Priority Programs

Diane Lauer
Assistant Superintendent of Priority Programs and Academic Support

Patrick Kilcullen
Priority Program Coordinator


Priority Schools in St. Vrain Valley Schools are identified by programs with high need student populations benefitting from a focused district level support structure and an emphasis on literacy and language intervention. Our priority schools are rich, culturally diverse learning communities which may include supplementary support in the form of state and federal grants to include Title I, Title III, McKinney Vento (Homeless), Investing in Innovation (i3) and Race to the Top-District which provide a focus on closing achievement gaps through targeted and intentional intervention which is foundational to the priority schools district support.

The Priority Programs Department team ensures that the Read Act, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), Race to the Top District, Investing in Innovation, and the Consolidated Federal Grant programs (which include Title I and Title III) are implemented with fidelity.  Promoting school-wide reform in highly impacted schools and ensuring that all students have the support necessary to meet challenging content standards is the intent of Priority Programs.