In this Q & A, Principal Steve Isenhour of Hulstrom Options K-8 writes about his A-school in Northglenn, Colorado. Describe your school’s mission and illustrate it with an example from the classroom. Our mission at Hulstrom K-8 is to provide our students with the foundation of excellent instruction, rigorous academics, and accelerated learning, with a focus on… Read More »
by Alisha Janes Lisa Lynch’s first-grade classroom in University Park Elementary is timeless in the sense that many Americans would recognize it as similar to their own first grade classroom. The walls are covered in student projects, photos, and educational posters and the shelves are full of familiar books and activities. The desks each have tidy name… Read More »
by Alisha Janes The task of running a successful school, especially a successful middle school, is daunting. However, Joseph Mehsling, the principal of Altona Middle School, makes it sound easy. His leadership of Altona Middle School clearly prioritizes student achievement and rigorous instruction. The results are telling. Altona has earned an A+ for four consecutive years on Colorado School… Read More »
by Alisha Janes Denver’s Bradley International School is a neighborhood elementary school that ranked 86 out of 1009 elementary schools on Colorado School Grades this year. I had the opportunity to join a tour for prospective parents at Bradley International School on December 19th. The tour was guided by Melissa Capozza, the school’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator, with Eric Demaria,… Read More »
by Alisha Janes Slavens K-8 School is a high-performing neighborhood school located in southeast Denver. I recently took a short tour of Slavenswith the principal, Kurt Siebold, who was happy to show the school’s new expansion. The updated school features shiny-new additions, right next to the older and more-traditional buildings, in much the same way that instruction at… Read More »
Colorado School Grades updates each year after the Colorado State Board of Education publicly releases the state’s school performance growth data. That happened last week, so we are thrilled to announce this year’s top schools. Earlier this week, we recognized Colorado’s A+ Elementary Schools; yesterday, the A+ Middle Schools. And today, last but not least, the A+ High Schools.… Read More »
Colorado School Grades updates each year after the Colorado State Board of Education publicly releases the state’s school performance growth data. That happened last week, so we are thrilled to announce this year’s top schools. Yesterday, we recognized Colorado’s A+ Elementary Schools. Today, the A+ Middle schools. Congratulations!