We hope that the information stored here on the Senior page will be helpful to you as you complete your last year of high school. Please note all important links, testing dates, calendars, etc. As information arrives it will be sent to you via your school email address. Good luck Mighty Mustangs, we wish you the best this year. Work hard all the way to the finish line.
PHS Graduation Requirements
Beginning with the class of 2021, districts must ensure that their requirements for graduation meet or exceed the guidelines established by the state of Colorado. In order to meet the state requirements, students must demonstrate college and career ready competency in English and Math. Prairie School District feels the best way to ensure that students are prepared for life after high school is to have them complete a robust course sequence of curricula aligned to the Colorado state standards and embedded with the skills necessary for success (Critical Thinking and Reasoning, Information Literacy, Collaboration, Self-Direction, and Innovation/Invention). Students who complete these courses will have the confidence and ability to demonstrate their mastery/competency in the two state required areas of English and Math.
Beginning with the graduating class of 2021, in order to graduate from Prairie High School, students must demonstrate the mastery of the standards and skills through a combination of earned credits and competency based measurements.
Graduates will complete 28 credits in grades nine through twelve in the prescribed categories listed in the student handbook and also posted on the Prairie website. Completion of the requirements and goals as listed on a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Language Acquisition Plan (LAP) which may include modified content standards.
In addition, student must demonstrate college and career ready competency in English and Math in at least one category from the Graduation Guidelines Menu. Students on an IEP, LAP or Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) may have modified requirements for demonstrating competency.