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Jefferson County School District

Location: Golden, CO

Population: 20,201

Closest City: Denver, CO

Distance to Closest City: 25 min

Airport Code: DEN

Quick Facts:

Number of High Schools: 21
Students per High School: 1,500
Student to Teacher Ratio: 20:1
Approximate Start Date: Mid August
Approximate End Date: End of May
Fall Semester Offered: Yes
Spring Semester Offered: Yes
ESL Offered: No
IB Program Offered: Yes
Possibility of Graduation: No
Enrollment Restrictions: 222 ELTiS, must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years 6 months by September 15th of the year of enrollment, cannot have graduated at home, not eligible for academic honors
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Community Information

The historic main street of Golden is full of old West charm! This city has plenty to do for art lovers, shoppers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The Clear Creek History Park offers insight into what it was like living as a pioneer, bronze sculptures can be found throughout the city, the Triceratops Trail offers an informative hike, and local stores and outdoor markets offer many treasures for sale. The famous Red Rocks Amphitheater is just 8 miles outside of Golden and offers opportunities to attend events such as concerts and movie screenings, as well as beautiful hikes and scenery. Red Rocks is also home to the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. You won’t want to miss the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Environmental Film Festival or Buffalo Bill Days, all in Golden!

School Profile

Jefferson County School District, or Jeffco for short, strives to provide a quality education that prepares all students for a successful future. Students are taught to value integrity, people, teamwork and exemplary performance. Community members are encouraged to advise the district through roles on various committees. Jeffco students consistently outperform the state in all grade levels and their schools are highly ranked by newspapers and agencies, such as the US News & World Report.

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