From that visioning process, graduation requirements were changed in two primary ways: (1) specifying course requirements (not just numbers of credits) in core academic subjects, (2) adding the Capstones Project requirement. Both of these changes were enacted to ensure that students gained the knowledge and skill they needed to be prepared for learning after high school, to give students more flexibility in choosing an academic path that met their needs, and to expect that students maximized their learning opportunities in high school, not simply completed a number of credits.
In Fall 2016, Roaring Fork Schools changed the specific course requirements for graduation, including reducing the total number of course requirements and eliminating some requirements. The Board of Education approved these changes in October 2016.
The new requirements are detailed in Policy IKF, accessible here.
The Capstones Project requires graduating students, starting with the class of 2017-18 to direct their own authentic learning experience and build meaningful skills, culminating in a project showing that they have the ability to apply and present their learning in some authentic way. A small number of students will do a capstones project for the 2016-17 pilot year.
Check out the Capstones page to learn more.