Aligning with a trend for school districts across the nation, the Boulder Valley School District has been in declining enrollment since 2018 and anticipates a gradual decline in enrollment in future years. This drop follows a declining overall birth rate and a growing tendency for families to delay having children. In BVSD, the high cost of housing coupled with limited housing stock inhibits the ability of families with young children to live in our district. COVID-related enrollment loss accelerated the anticipated decline dramatically.
Broomfield High School
Broomfield High School is a school within the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD). Located in Broomfield, Colorado, this tuition-free co-educational public school serves approximately 1,570 diverse students in grades 9-12.
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The challenge for schools today is to meet the needs of students for tomorrow – to ready our youth for living and working beyond high school in a world that will be different from both the present and past.
We believe the high school experience is a vital, transitional stage in students’ lives as they move from adolescence into adulthood. During this time, skills, attitudes, and aspirations for life are forming. Our mission at Broomfield High School is to further develop the intellectual, vocational, creative, aesthetic, and physical capabilities of our students. Our commitment is to: provide the best possible learning opportunities for students; help students develop the knowledge, skills, and responsibility needed for a changing world beyond the high school years; and assist students in their emotional and social growth. We believe that a quality staff is the key to providing quality education. We are dedicated to the development of professional and personal skills of all of our staff members. We encourage the cooperation and involvement of parents and other community members in our educational process
While, Boulder Valley School District Policy KI-R - Visitor Management Procedures requires all employees to wear their IDs at all times and for visitors to be clearly identified, students have traditionally been encouraged, but not required, to visibly wear their ID badges. This year, Boulder High School decided to go a step further.
The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) was recently awarded $832,150 from the Colorado 2023 School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The grant amount will fund the installation of technology to boost signals for two-way radio communications as well as the purchase of two-way radios for members of the Safety, Security and Emergency Services team.
New Lockdown and Secure activation buttons installed in schools this summer, are designed to be easier for staff to see and activate when needed and reduce accidental triggers. Together with the buttons, new pre-recorded audio plays during the event and provides clear instructions on necessary actions.
Before the start of the 2023-24 school year, BVSD’s Communications department worked on improving crisis communication protocols by transforming their Standard Response Protocol (SRP) alert messaging procedures into a more concise and swift process.
“BVSD’s 11 school safety advocates are extensively trained to handle acute incidences in our schools such as threats of violence, sexual assault, bullying, student misconduct, and more, but they also invested in students’ well-being and advocate for their success personally and academically,” BVSD’s Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Manager Carissa Jaquish explained in a recent update to the Board of Education.
Our goal is to get the word out to those in our community who may not know about our amazing school district, and we need your help with this effort.
That is why, three weeks from now, we are hosting a very special event called the BVSD is the Place to Be Showcase.
This wasn’t exactly the easiest moment to become the executive director of Boulder Valley School District’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) department, but Dr. Emma Herzog has jumped in with both feet, supported by an outstanding team.
This week, we learned that former Boulder Valley School District Board of Education member Jean Paxton passed away, surrounded by her loving family, following a battle with cancer. Paxton served on the Board from 2001 to 2009 and won the Heart of Broomfield in 2003.
Not many kids can say they go to school in a Victorian-era school house, but Gold Hill Elementary School students can. This year marks 150 years of this unique learning environment for K-5 students. Since 1873, Gold Hill Elementary School has remained in operation, making it the oldest continually-operating school in Colorado.
Late last month, a crowd of New Vista High School families, teachers, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Board members, District staff, and community members gathered to officially celebrate the start of construction for the high school’s new building.
On Wednesday, October 11, the Boulder Valley School District will be pulling all of its schools together, under one roof, for the BVSD Showcase. This is the first time BVSD has held an event like this before the open enrollment season, which begins on November 1.
You may have heard that BVSD is offering free meals for all students, but did you know that this applies to breakfast as well? BVSD schools are offering free breakfast this year; ask your school when and where to get breakfast each day.
In today's complex and challenging world, it's crucial to address sensitive issues like suicide prevention for students in grades K-12. The BVSD Health Services team explores the importance of accessing resources within and outside of BVSD to ensure the safety and mental health of our children.
Jason Garcia has been a part of BVSD for almost 10 years. He began as a school custodian before transitioning into the Facilities department, where he is now the lead HVAC technician. Garcia makes an effort to build relationships with staff at different BVSD sites so he’s never considered a stranger in their building.