Superintendent’s Update: We Set Sail

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Superintendent’s Update

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

As we celebrate another unprecedented year of success in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I want to take a moment to recognize our incredible students, teachers, staff, families, community members, and supporters who have been champions of excellence and community strength. I am so proud of all of you. I also want to recognize the unwavering drive, strength of character, and rigorous academic preparation that our approximately 2,300 graduates have demonstrated throughout their time in St. Vrain. The thunderous applause that they will receive as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma is not only a testament to their many achievements; it also serves as a symbol of our community’s enduring commitment to the continued success of our students, teachers, staff, parents, and community.

From their preschool years to the present, these graduates have faced significant challenges, as well as many great opportunities, which have supported them in building a strong foundation for their future. The Class of 2023 has excelled in high-quality instructional focus academies, including Biomedical Sciences, Energy, Engineering and Aerospace, Medical and BioScience, Leadership, STEM, Visual and Performing Arts, Pathways to Teaching (P-TEACH), Pathways in Technology Early College High School Associate Degree Program (P-TECH), and more. They have been highly engaged in their school communities, participating in co-curricular activities, including the arts, music, athletics, and numerous advanced career and technology programs. Their hours spent engaged in work-based internships and community service are nothing less than impressive!

Further, our graduates have enrolled in a record number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and concurrent enrollment college-level courses, giving them a head start on their postsecondary education, as well as the opportunity to earn approximately 34,000 college credits, potentially saving families over $8.6 million on future tuition costs. Our seniors have also received numerous recognitions for their academic achievements, talents, and innovative ideas, including Boettcher Scholarships, Daniels Scholarships, National Merit semifinalists and finalists, All-State athletic honors, All-State music awards, and acceptance letters from many of America’s highly competitive colleges, universities, and military institutions.

Public education is one of the most powerful systems for driving positive change in our society, and we have no greater responsibility than ensuring that every child in our community receives a rigorous, engaging, and high-quality education. Our students are being prepared with a strong competitive advantage in order to succeed in our complex, highly-technical globalized world. They are receiving an advanced, cutting-edge education, rooted in rigorous traditional academics and bolstered by robust innovation, which offers a truly personalized, comprehensive and world-class educational experience.

To our graduating seniors, I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude and wish you the very best in life. You are truly a class of compassionate, dedicated, and innovative champions who will boldly lead our country into the future. Your contributions have enriched our schools and community, and inspired future generations of learners. I am incredibly proud of you.


Don Haddad, Ed.D.

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The Class of 2023

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Meet just a few of our approximately 2,300 outstanding graduates who will walk across a stage this week to receive their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. Congratulations to all students in the Class of 2023! Click here to read more.

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The Class of 2023

St. Vrain students graduate from college, before high school

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All of St. Vrain’s upcoming graduation ceremonies will be live streamed.
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Join a highly supportive and effective team of professionals who are having a significant impact on the lives of students and families in our community.
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