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Registration Wednesday, August 20, 8:00-12:00 in the PAC

School Begins Monday, August 25, 2014
About Us
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The Silverton School is a small public school located in Silverton, Colorado, in the heart of the San Juan mountain range. The school has approximately 60 students in grades K-12 and is housed in an historic 3 story red brick building.  In 2002, the Silverton School joined a network of 115
Expeditionary Learning
schools across the country.  This national model works well with our school's setting, small class sizes, and overall goals for academic excellence.  For more information regarding Expeditionary Learning in the Silverton school, click here.

Our school is unique in its very setting and its high emphasis on individualized instruction.  Our goal is to meet the individual learning needs of every student through curriculum that is both engaging and academically challenging.  We work to develop confident, competent students who consistently strive for excellence.


The education we provide is firmly based on the Colorado State Standards with a school wide focus on reading and writing at all grade levels.  The school's non-traditional format, with flexible scheduling and frequent opportunities for fieldwork, allows students to learn in real-life settings.

We embrace change and challenge through the five elements of our school character: respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion and courage.


Mission Statement
 

District Mission

Providing a quality educational program within a safe school evironment to promote academic excellence, character development, diversity, adventure, health, and community service


Board Mission
To create stability for teachers, students, and parents through positive and thoughtful decision making in order to best educate our students.

Board Goals for 2011-2012

Increase the overall achievement of students in all grades and in all subjects
 
Continue the emphasis on college readiness and career education at all levels
 
Review the overall effectiveness of curriculum and academic programs
 
Develop a plan to ensure long term stability and sustainability for the High School program
 Actively strive to provide equal educational opportunities for all students at all levels

 Our Focus
Literacy: Centering on reading, writing and communication

Quality and Excellence

Flexible Scheduling

Individual Instruction

Character traits of respect, responsibility, integrity, compassion and courage

Service Learning

Community Involvement

Project Learning

Fieldwork