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Odyssey Charter Elementary School

Charter | K-8 | 225 students

 

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Posted April 14, 2013

Odyssey, and Expeditionary Learning, is the perfect situation for our child! Our son dives very deeply into opportunities afforded to him and we were pointed in the direction of this school. It was a great suggestion. He thrives in an environment that provides access to curriculum in a variety of ways. His academic, social, and emotional needs have been well supported, and we have found the community to be incredibly welcoming and supportive. The after school enrichment is outstanding as well. Aside from the daily drive we make to get to school...it is the ultimate fit. We feel very, very fortunate to be part of the Odyssey community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2012

I graduated from Odyssey as a part of the class of 2012. The passages system is actually not a waste of time, it is a way to prepare kids for job interviews in the future. The Director of this school is great, and without the support of an awesome middle school staff, I would not be the high school Freshman I am. This school encouraged me to expand my horizons and think outside of the box. I really like the curriculum that they have set up and I am sure that if you asked any of my peers, I am sure they would agree. The crew building that some people say is a waste of time is actually the kids learning how to work in a group, like they would later in life. The field trips seemed to be a big discussion, so let me say that we learned a ton on a lot of the field trips we went on. Whether it was visiting the platte river to collect macro invertebrates, or to dinosaur ridge to look at different bones and foot prints, they were vital to the thing that we were researching. The name is also very important, as you embarking on a journey or odyssey into your life.


Posted September 27, 2012

All three of my children have attended Odyssey for various numbers of years and have done so well in academic growth, character development and personal confidence building. The community of students, teachers, faculty and parents is one not found in many other schools (two of my children have since moved on to other schools and have sorely missed that level of community). Although all three of my children are very different individuals with distinct learning styles, they've all excelled in many ways at Odyssey and I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

We are looking forward to returning to Odyssey for our second year at the school. The first year, in kindergarten, was an enriching experience, with our child gaining great confidence in all academic areas and growing both academically and socially. The collaborative approach used in the classroom, and the child-directed presentation style of parent teacher conferences are added bonuses as they help develop skills that will be needed in future workplaces. After our first year, we have only good things to say about the acadmics, atmosphere and support of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

I attended a Site Seminar at Odyssey last year. I was amazed at the amount of student engagement. The students, staff and faculty were all so respectful to each other and really believe strongly in what their school is doing. Odyssey is an excellent example of how Project Based Learning increases student learning.


Posted March 19, 2012

We are new to Odyssey this year, and couldn't be more pleased and impressed! My child has progressed rapidly in reading and writing, and I have not seen a lack of focus on basics at all, quite the contrary. The children are encouraged to be "the change they want to see in the world," and this behavior is modeled by the entire staff who clearly all love what they do! The field trips the students go on give them opportunities to learn teamwork, strengthen relationships, and most of all see the lessons they are learning in the classroom applied to the real world. Communication from both our teacher and the director are frequent and detailed. Great environment, great staff, great education, we are looking forward to many happy years at Odyssey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

This type of school works really well for some students. For those it doesn't work well for though, there are very few resources available in the school. Schools such as this love to do things for parents so that they think their kids are learning extraordinary things, but they don't teach stduents the basic building blocks necessary to continue learning. I have been very disaapointed in the Odyssey School and their idea of the "primacy of self discovery" touted in the hall. How about the primacy of teaching students what they need to know? I'd rather my child knew how to read and spell than get a superficial knowledge of physics in the 4th and 4th grades. The pressure behidn the "passages" system is also crazy. These kids aren't getting a gradauet degree, so why do they need to present in front of a panel of parents and teachers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I don't know if that first poster is a bitter parent or if the posting is out of date or exaggerated. My daughter has attended Odyssey for 3 years and that has not been our experience. Every crew is different but there isn't a class that takes a field trip every week, maybe one or two per month and one or two camping trips per year depending on age; but the field trips always reflect what they're learning. During the nature walks, the children take their journals and write about their thoughts or an assignment given by the teacher. We love the school and the hard working, involved staff. My daughter is years ahead of other peers her same age group from different schools in all aspects of development and education from reading, writing and math to creative arts and even her relationships. It is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

We love having our daughter (4th grader) at The Odyssey School and feel that she is receiving an excellent and well-rounded education. The teachers are all extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, and Director Marcia Fulton is wonderful. She interacts with children and parents on a daily basis. The Expeditionary Learning model has worked very well for our daughter and we feel fortunate to have our son starting kindergarten at Odyssey next year as well. It is a community our family is proud to be a part of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

We feel fortunate to have our daughter at The Odyssey School and feel that she is getting an excellent, well-rounded education. The teachers are fantastic very dedicated, and I would disagree they take 'too many' camping trips. Director Marcia Fulton is wonderful as well. The Expeditionary Learning model has worked well for our daughter, and we are proud to be a part of the Odyssey community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I pulled my children from Odyssey for the same reason posted by another parent -- too many field trips and too 'confidence building' and not enough of the three 'R's. The test scores at this school are pretty high -- but that is more a reflection of the education level of the parents and community then it is a reflection of the schools ability to educate. When the school first started (Yes, one of my children is that old) the field trips were focused on what the kids were learning in the classroom. Then the trips devolved in just camping for the sake of 'crew building.' I am very happy we moved on to a more traditional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Odyssey is an amazing school with an incredible and dedicated staff. The camping and field trip adventures bring learning to life. It is encouraging to see all the students support each other at all stages and ages
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It is an amazing place for kids to grow and become responsible young adults. It is a nuturing, well rounded school that empowers kids in ways that allow them to face the future fully prepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Odyssey is an amazing charter school based on expeditionary and experiential learning. The staff is incredible - smart, talented, dedicated, fun and exceptionally hard-working. They constantly tweak the programs and are extremely supportive and versed in each child's needs. The community is very strong and parent involvement is high. We feel very lucky to be part of the Odyssey community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

My children are learning to think deeply at this school. They are challenged every day. They write incredibly well. They must interact with and present what they have learned to community members from within and outside their school. They do well on standardized tests. And, the best part is that they are part of a diverse community of students, families, and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I do not think that Odyssey spends enough time on writing, as reflected by their CSAP writing scores. They take way too many field trips, which isn't exactly a bad thing, but it takes away precious time for learning. My child is going on at least one a week! (mind you, I am taking her out of this school as soon as I can) Additionally, this school gives no preparation for the IB program. Other schools, such as Hamilton Middle School, Morey, or Slavens, would be much better substitutes.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in English80%
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Reading

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Proficient in English92%
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Writing

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Proficient in English52%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in English76%
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Reading

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Writing

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Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in English75%
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Reading

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Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Science

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Proficient in English67%
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Writing

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Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Students without disabilities56%
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Proficient in English56%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant56%

Reading

All Students88%
Female94%
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Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students64%
Female63%
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Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
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Reading

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Proficient in English88%
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Writing

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Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in English63%
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Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

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Science

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Proficient in English67%
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Writing

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Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunchn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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Student growth rating

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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 56%
Hispanic 15% 32%
Two or more races 14% 3%
Black 12% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A41%
Male 55%N/A51%
Female 45%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
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Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Nelson Chase
Fax number
  • (303) 316-4016

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Tennis

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Student council/government
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6550 East 21st Ave
Denver, CO 80207
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Phone: (303) 316-3944

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