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  • 6 Amazing Achievements by D-11 Students & Staff

    6 Amazing Achievements by D-11 Students & Staff

    From Our Sponsors The end of the school year is almost here and what a year it’s been for Colorado Springs School District 11! Here are just a few of the many accomplishments by D-11 students and staff for the 2015-2016 school year: 1. D-11 received the Colorado School Counselor Corps Year 2 Award The grant totals $1,084,763 over the course of four years. This year it funded 10.5 FTE counselors and a Grant Data Collection/Planner position to help create the system...
    From Our Sponsors The end of the school year is almost here and what a year it’s been for Colorado Springs School District 11! Here are just a few of the many accomplishments by D-11 students and staff for the 2015-2016 school year: 1. D-11 received the Colorado School Counselor Corps Year 2 Award The grant totals $1,084,763 over the course of four years. This year it funded 10.5 FTE counselors and a Grant Data Collection/Planner position to help create the system...
  • 3 Reasons to Enroll Your Student in a STEM Program

    3 Reasons to Enroll Your Student in a STEM Program

    From Our Sponsors 3 Reasons to Enroll Your Student in a STEM Program   Does your student love learning how things work? Is he all about dinosaurs, space or computers? Or perhaps she’s a math wizard with a passion for numbers? If so, you should consider enrolling your child in a STEM program. STEM programs are focused on four educational areas: science, technology, engineering and math. They’re sometimes also referred to as STEAM to include the arts. “STE...

    From Our Sponsors 3 Reasons to Enroll Your Student in a STEM Program   Does your student love learning how things work? Is he all about dinosaurs, space or computers? Or perhaps she’s a math wizard with a passion for numbers? If so, you should consider enrolling your child in a STEM program. STEM programs are focused on four educational areas: science, technology, engineering and math. They’re sometimes also referred to as STEAM to include the arts. “STE...

  • 6 Things D-11 Parents Need to Know About Testing

    6 Things D-11 Parents Need to Know About Testing

    From Our Sponsors   Sharpen your pencils! It’s time for annual assessment tests, when students demonstrate what they’ve been learning this school year. There are several significant changes in schedules, formats and procedures for all grades. Here are 6 important things District 11 parents should know: 1. High school students see the biggest changes Previously, students in grades 9 to 12 all took some form of assessment test each year. Starting this school y...

    From Our Sponsors   Sharpen your pencils! It’s time for annual assessment tests, when students demonstrate what they’ve been learning this school year. There are several significant changes in schedules, formats and procedures for all grades. Here are 6 important things District 11 parents should know: 1. High school students see the biggest changes Previously, students in grades 9 to 12 all took some form of assessment test each year. Starting this school y...

  • 5 Reasons Why Preschool is a Smart Choice

    5 Reasons Why Preschool is a Smart Choice

    From Our Sponsors 5 Reasons Why Preschool is a Smart Choice   Preschool is more than learning your ABCs and snack time. It’s about setting kids up for future academic, emotional and social success. Children undergo a lot of changes between birth and five years of age. Early education provides the necessary support for growth in all developmental areas: cognition, language, motor skills, adaptive skills and social-emotional functioning. “Preschool is important b...

    From Our Sponsors 5 Reasons Why Preschool is a Smart Choice   Preschool is more than learning your ABCs and snack time. It’s about setting kids up for future academic, emotional and social success. Children undergo a lot of changes between birth and five years of age. Early education provides the necessary support for growth in all developmental areas: cognition, language, motor skills, adaptive skills and social-emotional functioning. “Preschool is important b...

  • Snow Day Savvy: 5 Things Every D11 Family Must Know

    Snow Day Savvy: 5 Things Every D11 Family Must Know

    From Our SponsorsSnow Day Savvy: 5 Things Every D11 Family Must Know Snow day. No two words make kids jump higher with joy and fill parents with more dread. Jack Frost will soon be nipping at noses in Colorado Springs, so it’s important that parents and students alike are ready to deal with the uncertainties of inclement weather. “Safety is absolutely our top priority,” says Devra Ashby, public information officer for Colorado Springs School District 11. “W...

