What Do Wyoming High School Grads Need To Succeed?

Apr 30, 2021

Credit Wyoming State Board of Education

The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking statewide input regarding high school graduation standards. The new initiative is called "Profile of a Graduate."

Participants are asked to share their ideas about the knowledge, skills, and attributes Wyoming students should have when they graduate from high school.

State Board of Education Chair Ryan Fuhrman said he hopes the listening sessions draw diverse voices from beyond the education community because all Wyoming residents have a stake in the success of Wyoming students.

"We are taking a pause to listen," said Fuhrman, "to ensure that all of the work we do is pointing to the goal that the state and its citizens have for its K-12 system."

Fuhrman explained that after adding computer science to the k-12 education program, the SBE wanted to pause and consider what else the state and its citizens wanted for Wyoming high school graduates.

The board is hosting several "Profile of a Graduate" listening sessions in May for the general public. Additionally, anyone is welcome to work with the SBE to host an event for your school district or community. The state board hopes to draft and present its finding this fall.