Education

There are 11 school in the Carbon Valley area including preschools, charter schools, elementary schools, a K-8 and Frederick High School.


Public School Districts


The St. Vrain Valley School District is the eighth largest in the state. In 2013 Superintendent Don Haddad was named National Superintendent of the year and the district is regularly honored with statewide awards for excellence. It’s prestigious K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program, uses the Stanford University Institute of Design’s “Design Thinking” approach. The program includes a partnership with CU Boulder’s School of Engineering under which STEM Academy students with good grades and high test scores are guaranteed admission to CU’s College of Applied Sciences. Focusing on long-term success for students, the school district supports opportunities for students to earn college credit before leaving high school. An example of this is the CU Succeed program offered through Frederick High School and the concurrent enrollment programs with Front Range Community College, Aims Community College and Colorado State University. Additionally, the district is offering the state’s first P-TECH school. P-TECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High School, is a new model of education connecting high school, college, and the world of work through college and industry partnerships. It’s a model that allows students to earn a high school diploma as well as an Associates of Applied Science degree, essentially paying for two years of college.

Weld County School District RE-8’s Quest Academy is a K-8, core knowledge magnet school. With smaller than average class size, Academy students regularly perform above average in every subject at every grade level.

Higher Education

A wide selection of secondary and higher educational opportunities are available in the greater metropolitan area and within a short driving distance in the surrounding region. IWorld-class research is conducted in several universities located in metro Denver.

Nearby colleges and universities include: