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:

  English 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 19
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

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: May 7, 2020


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 Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 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.