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Centaurus

With the impact of the pandemic on learning evident, the team at Centaurus High School decided it was time to try something new. They needed to proactively find the students that were struggling. So the team intently focused on enhancing their Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), a framework that uses data to identify which students might need more support, and then tailoring that support to meet their specific needs.

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The Board of Education is pleased to announce the dates of the community interest sessions for those interested in running for the school board. We will be hosting three sessions this month and all events will be held at the BVSD Education Center, 6500 Arapahoe in Boulder. 

Facilities team members provide authentic expertise and experiences for TEC students

One morning this past fall, Boulder TEC students gathered for a not-so-typical lesson in plumbing. Instead of happening in the Construction Trades classroom at Boulder TEC, the lesson took place at Boulder High’s Recht Field and was led by BVSD’s lead plumber Ted Burke. The experience was part of an innovative program that took advantage of BVSD’s in-house construction trades expertise and a district-wide inventory of facilities to provide authentic, work-based learning experiences for TEC students.

BVSD Instructional Model: A consistent model of instruction

The goal of every educator is to teach in a way where students not only learn the material, develop skills and master the standards -- but that they enjoy the experience and that ultimately the lesson inspires and informs their life. A new instructional model was recently developed by district educators as an outstanding framework to ensure that best practices are consistently utilized. This consistency for both teachers and students is one of the initiatives of BVSD’s All Together for All Students Strategic Plan to help strengthen the instructional infrastructure across the district.

Industry certifications open doors for students, build resumes

When a Boulder Valley School District student applies for a job, one of the ways that they can stand out is by earning industry certifications while enrolled in school. “Industry certificates are defined by the specific businesses and industry areas as a way for their current employees or prospective employees to demonstrate that they have a certain level of competency in that particular area,” explained Dr. Arlie Huffman, BVSD’s director of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the principal of Boulder TEC. 

Restorative practices (you’re likely already using them at home)

In the Boulder Valley School District, Restorative Practices are used as a school-wide framework, focusing on intentionally building, maintaining and repairing relationships. You're likely already using some of these restorative practices in your own home. Utilizing Restorative Practices both at school and at home can be a holistic approach in helping students problem-solve and learn conflict resolution skills, gain a better sense of relationship building, and feel supported by the adults in their lives.

COVID-19 Resources

Welcome back BVSD families! Read our Return to School Fall 22’ Health Protocols

All Together for All Students Strategic Plan

All Together for All Students

The Boulder Valley School District has developed a new Strategic Plan. This ambitious, exciting and comprehensive effort will guide BVSD for the next five years and aims at bringing everyone together to meet the needs of all students.

Ignite

All students benefit from challenging and relevant educational opportunities

Equip

Reduce disparities in achievement

Soar

Every student graduates empowered with the skills necessary for post-graduate success

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