June 24, 2016, 10:17am By Brett Callwood, Times-Call Staff Wrtier
Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world. St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with IBM and Front Range Community College to provide this unique opportunity to our students. Students enrolled in P-TECH will take high school and college courses, simultaneously working toward a High School Diploma and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems.
On January 11th, 2016, Trail Ridge Middle School hosted a P-TECH Dinner catered by Las Palmeras.
St. Vrain Valley School District is one of two school districts in Colorado chosen to offer Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH). Through a partnership with IBM and Front Range Community College, current 8th graders/next year’s incoming freshmen, can take part in the P-TECH program which combines both high school and two year of community college to obtain their Associate’s degree.
January 13, 2016, 7:39am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
St. Vrain Valley students soon will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate degree, with the college classes paid for by the state.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday that St. Vrain was chosen as one of two districts in the state to offer a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH, program.
October 26, 2015, 8:30am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
Both Westview and Trail Ridge Middle School recently were recognized as Apple Distinguished Schools for innovating with Apple products. The designation is for two years. The two Longmont schools are among five recognized in Colorado, about 200 in the nation and about 300 total worldwide. St. Vrain's partnership with Apple is part of its four-year technology learning plan. The plan, funded through a 2012 mill levy override, allocates $2.2 million a year for all students in sixth through 12th grades to have their own iPad minis.
Homework Club is an opportunity for students to spend extra time after school in the Digital Commons completing homework. This is especially helpful for students who may not have an internet connection at home and can utilize the school wifi. Homework Club is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30pm.
The Digital Commons had a fantastic year of PowerTALKS, our version of TEDtalks. We were able to solicit experts to donate their time and energy to come speak to our students. They spoke on a range of topics from empowering women to financial success to the power of video online and much more. We offered two different speaking sessions this year based on our lunch schedule. STEM classes and students at lunch were welcomed into the DC for a 20 minute talk followed by a Q+A session.
Final report cards will not be mailed home to the families. Parents can locate the grades on Infinite Campus, under reports. If you would like a paper copy of the final report card, please contact the office.