The Denver metro area is brimming with quality schools. Whether you’re looking for a public, charter, or private school, there are plenty to choose from. With one of the most highly educated workforces in the country, Colorado’s commitment to education cannot be overlooked. With programs to help homeless students, create drug-free school, and promote nutrition education, Colorado provides many cutting edge opportunities for its residents.
Many of Colorado’s primary and secondary schools have received national accolades. In 2014 the U.S. News Best High Schools list included 88 Colorado schools; 14 gold medal schools, 31 silver medal schools, and 43 bronze medal schools (1).
The metro area is home to more than 10 different school districts including the acclaimed Douglas, Jefferson, Denver, and Cherry Creek School Districts. A handful of the schools in these districts participate in the intensive International Baccalaureate (IB) program which focuses on success in higher education and offers a special diploma. Schools that host the IB program include but are not limited to: Alameda, Dakota Ridge, Columbine, Smoky Hill, Littleton, Douglas County, Chaparral, and ThunderRidge High School.
For more information: www.cde.state.co.us
There is also an abundance of charter schools in the metro area. A charter school is publically funded but operates independently and often offers alternative forms of education.
For more information: www.cde.state.co.us/cdechart
Private schools are another educational option. There are many different primary and secondary private schools, ranging from religiously operated to art inspired.
For more information: www.cde.state.co.us/choice/nonpublic_resources
Colorado also boasts over 150 colleges and universities. Colleges located in Denver include the prestigious University of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado at Denver, and The Art Institute of Colorado. Some of the other top colleges in the state include the University of Colorado (Boulder), Colorado State University (Fort Collins), University of Northern Colorado (Greeley), Colorado School of Mines (Golden), Colorado College (Colorado Springs), and the United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs.)
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