School Profile

Olde Columbine High School (OCHS) has been part of SVVSD for over 20 years and was originally located in the basement of what is now Columbine Elementary School. Through the years, the location has changed (we are now at the CDC building), but the mission has stayed the same: to meet the needs of alternative students in the St. Vrain Valley.

Highlights

  • For over 20 years, Olde Columbine High School has been an excellent alternative high school within the St. Vrain Valley School District 

  • Olde Columbine High School offers students a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school diploma, in a small, community-oriented environment 

  • Students access rigorous academic coursework through course offerings such as, AP Psychology, Sociology, Physics, College Writing, Spanish as a World Language, a multitude of elearning courses and course offerings through the Career Development Center, the Innovation Center, and Front Range Community College

  • Seniors participate in a college application day, prompting acceptance to attend two and four year universities 

  • College, scholarship, and career planning supported through academic counseling 

  • PSAT and SAT prep classes are offered to prepare students for future planning 

  • Character and Citizenship education offered as a part of the 7 Mindsets Curriculum 

  • OCHS participates in the St. Vrain Valley Schools 1:1 iPad initiative, allowing students and staff to access rigorous, high quality curriculum and innovative projects

  • Diversity and creativity are welcomed and honored
     

Programs with College Credit Options

  • Advanced Placement Psychology

  • Access to coursework with Front Range Community College 

  • Access to concurrent coursework through the Career Development Center 

  • Access to concurrent coursework  through the Innovation Center
     

Strong Community, Career Planning and Personalized Learning

  • Project Based Learning provides an opportunity for students to solve problems that are important to them and their communities

  • Access to a multitude of career pathways via programming at the Career Development, Innovation Center, and Front Range Community College 

  • Expanded exploration of post-secondary opportunities and development of Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) through the Advisory program
     

Special Programming

  • Work study, eCredit and block scheduling allow students to earn credit at an accelerated pace in order to make up credit deficiencies.

  • Alternative Cooperative Education is a career and technical education program that is designed to build general employment skills  

  • The Teen Parenting Program offers specialized classes for teen parents and expecting teens, while providing students the opportunity to use a campus nursery that cares for infants and toddlers up to 18 months of age. 

  • Sharing a campus with the Career Development Center allows Olde Columbine High School students direct access numerous career and technical program offerings 
     

Co-Curricular Activities

  • In addition to co-curricular opportunities, all students have the opportunity to participate in a diverse offering of student-led clubs 

While OCHS may not for everyone, if you think it might be for you, please contact us to ask questions, set up a tour, or fill out an application. We look forward to getting to know you!