Feb 10, 2011 5:31 PM by Greg Boyce
A report released this week ranks Lewis-Palmer High School highest among traditional high schools in Colorado for preparing students for higher education.
The report cites the number of students who needed "remediation" in college, because they graduated from high school but did not have the basic skills they needed for college-level work in at least one subject. Lewis-Palmer High School's 2010 graduates were tied for first place with the lowest remediation rate among traditional high schools, and tied for 3rd place when all charter and alternative schools were included.
Principal John Borman told his teaching staff, "This success is because our staff keeps the focus on our kids. We don't let them coast their senior year and we take them to levels that challenge their comfort zone. We model a culture of excellence."