Boulder Valley School District

BVSD Acronyms


ALP - Advanced Learning Plan
AP - Advanced Placement
AP - Administrative Placement
AR - Association Representative
ASCD - Association for Supervision & Curriculum
ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder
AT - Administrative Transfer
AVID - Advancement via Individual Determination
AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress


BCSIS - Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies
BFSS - Building for Student Success
BOE - Board of Education
BVEA - Boulder Valley Education Association
BVSD - Boulder Valley School District
BVSSC - Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition



CABE - Colorado Association for Bilingual Education
CAFR - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
CAMLE - Colorado Association for Middle Level Educators
CASB - Colorado Association of School Boards
CASE - Colorado Association of School Executives
CBLA - Colorado Basic Literacy Act
CBOC - Citizen's Bond Oversight Committee
CCC - Curriculum Coordinating Council
CDE - Colorado Department of Education
CELA - Colorado Education Literacy Assessment
CIPC - Capital Improvement Planning Committee
CLC - Child Learning Center
CLEM - Collaborative Learning Elementary Mathematics
CLIP - Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project
CMG - Classroom Mini-Grants
COSPRA - Colorado School Public Relations Association
COTA - Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
CPKP - Colorado Preschool Kindergarten Program
CPP - Colorado Preschool Program
CTE - Career and Technical Education



DAC - District Accountability Committee
DASC - Denver Area School Committee
DAT - Design Advisory Team (Teams at schools who work to develop plans for innovation dollars)
DIMC - District Instructional Media Center
DLT - District Leadership Team (Central administration plus principals and assistant principals.  Meets monthly)
DPC - District Parent Council\



EAP - Employee Assistance Program (staff only)
ECEA - Exceptional Children's Educational Act
ELD - English Language Development
ELL - English Language Learner
ELPA - English Language Proficiency Act
ELR - Essential Learning Results
EPLT - Educational Programs Leadership Team
EPM - Education Process Management
EPT - Education Program Leadership Team
ES - Enterprise System
ESS - Educator Support Services
ESL - English as a Second Language
EUI - Energy Use Index



FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FAST - Family and Schools Together
FEP - Fully English Proficient
FET - Family and Educators Together
FOSS - Full Option Science System
FRL - Free and Reduced Lunch
FRS - Family Resources School
FTE - Full Time Equivalent



GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principals
GRAA - Grant to Reduce Alcohol Abuse



HKCS - Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
HRD - Human Resource Department
HSAD - High School Athletic Directors
HSAP - High School Assistant Principals
HSP - High School Principals


IB - International Baccalaureate
IC - Infinite Campus
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDI - Intercultural Development Inventory
IEP - Individualized Education Program/Plan
ILP - Individual Literacy Plan
ILT - Instructional Leadership Team
IR - Instructional Resource
IR - Interdisciplinary Resource
ISE - Instructional Services and Equity (now School and Network Leadership)
IT - Information Technology



K-12 - Kindergarten through 12th Grade



LEP - Limited English Proficient
LLL - Life Long Learning
LMT - Labor Management Team (District and union presidents)



MEACC - Multi Ethnic Action Cultural Committee
MLAC - Middle Level Activities Committee
MLAP - Middle Level Assistant Principals
MLP - Middle Level Principals
MLSC - Middle Level School Counselors
MTSS - Multi Tiered Systems of Support


NABE - National Association for Bilingual Education
NAEP - National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAO - New Administrator Orientation
NASSP - National Association of Secondary School Principals
NEO - New Educator Orientation
NEP - Non English Proficient
NOW - Notice of Withdrawal
NSDC - National Staff Development Conference
NSPRA - National School Public Relations Association



OE - Open Enrollment
OCR - Office of Civil Rights


PAC - Principal's Advisory Committee
PAM - Parents as Mentors
Para - Paraeducator
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PEN - Parent Engagement Network
PEP - Professional Educators Program
PERA - Public Employees Retirement Association
PIE - Partners in Education
PING - Parent Involvement Network Group
PK-12 - Preschool through 12th Grade
PLP - Personalized Learning Plan
POC - People of Color
POR - Proof of Residency
PPP - Parent Professional Partnership
PTA - Parent/Teacher Association
PTO - Parent/Teacher Organization
PYPIB - Primary Years Program International Baccalaureate



R2A - Read to Achieve
RBO - Relationship By Objective
READ ACT - Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act 
RFI - Request for Information
RFP - Request for Proposal
RTI - Response to Intervention



SAAC - Student Accountability Advisory Committee
SAC - School Accountability Committee
SAC - School Age Care
SAM - Substitute Assignment Manager
SAPP - Substance Abuse Prevention Program
SAR - School Accountability Report
SBHC - Site-Based Health Center
SBOE - State Board of Education
SEAC - Special Education Advisory Committee
SEC - Student Enrollment Center
SEP - Sustainable Energy Plan
SIED - Significant Identifiable Emotional Disorder
SIOP Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
SIPR - School Improvement Plan
SIS - Student Information System
SIT - School Improvement Team
SMS - Sustainability Management System
SOC - School of Choice
SPED - Special Education
SPED-CDE - Special Education
SRTS - Safe Routes to School
SWAP  - School to Work Alliance Program


TABOR - Taxpayer's Bill of Rights
TAC - Teacher Advisory Council
TAG - Talented and Gifted
TAG DAC - TAG District Advisory Committee
TAP - Teacher Assistance Program
TAS - Teachers as Scholars Program
TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury
TEA - TAG Education Advisors
TEC - Technical Education Center
TIES - Tools of Inquiry for Equitable Schools
TOSA - Teacher on Special Assignment
TSP - Teacher Support Program


UIP - Unified Improvement Plan



WMLS - Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey



ZNE - Zero Net Energy