As part of BVSD’s efforts to expand Career and Technical Education offerings and support student success, the Bond-funded Building for Student Success building renovation program passed by voters in 2022 will expand and update Accelerate centers at middle and high schools throughout the district and the central career acceleration center at the Arapahoe Campus in Boulder.
Future careers will continue to evolve, likely in ways that are difficult to predict. Our graduates will need the skills and confidence to keep learning and remaining flexible throughout their careers.
High school students in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) can now earn an associate degree from Front Range Community College (FRCC) while enrolled in high school, tuition-free. This option is now available as a pathway for all BVSD high school students, including those enrolled through Boulder Universal, BVSD’s online K-12 school, with course offerings varying campus to campus.
BVSD has invested in fostering linguistic diversity through robust dual-language programs that empower students to master multiple languages in their existing learning environments. One example of the program's success is the Aguirre Garcia family of Lafayette, Colorado whose native language is Spanish.
ASCENT, a program that offers a year of free college tuition at either Front Range Community College or Metro State University, has expanded to offer an unlimited number of awardees. In response, BVSD celebrated and identified almost 500 seniors who have qualified in one year’s time. Over 40 of those students were approved to participate in the program, an increase from just four students in the spring of 2022.
Did you know Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) students can earn free college credits during high school – often without leaving their own high school campus? It can save a lot of money and give students a big head start at university.
On May 24, 2023, Monarch High School student shared his experience with Grad Plus, Concurrent Enrollment and the ASCENT program to the Boulder Valley School District Board of Education.
On March 8, district leadership presented the idea of Grad Plus to the Boulder Valley School District Board of Education. Learn more about the elements of the effort and our plans for the future of post secondary success in BVSD.