Beginning with the class of 2021, in addition to satisfying the district’s graduation requirements, district students will also be required to demonstrate college and career readiness via one of the approved methods outlined in the chart below in order to receive a diploma from a district school. Students must provide documentation of meeting or exceeding the required level of readiness in both Mathematics and English through one of the following:

  Reading, Writing, and Communicating Math
Next Generation ACCUPLACER 241 on Reading or 236 on Writing  235 on Advanced Algebra & Functions (AAF), 255 on Arithmetic (AR) or 230 on Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
Classic ACCUPLACER 62 on Reading Comprehension
or 70 on Sentence Skills
61 on Elementary Algebra
ACT 18 on ACT English 19 on ACT Math
ACT WorkKeys *Bronze+ *Bronze+
Advanced Placement 2 2
ASVAB 31 on AFQT 31 on AFQT
Concurrent Enrollment Passing Grade Passing Grade
International Baccalaureate 4 4
SAT 470 500
District Capstone Passing Score Passing Score
Industry Certificate Individualized Individualized
Performance Based Assessment State Criteria State Criteria

*Students must score at least a "3" or bronze level in all three assessments (Applied Math, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents) in order to demonstrate college and career readiness.

College and career demonstrations necessary to earn a standard high school diploma may be adjusted to accommodate English learners, gifted students and students with disabilities.

Adopted: October 18, 2016
Revised: November 1, 2017
Revised: February 1, 2019
Revised: September 6, 2019
Revised: January 13, 2020
Revised: January 26, 2022
Revised: April 13, 2023

C.R.S. 22-1-103 through 22-1-111
C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(ff)


IKE, Promotion and Retention of Students
IKF, Graduation Requirements
IKFA, Early Graduation
JECBA, Admission of Foreign Students

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).