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.
In addition to our academic advancements, our students are deeply engaged in learning and thriving in their school communities as demonstrated by numerous prestigious music, athletics, and arts achievements. Some highlights from this past week include:
- Frederick High School’s theater program performing at the Buell Theater
- Skyline High School’s march to the 4A State Football Championships
- Niwot High School’s Girls Cross Country Team heading to the Nike Cross National Championships
St. Vrain is highly sought-after to host industry-leading events, and we were recently honored to sit among the state’s top technology companies and thought-leaders as a finalist for the Colorado Technology Association’s APEX Award for Project of the Year. It is through hard work and our unwavering commitment to serving our community that we are advancing public education and the future of our children.
This time of year causes us to pause and recognize the people around us who have had an impact on our lives and our community. I am incredibly thankful for our families, students, teachers, staff, business partners, elected officials, and so many others who have championed the success of our public schools. Thank you for all that you do to support our students and to strengthen our community.
Don Haddad, Ed.D.
Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools