Denver, Colorado --- The new Executive Director of Provost Academy Colorado, Ian Jones brings not only his years of experience in education as both an administrator and teacher; but also his leadership and vision as a pioneer in the use of online education and blended learning technology to open the classroom to the world and accelerate learning for Colorado students.
DENVER – Today, Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System released a study detailing the economic impact the Colorado Community College System’s 13 colleges have on their local communities and on the state as a whole.
Being smart about money isn’t always easy. Staying smart about money can be even harder, especially for teenagers headed to college.
Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College presents its 32nd annual International Day celebration on Wednesday, Apr. 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Dining Hall (Room M1900) at the Littleton Campus.
Arapahoe Community College students Valerie Machovec and Erika Christiansen have been named to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team.
Aspen View Academy, a conditionally approved Douglas County School District K-8 Core Knowledge charter school is receiving a warm welcome from the Castle Rock community. Approximately 35 residents were in attendance at a community awareness meeting Monday, March 19th at the Historic Cantril Building in Castle Rock. The meeting covered topics ranging from, what is a charter school to an overview of the Core Knowledge curriculum and the progression of land and facility plans for the school.
Arapahoe Community College’s Community Education department will offer five courses, as well as a comprehensive certificate program, for volunteer coordinators from April 5 to May 10.
Arapahoe Community College has received a $30,000 Daniels Fund grant for need-based scholarships.
As part of their hallmark character education program, North Star Academy elementary and middle school children have been raising money to support local shelter animals. “We are studying heroism in character education, and the students decided to partner with the Denver Dumb Friends League to put that heroism into practice,” says North Star Academy Principal Cynthia Haws.
Five Trinity Lutheran School students in grades 4-8 took first place honors in the state of Colorado at this school year’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) writing contest. Two others took second place. The theme for this year was “Enhancing the Present,” focusing on how America’s present relates to our past history. “This is an amazing result,” stated Linda Clark, area DAR contest coordinator. “Never before have so many first and second place winners come from the same school.”
Members of the Peace Jam Club at Ponderosa High School are being recognized as sustainability experts and a national model. Students have saved their school more than $300,000 by cutting electric bills and the amount of trash they send to the landfill. The organizers of the Green Schools National Conference have asked the students to speak on Wednesday to encourage administrators from school districts around the country to follow their lead.
“Pressure is at 30 psi!…40!…Ready...3,2,1…” As Braden Wehr, sixth-grade student at Front Range Christian, releases the pressure valve, the small paper rockets shoots into the air to the delight of both his experiment partner, fifth-grader Jessica Dunning, and a pack of curious elementary students gathered around the launch pad. On February 10, 2012, fifth and sixth grade students from Mrs. Eitzen’s Explore class (a program for gifted and talented students) bundled up and gathered in the parking lot of Front Range Christian for their second annual rocket launch. The result of weeks of design, testing, and calculations, students launched their air-propelled rockets and observed first-hand the practical application of science to aircraft design.
SkyView Academy, a tuition- ‐free public charter school in Highlands Ranch and the only kindergarthen throught 12th grade charter school in Douglas County is offering high school informational meetings for prospective parents and their incoming ninth grade students for the 2012-13 academic year. SkyView Academy's high school program is modeled after top-performing schools in Colorado and focuses on preparing students for college. The information night presentations will cover the school's curriculum and academic opportunities, athletics, performing arts and club, student- ‐sponsored organizations and leadership opportunities. The facility build out plans will also be shared. Families attending will have the opportunity to meet the school's staff. This event is at 7:15 p.m. March 5 at SkyView Academy, 6161 Business Center Drive, Highlands Ranch.
Students gather to celebrate CPPW program's 1st birthday
Douglas County School District's decision to refinance its bonds this month will save taxpayers up to $4,697,000.
Arapahoe Community College will sponsor the 2012 FirstBank Community Leaders Forum Feb. 23, from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Dining Hall (Room M1900) at the Littleton Campus. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. This is a free event for the South Metro Denver Community and seating is limited, and a light breakfast will be served.
Black Hills Energy-Colorado Gas will award a $1,000 college scholarship to each of 15 students graduating from Colorado high schools who have a parent or guardian served by Black Hills Energy-Colorado Gas.
All week kids at Sand Creek Elementary School have been excitedly preparing for National Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday Feb 17. Each student is pulling together in order to make a big difference in other's lives.
To protect yourselves and your children, please use the Stone Mountain Drive entrance to the Weatherstone neighborhood, and please carpool, use school bus services, or urge your children to walk to school. School traffic and vehicular speeds on Weathersfield Way have increased, causing multiple problems:
Two ratings agencies that keep close tabs on the fiscal stability of businesses and government agencies have affirmed that the Douglas County School District continues to hold their highest bond ratings.
American Academy (AA) fourth grade students and their teachers, Tami Bostick, Mandy Smith, Katie Bland, and Angela Martinez, celebrated the Middle Ages with a festival on Friday, January 20. The students had completed their units on the Middle Ages, and to celebrate reenacted numerous entertaining activities of the age.
Arapahoe Community College was founded in 1965 and officially celebrated its first anniversary in 1966. ACC, which has been providing affordable and quality education for over 45 years now, has helped thousands of students realize their dreams. To celebrate, the ACC Foundation embarked upon its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign this past fall.
A grand total of 39 students from Yonezawa Women's Junior College in Colorado's Japanese sister-state, Yamagata Prefecture, are scheduled to visit Arapahoe Community College to participate in an English and culture program from Feb. 8-22.
It's smart to DO MORE at Arapahoe Community College. ACC is affordable, innovative and inspiring, and the tuition is the lowest among Colorado's public institutions of higher education.
Arapahoe Community College has received a $20,000 grant from The Denver Foundation, as announced today by Courtney Loehfelm, Executive Director of the ACC Foundation.
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