Boulder Valley School District
grad plus

Preparing students for their futures

Future careers will continue to evolve, likely in ways that are difficult to predict. Our graduates will need the skills and confidence to keep learning and remaining flexible throughout their careers.

Work-Based Learning

  • Industry Sponsored Projects
  • School-Based Enterprises
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships
  • and more!

Seal of Biliteracy

  • Completion of Coursework
  • Show Proficiency in English
  • Show Proficiency in World Language

Learn more: Seal of Biliteracy

Industry Certification

  • Industry recognized certifications through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways
  • Specialized pathways and certifications available at Boulder TEC
  • Approved online industry certifications

Learn more: Career and Technical Education

College Credit

  • Advanced Placement courses
  • International Baccalaureate courses
  • Concurrent/Dual Enrollment courses

Learn more: College Before Graduation


Centaurus CTE mockup

As part of BVSD’s efforts to expand Career and Technical Education offerings and support student success, the Bond-funded Building for Student Success building renovation program passed by voters in 2022 will expand and update Accelerate centers at middle and high schools throughout the district and the central career acceleration center at the Arapahoe Campus in Boulder.

monarch students at graduation

High school students in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) can now earn an associate degree from Front Range Community College (FRCC) while enrolled in high school, tuition-free. This option is now available as a pathway for all BVSD high school students, including those enrolled through Boulder Universal, BVSD’s online K-12 school, with course  offerings varying campus to campus.

ASCENT 2023 group photo

ASCENT, a program that offers a year of free college tuition at either Front Range Community College or Metro State University, has expanded to offer an unlimited number of awardees. In response, BVSD celebrated and identified almost 500 seniors who have qualified in one year’s time. Over 40 of those students were approved to participate in the program, an increase from just four students in the spring of 2022.

Grad Plus Student Story

On May 24, 2023, Monarch High School student shared his experience with Grad Plus, Concurrent Enrollment and the ASCENT program to the Boulder Valley School District Board of Education.

Grad Plus Launch

On March 8, district leadership presented the idea of Grad Plus to the Boulder Valley School District Board of Education. Learn more about the elements of the effort and our plans for the future of post secondary success in BVSD.