The next greatest generation
Schools today must be ready to meet the pace of industry to prepare students for jobs that do not even exist. We no longer ask students what they want to be when they grow up, but what problem they want to solve in the world.
Launching into the Future
On a hot, sunny Monday in June, Burlington Elementary students filled the school’s classrooms, library, and gym. The energy that permeated the building was unusual for the time of year – normally on a summer day, students might be at a community pool or lounging at home. Instead, young learners could be found listening intently to stories in reading circles, sounding out words together around small tables, and completing innovative design challenges.
What do you want to be when you grow up? For students in St. Vrain, they do not have to wait very long to start exploring career opportunities. As St. Vrain continues to blend the lines between high school and postsecondary life, students are able to explore career opportunities, earn credits and industry certifications, and receive college degrees – all while in high school.
AP for all
Advanced Placement® (AP) classes provide outstanding opportunities for students to engage in rigorous, college-level coursework preparing them for postsecondary education, while simultaneously earning college credit when they score a 3 or higher on an AP exam. AP coursework enables students to save on tuition and graduate college in less than four years.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset
Visualize an entrepreneur and what do you see? An individual in business attire? Someone speaking next to a slideshow presentation featuring line graphs and pie charts? What about a 20-year-old female who started a handcrafted electric guitar company right out of high school? Or a male high school senior who is in the thick of creating a prototype for a shoe designed to replenish electrolytes back into the body?
Launching into the future
Project Launch is just one of many strategies across St. Vrain to raise student literacy achievement and provide a stronger academic foundation in the early grades. Results from the program indicate that the intervention had a significant, positive impact on student reading skills, reflecting the power of bringing together best practices and research-based approaches to improving student learning and achievement.
School Operating on a Normal Schedule for April 18
Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community, Thank you for your support as we implemented school closures today alongside all Denver-metro area districts. This decision was made last night in consultation with the state’s Public Safety Office, representation from the Governor’s Office, and the FBI due to an ongoing school safety situation regarding a threat made
St. Vrain Valley Schools recognized for advancing our community
This month, St. Vrain Valley Schools was honored to be recognized as the Innovative Business of the Year by the Boulder Chamber and the Chair’s Choice Award from the Longmont Economic Development Partnership. St. Vrain Valley Schools’ strong public education system provides the foundation for preparing graduates to join society with a competitive advantage. St.
Burlington has partnered with the City of Longmont to help design the newest park in Longmont
Students at Burlington Elementary are ready for their future careers as designers, engineers, city planners, and innovators. Through a partnership with the City of Longmont, students and community are collaborating to design a vision for a new park on Longmont’s southwest border. This new park will be in the Werteman Neighborhood which is located southwest
Hawk Air 2019 transports students and community members to Egypt
The ocean. Brazil. Pluto. The future. And now, Egypt. Every March, Hygiene Elementary School virtually transports students and community members to far-off destinations. With the help of family and community volunteers, the school is transformed for Hawk Air, an immersive lesson in history, geography, and culture. This year, after a short “flight,” complete with educational