Frequently Asked Questions
- Why are the Graduation Requirements changing for the class of 2021 and beyond?
- How do the new Graduation Requirements ensure better competency in mathematics and English?
- Why did the district reduce the Physical Education (PE) requirement to 1.0 credit?
- If a Senior in high school does not meet the minimum Graduation Requirements, what do they do next?
- Will there be multiple opportunities to demonstrate College and Career Readiness?
- What is a “District Capstone”?
New Graduation Requirements for the class of 2021 and beyond were developed in response to the Colorado State Legislature passing House Bill 07-1118--requiring the development of State High School Graduation Guidelines. The Graduation Guidelines include the following two components:
High school students will be required to achieve credits & coursework approved by the district’s board of education.
High school students must demonstrate college and career readiness in both English and mathematics by achieving a minimum score in at least ONE of the College and Career Readiness Demonstrations.
New for the class of 2021, Graduates must demonstrate college and career readiness in the areas of mathematics and English by achieving a minimum score in at least ONE of the College and Career Readiness Demonstrations.
Peer district comparisons, higher education admission requirements and post-secondary readiness data indicate that 1.0 credit of Physical Education is a sufficient graduation requirement. Additionally, schools will no longer offer a 1.0 credit PE Waiver. Students who would like to take additional PE classes are able to do so through their Electives credits.
Students not meeting the graduation requirements should work with their school counselor to address the deficiency. That plan may include, but is not limited to: returning to school for a fifth year, enrolling in a credit recovery program, taking online courses, etc.
Yes. The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education determined that students will have multiple opportunities to demonstrate college and career readiness.
A capstone is the culminating exhibition of a student’s project or experience that demonstrates academic and intellectual learning. Capstone projects are district determined and often include a portfolio of a student’s best work.
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