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The Boulder Valley RE 2 School District is a school district in Colorado
Colorado
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, headquartered in the BVSD Education Center in unincorporated
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 Boulder County
Boulder County, Colorado
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, near Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
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. The district serves Boulder, Gold Hill
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, Jamestown
Jamestown, Colorado
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, Lafayette
Lafayette, Colorado
The City of Lafayette is a Home Rule Municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 23,884 on 2005-07-01.- Geography :Lafayette is located at ....

, Louisville
Louisville, Colorado
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, Nederland
Nederland, Colorado
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, Superior
Superior, Colorado
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, and Ward
Ward, Colorado
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. Its area also includes portions of Broomfield
Broomfield, Colorado
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 and Erie
Erie, Colorado
Erie is a Statutory Town in Boulder and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The estimated population according to the 2010 US Census is 18,135 and was recorded as 6,291 at the 2000 census. The Town of Erie is located just west of I-25 for easy access to I-70, Denver International Airport...

.

The Boulder Valley Board of Education officially appointed Bruce K. Messinger, Ph.D., the district’s current deputy superintendent, to be its new superintendent as of July 1, 2011. Messinger, 54, succeeded Dr. Chris King.

History


Prior to the School District Organization Act of 1957 passed by the Colorado Legislature, Boulder County was served by multiple local school districts. The consolidation of many smaller districts resulted from the Act and by 1960, Boulder County was served by two reorganized school districts. Boulder Valley School District RE-2 serves the southern half of the county; Saint Vrain Valley School District RE-1J, the northern half.

Community Programs


Community courses and extended day care opportunities are provided to district residents by Community Schools, an organization that uses tuition- and facility-use fees for operational expenses. It operates four programs: Lifelong Learning, which offers courses for adults and children; Kindergarten Care, which offers extended child care for kindergarten students, the School Age Program, which offers before and after school programs and summer day camps for elementary school students; and the BVSD Facility Use Program, which makes school facilities available to the public.

Elementary schools

  • Aspen Creek K-8 School
  • Bear Creek Elementary School
  • Birch Elementary School
  • Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies
  • Coal Creek Elementary School
  • Columbine Elementary School
  • Community Montessori School
  • Creekside Elementary School at Martin Park
  • Crest View Elementary School
  • Douglass Elementary School
  • Eisenhower Elementary School
  • Eldorado K-8 School
  • Emerald Elementary School
  • Fireside Elementary School
  • Flatirons Elementary School
  • Foothill Elementary School
  • Gold Hill Elementary School
  • Heatherwood Elementary School
  • High Peaks Elementary School
  • Horizons K-8 Alternative Charter School
  • Jamestown Elementary School
  • Kohl Elementary School
  • Lafayette Elementary School
  • Louisville Elementary School
  • Mesa Elementary School
  • Monarch K-8 School
  • Nederland Elementary School
  • Peak to Peak Charter School
  • Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School/Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer
  • Ryan Elementary School
  • Sanchez Elementary School
  • Superior Elementary School
  • University Hill Elementary School
  • Whittier Elementary School

  • Middle schools

  • Louisville Middle School
  • Manhattan Middle School of Arts and Academics
  • Monarch K-8 School
  • Nederland Middle-Senior High School
  • Nevin Platt Middle School
  • Peak to Peak Charter School
  • Southern Hills Middle School
  • Summit Middle Charter School
    Summit Middle Charter School
    Summit Middle Charter School is a charter school program serving sixth through eighth grade students in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 1996, it is the first charter school in the Boulder Valley School District.-History:...


  • High Schools

    • Arapahoe Ridge High School
    • Boulder High School
      Boulder High School
      Boulder High School is a high school in Boulder, Colorado. It is a part of the Boulder Valley School District.-History:Boulder High School was founded in 1875 as part of the University of Colorado at Boulder as a preparatory school for the University...

    • Boulder Prep Charter High School (web site)
    • Boulder TEC
    • Broomfield High School
      Broomfield High School
      Broomfield High School is a public high school located in the city of Broomfield, Colorado.-History:In 1961, a junior and senior high school opened at 14th and Daphne to serve students within the newly incorporated city of Broomfield. High school classes at the school began in the fall of 1964...

    • Centaurus High School
      Centaurus High School
      Centaurus High School is a secondary school located in Lafayette, Colorado, and part of the Boulder Valley School District....

    • Fairview High School
      Fairview High School (Boulder)
      Fairview High School is a public high school located on the southern edge of Boulder, Colorado in the Table Mesa area. About 2,000 students attend Fairview, placing it in the 5A category for Colorado sports.-Design of the school:...

    • Halcyon School (special education)
    • Monarch High School
    • Nederland Middle-Senior High School
    • New Vista High School
      New Vista High School
      New Vista is a small, innovative high school located on the corner of 20th and Baseline in Boulder, Colorado. Founded by Rona Wilensky in the fall of 1993, the school's one intention was to break away from the practice of a conventional secondary school...

    • Peak to Peak Charter School
      Peak to Peak Charter School
      Peak to Peak Charter School is a K-12 public college-preparatory charter school located in Lafayette, Colorado, and is part of the Boulder Valley School District ....


    Bond Project


    In 2006, $296.8 million was approved for district facility improvements by the voters of the Boulder Valley School District. There are three phases planned, with the most needed changes in the first phase. BVSD Bond Project Website

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