Superintendent's Update - December 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Schools Community,

St. Vrainnovation - Empowered Learning for a Strong Competitive Advantage

Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are advancing public education for our community, state and nation. St. Vrain prepares students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex globalized economy. Learn more in the 2017-2018 edition of St. Vrainnovation Magazine, now available online.

Superintendent's Update - October 2017

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education. 

Community Discussion: State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St.

Superintendent's Update - August 2017

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.

Blended learning, a recipe for student success

With the advent of online learning and iPad usage, traditional learning models in the district needed to be reinvented. Blended learning is the result. It’s a national education program that combines online learning at home with face-to-face teacher-guided practice in a brick-and-mortar school. Built for today’s technologically driven society, blended learning is designed to deliver a highly personalized education for each student.

SVVSD online credit recovery seems to be helping improve graduation rates

Note: Originally published in February 2012

Failing a class no longer means a student has to spend summer mornings in a classroom, slogging through lessons he learned to get to what he needs to know.

Credit recovery -- repeating a class to earn a passing grade -- is now available online or during the school year. And those options, educators believe, are increasing the number of students who graduate from high school in the St. Vrain Valley School District.