Focus Schools

For years St. Vrain has successfully cultivated academic focus programs such as International Baccalaureate (IB), Pre-Collegiate Advanced Placement (AP), and Math and Science within existing schools. These unique programs continue to expand and attract the interest of many students and parents.

Trends across Colorado and the nation indicate that participation in focus schools is growing as parents actively pursue unique academic opportunities for their students. In fact, survey results from St. Vrain residents confirm there is a strong interest in expanding focus school opportunities.

With passage of the November 2008 Mill Levy Override, the District can now provide more program options to students and schools. The effect will be to enhance achievement, satisfy the growing demand for unique learning opportunities, and retain students and families who may be seeking opportunities outside our district.

Focus School Programming


  • Black Rock Elementary, Gifted & Talented (G/T)
  • Niwot Elementary, Differentiated Instruction
  • Erie Middle, Pre-Advanced Placement SpringBoard (AP)
  • Longs Peak Middle, Pre-Advanced Placement SpringBoard (AP)
  • Frederick High, CU Succeed (Gold/Silver)
  • Longmont High, Advance Placement (AP) Diploma, CU Succeed (Gold)
  • Lyons Middle Senior High, CSU Online

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Alpine Elementary, IB Primary Years Programme
  • Central Elementary, IB Primary Years Programme
  • Sunset Middle, IB Middle Years Programme
  • Niwot High, IB Diploma Programme


  • Hygiene Elementary, Rigorous Academics Enhanced through the Arts
  • Skyline High, Visual & Performing Arts


  • Spark! Discovery Preschool, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Preschool
  • Blue Mountain Elementary, Science, Inquiry
  • Centennial Elementary, Math, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)
  • Erie Elementary, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Longmont Estates Elementary, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Timberline PK-8, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Trail Ridge Middle, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Westview Middle, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
  • Longmont High, Medical and BioScience Academy
  • Skyline High, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Click here to learn more about STEM Schools at the SVVSD STEM Website


  • Eagle Crest Elementary, Leadership
  • Altona Middle, Leadership
  • Silver Creek High, Leadership

Core Knowledge

  • Aspen Ridge Preparatory, Core Knowledge
  • Red Hawk Elementary, Core Knowledge
  • Carbon Valley Academy, Core Knowledge
  • Imagine Charter School at Firestone, Core Knowledge
  • Twin Peaks Charter Academy, Core Knowledge

Additional Options

  • Black Rock Elementary, World Languages
  • Mead Middle, Extra Curricular Engagement & Learning (EXCEL)
  • Mead High, Mead Energy Academy
  • Erie High, Academy of Engineering and Aerospace
  • Erie Feeder System: Erie Elementary, Black Rock Elementary, Red Hawk Elementary, Erie Middle, Erie High, Mandarin Chinese
  • St. Vrain Online Global Academy, Online High School
  • District-wide, Online Ecredit Recovery
  • Career Development Center, Career & Technical Education
  • St. Vrain Community Montessori, Montessori