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 west sides of both buildings.
Park and Walk:
For those families who live too far to bike or walk the entire distance to school, a park and walk (or bike) is an excellent choice to avoid the hassle of Campus Drive. Select a location outside of the inner circle of the map to have your student walk and bike from there. Check the map to locate a convenient path, marked in green, to the school.
Students who are eligible for school bus service must register on Infinite Campus to ride the bus. Students who are assigned to a route will receive a Bus Pass from their driver. The Bus Pass must be swiped every time a student boards or disembarks from the bus. Please do not send your student to the bus stop if they have not been approved to ride the bus.
Unfortunately, due to the current bus driver shortage, BVSD may not be able to transport all eligible students. If you are able to get your student to school on your own, we encourage you to decline bus service on Infinite Campus, in order to free up a space for a student with no other options.
After the school year begins, if there happens to be space on the bus, transportation-eligible students who initially declined bus service may request a spot on the bus by calling the Transportation Department.
Space Available busing for students who are not transportation-eligible has been temporarily suspended due to the bus driver shortage. When capacity increases, we will bring back the Space Available application process.
Who is eligible for bus service?
Students with special needs who have a transportation clause in their IEP
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 within the City of Louisville. Superior and Broomfield also have FlexRide shuttles. FlexRide shuttles must stay within their city limits of the municipality that they serve.
Click here for a video from Commuting Solutions on how to use the FlexRide.
RTD and RTDFlexride 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.