Address: 3715 Kechter Road, Fort Collins 80528
History and Culture
Opened in 2002, Zach Elementary was named in honor of Grace and Robert Zach who served as educators in the Poudre School District for many years and the school has grown to be one of Poudre School District’s largest neighborhood elementary schools. Zach is a Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) school where the staff focuses on raising student efficacy through positive behavior reinforcement and a healthy culture. Zach students follow the behavior acronym of ROAR: Responsible, Organized, Attentive, and Respectful.
Academics and Activities
Zach aligns the Colorado Academic Standards with the Core Knowledge Sequence to offer families explicit identification of what children should learn at each grade level to ensure a coherent approach to building knowledge across all grade levels and all content areas. Zach staff are constantly honing best instructional practice that reach all students, including delivering a strong multi-tiered system of support. All grade levels include physical education, music, art, technology, and media. Students may qualify for Gifted and Talented reading and math programs as well. Zach has continually been recognized with the Governor’s Award for both Academic Achievement and Academic Growth.
In addition to strong academics, Zach has many student enrichment opportunities, including choir, art club, running club, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, leadership, and Book Bowl. Zach also runs a winter “Zach Give Back” campaign where students raise money, goods, and awareness for non-profits all over the world. Before- and after-school childcare is available through BASE camp.