Boulder Valley School District seeks to create challenging, meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. We put individual student learning experiences at the heart of what we do every day.
What is my student learning?
At BVSD, students engage in rigorous coursework, relevant and challenging learning experiences provided by our world class educators.
Students are assessed in multiple ways to demonstrate skills and understanding. Educators then use these assessments to provided differentiated supports to ensure every student succeeds.
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How does BVSD support all students in their learning?
Every student learns differently. BVSD is committed to providing all students with the supports they need. We have created a continuum of services, designed to help the youngest learners to recent high school graduates.
Birth to Age 5 Supports
- If you are concerned about your child's development, contact Child Find.
- If you have an advanced learner who could benefit from starting school early, learn about the early access process.
- If you are interested in enrolling your child in a BVSD preschool, learn more here.
How can I help prepare my student for post graduate success?
In BVSD we want all students to graduate prepared with the skills they need to succeed in life, career, and college. We know there are many paths to success and provide students a wide array of options and pathways.
ASCENT is a program that pays tuition for students to take a year of college courses at a community college after their senior year. If a student plans appropriately, they can complete that 5th year of High School with as much as two years of college paid for.
Interested in going to college, but are not sure what to do next? We've pulled some resources together to get you started.
BVSD students can earn free college credit at the same time as high school credit, giving them a head start on their college and career goals.
Middle and High School students at BVSD can take a wide array of career focused classes that empower students with the rigorous academic and technical skills needed to succeed.
BVSD works directly with Front Range Community College (FRCC) to offer college credits while in high school. Courses are offered at BVSD high schools or you can take courses at FRCC, either on-campus or online. There are many opportunities to explore. Learn more about how you can earn college credit without paying tuition.
Beginning with the Class of 2021, in order for BVSD students to graduate high school and receive a high school diploma, they must meet Colorado’s new graduation guidelines.
BVSD ensures all high school students have an ICAP to start planning their future.
Students in BVSD can graduate with the Seal of Biliteracy, giving them an advantage in college and/or career.
Metropolitan State offers both Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Enrollment opportunities. We have partnered with Metro to offer a virtual network of college courses while in high school with no tuition cost to the students. There are also courses that connect students under Dual Enrollment with a reduced tuition cost.
CU Boulder is a Dual Enrollment partner and offers college credits for high school students. This means that you can take college courses offered at CU Boulder at a discount. Students are able to expand their education in areas exhausted in high school or explore new opportunities. Classes are offered on campus and online.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) combines what you're learning in the classroom with professional training opportunities. By interweaving WBL with industry certificate and/or post-secondary coursework you're not only career ready...you're career competitive!