High School Academic Hub

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The transition to high school can be both exciting and nerve wrecking for parents and students. It is also a time when students become more independent. The high schools in BVSD have a wide selection of course offerings and opportunities and offer students guidance on their future goals. The below general resources will give you an overview of content area resources and supports as well as district programs targeted towards future success. The best resource, though, will be your school and counselor.

How do I check my student's grades?

Assignment and final term grades are viewable through the parent portal of Infinite Campus. 

Content Area Support

Math

Curriculum

BVSD provides many course options and pathways for high school math, including academic support, advanced, AP, and IB options.

Explore the course pathways options here

You can find all math courses offered in BVSD here. Math options may vary by school. Check your school's course catalog to see what is being offered.

Assessment

All students enrolled in Algebra 1/Advanced Algebra 1 take an End-of-Year Summative Assessment.

All students enrolled in Geometry/Advanced/Pre-IB Geometry take an End-of-Year Summative Assessment.

All students in grades 9-10 take the PSAT and all students in grade 11 take the SAT.

Learning Materials

Parent Resources

Science

At Boulder Valley School District, we aim to provide an innovative, whole-child approach to learning to aid in students’ development as problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world.

BVSD aims to provide a rich science and engineering experience at the secondary level by engaging students in developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematical and computational thinking, and engaging in argument through evidence with their peers.

BVSD seeks to provide many opportunities to build upon key underlying themes in science and engineering: cause and effect, stability and change, energy and matter, structure and function, and systems thinking.

Curriculum

BVSD offers a wide array of high school science classes from geology and biology to sustainability and infectious disease. You can find all high school science course options here. Not all courses are taught at every high school, so check with your school for the courses being offered.

Assessment

Students in grade 11 take the CMAS science test.

Learning Materials

Social Studies

Curriculum

Here in BVSD Social Studies plays an important role in ensuring that all children are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives.

To make this possible BVSD high schools have extensive course offerings in social studies, including Economics, Psychology, US, World, and Local History and Geography classes, Race Relations, Anthropology, Government, and Law. You can find all the high school social studies courses here. Not all courses are offered at every school, so check with your school about what classes are being offered.

Assessment

Students in 11th Grade may take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Social Studies test in the spring (The state picks a sampling of schools each year).

Learning Materials

Theatre Arts

Visual Arts

Here at BVSD, we seek to embrace the whole child and nurture each and every student's abilities to create meaningful works of art. Authenticity (meaning 'real-world' in this case) is a strength of our program as well. We strive to get student's work displayed to the public in multiple forums throughout the city and state each year.

We take great pride in our expansive offering of Visual Arts classes throughout all levels of schools in this district, from the classical forms of art through to cutting edge 21st Century technological art classes. You can find all the arts courses here. Note not all courses are offered at every school.

 

BVSD offers over 30 Visual Arts classes at the high school level, with multiple challenging tracks

4 levels of:

  • Drawing and Painting
  • Pottery and Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Portfolios Arts

and 3 levels of:

  • Studio Art
  • Digital Art and Design
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See all high school art courses here. Note: Not all courses are offered at every school so check your school course catalog.

 

Art Shows

Every year Boulder Valley School District hosts at Art Show for students in Grades K-8 and a separate show for High School Students and BVSD teachers. These are great ways for students to show off their work in a public way and take pride in the beautiful art they've created. Explore the slideshows below to see some past art show work.

Health

PE

Physical Education is much more than participating in physical activity. It is about learning how to be involved in ways that benefit you most. It is about exploring different opportunities, whether that be team sports, individual sports, or fitness-based activities. It’s about learning the physiology of the body and the impact on the brain and making good choices that lead to a long and healthy life.

“Wellness in Action” is the name of our high school comprehensive physical education course, but it is also the mission for Physical Education in Boulder Valley. Classes are designed to teach students about concepts in physical education and to coach them through the various skills needed in a wide variety of activity.

Learn more about the high school PE course options

Music

High School Music Courses

High Schools offer an array of music options including band, jazz band, orchestra, choirs, musical theatre, music history, music technology and music theory.

See all high school music courses here. Note: Not all courses are offered at every school so check your school course catalog.

 

Learn more about BVSD's music program here.

Music Awards and Accolades

BVSD has many students who are selected to perform in the Colorado All State Choir, Colorado All State Band,  CU Honors BandWestern States Honor Orchestra and Colorado All State Orchestra each year.

2018-19

Colorado All-State Jazz Band

Lucas Davis, Centaurus High School

Florence Hughes, Fairview High School

Milo Lewon, Boulder High School

Colorado All-State Jazz Choir

Leah Kirby, Fairview High School

Paige Wiemer, Fairview High School

Colorado All-State Band

Boulder High

Tyler Irving

Centaurus High

Jorin Benson

Ahnna Rom (alternate)

Fairview High

Samuel Jarvis

Nicholas Phillips

Isabel Thronberry

Kaleb Manske (alternate)

Peak to Peak

Catherine Li

Madison Lin

Daniel McCall

Benjamin McCloskey

Prashasth Satish

Arden Xu

Colorado All-State Choir

Boulder High School

Teacher: Mary Bateman

Brooke Curry

Marcus Schaller

Southern Hills Middle School

Teacher: Tina Dozauer-Ray

Sarah Shehigian

Juliet Koechel

Liv Kosanovich

Annaliese Markel

Saisree Kumar

Julia Abboud

Annie Tanner

Stella Zahradka

Fairview High School

Teacher: Janice Vlahos

Cameron Holland

Monarch High School

Teacher: Zach Cole

Owen Atkinson

Ashlyn Spanarella

Max Murray

 

