Business Partnerships


PSD Partnership Center connects expertise, experience and resources to the District

We maintain a database resource of businesses, non-profit organizations, government entities, community members and parents, who work with our teachers and schools to enhance student learning and experiences.

You can share your business expertise or time with our students, staff Reading to childand schools in several ways: 

  • Provide internships, mentors & job shadowing
  • Be a guest speaker at a career fair or in a classroom
  • Provide instruction in a specialized area in the classroom
  • Host summer externships for teachers
  • Host student field trips
  • Interact with students at specific events (ie. reading or mathematics support)
  • Support existing programs by volunteering or offering other assistance
  • Work with teachers and staff to create unique and innovative learning experiences for students
  • Contribute financial support through the Poudre School District Foundation

Interested in being involved? Contact the Partnership Center at 970-490-3208!


NoCo Inspire

Connecting the classroom to careers, bringing students and businesses together

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NoCo Inspire gives PSD high school students a chance to explore careers and industries by connecting them with local employers and community mentors. The goals are to give students career readiness skills by having them interact and build relationships with businesses and future employers, and to support a sustainable future workforce.




Partnership Spotlight

Mobile Academic Classroom helps Tavelli students keep skills sharp over the summer

PSD partnerships made a principal's dream a reality!

Take one step inside, and you’ll quickly realize you aren’t on a typical school bus. White boards with A boy works at the white board in the MAC.math equations scrawled across them in colorful dry erase markers line the wall. A cabinet full of charging laptops sits near the front of the bus, next to cushy work benches. In the back, a reading area stocked with picture books invites students to take a seat and start reading.

Welcome to PSD’s Mobile Academic Classroom, or MAC. What was once an old school bus, the MAC is an exciting classroom for Tavelli Elementary students, offering academic enrichment programs during the summer months to help keep kids’ skills sharp and to better prepare them for the new school year. Kids do worksheets in the MAC.

The idea for the MAC, which began serving students in summer 2018, came from Tavelli Elementary School Principal Christine Hendricks. The PSD Partnership Center worked with Hendricks, connecting partners across the district and in the community to transform a retired school bus into a groovy, educational classroom on wheels.

Thanks to financial assistance from the PSD Foundation, as well as a generous gift from an anonymous donor, the project was able to leverage donations to help make the dream a reality!


MAC partners:

Business partners who assisted with the MAC project.
•    PSD Foundation
•    BC Interiors
•    Bear Lakes Designs
•    CDW-G
•    DesignPoint Engineering
•    Healthy Kids Club, A program of UC Health
•    Intel
•    Jet Marketing
•    Kaiser Permanente
•    MiEn Company
•    Mohawk Flooring
•    Otto Pint
•    PSD Innovation Grants
•    RB+B Architects
•    School Speciality
•    Saunders Heath Construction
•    Virco



Contact Information

Partnership Coordinator
Beth Higgins | 970.490.3208 |