Altona Middle School designated ‘School to Watch’ giving SVVSD the most designations in Colorado

Altona Middle School in Longmont was recently designated as a 2021 Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education, or CAMLE, bringing the number of St. Vrain Valley schools with the designation to four, according to Kerri McDermid, district chief communications and global impact officer

There are 18 middle schools with the designation across Colorado, two of which were selected this year, said Diane Lauer, co-director of the Colorado Schools to Watch program at CAMLE and assistant superintendent of priority programs and academic support at SVVSD. 

Altona Middle will be among more than 400 schools nationwide that will be recognized this year as schools to watch and one of more than 100 schools that will be recognized by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, according to a news release.