As part of the Jeffco Public Schools community we invite you to use the information below to enhance your knowledge about the school district.
Most information for current parents can be found on the left under the Quick Links section of this website. If you need additional information, contact Communications Services at 303-982-6808.
School Year Calendars
The district's school year calendar is developed by the Calendar Committee which is made up of parents, students, teachers, staff and community members. Read more.
Grades and Student Records
Jeffco neighborhood elementary schools issue report cards three times each academic year, or roughly every 12 weeks. Read More. The report card samples will be updated for the 2011-12 school year soon.
For most Jeffco middle and high schools, progress reports are issued at the end of each six week grading period with a report card issued at the end of each trimester/semester. A student's middle and high school grades can be reviewed on the district's online parent portal.
Parents of high school students may wish to view the policy on high school grading for details on weighted classes, class rank and grade point average.
Records for current Jeffco students are maintained at their school.Student Discipline
The district recognizes that effective student discipline is a major contributor to the creation of a positive and productive learning environment for all students.
Annually the district publishes and distributes to all students the Code of Conduct designed to promote safety through high standards of behavior. The booklet includes all Jeffco Schools' policies related to student conduct and discipline.
For additional information, contact the Discipline Office at 303-982-6730.
Every two years, Jeffco students in grades two through 12 are given a chance to tell the district how they feel about issues ranging from safety to academics. More than 85 percent of students took the 2012 Make Your Voice Heard survey which was given online in February. Read more.Community Superintendents
The school district is divided into 17 articulation areas each comprising one or two high schools and the feeder elementary and middle schools. Each articulation area is managed by one of four community superintendents, who responds to parental concerns that cannot be resolved at the school level and monitors and evaluates school effectiveness. Contact a community superintendent.
Parents can keep updated about their student's education, both at the school and district level. Each school has a website and a school newsletter. The district also offers Chalk Talk a monthly parent newsletter that is sent to each families' e-mail, and the Key Communique, an e-mail newsletter for Jeffco education advocates who belong to the Key Communicators' Network. SchoolMessenger is a automated communications system that sends messages to families via e-mail, phone and text message. Parents often receive e-mails from schools regarding security issues. An archive of some messages is online here.
The District's Strategic Plan - The Call to Action
The district's Strategic Plan, The Call to Action, serves as a roadmap for the year. It guides us in establishing goals for student achievement.
Read the Parent's Guide to the Call to Action.
Diversity and Inclusion
Jeffco is committed to supporting a diverse student body and staff. The school district welcomes culture and diversity that embraces race, ethnicity, gender, transgender, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion guides our work in this area. Read More
Military, Employer and College Recruiting
Federal law requires educational institutions to provide military recruiters, institutions of higher education and prospective employers, access to secondary school students’ names, addresses, and telephone listings. Read more.
Colorado State Law (CRS 22-32-117) allows the Board of Education to authorize the collection of fees. The district supplies students with textbooks and instructional materials which are necessary for successful completion of approved courses of study. Students may be required to pay the cost of materials for projects when the items produced will be retained by the student. See a fee schedule example and learn more.
School fees can be paid at schools, or online through Jeffco Student Fee Payment inside Jeffco Connect.
Our students’ safety and well-being is our greatest concern and we want them to have medical care in case of an accident. We encourage parents and guardians to enroll their children in accident and medical insurance programs. There are several low cost plans available including K & K Insurance Group. Review their premium costs here and see a flier and enrollment form. Check with an insurance company for additional plans.
Six-Year Graduation Plan
Graduation requirements, adopted by the Jefferson County Board of Education, call for each student to have a Six-Year Graduation Plan beginning in seventh grade. Read more about the Plan.Schools and Special Programs
Not all students pick traditional pathways to a high school diploma. The district offers a variety of ways students can meet their educational goals and obtain class credits. Learn more about the district's educational options.Parent Involvement
Jeffco Public Schools recognizes that parents and families are the child's first and most influential teachers. They share the school's commitment to the educational success of their children. Read more.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Congress’s directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation. Read more.
Sexual Harassment Reporting
Jeffco Public Schools is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from sexual harassment, and it is the policy of the district that sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Read about sexual harassment reporting.
Jeffco Connect - Student Information
Parents provide contact information and other student data to schools online via Jeffco Connect. Jeffco Connect lets parents fill out their student's contact and demographic information from any computer that has an internet connection, and make updates when needed, so that schools always have the latest emergency contact information.
Jeffco Public Schools has a created policies and procedures to help ensure that our students receive a quality education. All district polices can be viewed through a searchable database on BoardDocs.