Details overview

Hours 08:40 AM - 03:30 AM
School leader Dr. Deanne Kirby
District Douglas County Re 1 School District
Transportation options Yes


Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Trailblazer Elementary School values project based learning as tool to bring learning to life. Our goal is to use real-world problems and themes to support rigor and relevance in the classroom. Students solve problems in and out of our school. For example: Third graders investigated and proposed solutions to our before and after school traffic issues. Sixth graders investigated energy sustainability in their homes and designed a plan to help conserve energy.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Career and Tech (vocational)
Multiculturalism / Global
Performing arts
Special Education
Social justice
Visual arts


Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
including: Theory
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Computer animation
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None


including: Library
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Music room
Performance stage
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Special education program details Trailblazer Elementary School offers a comprehensive special education program. We provide services for student with mild needs, moderate needs, significant support needs (cognitive and physical disabilities), speech language disabilities, and severe emotional disabilities. Students qualify for special education via a standard protocol based on extensive data collection, various assessments, and parent partnership.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Hearing impairments
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
English Language Learner program details Trailblazer Elementary School offers ELL support in the form of a highly qualified ELL teacher. Students are provided support in and out of the classroom as they have a need.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Push-in model

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old
Preschool meals offered Breakfast

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Student diversity

  This school State average
White 78% 54%
Hispanic 12% 33%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 49% 49%
Male 51% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 42%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
including: Student council / government
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Drama club
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Recycling club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Technology club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 06:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Ranch View Middle School
  Thunderridge High School
Parent involvement details Trailblazer Elementary School communicates and engages with parents in several ways. All teachers are available and open to communication and partnership with parents. They are reachable via email, phone, and personal contact. We offer fall and spring parent teacher conferences for all students and students receive Elementary Progress Reports at the end of the first and second semesters. Students with special plans (IEP, ALP, ELLP, 504, READ plan) have meetings as required by the plan.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Trailblazer Elementary School uses a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) model in conjunction with Restorative Practices. Students are explicitly taught strategies for being safe, responsible, and respectful in and out of school. When students make mistakes, they are provided with an opportunity to restore relationships and make restitution for their actions. Consequences are always appropriate for the mistake.


including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details The staff at Trailblazer Elementary School love children! We do our best to meet the needs of our students, our staff, and our community. We are always looking for ways to improve and like to receive feedback and suggestions for ways we can make Trailblazer an even better place for students. We are proud of our connection to our community. If you are looking for a great school for your children, please come by and take a tour of our school. Drop ins are always welcome!


Transportation details District transportation may be provided for students in special education who qualify.
Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No


Application/ enrollment process details DCSD provides opportunities for families to open enroll in the school of their choice. Neighborhood families in the Trailblazer enrollment boundary are always welcome to enroll in our school. For more information about open enrollment at Trailblazer, contact the office at 303.387.6250, or visit the DCSD website and go to Choice Programming.
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application


Student diversity CO Dept of Education, 2015-2016
Students by group CO Dept of Education, 2015-2016