    From Our SponsorsSnow Day Savvy: 5 Things Every D11 Family Must Know Snow day. No two words make kids jump higher with joy and fill parents with more dread. Jack Frost will soon be nipping at noses in Colorado Springs, so it’s important that parents and students alike are ready to deal with the uncertainties of inclement weather. “Safety is absolutely our top priority,” says Devra Ashby, public information officer for Colorado Springs School District 11. “W...

  • 4 Reasons to Get Excited About D-11’s New Counselors

    4 Reasons to Get Excited About D-11’s New Counselors

    From Our SponsorsMore than 10,000 students in Colorado public schools – 2.4 percent of the student body – dropped out in 2014. This rate has been on a downward trend since 2008, thanks in large part to Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP).The program funding is awarded to eligible school districts and charter schools to help increase the availability of school-based counselors and level of counseling services. The goal is to increase graduation rate...
    From Our SponsorsMore than 10,000 students in Colorado public schools – 2.4 percent of the student body – dropped out in 2014. This rate has been on a downward trend since 2008, thanks in large part to Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP).The program funding is awarded to eligible school districts and charter schools to help increase the availability of school-based counselors and level of counseling services. The goal is to increase graduation rate...
  • How to Pick the Right School for Your Student

    How to Pick the Right School for Your Student

    From Our SponsorsHow to Pick the Right School for Your StudentOpen enrollment is almost here! Check out these tips for choosing the best place for your student from D11’s Devra Ashby For decades children have attended schools based on proximity. But with Colorado’s open enrollment law, families can choose the right school for their kids rather than just the convenient one.The law began several years ago and allows parents to “choice” their student into any ...
    From Our SponsorsHow to Pick the Right School for Your StudentOpen enrollment is almost here! Check out these tips for choosing the best place for your student from D11’s Devra Ashby For decades children have attended schools based on proximity. But with Colorado’s open enrollment law, families can choose the right school for their kids rather than just the convenient one.The law began several years ago and allows parents to “choice” their student into any ...
  • Here’s How to Ace the Back-to-School Challenge

    Here’s How to Ace the Back-to-School Challenge

    From Our SponsorsHere’s How to Ace the Back-to-School ChallengeIt’s the back-to-school juggling act! D-11’s Cory Notestine offers 5 tips on balancing school and activities. Life is a balancing act, even for kids. Between classes, sports, jobs and volunteer work students today are busier than ever before.“Kids, even in elementary school, are involved in so many things that they care about that it becomes a challenge to balance both their academics and extrac...
    From Our SponsorsHere’s How to Ace the Back-to-School ChallengeIt’s the back-to-school juggling act! D-11’s Cory Notestine offers 5 tips on balancing school and activities. Life is a balancing act, even for kids. Between classes, sports, jobs and volunteer work students today are busier than ever before.“Kids, even in elementary school, are involved in so many things that they care about that it becomes a challenge to balance both their academics and extrac...
  • 5 Things to Look for in a Great Preschool

    5 Things to Look for in a Great Preschool

    Preschool is more than just finger-painting and snack time. Early education lays the foundation for kids to become learners for life. Children who attend preschool programs at 3 or 4 years old are better prepared when they start kindergarten.
    Preschool is more than just finger-painting and snack time. Early education lays the foundation for kids to become learners for life. Children who attend preschool programs at 3 or 4 years old are better prepared when they start kindergarten.
  • 5 Reasons to Start College and Careers in High School

    5 Reasons to Start College and Careers in High School

    From Our Sponsors Why wait until the caps fly at graduation to get started on your college education or dream career? Students at Colorado Springs School District 11 are jumping ahead of the pack with classes at the Early College High School and Career Pathways programs. At CSSD11's Early College High School on the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus students can earn an associate degree or up to two years of college credit, at no cost to them, while in high school. Students seeking career training...
    From Our Sponsors Why wait until the caps fly at graduation to get started on your college education or dream career? Students at Colorado Springs School District 11 are jumping ahead of the pack with classes at the Early College High School and Career Pathways programs. At CSSD11's Early College High School on the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus students can earn an associate degree or up to two years of college credit, at no cost to them, while in high school. Students seeking career training...
  • 5 Tips to Help Launch Your High School Senior

