Points of Pride
- Monarch has earned “Excellent” ratings on Colorado School Accountability Report since 2002 and repeatedly wins the John J. Irwin School of Excellence Award.
- Monarch is Colorado’s pilot site for a nationwide launch of The High School of Business which prepares students for success in a business major at college.
- Monarch’s graduation rate is 97.8%, 84% of students participate in extra-curricular activities, and 95% go on to attend two and four year colleges.
- Monarch students can earn college credit through CU Succeeds and Advance Placement Courses, as well as in college courses through Post Secondary Options.
Monarch High’s Equity Goal is to increase 9th and 10th grade Latino academic achievement in Reading and Math by 16 index points (72 to 88) and 14 index points (35 to 49) respectively by spring 2009. Our Achievement Goal is to increase 9th grade academic achievement in Reading, Writing, and Math by 9 (91 to 100), 11 (88 to 99), and 9 (80 to 89) index points respectively. Our climate goal is to increase the percentage of favorable responses to questions about adults at school on the Student Climate Survey by 6% (average of 54% to 60%) by May 2009. We will also increase communication between administration, Governance Team, staff, parents, students and community.
Monarch High School features a closed campus environment, a modified block schedule, and late start on Wednesdays for faculty professional development and student tutor time. Freshmen and sophomore students must take seven classes or six classes and a study hall. They are not permitted to leave the campus during the school day. Juniors must take a minimum of six classes and seniors must take a minimum of five classes. Juniors and seniors may apply for an off- campus pass that, if earned, would allow them to leave campus during the school day when they are not in scheduled classes. In addition to the closed campus environment, Monarch High School has extensive computer technology available to all faculty and students. All computers are connected to the instructional network and the Internet. Teachers utilize technology to enhance instruction and students have opportunities to explore how technology can be integrated into the learning process.
The school features a daVinci Lab that allows students to explore pre-engineering, pre-design, and applied technology. Students may access Advanced Placement Courses within Monarch High School and technology classes at a district level to enhance their academic transcripts. A tutor center, staffed by licensed teachers, individual scheduled tutortime access with every teacher in the building, a Links Program, and Connections program are all available at Monarch High School for individual students to access in order to be successful and reach their highest academic goals.