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 Monarch High School

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Monarch High School there is no limit to how far your imagination, hard work and education can take you. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves to explore and discover new paths to success. Monarch is large enough to offer outstanding opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, and activities, yet small enough to help students take advantage of them. Our students do more than fulfill the requirements for a high school degree; they experience dynamic classes and exciting activities that will help them discover themselves and the world. 
​Monarch High School focuses on the education of all students to prepare them to take their place in a technology driven world. We provide comprehensive and innovative extracurricular programs that promote student involvement, academic excellence, collaborative and independent thinking, creative expression, respect of differences, and a global perspective.  We embrace and value our diversity as a part of the world community. We encourage and support students to become resilient,​ lifelong learners who thrive and are prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
For information about Monarch's Open Enrollment Showcase and Tour Events follow this link: Open-Enrollment-Showcase.aspx

​​{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}​<br><br><div webpartid="84996621-9da8-4762-9c3e-4b0f8e4473fd">At Monarch High School, we believe in “Creating Bright Futures, One Student at a Time!” Monarch High School is a comprehensive college preparatory high school with an approximate graduation rate of 95 percent. Students are encouraged to stretch themselves academically through a rigorous Advanced Placement program, earn up to 64 college credits through our <a href="">CU Succeed</a> program, and earn an <a href="">Associate of Arts Degree with Front Range Community College</a>. We support student success through <a href="">MoHi 360</a>, weekly tutor sessions for all students, and a tutor center. We are a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school in which students bring computer devices of their choice to enhance their learning. In addition, a highly competitive sports program, an accomplished fine arts program, and a vast array of clubs and activities provide multiple opportunities for students to pursue excellence. Monarch features a Da Vinci Lab, which includes an award-winning robotics program. The lab gives students the opportunity to explore pre-engineering, pre-design and applied technology. Also, Monarch is Colorado’s first High School of Business<sup style="font-size:6pt;">TM</sup><sup></sup>, a nationally certified dual-enrollment (college/high school) program for careers in business. Monarch High School will set you on your path to a bright future!</div>Neil AndersonMark SibleyEric Moroye<p>​Special Education Programming <br></p>MHS provides a wide range of special education services for students with special needs (significant needs, SLD specific learning disability), deaf and hard-of-hearing, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Students are served in the least restrictive environment.<br><br> TAG students are served in 43 different advanced courses in grades nine through 12. Twenty courses are offered in Advanced Placement. Sixteen courses include college credit at CU-Boulder (CU Succeed). TAG students have the opportunity to be dual-enrolled in post-secondary courses on the CU-Boulder campus.<br><br> <ul><li>Program designs. MHS is a college-prep, comprehensive high school where more than 95 percent of graduates enroll in higher education.</li><li>Program Organizations. MHS features a closed campus environment, modified block schedule, and late start one day a week for faculty professional development and tutor time for students.</li><li>Program Support Systems. MHS employs an intervention specialist from the Mental Health Center of Boulder County, four full-time BVSD counselors, a school social worker, and a school psychologist to support the social and emotional health of students. In event that students are struggling academically, emotionally, or socially, MHS has a problem solving team which develops, in conjunction with parents and teachers, action plans to support students. Tutoring is available daily to students in our Learning Center (The Forum) and additionally on Wednesday mornings during late start. The school features 500 computers and 10 computer labs.  Monarch High School’s Library has been recognized by the State of Colorado as a Power Library (a model library for schools across the state).  It is the only high school library with this designation in Boulder Valley School District.</li><li>Course Offerings. MHS offers its students a total of 200 courses in its curriculum which includes 23 courses at the Boulder Technical Education Center. Twenty-six courses are offered for weighted credit which includes Advanced Placement Courses, CU Succeed, and Front Range Community College.</li></ul> Special Programs and Opportunities<br><br> Monarch High School Sponsored Activities: Students at Monarch High School may participate in many activities that are school-sponsored and led by district employees under extra-duty contracts. Many of these programs involve both academic class time as well as countless after-school hours. There are a total of 22 Colorado High School Activities Association sanctioned programs, 46 clubs and activities, 14 music organizations, and seven drama productions annually.   Included in the extensive list are: forensics, yearbook, newspaper, musicals, plays, marching band, concert band, orchestra, jazz band, color guard, percussion lines, choirs, forensics, Mock Trial, Invisible Children, FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), DECA (an international association of marketing students), International Club, Student Council, Thespians, National Honor Society, world language and culture clubs, and the MOHI 360 (Freshmen Mentoring Program).<br><br> Monarch High School Student Academic Organizations: Students and teachers at Monarch High School may participate in student academic organizations that are direct extensions of the curriculum as taught at Monarch High School. Those organizations are the Art Studio, Area 52 (Literary Magazine), Robotics, the Rocket Science Club, the German Club, and the Spanish Club.