Technology is all around us, driving progress and opening up realms of possibilities at rapid, evolving rates. We appreciate and make use of the countless conveniences it affords. But rarely do we get the chance to pause and reflect upon the realms of possibility it can create for families.
Thank you for registering for Advanced Placement (AP) Coursework and giving your student a head start on postsecondary readiness and career preparation. Last year, St. Vrain students took 3,950 Advanced Placement Exams, potentially saving families up to $4,000,000 in future college tuition costs. St. Vrain has many resources available to ensure your student is prepared for success throughout their AP experience.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we include Schoology tips for parents, information on private web browsing, and tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for promoting healthy digital habits.
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, families, business and corporate partners, elected officials, and other members of the community. As St.
Photos from our 2019 graduation ceremony taken by the St. Vrain Valley Schools Communications Department are now available for you to download and share to celebrate this momentous occasion for you and your student.
Across the district, we have been championing a new motivational motto that is uniting our shared vision for excellence in learning and student advancement: We are taking public education by #StVrainStorm! Every day, I observe countless examples of students, teachers, staff, and community partners exemplifying the highest levels of achievement and drive that represent the very best of our public schools. Our graduation rates are at their highest level – over 90 percent at our traditional schools – and St. Vrain was also one of only four districts in Colorado and 373 nationally to be recognized by College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll. Enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses has increased by 50 percent since 2014 with over 3,000 students enrolled in at least one AP class.
It has already been an outstanding year of growth and success across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Day after day, we hear of numerous student achievements, teacher accolades, industry partnerships, grant awards, and so many more recognitions that are building significant momentum behind our world-class education system. This year, St. Vrain Valley Schools continues to see significant advancements in academic achievement. Specifically: four-year graduation rates have continued to increase with among the highest requirements in the state; test scores, achievement, and participation with the SAT, ACT, CMAS, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate continues to rise; numerous students are earning many highly-competitive and prestigious scholarships, all of which has garnered statewide and national acclaim for St. Vrain Valley Schools and our entire community.