Innovation

innovation investment

Jeffco Schools continues investment in innovation

February 26, 2019

Jeffco Schools furthers its investment in innovative ideas with a new round of funded projects through the Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund. This round, known as 2.0, grouped ideas by cost. Two “big ideas” won funding, along with three “medium ideas” and 14 ideas receiving minimal funding. Big Idea Winners (> $50K) Chatfield High School hopes […]

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arts school

Jeffco arts school proposal leads to districtwide arts plan

August 28, 2018

 When Jeffco Superintendent Jason Glass suggested the district consider adding a new arts school last fall, not everyone was happy. “The announcement got a big reaction from community as well as teachers,” said Hope Hosier, choir and theater teacher at Wayne Carle Middle School.   While some families were excited by the idea, others were […]

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Brady Bridge

Brady Bridge program prevents nearly 200 student dropouts in 2017-18

July 23, 2018

Nearly 200 fewer Jeffco students dropped out of school this year thanks to the support of a Jeffco Schools program known as Brady Bridge.  Brady Bridge, a specialized program through Brady High School in Lakewood, seeks out students who have dropped out of high school and provides the bridge program as a way to get […]

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school choice

Your guide to school choice in Jeffco Schools

July 19, 2018

School choice has been a core feature of Jeffco Schools since the 1990s, offering students multiple options. Jeffco students can choose from 17 option schools, 21 charter schools or any neighborhood school, if space is available. School choice is available to any Jeffco family, as well as families who reside outside Jeffco, through a process […]

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1:1 technology

1:1 technology to expand as part of Jeffco Schools new strategic plan

May 29, 2018

Jeffco Schools plans to expand the use of technology throughout the district as part of the new strategic plan, and 1:1 technology plays a crucial role. Jeffco plans to provide 1:1 devices such as Chromebooks, iPads, or other laptop computers for instruction and coursework in all schools by 2022, as part of the recently-approved Jeffco […]

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option school

Free Horizon Montessori to become Jeffco option school, move to Pleasant View building

May 24, 2018

Big changes are ahead for Jeffco charter school Free Horizon Montessori, which will become a Jeffco option school this fall, and move into the former Pleasant View Elementary building in Golden. The Jeffco School Board unanimously approved the change and the school’s application for innovation status on May 3. Free Horizon’s Board of Directors and Accountability Committee also […]

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innovation

Jeffco Schools Innovation Fund winners seek to improve student experience

May 1, 2018

Increased STEM and STEAM programming, more opportunities to learn about careers, expanded access to health services and mental health supports, and improved safety and security are just a few of the innovations Jeffco Schools began implementing this spring thanks to a new $1 million Jeffco Innovation Acceleration Fund. Jeffco Schools employees submitted 104 applications to […]

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