Points of Pride

Why Columbine?

We Are a school with a caring, committed and highly-qualified faculty (student to licensed staff ratio of 17:1), that fosters a culture of high standards of learning for all students, valuing each and every member of the school community.   As a community we work hard and value our successes.  

We Are . . . 

  • An AP Capstone Diploma School in Jefferson County, developing students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting.
    • a school with successful AP students. Of the 740 total AP Exams taken in 2018, 67% of our test takers received a 3 or higher.  This percentage exceeds the state and global percentage of AP test results.  These high scores have resulted in 65 AP Scholars, 35 with Distinction, and 6 National AP Scholars 
    a 1:1 Chromebook school
    a 2018 Boettcher Scholarship recipient
    a 2015 and 2016 Daniels Fund recipient
    2017 National Merit Scholarship recipient
    a school with 17 students that scored 1400 or better on 2018 Colorado SAT
    the Birthplace of Big Idea Project, through which students identify a need in society they would like to affect, work together with a business mentor to design their action plan, and then make their Big Idea come to life (www.bigideaproject.org)
    a DECA state qualifier, with ten qualifiers in the 2018-2019 school year
    an Award-winning drama program, including this year's fall play Radium Girls and the upcoming musical The Addams Family
    a Speech/Debate state qualifier, numerous times.  CHS Speech and Debate team is named in top 25% of speech and debate clubs in the country (National Speech and Debate Association).
    a school that sends the most students to the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference each year
    the first high school to host a yearly Blind Café event 
    a school with 23 CHSAA sanctioned 5A sports and  14 state championships
    the winner of Jefferson County Paul Davis Sportsmanship Award 6 years in a row
    an athletic program with several Coaches of the Year in 2017 and 2018
    a spirit squad of Varsity and JV Cheers winning League Champions in 2017
    a school staff that has several faculty members recipients of Jeffco’s Talented Teachers Awards
    a community that holds an annual Trick-or-Treat Street event that provides a safe and fun Halloween for over 1,000 kids
    a community that hosts an annual Coffee Jam.  Held twice a year, this fundraiser has raised over $45,000 to support earthquake rebuilding efforts in Haiti, to  sponsor high school students in Kenya, to provide funds to purchase furniture at an orphanage in Zimbabwe, to partner with the African Community Center in Denver, to sponsor a sister school and community in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and to support a children’s home in Tanzania that meets the educational needs of over 40 children. 
    a school with top-rated high school partnership with Bonfils Blood Drive; top donor in the state 
    a community that hosts the annual Run for Remembrance 5K 

We Are... Columbine

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