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.
Preparing students for their futures
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.
- Industry Sponsored Projects
- School-Based Enterprises
- and more!
Seal of Biliteracy
- Completion of Coursework
- Show Proficiency in English
- Show Proficiency in World Language
- Industry recognized certifications through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways
- Specialized pathways and certifications available at Boulder TEC
- Approved online industry certifications
- Advanced Placement courses
- International Baccalaureate courses
- Concurrent/Dual Enrollment courses
GRAD PLUS NEWS
Boulder Valley School District has a goal of providing work-based learning experiences, opportunities, and access on a greater scale, across the entire K-12 system. This starts with changing the perception of work-based learning. It is not just about offering a few internships or guest speakers, it is about making sure that every BVSD student, in every grade, has the opportunity to connect what they are learning in school to the industry-based world around them.
Last year, 594 of graduating BVSD seniors earned the seal of biliteracy, achieving proficiency in 11 different languages, some even earning the seal in multiple languages. Each year since the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) has started awarding the Seal, there has been an increase in students who attain the achievement (even during the pandemic).
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.
Boulder Valley School District’s Grad Plus framework was built on the idea that every student should graduate from high school in BVSD with more than a diploma.
Grad Plus Launch
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.