2013 had the highest ACT score
of all public schools in Colorado.
It is the 12th year in a row for this honor.
pay off for Arvada High School
students.The Colorado Legacy
Foundation rewards students
who pass AP tests. Arvada HS had the most qualifying scores of the foundation's 13 schools.
Board Public Comment Registration
Goes OnlineJefferson County residents who want to participate in a Board of Education meeting via public comment will be able to sign up online. Previously, residents had to sign up by visiting the school district’s administrative office in Golden on the day of the meeting. The online registration will now be available online the Sunday before a regularly scheduled Thursday business meeting through the Board of Education Web page, go to meeting agenda to find the form. People without computer access can visit the Education Services Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden, to register for public comment. All registration will close at 3 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
Jeffco Schools Win Academic AccoladesForty-one Jeffco schools received academic awards from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), with some Jeffco schools walking away with double awards.
The John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award goes to schools with excellent academic achievement on the three-year school performance framework. There are 31 Jeffco schools that exceeded expectations on the academic achievement indicator. See the list of 2013 John Irwin recipients here.
The Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award was awarded to 20 Jeffco schools that demonstrated excellent student growth. These schools exceeded expectations related to academic growth gaps. See the list of 2013 Governor's award recipients here.
"These school awards make me so proud," said Superintendent Cindy Stevenson. "I thank our staff for their incredible efforts for our Jeffco kids." Read the official CDE news release.
Lakewood High School Donates $9,000 to Red Cross
Jeffco teacher wins prestigious Milken Educator Award
In a surprise announcement at an all-school assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Bear Creek High School social studies teacher Jose Martinez was presented with a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation in recognition of his exceptional work as a model teacher for the state and nation.
The award was presented in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education. Commissioner of Education Robert Hammond and Milken Family Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken were on hand in Lakewood for the announcement and celebration of Martinez’s talent and dedication.
“Mr. Martinez is a leader and mentor to his students and a supportive and collaborative peer to other educators,” said Hammond. “His work challenges his students and extends beyond the classroom. He is a positive force in the classroom and in his community.” Read More.