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Boulder Valley School District

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Population: 98,889

Closest City: Denver, CO

Distance to Closest City: 45 min

Airport Code: DEN

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 12
Students per High School: 1,764
Student to Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Approximate Start Date: Mid August
Approximate End Date: Late May

Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: No
IB Program Offered: N/A
Possibility of Graduation: No

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Community Information

Boulder is the most populated city in Boulder County and is home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, the state's largest university. With an altitude of 5,400 feet above sea level, Boulder has a high-desert climate. The weather is mostly mild with high and low temperatures, and very low humidity. Boulder is known as one of the best cities for outdoor activities, so it is filled with people who embrace an active outdoor lifestyle. One of its treasures is The Pearl Street Mall. Located in downtown Boulder, the mall is a four block long outdoor stretch of endless shopping combined with art galleries and sidewalk cafes. Downtown is also full of seasonal art shows, crafts fairs and free outdoor concerts. It's no wonder the beautifully, well-rounded city, is frequently top ranked in health, quality of life, education, and art.

School Profile

The Boulder Valley School District offers an impressive well-rounded course list and an extensive array of programs and extra-curricular activities that aim to please each student's interests. The district also provides honors courses in all academic areas and an incredibly comprehensive Advanced Placement program. They are consistently ranked in the top 3 school systems in the state of Colorado, leading in student performance two years in a row. The city prides itself on its reputation for its academic excellence. In fact, it has been nationally recognized in the reputable Forbes magazine for being the "The Most Educated City in America," in 2008.

To graduate students in the 21st Century who have the knowledge, skills and personal characteristics that will make this world a safer, more thoughtful and more inclusive place in which to live.

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