Legislation and Policies

Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 1:


Federal, state, and local legislation or administrative policies promote POS development and implementation.


Effective legislation and policies should:

  • Provide for state and/or local funding and other resources, such as professional development and dedicated staff time, for POS development.
  • Establish formal procedures for the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of POS.
  • Ensure opportunities for any secondary student to participate in a POS.
  • Require secondary students to develop an individual graduation or career plan.
  • Provide resources for long term sustainability of POS.     >>>Next>>>