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Student Support Services

​​​​​​​Our motto, “A Place for Everyone,” resonates deep within our community as we continue to foster a learning environment that is based on high expectations, while ensuring that we meet the needs of all students.​

 Program Summaries

Adelante!: The Adelante! Program offers support to first generation students and their families. Services include tutoring, mentorships, materials and supplies, parent and community outreach, access to ACT and AP preparation, coaching for transition to post-secondary opportunities, and more. 

Drop-in Tutoring: Tutoring help is offered 2 days/week after school, no scheduling required. 

English Language Development (ELD): We provide services for students who qualify for support with English Language Development. 

I Have a Dream: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is a dropout prevention and college preparation program dedicated to motivating and empowering youth from low-income communities (Dreamers) to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college. The organization’s unique, long-term achievement program works with cohorts (classes) of students starting in elementary school and follows them through college graduation providing a year-round academic and socio-emotional and life-skills program during school, after-school, and over the summer. At Boulder High School, "I Have a Dream" provides its Dreamers and their peers with pre-collegiate programming and academic support; this includes a study-skills class, support with scholarship and college applications, ACT/SAT training, job skill development, paid summer internships, College Savings Accounts, and more. The program includes a $10,000, last-dollar scholarship for post-secondary education, and additional support while the student is in college. The organization has proven that this programming can close the achievement gap, with 90% of Dreamers graduating high school, 85% enrolling in post-secondary opportunities, and 60% graduating from college. 

Mental Health Partners Interventionists: Our prevention/interventionists are employed by Boulder County Mental Health Partners. We also have a school social worker and a school psychologist who provide confidential services for students, families, and staff.

Opportunity Zone (O-Zone): The O-Zone​ is a multipurpose classroom open to students as a study hall, online class support, and test-proctoring center. The O-Zone provides the following supports periods 1-7 in room 1506: study hall for students needing space, structure, and support to complete their schoolwork; online class support for Boulder Universal classes, Boulder Online Learning classes, and Grad Point classes; Tutor Match Program for connecting O-Zone students with tutors through www.boulderhightutoring.com; test proctoring, which allows for students to make up tests for classes at Boulder High, including those students needing extra time. Please contact Jeff Santee (email j​eff.santee@bvsd.org) or Ryan Bishop​ (email ryan.bishop@bvsd.org) with any questions about the O-Zone​​.

Panther Center: This center provides support for students who would benefit from mentoring and intervention in a structured environment. Students are assigned based on need. 

Partnership with Colorado Youth for Change (CYC): CYC is focused on solving the drop-out crisis in Colorado through collaborative partnerships, tiered intervention programs, drop-out recovery, and outreach. This educational intervention program works to increase the graduation rate among regular education students in grades 9-11 who are off-track for grade advancement and high school completion.

Problem Solving Team (PST): The PST is an interdisciplinary team that works with parents/guardians to support students who are struggling for a variety of reasons: academic, behavioral, medical and/or psychological. The team develops an intervention support plan and monitors the progress of the student.

Special Education: Students are staffed into special education. Our special education department serves students, according to their needs, in the least restrictive environment. We offer a range of services to meet the individual needs of students, with most students receiving services in the general education classroom. 

Tutor Access Period (TAP): Students can get homework/assignment help, make up tests, etc. from teachers for 30 minutes at the end of the last class on Thursdays.

Tutor Match Program: In the Ozone we run a tutor match program based on student and tutor availability. Although matches are not guaranteed, we will do our best to find one if available. Please create an account and you will receive an email if you are matched: Tutor Matching System