<br><br> Monarch High School Student Led Organizations: Students at Monarch High School may form and participate in student led organizations. These organizations are not sponsored by the school but meet the parameters as set forth in the BVSD policy regarding student led organizations. Currently the active organizations are High Impact (Bible Club), FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), the Key Club,  Ecology Club, Mountain Biking Club, Board Games, GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Leaders Challenge, the Chess Club, and the Black Student Alliance.<br><br>​Monarch High School focuses on the education of all students to prepare them to take their place in a technologically driven world. We provide comprehensive and innovative curricular and extracurricular programs that promote student involvement, academic excellence, collaborative and independent thinking, creative expression, respect of differences, and a global perspective. We embrace and value our diversity as a part of the world community.  We encourage and support students to become resilient, lifelong learners who thrive and are prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st century. <br><br><p>​</p>“Creating Bright Futures, One Student at a Time!”<br><br>VALUES<br><br><ol><li dir="ltr"> In our learning community, we provide multiple opportunities and paths for success:<ol><li dir="ltr">We are committed to being a comprehensive high school with a wide variety of course levels (AP, CU Succeed,etc.)  and offerings (Elective and Core).</li><li dir="ltr">Students have information about and access to secondary and postsecondary academic programs such as Options, Arapahoe Ridge, Boulder Universal, Front Range Community College, and other concurrent enrollment programs.</li><li dir="ltr">With parental guidance, students create and update their ICAP identifying their academic plan and career pathways.</li><li dir="ltr">Students are supported through advisory, such as Freshmen Seminar to learn more about the secondary and postsecondary opportunities available to them.</li><li dir="ltr">Best instructional practices, aligned with the school UIP, are identified annually by school, department, and individual staff members in order to address student learning needs.</li><li dir="ltr">Teachers are supported through differentiated professional development to use best practices in the classroom.</li><li dir="ltr">Parent classes/meetings are held to provide information on academic and social issues. </li></ol></li></ol><ol start="2"><li dir="ltr">We foster an equitable, culturally responsive environment that nurtures individual, intellectual, and intuitive abilities.<ol><li dir="ltr">Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that promote diversity, including classes, clubs and conferences.</li><li dir="ltr">We promote and educate students, staff and parents about personal safety and acceptance of others through programs such as No Place for Hate, MOVIBE, diversity panels, and Safe To Tell.</li><li dir="ltr">Curriculum and instruction is culturally responsive and reflects multiple perspectives, includes contributions from various cultures, and fosters respect for each other.</li><li dir="ltr">We respect and support the observance of religious holidays and cultural celebrations</li><li dir="ltr">We recognize all student accomplishments.</li></ol></li></ol><ol start="3"><li dir="ltr">Knowledgable, enthusiastic, and engaging staff members and students encourage accountability through reflection and personal responsibility.<ol><li dir="ltr">Students take responsibility and advocate for their own learning and success.</li><li dir="ltr">Teachers support student success through availability in activities such as conferences, Tutor Time, after school, or by appointment.</li><li dir="ltr">Teachers use assessment to drive instruction and create different opportunities for students to succeed.</li><li dir="ltr">We encourage reflection and self evaluation for growth, improvement, and lifelong learning.</li><li dir="ltr">We partner with families to support student and staff success and facilitate accountability.</li><li dir="ltr">We collaborate and share knowledge to create the best instructional environment fostering passion, enthusiasm, creativity, and innovation for learning.</li></ol></li></ol><ol start="4"><li dir="ltr">Clear expectations, open communication, and collaborative decision making are essential.<ol><li dir="ltr">Classroom expectations for behaviors and  grades are consistently implemented and clearly communicated to all students and parents.</li><li dir="ltr">All classroom expectations must align with school and District policies.</li><li dir="ltr">All teachers participate in Professional Learning Communities, within and/or between departments, to share best practices and resources.</li><li dir="ltr">Collaboration between stakeholders (staff, students, parents, and administration) is the primary process for decision making.</li><li dir="ltr">Students are engaged in decision making in the classroom and in the school.</li></ol></li></ol><ol start="5"><li dir="ltr">We maintain a safe, inclusive environment that develops global citizens through interpersonal skills, digital citizenship, common courtesies, and mutual respect. <ol><li dir="ltr">We respect each other’s ideas, identities, cultures, beliefs and opinions in person and digitally.</li><li dir="ltr">We provide multiple opportunities for students to learn about cultures and values other than their own through the curriculum, clubs, Freshmen Seminar, exchange opportunities, Diversity Panels, No Place for Hate, etc.</li><li dir="ltr">All stakeholders are responsible for creating a safe, inclusive environment and are expected to be upstanding citizens in and outside of school.</li><li dir="ltr">All stakeholders model appropriate behavior and respond when behavior is not in line with our values.</li></ol></li></ol><ol start="6"><li dir="ltr">We promote wellness (mental, emotional and physical) for our staff and students. <ol><li dir="ltr">We have a caring and supportive  environment reflected through acts of kindness, celebrations, and social gatherings.</li><li dir="ltr">When life events occur we listen, are understanding, flexible, accommodating, and provide the necessary supports.</li><li dir="ltr">We promote a healthy lifestyle through curriculum, clubs, activities, and sports.</li></ol></li></ol>



Bell Schedule{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Bell Schedule​​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Bell schedules for Monarch High School</span><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Transcripts{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Transcripts<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Lunch Menus{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Lunch Menus​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We believe that all children of Boulder Valley School District will have daily access to fresh flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome and when possible, local ingredients, so that every child may thrive.​<img alt="" src="/academics/PublishingImages/health.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
