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Boulder County Youth Job Fair - March 21

Teens and young adults ages 16-24 are invited to the Boulder County Youth Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.at the University of Colorado Events Center (950 Regent Dr., Boulder). Workforce professionals from across Boulder County have teamed up with Boulder Valley and St.

Superintendent Update - The Future of America

Across the district, we have been championing a new motivational motto that is uniting our shared vision for excellence in learning and student advancement: We are taking public education by #StVrainStorm! Every day, I observe countless examples of students, teachers, staff, and community partners exemplifying the highest levels of achievement and drive that represent the very best of our public schools. Our graduation rates are at their highest level – over 90 percent at our traditional schools – and St. Vrain was also one of only four districts in Colorado and 373 nationally to be recognized by College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll. Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses has increased by 50 percent since 2014 with over 3,000 students enrolled in at least one AP class.

Frederick High starts P-TECH program in biomedical sciences

Frederick High School is starting St. Vrain Valley's second P-TECH program in the fall, recruiting incoming ninth-graders for the workforce readiness program that combines high school with two years of community college.

Graduation Rates Continue to Climb in St. Vrain

In St. Vrain, driving student excellence and providing opportunities for engagement and rigorous learning is having a large impact on advancing student achievement. St. Vrain’s graduation rates have reached their highest level – with over 90 percent of students in traditional high school programs graduating within four years. Overall graduation rates climbed 3 percent for the 2017-2018 school year, six percent higher than the state average.  When students are giving additional time to complete their credits, the graduation rate climbs even higher.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Silver Creek High School, February 16

Silver Creek High School will host the annual Chinese New Year celebration on February 16, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. This Zero Waste event is free and open to the public and will include cultural performances, hands-on activity booths, and Chinese food samplings. New this year, the Innovation Center will provide a virtual reality experience so guests can engage with past, current, and future China. 

To learn more about the event visit apalconnect.org >>

 

St. Vrain Valley School District recognized for increasing access to AP classes

Longmont's Skyline High School, with the help of a grant, in 2014 started working on diversifying its Advanced Placement classes.
 
In 2013, the school had 127 students enrolled in AP classes. This year, AP class enrollment is up to 773.
 
To support students, the school offers mock exam opportunities and Saturday study sessions.

Erie High students see robotic surgery demo

A doctor and nurse from Avista Adventist Hospital recently signed up to bring a travelling surgical robot to Erie High School, giving students a look at the latest surgical technology.
 
The da Vinci Xi surgical robot, one of four travelling robots in the country used for demonstrations, is the same model that's used for surgeries at Avista.
 
At Erie High, groups of students in engineering and anatomy and physiology classes learned more about the machine and how it's used.
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Superintendent Update - Outstanding Achievements

It has already been an outstanding year of growth and success across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Day after day, we hear of numerous student achievements, teacher accolades, industry partnerships, grant awards, and so many more recognitions that are building significant momentum behind our world-class education system. This year, St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to see significant advancements in academic achievement. Specifically: four-year graduation rates have continued to increase with among the highest requirements in the state; test scores, achievement, and participation with the SAT, ACT, CMAS, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate continues to rise; numerous students are earning many highly-competitive and prestigious scholarships, all of which has garnered statewide and national acclaim for St. Vrain Valley Schools and our entire community.

Students at St. Vrain Innovation Center aim high in aeronautics class

Flying drones might seem more like a hobby than a job, but so did computers when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began toying with the idea of personal computers.

Foundations for Success - Preschool Registration Begins

St. Vrain Valley Schools offers high-quality preschool programs in every communiy across the district. We are committed to shaping today’s children to be tomorrow’s young adults, parents, business owners, industry leaders and senior citizens.

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