Platt Middle School

Teacher: Karen Hannahoe

Taylor Burke

Sofia Dale

Sarah Hunter

Bradley Hambleton

Jackson Miller

Korben Stone

Noe Sura

Noah Sherry

Samantha Sterritt

Henry Banks

Logan Hirschland

Summit Middle School

Teacher: Amy Austin

Kylie Berg

Avanti Gautam

Yosha Gautam

Sofia Gross

Ria Marlin

Elanor Tompkins

Aurelia Kembel

Davis Hill

Gunnar Neufeld

Colorado All-State Orchestra

Boulder High School

Tyler Irving

Marcus Schaller

Cailani Lemieux Mack

Elena Wolvington

Sebastian Willowhawk

Luke Tsuchiya

Lucy Rissman

Terry Vis

Cora Tenenbaum

Centaurus High School

Carson Conley

Amy Delevoryas

Fairview High School

Luna Reid

Piper Catlin

Maxwell Story

Isabel Thornberry

Eojin Lee

Greta Koenig

Youngbin Yoon

Justin Hein

Monarch HS

Jayden Kazantsev

Maks Caron

Peak to Peak

Ashley Tang

Ben McCloskey

Brandon Guo

CU Honors Band

Centaurus High School

Ahnna Rom

Luke Fischer

Carson Conley

Jorin Benson

Ellie Vogelsberg

Fairview High School

Isabel Thornberry

Ayla Danabasoglu

Florence Hughes

Nicolas Phillips

Hayden Outlaw

Louisville Middle School

Elyse Cutforth

Beatrice Lighthiser

Elliot Frank

Allie Grasso

Monarch High School

Marisa Weissmann

Peak to Peak Charter School

Katelyn Remund

Platt Middle School

Cecil Carroll

Summit Charter Middle School

Kelly Young

Western States Honor Orchestra

Boulder High School

(directed by Ryan Woodworth)

Blue Bryan, bass

Lucy Rissman, violin

Cora Tenenbaum, viola

Terry Vis, violin

Sebastian Willowhawk, cello

Elena Wolvington, viola

Broomfield High School

(directed by Renee Beri)

Rachel Halperin, cello

Centaurus High School

(directed by Heather Murphy)

Amy Delevoryas, cello

Noah Lykins, viola

Monarch High School

(directed by Kelsey Hoover)

Maks Caron, viola

Peak to Peak High School

(directed by Kajsa Schneider)

Brandon Guo, violin

Fairview High School

(directed by Mindy Anderson)

Kanoe Aiu, cello

Kaden Du, bass

Kiana Fan, bass

Paige Franklin, violin

Justin Hein, bass

Leah Kirby, violin

Kaidan Larson, violin

Alex Mizzi, violin

Shawn Murphy, viola

Luna Reid, violin

Eric Sankey, cello

Max Story, cello

Youngbin Yoon, cello

2017-18

Colorado All-State Choir

  • Owen Atkinson, Monarch High School
  • Ethan Oliver, Fairview High School
  • Korben Smart, Boulder High School
  • Cameron Holland, Fairview High School
  • Zane Tsuchiya, Boulder High School
  • Wade McClung, Fairview High School
  • Peter Kennedy, Fairview High School
  • Lucas McLeod, Centaurus High School
  • Brooke Curry, Boulder High School
  • Angela Li, Fairview High School
  • Shannon Ireland, Broomfield High School

Colorado All-State Band

  • Ahnna Rom, Centaurus High School
  • Mary Vogelsberg, Centaurus High School
  • Charlie Fischer, Centaurus High School
  • Jorin Benson, Centaurus High School
  • Kate Uchida, Centaurus High School
  • Megan Finnigan, Centaurus High School
  • Scott McCall, Peak to Peak High School
  • Jonathan Vehida, Centaurus High School
  • Ellie Vogelsberg, Centaurus High School
  • Ben McCloskey, Peak to Peak High School
  • Mikayla Frank-Martin, Centaurus High School
  • John Painter, Centaurus High School
  • Colin Roberts, Centaurus High School
  • Annika Ekrem, Boulder High School
  • Isabella Ford, Monarch High School
  • Samuel Jarvis, Fairview High School
  • Theodore Morgan, Fairview High School
  • Chris Prinster, Fairview High School
  • Christian Wilson, Fairview High School
  • Sam Dusinberre, Fairview High School
  • Karen Buci, Monarch High School
  • Avivah Malin, Boulder High School
  • Jonathan Vehida, Centaurus High School
  • Brody Austin, Monarch High School
  • Evan Allenson, Monarch High School
  • John Painter, Centaurus High School

2016-17

Colorado All State Choir

  • Issac Hoffman, Centaurus High School
  • Jessie Bolger, Fairview High School
  • Carrie Douglass, Fairview High School
  • Ellie Hackbarth, Broomfield High School
  • Jacob Aychman, Centaurus High School
  • Claire McConville, Monarch High School
  • Sienna Sewell, Fairview High School
  • Natalie Wilcoxen, Broomfield High School
  • Caroline Thompson, Fairview High School
  • Sydney McDonald, Monarch High School
  • Allison Armstrong, Fairview HIgh School
  • Kalianne Zack, Broomfield High School

Language Arts

Curriculum

BVSD provides many course options for high school lanuage arts, including academic support, AP, and debate, and yearbook options.

Explore the course options here

Language Arts options may vary by school. Check your school's course catalog to see what is being offered.

Assessment

All students in grades 9-10 take the PSAT and all students in grade 11 take the SAT.

All students in grade 9 take a BVSD Common Writing assessment.

Learning Materials

Parent Resources

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

World Languages

World Language Instruction in Boulder Valley is offered in select secondary schools in:

  • American Sign Language (ASL), 

  • Arabic

  • French

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Latin

  • Spanish

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE COURSE OFFERINGS BY SCHOOL

Helpful Links

Preparing 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.