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Colorado's High School Graduation Guidelines

Outreach and Advice Gathering From Interested Constituents

A policy adoption regarding Colorado high school graduation guidelines will be made by the State Board of Education on or before May 2013. Local district implementation will meet or exceed the policy guidelines by the 2015-16 academic year for the on time graduation of the class of 2021.

Since June 2012, the Colorado Department of Education has been meeting with members of the following groups for assistance as the new high school graduation guideline recommendations are developed for consideration by the State Board of Education:

  • Admission and Transfer Policy Review task force (Colorado Department of Higher Education)
  • Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB)
  • Colorado BOCES quarterly meetings
  • Colorado Community College System
  • Colorado Council on High Schools & College Relations (CCHSCR)
  • Colorado School Counselor Association  (CSCA)
  • Colorado Special Education Advisory Committee
  • Colorado Workforce Development Council
  • Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)
  • Education Success task force
  • Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Graduation Guidelines Advisory Council
  • PWR Endorsed Diploma work group (CDHE)
  • Remedial Education Policy Review task force (CDHE)
  • State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education
  • Colorado Education Association (CEA)
  • Regional superintendent meetings
  • Westminster High School, Adams 50 School District 

To join our listserv and for questions, contact Misti Ruthven.

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