It means being able to show that you’ve learned certain skills, abilities and concepts, and that you are able to apply them in the real world. You not only understand an idea or skill, you are also able to build on what you’ve been taught, and even feel comfortable explaining it to others.
With any college work or job in your future, you will be asked to prove what you know, so in DPS we start that skill early.
The 2021 graduation requirements mirror what is expected for our students to be successful in college, career training or the workplace. In Colorado, 53% of students in two-year colleges and 20% of students in four-year colleges have to take remedial courses, which are designed to catch up struggling students by helping them build core skills before tehy are able to take college-level courses. Not only does this mean a longer timeline towards degree completion, intensifying the potential for dropout, but it also means students incur additional tuition fees and debt.
In order to graduate from DPS, every student will demonstrate competence in English, math and/or career readiness by completing one or more items in the competence menu (scroll down to see the list of options).
There are lots of ways to show what you’ve learned in school, which is why we created a flexible menu of options to demonstrate competency in English, math, and career readiness.
|COMPETENCY OPTIONS||English Qualifying Score||Math Qualifying Score|
|Next-Generation ACCUplacer||241 Reading OR 236 Writing||255 AR, 230 QAS, OR 245 AAF|
|AP Exams||2 (Lang or Lit)||2 (AP math)|
|Concurrent Enrollment||C- or Higher (Honors Thesis)||C- or Higher|
|DPS Capstone||Proficient or Higher in Informative & Argumentative essay writing||Solve quadratic equations Solve system with 2 line equations Solve system linear equalities on a coordinated plane Create, integrate & predict w/ linear mode Represent quads in 3 forms Compare/contrast quadratic functions Solve right triangle w/ trigonometry ratios & pythagorean theorem|
To sign into your DPS Google account and to set up your DPS gmail (schoolID@dpsk12.net) account please go to this link:
https://googlesupport.dpsk12.net/home/students and click on the red “DPS Login” button in the middle of the page. From there you will be taken to a login screen.
– unless you have had your password changed).
**You will need to login to your DPS gmail account BEFORE being
able to access your Schoology account
Using the DPS student/parent portal, you can check your class schedule, grades, tardies, attendance, GPA and more!
Para iniciar sesión en su cuenta de Google de DPS y configurar su cuenta de gmail de DPS (schoolID@dpsk12.net) por favor vaya a este enlace: https://googlesupport.dpsk12.net/home/students y haga clic en el botón rojo “DPS Login” que se encuentra en la mitad de la página. Desde allí, lo llevará a una pantalla de inicio de sesión.
**Tendrá que iniciar sesión en su cuenta de gmail de DPS ANTES de poder acceder a su cuenta de Schoology
¡Usando el portal de estudiantes/padres de DPS, puede verificar su horario de clases, calificaciones, tardanzas, asistencia, GPA y más!
o Nombre de Usuario: número de identificación del estudiante
o Contraseña: fecha de nacimiento de 8 dígitos (MMDDAAAA)