Phone Number: 303-982-4400
Fax Number: 303-982-4401
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Kenneth Somers
Articulation Area: Columbine
Grades Served: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
School Mascot: Rebels
School Colors: Navy Blue, Silver
Classroom Hours: 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Office Hours: 6:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Sources of School Pride
- Columbine High School offers a comprehensive and rigorous course selection, including extensive Honors and Advanced Placement courses and a diverse, well-rounded curriculum supported by a highly qualified and dedicated staff which works purposefully to prepare students for college and careers.
- The Columbine community has long-standing traditions of Rebel pride and a culture of strong teacher-student relationships since our doors first opened in November, 1973. Multiple service opportunities and supports for student learning are in place and our school pride is reflected in our oft-referenced mantra, “We Are Columbine!” We are committed to fostering learning success among all our students.
- Columbine offers a variety of award-winning, inter-scholastic programs, including robust athletics, arts, drama, music programs, leadership and diversity organizations, National Honor Society, Key Club, DECA, and the Big Idea Project.
In a continuous stretch for excellence, Columbine recently collaborated to create a refreshing shared vision framework. The vision helps inform our actions, words, and deeds as we work toward a unified mission of supporting success in learning for every student:
WE ARE COLUMBINE - SHARED VISION AND CORE BELIEFS
Columbine High School is an inclusive family of students, teachers, staff, and parents. As a Rebel community, we stretch for excellence in our thoughts, words, and actions. Working toward our shared vision:
WE COMMIT TO:
• maintaining high academic expectations through high graduation rates, low and decreasing remediation and dropout rates, and success on AP, SAT, ACT, and similar tests.
• teaching students the skills they need for success beyond high school. We will promote college and career readiness through an offering of relevant and rigorous learning experiences.
• nurturing our students in capacities that help them to be confident, compassionate, gracious, and productive citizens.
• implementing timely interventions that target student needs and utilize a diversity of resources.
• inclusion and acceptance of all students and staff, recognizing every Rebel matters.
• the contribution of our Rebel staff in maintaining a clean, safe, healthy, and friendly educational atmosphere.
• creativity and risk-taking on the part of all members of the community.
• diverse and engaging learning environments.
• keeping up to date with instructional resources and technology, and exploring ways to update and modernize our facility to foster a 21st -century learning environment.
• personal and collective responsibility and accountability for all members of the Rebel family.
• engagement in the process of inquiry as an essential component to learning.
• all students to engage in higher-level thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.
• timely and meaningful communication between all members of the Rebel community.
• that consistent enforcement of school policies and procedures, those founded in a culture of respect, provide an environment where students and staff can thrive.
• in the quality and professional expertise of our faculty, and therefore, they are given the freedom to innovate, experiment, and take risks with new teaching strategies that meet the needs of all students.
• that empathetic relationships between teachers and students foster growth.
• that the teacher evaluation process at Columbine will support professional growth by promoting cooperation, feedback, and positive reinforcement.
• multiple paths for success, understanding the need for a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular programs.
• flexibility in scheduling to allow teachers the time for collaboration, conferring, reflection, feedback, and planning.
• advancement of our Rebel faculty’s craft of teaching, supporting participation in on-going professional development and working closely with colleagues.
• partnerships and communication with our feeder schools, parents, and community at large.
We are proud to call ourselves Rebels, dedicated to this shared vision. We Are Columbine!
In order to demonstrate examples of how we go about advancing and actualizing our vision, we are proud to share the following school, community, and student accomplishments:
· We are proud to acknowledge the many gracious gifts and donations of our parents and community partners in support of the Frank DeAngelis Columbine High School Academic Foundation; a 501c3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting the academic success and learning environment for the benefit of all students and teachers at Columbine.
· Through five unique Columbine-based and memorial-fund scholarships, our graduating seniors are eligible for up to $12,500 in scholarship awards provided at the school.
· In 2014, our graduating seniors generally amass millions of dollars in yearly scholarship monies and awards.
· Various graduates over the past three years have received the prestigious Gates scholarship and Perkins scholarship. Last year, we honored two National Merit semi-finalists, one finalist, and this year we currently honor three Boettcher scholarship semi-finalists, and one Boettcher scholarship finalist.
· We are proud of our many athletics programs, and have been awarded the Jefferson County 5A Paul Davis Sportsmanship Award for four consecutive years. We have won a total of 16 state championships in our school’s history, and many of our student-athletes go on to play at the Division I/II and other inter-collegiate athletic levels in a variety of sports.