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Program Characteristics
 

We are a neighborhood school that hosts a focus program, Dual Immersion Bilingual, as well as a traditional middle school program.  Key features of our program:

  • The entire school has a commitment to learning through in-depth reading, writing, discussion, and problem solving.
  • Our highly ranked math program provides students with the right amount of challenge to ensure high levels of growth over three years.
  • A continuum of English instruction—from advanced English language arts to English as a Second Language (ESL) —exists to ensure that all students are supported and challenged.
  • Our bilingual program offers classes in Spanish language arts, Spanish reading and Spanish social studies to support bilingualism.
  • A Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program with an on-site coordinator meets individual student needs.
  • Traditionally underrepresented students succeed in honors math and advanced language arts classes because Casey students receive extra support to succeed if it is needed.
  • Traditional and unique electives such as Leadership, Baile Folklórico and AVID, as well as after-school activities like Hip-Hop Dance, Skiing and Outdoor Education, round out our instructional program.
  • Families are involved through PTA, SIT and Casey Parents (a parent orientation meeting offered in Spanish).


Special Programs and Opportunities
In addition to the BVSD interscholastic and intramural sports we have:  Band, Guitar, and Orchestra, Bike Club, Science Discovery, Stained Glass Design, Chess Club, Skiing, Fiesta, Jazz Band, Art Club, Entrepreneurial Club, Musicals, Newspaper, Middle School Transitions Instruction, Morning Reading, Outdoor Education, Bolder Boulder, Science Fair, Student Council, Community Service, Summer Literature Circles, Talent Show, 8th grade Colorado Trip, 360 Orientation and mentoring for 6th graders, History Day, Robotics, Base Camp (Homework Help), Arts Alliance Grants, Get Out! (outdoor club), YouthCan Conference in New York City, and Yearbook.