Introduction to Certificate of Initial Mastery Program (CIM)
Every student must receive CIM to graduate from David Douglas High School
CIM classes are typically taken during freshman and sophomore years in school*
You must pass CIM classes with a C (70%) or higher
You must complete a minimum of one CIM task** in core classes
Target for CIM completion is the end of sophomore year.
*This is not always the case. It’s not out of the ordinary for students to transfer in from
other schools who do not have CIM as a requirement, or don’t have the same CIM
requirements as David Douglas (David Douglas’s CIM requirements are higher than state
standards). Therefore, it is standard to have a few junior and senior transfers to be in
**A CIM task is a sample of work completed in that core class. Each student must
demonstrate proficiency (70% or higher) work in that particular class.