Polaris and Preston named "Trailblazer Schools to Watch"
Two PSD schools have been recognized as 2016 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch, making PSD the state leader with four out of 10 district middle schools earning the distinction.
The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education recognized Preston Middle School and Polaris Expeditionary Learning School for challenging students to use their minds well, providing every student with high-quality learning and addressing the unique developmental needs of preteens.
Polaris and Preston will join Lesher Middle, recognized in 2014, and Wellington Middle, recognized in 2012 and 2015, as Trailblazer Schools to Watch. Each school is recognized for a three-year period.
"These awards affirm that PSD leads the state and nation in fostering a high degree of student academic excellence," Edie Eckles, superintendent of secondary schools, said.
Both schools will be recognized along with 100+ schools, including just two others from Colorado, at the National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer.
Quick links you may find helpful:
- 2015-16 School Calendar
- 2015-16 School Start and End Times
- 2016-17 School Calendar
- Planning Tools for Schools (major religious observances to consider from the Family, Community and Equity office)
- Jewish Observances - School Considerations (from the Family, Community and Equity office)
- Islamic Observances - School Considerations (from the Family, Community and Equity office)