Biking and Walking Infrastructure:
The cities of Louisville and Superior have invested a lot of resources to improve walking and biking infrastructure in the area around the Monarch campus. From the map, you will notice:
Four underpasses or overpasses to help bicyclists and pedestrians avoid traffic.
88th Street (between Dillon and St. Andrews Lane)
88th Street and US 36
US 36 just south of the hospital
Dillon Road (near the golf course)
Paved paths connect the Coal Creek Trail to the north to campus and the Highway 36 Bike Path to the south of campus (see the green lines on the map).
In September of 2020, Superior unveiled new, separated bike paths on 88th St. stretching from Shamrock to Campus Drive.
Monarch High has ample parking for bicycles on the north and west sides of the building.
Park and Walk:
For those families who live too far to bike or walk the entire distance to school, a park and walk is an excellent choice to avoid the hassle of the hug-n-go lane.
The gravel lot just north of the medical offices on the east side of 88th is a convenient area to drop off students or park and walk in with students (while avoiding the congestion of 88th St). The lot is highlighted in yellow on the travel map.
On the west side of 88th St, on St. Andrews Lane there is an area (marked in blue on the map) where parents can do a remote hug-n-go. Students should take the path that leads to the underpass to access campus.
While RTD does not have any regular routes servicing the Monarch campus it does operate an on-demand shuttle service called FlexRide in Louisville. RTD FlexRide is a book-ahead, on-demand transit service providing curb-to-curb transportation.
RTD has reduced the fare for student to 90 cents. This is a 70% discount from the adult fare.
This secure matching system will connect you with families in your neighborhood to share the responsibilities of going to school and back by carpooling, walking, biking or riding either RTD or the school bus together. Thousands of other families are already connected.
All BVSD schools have their own Schoolpool network. For login information for your school, contact BVSD at SafeRoutes@bvsd.org or Mia Bemelen at Way to Go (MBemelen@drcog.org).
Student Parking: Parking at Monarch High School is a privilege. Dangerous or careless behavior can lead to parking privileges being revoked. Seniors will be given priority for upper lot parking permits. Any remaining upper lot spaces will be distributed to juniors through a random number lottery system. Juniors will receive priority for lower lot parking. Sophomores will be able to purchase any remaining lower lot passes starting each year in September. There is no extra fee to add permits on extra vehicles once a permit is purchased. Upper lot parking is strictly for upper lot passes unless approved by security or administration. This is the case even when there are empty spaces available in the upper lot. This guideline goes through the senior graduation date.
The fee for the 2020-21 school year is $20.00 for both the upper and lower lot due to the modified schedule during the pandemic. Parking applications will be provided during registration for seniors and juniors. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A CAR – PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR A PARKING PERMIT. ALL STUDENTS APPLYING FOR A PERMIT MUST HAVE A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE.
Students who are issued a parking permit must register their vehicle by:
1. Completing the registration form and returning it to the treasurer office.
2. Paying a fee ($20) for a parking pass.
The faculty and visitor parking lot at Monarch PK-8 is strictly off limits. In order to have safe and secure parking lot conditions, please observe the following:
● Obey the 15 mph speed limit.
● Drive and park in designated areas only.
● Lock all vehicle doors to secure your belongings.
● Students may not go to their cars during the school day unless they are leaving campus.
Students who forge parking passes and/or fail to obey parking rules and expectations may be suspended from school and will lose their parking privileges. Cars may be booted or towed when parked in unauthorized areas. Any illegal driving behaviors will be reported to the police and may be issued a ticket. Likewise, students driving in ways determined to be unsafe will lose parking privileges for a period of time determined by MHS administration.