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Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement

About Us

The Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement was launched in 2009 and was created to expand efforts in reducing the dropout rate, increasing the graduation rate and advancing credential attainment.

This effort is authorized by Colorado Revised Statute 22-14-101 and builds on the state’s commitment to ensure graduation and school success for all students and re-engaging out of school youth.

There are five components to this work:

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  1. Analyzing student data pertaining to dropout, completion rates, truancy, suspension and expulsion rates, safety and discipline incidence and student growth.
  2. Coordinating efforts across CDE and leading initiatives to address dropout prevention, student re-engagement and adult education.
  3. Identifying and recommending best practices and effective strategies to reduce student dropout rates and increase student engagement and re-engagement.
  4. Tracking progress and results.
  5. Securing and managing resources to fund services and supports.

The Dropout Prevention and Student Re-Engagement Unit includes five programs that support communities, local education agencies, and schools.

Latest News and Updates

State's Graduation rate improves to 81.1 percent

Colorado achieves highest four-year graduation rate since 2010. The four-year graduation rate for the class of 2019 is 81.1 percent, which represents 999 more graduates than the class of 2018 - a 0.4 percent point increase. Annual state dropout rate significantly improves to an all time low. The 2018-19 dropout rate is 2.0 percent, which represents a reduction of 903 students from the previous year - a 0.2 percent decrease.

Join the Colorado Re-Engagement Network hosted by Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC). Includes Network calls with schools and communities.


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