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New Era Begins For Rocky Mt. Deaf School Students at Jeffco's Rocky Mountain Deaf School finally get a new home.
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School Interest & Information Events Mom and Dad, have you looked at all the great Jeffco school choices? It's time to start planning for Choice enrollment. School Interest Events have started.
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2014 Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Lakewood High teacher Sara Shackett is the 2014 Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year named by the National Council of Social Studies Teachers.
Alameda Supports Action Center With Food Drive Alameda International High School National Honor Society and IB Diploma Program sponsored their 7th annual food drive to support the Action Center. The students collected over 1,500 items in less than two hours.
District Honored by State Jeffco Schools were recognized by the Colorado Board of Ed.
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Congratulations to D'Evelyn, Evergreen, Conifer, Lakewood, Ralston Valley, Wheat Ridge and Jefferson Charter Academy high schools for being named one of the Best High Schools in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report.
 

Jeffco Schools Open Choice Enrollment

Jeffco students and families, who wish to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood school, have the option of participating in Jeffco Public Schools’ choice enrollment process for the 2015-16 school year.

First-round choice enrollment for the 2015-16 school year runs Wednesday, Jan. 7 through Friday, Jan. 30, 2015.  Any student in Colorado may enroll in any Jeffco school that has classroom space. To access a choice enrollment form, visit Jeffco’s choice enrollment website.  
 
Fill out the choice enrollment form and submit it to the school of choice. Students will be accepted on a space-available basis. Round-one applications are prioritized through a lottery process and waiting lists are created if applicants exceed space available at the school. A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child. 

Jefferson-Area Innovation Plan Introduced to the Community

Parents and community members from the Jefferson-area recently joined their principals and district administrators to discuss how to create an enhanced educational experience for their students.

“We have a deep commitment to provide our students with the best educational opportunities,” said Jefferson High School Principal Michael James. “We joined together to map out a framework for our students and that has propelled the Jefferson Area Plan.” 

School principals from Jefferson High, Wheat Ridge 5-8 School, Edgewater, Lumberg, Molholm and Stevens elementary schools worked as a team to review best practices, research programs and systems and brainstormed innovative educational strategies to map out the Jefferson Area Plan, to help boost our schools’ student achievement. Learn more about the plan.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is Jan. 20 – Jan. 26, 2015 for the 2015-16 school year. Read more.

Community Budget Meetings Coming

The Jefferson County Board of Education will host six community budget forums to discuss spending priorities and get feedback regarding the 2015-16 district budget. The meetings are scheduled for:

Thursday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.–Bear Creek High School
Thursday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.–Pomona High School
Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.–Columbine High School
Saturday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.–Alameda International High School
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.–Conifer High School
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.–Wheat Ridge High School

Alameda Area Facilities Recommendations

Jeffco Schools has announced a plan to reduce the over-crowding impacting elementary schools in the Alameda articulation area.  The plan allows for improved classroom and common area conditions specifically for Stein elementary school and enables the school district to accommodate additional student enrollment in the Alameda area by creating a new elementary school in the Alameda articulation area. The plan would align the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP), which serves all students in grades 7 through 10, into a single site on the Alameda International High School campus. A series of community meetings were held to gather community input about the proposal. Read more.

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