Englewood Schools

Belong and Thrive

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness

graduates Life beyond high school
is different from what
it used to be.

By 2020, three out of every four jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training. That adds up to 3 million jobs.   Students who graduate and work in Colorado will need in-demand skills that meet business, industry, and higher education standards. In Englewood, we must ensure that all of our students are postsecondary and workforce ready.

What does it mean to be Postsecondary and Workforce Ready?
Colorado has adopted the following definition of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness: "Colorado high school graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills (competencies) needed to succeed in postsecondary settings and to advance in career pathways as lifelong learners and contributing citizens." Adopted by the Colorado State Board of Education and Colorado Commission on Higher Education (Winter 2016).

The District's Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) department is dedicated to graduating every student prepared to achieve his or her individual post-secondary plan. Our department has three primary outcomes:
  • Offer relevant and rigorous courses and programming that engage students
  • Utilize effective systems and supports to ensure all students have a plan for life after high school
  • Provide multiple pathways to a high school diploma to support a student’s ability to graduate on-time
For more information on PWR initiatives, please visit the programs on the left navigation bar or contact:
Diana Zakhem  
Diana Zakhem
Director of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness