toolkit
To help school district administrators and local school boards begin engaging, planning for implementation and communicating about Colorado Graduation Guidelines.
- Graduation Guidelines Fact Sheet (PDF)
Colorado is implementing focused, strategic improvements in education to ensure that all students are prepared for success in a globally competitive workforce. Students earning a high school diploma need to be prepared for the expectations facing them the day after graduation: proceeding to college-level classes, entering military career training or earning a self-supporting salary without need for retraining or remediation.
- Graduation Guidelines FAQ (PDF)
- Graduation Guidelines Timeline (PDF)
For more information, see the Graduation Guidelines page.
- Graduation Guidelines Next Steps Flyer (PDF)
- Endorsed Diploma FAQ (PDF)