The Colorado Department of Education has awarded St. Vrain Valley Schools a $1.44 million Expelled and At-Risk Student Services (EARSS) grant to support the success and advancement of students at Longs Peak Middle School, Sunset Middle School, and Frederick High School.
The schools will utilize a family-centered and culturally responsive approach to strengthen attendance and academic achievement among chronically absent students. Strategies will include case management, family engagement, home visits, attendance plans, counseling/mentoring, and restorative practices. The middle schools will also emphasize career/future-connected planning, including visits to the district’s career and technical education (CTE) centers. Additionally, Frederick High School will pilot the Academic Parent Teacher Teams program, a research-based approach which uses data to educate parents about how their student is performing/attending in comparison to grade level norms and co-design strategies based on individual student needs.
These additional supports will be on top of the many resources and interventions available to students including strong academic programming, robust co-curricular activities, strong wraparound support, school counselors and mental health resources, after-school tutoring and academic programming, jumpstart programs and transition programs, eCredit recovery, and much more.