Author: Tina Gurdikian

Tina Gurdikian has been a Jeffco resident since 2008, and is the parent of two Jeffco Schools students. She has a BS in Environmental Analysis and Planning with a minor in Biology. In her not-so-spare time, she enjoys fostering dogs, scuba diving, backpacking, hiking, biking, and kayaking with her family. Please visit our "About Us" page to learn more about Tina and our other writers.
sixth grade

Jeffco Schools 6th grade transition, explained

May 14, 2018

This fall, most Jeffco elementary and middle schools will open their doors to sixth graders as part of a transition to a K-5, 6-8 school model across the district. The plan is to transition all existing K-6, 7-8 neighborhood schools to the K-5, 6-8 model by the 2019-2020 school year. The districtwide move is the result of […]

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middle school

Educational benefits of 6-8 middle school include accelerated math, electives

May 14, 2018

Approximately 75 percent of sixth-grade students attend middle school nationwide, according to Jeffco Schools Superintendent Jason Glass. Starting this fall, most Jeffco middle school students will attend a 6-8 middle school here, as well. Many of Jeffco’s neighboring school districts also use a 6-8 model, including Cherry Creek, Denver, Douglas County, and Boulder.  Jeffco’s Bell Middle School, […]

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