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Program Characteristics

Special Education Programming
MHS provides a wide range of special education services for students with special needs (significant needs, SLD specific learning disability), deaf and hard-of-hearing, and emotional and behavioral disorders). Students are served in the least restrictive environment.

TAG students are served in 43 different advanced courses in grades nine through 12. Twenty courses are offered in Advanced Placement. Sixteen courses include college credit at CU-Boulder (CU Succeed). TAG students have the opportunity to be dual-enrolled in post-secondary courses on the CU-Boulder campus.

  • Program designs. MHS is a college-prep, comprehensive high school where more than 95 percent of graduates enroll in higher education.
  • Program Organizations. MHS features a closed campus environment, modified block schedule, and late start one day a week for faculty professional development and tutor time for students.
  • Program Support Systems. MHS employs an intervention specialist from the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, four full-time BVSD counselors, a school social worker, and a school psychologist to support the social and emotional health of students. In event that students are struggling academically, emotionally, or socially, MHS has a problem solving team which develops, in conjunction with parents and teachers, action plans to support students. Tutoring is available daily to students in our Learning Center (The Forum) and additionally on Wednesday mornings during late start. The school features 500 computers and 10 computer labs.  Monarch High School’s Library has been recognized by the State of Colorado as a Power Library (a model library for schools across the state).  It is the only high school library with this designation in Boulder Valley School District.
  • Course Offerings. MHS offers its students a total of 200 courses in its curriculum which includes 23 courses at the Boulder Technical Education Center. Twenty-six courses are offered for weighted credit which includes Advanced Placement Courses and CU Succeed.

Special Programs and Opportunities

Monarch High School Sponsored Activities: Students at Monarch High School may participate in many activities that are school-sponsored and led by district employees under extra-duty contracts. Many of these programs involve both academic class time as well as countless after-school hours. There are a total of 22 Colorado High School Activities Association sanctioned programs, 46 clubs and activities, 14 music organizations, and seven drama productions annually.   Included in the extensive list are: forensics, yearbook, newspaper, musicals, plays, marching band, concert band, orchestra, jazz band, color guard, percussion lines, choirs, forensics, Mock Trial, Invisible Children, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), DECA (an association of marketing students), International Club, Student Council, Thespians, National Honor Society, world language and culture clubs, and the MOHI 360 (Freshmen Mentoring Program).

Monarch High School Student Academic Organizations: Students and teachers at Monarch High School may participate in student academic organizations that are direct extensions of the curriculum as taught at Monarch High School. Those organizations are the Art Studio, Area 52 (Literary Magazine), Robotics, the Rocket Science Club, the German Club, and the Spanish Club.

Monarch High School Student Led Organizations: Students at Monarch High School may form and participate in student led organizations. These organizations are not sponsored by the school but meet the parameters as set forth in the BVSD policy regarding student led organizations. Currently the active organizations are High Impact (Bible Club), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), the Key Club,  Ecology Club, Mountain Biking Club, Board Games, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Leaders Challenge, the Chess Club, and the Black Student Alliance.