Awarding a high school diploma based on the accumulation of credit earned for passing courses has been a longstanding practice in high schools, but this system has not ensured that students meet high academic standards and demonstrate competency. Consequently, some students graduate high school unprepared for success in postsecondary education and modern careers.
As specified in RP-01 and RP-03, Durango School District 9-R will optimize academic achievement for all students to ensure that all students graduate prepared for postsecondary education, college, and career. As a result, we have adopted a well-rounded graduation policy that ensures every student will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for success in their future success.
The classes of 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026 will graduate with the former requirements which can be found at Graduation Requirements for 2023-2026.