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Colorado’s Graduation Guidelines put a menu of options in place for students to be able to demonstrate that they are ready to graduate high school, and it will first fully impact the class of 2022. This session will explore early findings from an implementation study of the Guidelines, including how districts are planning to implement the policy, how practice is shifting, and how districts are considering impacts for students in different demographic categories.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the Colorado Graduation Guidelines policy, including what it says and what it intends to do.
  2. Explore how school districts in Colorado are implementing the Graduation Guidelines.
  3. Consider impacts of the Graduation Guidelines.


  • Amy Spicer, Colorado Education Initiative