Poudre School District

Educate Every Child, Every Day

Boltz Middle School

720 Boltz Drive
80525 Fort Collins
United States
Principal: 
Penny Stires
Grades: 
6 - 8
Colors: 
Red & gold
Mascot: 
Phoenix
Phone: 
970-472-3700
Fax: 
970-472-3730
Teacher Education Level: 
25 of 40 teachers hold master's degrees or above
Average Teaching Experience: 
10

History
Prior to the scheduled 1972 opening of Boltz, a fire ravaged the brand new facility. Determined crews immediately rebuilt the structure from the ashes, and Boltz opened in January 1973. Accordingly, the mythological Phoenix was chosen as the school mascot.

Learning culture
At Boltz, students are our number one priority! A strong academic and exploratory curriculum is necessary for students to reach their highest potential. Students are encouraged to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. School-wide expectations are the six Ps: Prompt, Prepared, Polite, Participate, Positive Attitude, and Produce.

Boltz staff and students model the character traits of respect, integrity, honesty, and responsibility. Conflicts are generally resolved non-violently using the Positive Interaction Model.

Boltz has a dynamic and diverse student population. Staff provides a nurturing, safe environment founded on a culture of respect and understanding of early adolescence with a commitment to the academic, physical, social, and emotional growth of students.

Academic environment
Boltz offers the academically rigorous PSD standards-based curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Students in 7th and 8th grade may choose Pre-Advanced Placement classes for an even more challenging program.

Instructional & enrichment programs
We offer a wide variety of courses and activities including band, orchestra, choir, musical theater, engineering explorations, humanities, advanced art, internet club, Student Council, WEB Leaders, Science Olympiad, Math Counts, Odyssey of the Mind, athletic conditioning camp, and homework assistance. In addition to four sports seasons, Boltz offers intramural tennis and golf. Enrichment for our gifted and talented students will be incorporated in their daily guided study.

Opportunities for parents
Parents and community members are encouraged to become involved through the School Planning Team or School Improvement Team or by volunteering to help with special events.