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New Graduation Guidelines

Colorado's new graduation guidelines have been in development since 2007. They reflect Colorado’s updated expectations for students and educators, and were informed by input from stakeholders -this process included nearly 50 in-person stakeholder meetings across the state and conversations with nearly all of Colorado’s superintendents. 

Colorado is one of the last states to align graduation expectations for all students. Below are Colorado Department of Education fact sheets around the new guidelines.  

Board of Education Thompson2Life Presentation
Implementation of the new graduation guidelines will begin in 2017-18 school year with 9th Grade students (class of 2021).