Longmont’s Westview and Longs Peak middle schools recently were recognized as 2020 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education.
The two schools, among six selected across Colorado for the recognition, were named schools to watch for the second time and are expected to be recognized at a national conference in June in Washington, D.C.
Flagstaff Academy, a Longmont charter School, also was recognized as a school to watch last year.
Selection is based on a written application and a site visit that includes observing classrooms; interviewing administrators, teachers and parents; and reviewing achievement data, suspension rates, instructional quality and student work. Schools are recognized for a three-year period, and must repeat the process to be re-designated.