School Calendar{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}School Calendar​​​​​​​​​​​<span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>This calendar provides information about all current events and activities happening at our school.​</strong></span><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Open Enrollment Showcase and Tour Info{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Open Enrollment Showcase and Tour Info<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Information about the Open Enrollment Showcase and Tours​</span></p><p></p><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/coyote%20welcome.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
School Policies & Information{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}School Policies & Information<h4>​</h4><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Principal's Message{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Principal's Message<p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:"helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">At Monarch High School we believe in “Creating Bright Futures, One Student at a Time.” We are here to provide our students with the best educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We offer outstanding opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, clubs, and activities. Because the success of each and every student is important to us, we are consistently recognized as one of the “Best High Schools in America.” </span><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Transition into high school is supported with a Freshman Seminar Class that helps prepare students for academic rigor, good decision making, and participation in their own success. In order to address the learning needs of every student, there exists a wide variety of academic classes and content delivery models. Instruction is flipped, co-taught, distance learning, and face to face in regular, advanced, Advanced Placement, High School of Business, and concurrent enrollment classes. (During this past school year, 284 students earned 767 college credits.) Daily tutoring, bi-weekly help sessions, 360 mentors, as well as our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Computer Technology Program all enhance the student learning experience.</span><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Our strong academic program is complemented by an accomplished athletic program and a multitude of activities. We encourage students to have a small school experience in a large school by getting involved. There are 22 Sports Teams (7 State Championships), 18 Student Led Clubs, 11 Music Programs (4 State Championships), and over 25 School Sponsored Activities/Clubs that include Robotics, Ultimate Frisbee, DECA, FBLA, Art Club, and several Honor Societies.</span><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><br style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;"><span style="color:#444444;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">We welcome you to come and create your own “Bright Future” at Monarch High School!</span></span></p>
Alumni{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Alumni<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">We value our Alumni and want them to remain connected to Monarch High School. This page will have items of interest for Alumni.</span><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Contact Us{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Contact Us​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find school contact and location information here including a map.​<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Transitioning to Monarch High School{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Transitioning to Monarch High School<p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Information about how we help transition 8th grade students to Monarch High School</span></p><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/welcome%20to%20coyote%20country%20cropped.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Safety & Security{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Safety & Security<span>BVSD provides a number of resources and programs aimed at protecting student personal safety and preventing children and youth from initiating or engaging in harmful behaviors.</span><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
About BVSD{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}About BVSD​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) stretches from the peaks of the Continental Divide to the suburbs of Denver.​ <img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Health Resources for Parents & Students{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Health Resources for Parents & StudentsLearn about the health room staff and health services provided through our school district.​<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
MoHi Life News & Stuff{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}MoHi Life News & Stuff<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Links to sources of news about MHS and other links students may need as a student at MHS​</span></p><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Publications.jpg" width="159" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Contact Staff{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Contact Staff<p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please use this form to contact a specific staff member</p><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pageicon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Bond Project Information{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Bond Project Information<p style="text-align:center;">​<br></p><img align="middle" alt="" height="302" src="/About/PublishingImages/BFSS_Logo_Vert_RGB.fw.png?RenditionID=1" width="247" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Back to School Check-In Forms and Information{adaa495d-973e-47c2-806c-9b9beb719287}Back to School Check-In Forms and Information<p style="text-align:center;">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Find Back-to-School Information here​​​​​​</p><img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/backtoschool%20info%20Resized.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />