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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 student engagement in school, and increasing the number of student's meeting graduation and postsecondary/workforce expectations. Through support for school and district strategies, the office works to:

  • Improve the graduation and dropout rate each year
  • In improving rates, decrease the gaps between individual student groups and overall statewide rates

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The Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement works in three main areas to accomplish this work.

Competitive Grants

These grants support programs designed to improve student and school outcomes and be a catalyst for implementation of effective dropout prevention and intervention practices

Technical Assistance – Data

In partnership with CDE's data services team, the office supports the collection, sharing, and use of data related to student engagement, dropout and graduation.

Technical Assistance – Strategies

Based on the Colorado Dropout Prevention Framework, the office develops tools, resources, and other support that can help accelerate school and district efforts to improve student engagement and re-engagement, dropout, and graduation.


The Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement partners with other CDE offices, organizations, BOCES, districts, and schools.

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.



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