Taking Public Education by #StVrainStorm

In St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are all part of a greater purpose in advancing public education across our community and beyond. We have a vision for a strong public education system that is not only preparing our students for graduation and postsecondary success, but is giving them a strong competitive advantage to compete with anyone, anywhere, anytime, for any job in the world.

We believe public education is the foundation that drives the success of our nation. It is through our public schools that our communities are safer, our economies are stronger, our property values are higher, and our future is brighter. Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are taking public education by #StVrainStorm – our shared passion and commitment to advancing academic excellence and student success. Whether we are in our classrooms, competing and performing across the state, hiking with our families, or traveling the world, we keep public education close to our hearts and champion academic excellence wherever we go.

Follow our #StVrainStorm hashtag on Twitter to see the outstanding things taking place every day across all of our schools and departments.

2018-2019 #StVrainStorm Achievements

St. Vrain Valley Schools has earned numerous awards and recognitions for the outstanding achievements of our students, teachers, staff, schools, and programs - some of which include the following:

Academic Achievement

  • One of 370 districts nationally and one of only four in Colorado to be named to the Advanced Placement Honor Roll for increasing student access to AP courses
  • Administered approximatly 4,000 AP Exams and 950 IB exams with numerous AP Scholars across the district and IB Diploma recipients
  • Home to numerous prestigious scholarship winners including National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists, Boettcher Scholars, and Daniels Scholars
  • St. Vrain Valley schools outscored the state on 18 out of 18 standardized assessments
  • St. Vrain Valley Schools' four-year graduation rate has continued to climb and is now at 90 percent for traditional high schools.
  • In 2018, five St. Vrain Schools were awarded the prestigious John Irwin Award for Excellence
  • 2019 Governor's Real World Design Challenge Winner: Erie High School
  • In 2018, five St. Vrain schools were awarded the Governonr's Distinguished Improvement Award

Technology & Curriculum

  • Learning Council 2019 Top Ten Digital District
  • 2019 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE): District of Distinction
  • 2019 Colorado Technology Association APEX Award Finalist for CEO of the Year and 2019 Winner of Project of the Year
  • 2019 Colorado Succeeds Prize Winner: Excellence in Technology Enabled Learning and Finalist for Transformation Impact in Middle School
  • 2018 Consortium of School Networking Team Award
  • 2018 Colorado Succeeds Prize for Excellence in STEM Education

Business & Corporate Partnerships

  • 2019 Boulder Chamber: Innovative Business of the Year
  • 2019 Longmont Economic Development Partnership Chair Award
  • Awarded approximately $4 million in grant dollars in the past year, including highly-competitive CDE and numerous foundation grants

Arts, Athletics, & Co-Curricular Successes

  • Altona students were ranked first nationally and in Colorado for Cyberpatriots
  • Niwot Cross Country Team was the Nike National Champions
  • Frederick High School was invited to perform at the presitious Colorado Thespian Conference
  • 21 VEX Robotics Teams qualified for Worlds and two won state championships
  • Up a Creek Robotics won the Oklahoma Regional, theDelphi Excellence in Engineering Award, the Colorado Regional, the Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism Award, the Wyoming State Championship, the Collins Aerospaces Innovation award, and the Inspire award
  • Longmont High School was recognized as the state drumline champion
  • 128 students participated in All-State Band, Orchestra, or Choir
  • St. Vrain High Schools won 12 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, along with seven forensic awards
  • St. Vrain high school student atheletes won 12 team state championship titles and 31 individual state titles in the past year

Financial, Operational, & Communications

  • Recognized by the Association of School Business Officials and the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting for the past 15 year
  • S&P bond rating of AA+ and a Moody's bond rating of Aa2
  • In 2019, St. Vrain was recognized with two national excellence awards and two national merit awards by the National Schools Public Relations Assoication, along with a Golden Achievement Award and six excellence awards by the Colorado Schools Public Relations Association
  • Recognized by the American Heart Association with the Workplace Health Achievement Award

Employee & Staff Awards

St. Vrain Valley Schools teachers and staff have been awarded numerous recognitions over the past year, including:

  • Colorado Principal of the Year
  • Univeristy of Colorado's Best Should Teach Award
  • Finalist for Colorado Teach of the Year
  • Colorado Coach of the Year
  • CHSAA Hall of Famer
  • CADA Honored Administrator and Outstanding Board Member
  • COSN Next Gen Emerging Educationr
  • Apple Distinguished Educator
  • Engineering Educator of the Year
  • Colorado Technology Association Finalist for CIO of the Year and CEO of the Year
  • Rising Star Science Teacher of the Year
  • 2019 Dan Maas Technology Leader of the Year
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Gifted And Talented Association

Congratulations to all of our students, teachers, and staff. We will continue to list additional achievements and recognitions in future publications.

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