Don Haddad, Superintendent

Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,

As we navigate this challenging time for our community, we remain focused on advancing student well-being, learning, and success across all of our high-quality schools. While the future will undoubtedly present many challenges, it remains full of opportunities for our students to engage deeply in their learning and to build a rigorous academic foundation that will empower them with a strong competitive advantage.

Choosing a school for your student is an important personal step in charting their future path. Toward this end, St. Vrain offers a diverse and extensive selection of rigorous academic and co-curricular programs that provide you and your student choice in selecting a school that best aligns with their interests and educational goals. Among our many high-quality programs, we are especially proud of the outstanding portfolio of options available across our schools.

In addition to our high-quality, rigorous preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and fully online LaunchED program, our many high school options include instructional focus academies in aerospace and engineering, energy, biomedical sciences, business, medical and biosciences, leadership, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and visual and performing arts. Other excellent programs across St. Vrain include honors courses, Advanced Placement and AP Capstone courses, International Baccalaureate, CU Succeed Gold and Silver Dual Enrollment Programs, P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School), P-TEACH (Pathways to Teaching), Seal of Biliteracy, our virtual Online Global Academy, the Innovation Center, and the Career Development Center.

Successful completion of many of these programs can result in a full year or more of transferable college credit prior to graduation from high school. Numerous graduates from the Class of 2020 had an opportunity to start their postsecondary education with approximately 12,000 college credits, potentially saving families millions of dollars in tuition costs at four-year universities across the United States.

Student engagement is an important part of any comprehensive educational experience. Accordingly, St. Vrain offers a robust selection of co-curricular activities and enrichment options in every school throughout our district. Students are encouraged to participate in the arts, music programs, athletics, and many other high-quality activities that further support the development of well-rounded citizens who embody teamwork, leadership, and strong character. St. Vrain Valley Schools’ college preparatory and high-quality instructional focus programs – delivered in partnership with rigorous courses and engaging activities – ensure that our students experience a world-class education.

Thank you for your outstanding support in championing the growth and development of St. Vrain Valley Schools into a nationally recognized center of excellence for student engagement and 21st-century learning. Your unwavering dedication to the well-being and success of our students, teachers, staff, and schools is a testament to our outstanding community.


Don Haddad, Ed.D., Superintendent
St. Vrain Valley School District