    5 Tips to Help Launch Your High School Senior

    From Our Sponsors: The last first day, the last school dance, the final round of exams – it's the home stretch for high school seniors. Although many seniors may relish checking off each day on the countdown to graduation, it can also be at time of great change and uncertainty. “Many seniors feel overwhelmed by the feeling of ‘What now?'” explains Scott Crosby, career and college counselor at Doherty High School. “This is an important time for kids to really become young adults.” Crosby enco...
    From Our Sponsors: The last first day, the last school dance, the final round of exams – it's the home stretch for high school seniors. Although many seniors may relish checking off each day on the countdown to graduation, it can also be at time of great change and uncertainty. “Many seniors feel overwhelmed by the feeling of ‘What now?'” explains Scott Crosby, career and college counselor at Doherty High School. “This is an important time for kids to really become young adults.” Crosby enco...
  • Congratulations to Our Grads and the Amazing D-11 Team!

    Congratulations to Our Grads and the Amazing D-11 Team!

    From Our Sponsors: Every year Colorado Springs School District 11 graduates earn an average of $20 million in scholarships, a truly amazing accomplishment. But they couldn't have done it alone. Behind these successful students is a village of almost 4,000 employees who provide crucial support and guidance. “D-11's No. 1 goal is to continually improve student achievement. This is not possible without the partnership between our employees and our D-11 families,” says D-11 superintendent ...
    From Our Sponsors: Every year Colorado Springs School District 11 graduates earn an average of $20 million in scholarships, a truly amazing accomplishment. But they couldn't have done it alone. Behind these successful students is a village of almost 4,000 employees who provide crucial support and guidance. “D-11's No. 1 goal is to continually improve student achievement. This is not possible without the partnership between our employees and our D-11 families,” says D-11 superintendent ...
  • 5 Tips for Choosing a Gifted Program

    5 Tips for Choosing a Gifted Program

    Friday, March 6 2015 3:37 PM EST2015-03-06 20:37:27 GMT
    From Our Sponsors:If you're a parent of a gifted and talented child, ensuring that he or she remains challenged and nurtured in school can be a challenge, especially without a specialized program in place. At Colorado Springs School District 11, the Gifted and Talented Department offers full-day Gifted Magnet Programs for elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students. The program seeks to ensure that these students continue to grow and optimize their learning potential thro...
    From Our Sponsors:If you're a parent of a gifted and talented child, ensuring that he or she remains challenged and nurtured in school can be a challenge, especially without a specialized program in place. At Colorado Springs School District 11, the Gifted and Talented Department offers full-day Gifted Magnet Programs for elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students. The program seeks to ensure that these students continue to grow and optimize their learning potential thro...
  • 4 Great Reasons to Start a Career – in High School

    4 Great Reasons to Start a Career – in High School

    From Our Sponsors: Math, Science, English and history are all typical high school courses. But what if you could also learn how to manage a restaurant? Get certified in cyber security? Or build skills every business manager must master? Colorado Springs School District 11 offers students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education program exciting new ways to receive technical skills and hands-on work experience inside the classroom, as they learn their core academics. “Our Career Pathway...
    From Our Sponsors: Math, Science, English and history are all typical high school courses. But what if you could also learn how to manage a restaurant? Get certified in cyber security? Or build skills every business manager must master? Colorado Springs School District 11 offers students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education program exciting new ways to receive technical skills and hands-on work experience inside the classroom, as they learn their core academics. “Our Career Pathway...
  • 7 Helpful Tips on Student Records

    7 Helpful Tips on Student Records

    From Our Sponsors: Colorado Springs School District 11 7 Helpful Tips on Student Records Children begin generating important documents and records the moment they enter the world. The pace only picks up when the school years begin. Parents and students don't think twice about the paper trail ­– until they hit a deadline. The summer camp wants immunization records ­– tomorrow! The new school needs attendance records – today! The college wants high school transcripts – last week! Th...
    From Our Sponsors: Colorado Springs School District 11 7 Helpful Tips on Student Records Children begin generating important documents and records the moment they enter the world. The pace only picks up when the school years begin. Parents and students don't think twice about the paper trail ­– until they hit a deadline. The summer camp wants immunization records ­– tomorrow! The new school needs attendance records – today! The college wants high school transcripts – last week! Th...
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