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School Options

Jeffco Public Schools offers many educational options to meet the needs of our students. The information below explains the different types of schools and provides access to additional information about individual schools.

You can also view an interactive map to locate schools and programs in your area, or use your home address in the Neighborhood/Assigned School Locator, to determine your assigned school.


Neighborhood Schools

Each neighborhood in Jefferson County has an assigned elementary, middle, and high school. While all neighborhood schools share the same commitment to providing a quality education for all students, each school is a unique reflection of its students, staff, and parents. Many neighborhood schools have special programs like STEM, career/tech, leadership, arts, gifted and talented, special education centers, and academic emphasis areas. Use our online School Directory to view a profile on each Jeffco school, including special program areas, test scores, and enrollment numbers.

 

Kindergartens and Preschools

We understand the concerns parents of young children have when sending them off to school for the first time. Our goal is to provide a great educational experience for both parents and children. Learn more about our preschool programs or kindergarten programs.


Charter Schools

A charter school is a public school operated by a group of parents, teachers and/or community members. The district’s charter schools operate under a contract or “charter” between the school and the Jefferson County Board of Education. They offer a variety of focuses ranging from Montessori education to core knowledge curriculum.

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Learn more about how charter schools are created and managed. You can also view any pending charter school applications.


Option Schools

Option schools, serving kindergarten through grade 12, draw students from all parts of the district who can choice enroll at the school. These schools offer a particular educational focus such as highly structured programs, experiential learning or technical training.

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Special Schools and Programs

Your student may benefit from one of the district’s many special schools and programs. The district offers programs for advanced students, technical programs for students seeking a direct career path, alternative education for non-traditional learners, online courses, programs for special education students, night classes, and much more.

View Special Schools
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Explore Our Program Options Under the Programs Menu

School Management & Structure

The district's School Innovation & Effectiveness Team plays a vital role in the success of our schools. They serve as a link between the schools, the community, and the district. In addition, they oversee school management. Jeffco Public Schools is divided into 17 areas providing assigned schools for each neighborhood served as well as option and charter school choices.

Schools are supported by achievement directors, who in addition to the school staff, respond to parental concerns, monitor and evaluate school effectiveness, student achievement, and implementation of curriculum.

Curriculum specialists help develop the material and courses taught in Jeffco schools, which align with Colorado Academic Standards.


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