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 Boulder High School


As "A Place for Everyone," Boulder High School has a staff that is committed to uncovering, sharpening, and supporting the development ​of our students' rich talents. Our aim is produce graduates who are not only prepared intellectually for their futures but also have been offered every opportunity to find success.

​​{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}Founded in 1875 as part of the University of Colorado, Boulder High is the oldest established high school in Colorado. To this day, we maintain a strong and unique partnership with CU, exemplified by our co-hosting of the annual Conference on World Affairs. As an Advanced Placement (AP) Focus School, Boulder High offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, with 30 AP courses across multiple disciplines and grade levels. Our downtown Boulder location provides our students with an enriched, expanded learning environment, where walking field trips allow convenient access to a plethora of learning opportunities, including visiting guest speakers/artists, cultural community activities, and CU’s libraries. Additionally, our proximity to CU benefits many of our juniors and seniors who take classes there. Boulder High is rich in diversity, and our staff and student body embrace, value, and respect the many cultural and social differences present throughout our school. ​<br><br>​Dr. James Hill<span>The AP program allows students the freedom to follow their passion, in whatever discipline(s) they choose. There are no specific set courses that must be taken for AP recognition at graduation. In addition to the broad range of advanced and AP classes available at Boulder High, we are one of only two high schools in BVSD to offer the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program in grades 9 through 12. We are proud to offer this program that challenges students and provides them the tools, motivation, and course guidance for academic success. We offer five world languages—Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Japanese—from levels 1 through 4 and Advanced Placement (year 5). We have one of the District’s largest English-as-a-second-language programs and serve students from 30 countries who speak dozens of languages. <br>​​​<br>Boulder High is a class 5A CHSAA school, and we offer 22 CHSAA sports. Our teams regularly compete for and win championships. Our visual and performing arts programs merit their excellent reputations. Students in these programs receive numerous mentions and awards at regional, state, and national competitions. The pottery lab, photography lab and program, video production studio, and science labs are all state-of-the-art and deliver dynamic, hands-on learning opportunities to students.<br><br>To provide students with support and/or credit recovery, we offer programs such as Teacher Access Time (TAP), English-as-a-second-language (ESL) study skills, Adelante!, the Opportunity Zone (O-Zone), drop-in tutoring, interventionist services, and Problem Solving Team (PST). Additionally, freshmen attend Freshmen Seminar once a week during their first semester to promote a positive transition to high school. Our experienced counseling staff also provides student support and guidance. <br><br></span><div><span style="color:#000000;font-family:"helvetica neue";font-size:14.66px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:transparent;"><br>​​​​​</span></div><p>The mission of Boulder High School is to graduate civically engaged students who are college and career ready.</p><div> </div><p>At Boulder High School innovation, critical thinking, and creativity are cultivated so that individual potential is actualized, and all members of our school community are actively engaged in pursuing their dreams.</p><h2><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"></span></h2><p><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-2 ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5">Values</span></p><p>​Boulder High School values​</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><strong>all students, staff, family, and community</strong> by em​bracing diversity and respecting individual strengths.</li><li dir="ltr"><strong>high expectations</strong> for all stu​dents, addressing unique learning needs through differentiated instruction.</li><li dir="ltr"><strong>academic pursuit, creativity, physical health, and the social-emotional wellness of students.</strong></li><li dir="ltr"><strong>collaboration </strong>based on trust, integrity, listening, compassion, accountability, respect, transparency, and presuming positive intent.</li><li dir="ltr">our school as a <strong>place for everyone </strong>where societal inequities​ will not be a barrier to student learning.</li></ul><p><br></p>



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