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Colorado Centers of Excellence Award


Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools in the state that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools have demonstrated impressive results on the indicator relating to longitudinal academic growth. This award program was established in 2009 by the Education Accountability Act of 2009 (S.B. 09-163).

View Prior Award Recipients

Note: Awards for 2015 were not determined due to lack of assessment data.

2016 Recipients

Centennial R-1

  • Centennial School

Charter School Institute

  • Victory Preparatory Academy High State Charter School
  • Victory Preparatory Academy Middle State Charter School

Colorado Springs 11

  • Bristol Elementary School
  • Henry Elementary School

Fort Morgan RE-3

  • Columbine Elementary School
  • Pioneer Elementary School

Fountain 8

  • Aragon Elementary School

Hanover 28

  • Hanover Junior-Senior High School

Harrison 2

  • Bricker Elementary School
  • Sand Creek Elementary School

Moffat 2

  • Crestone Charter School

Denver Public Schools

  • Career Education Center Early College
  • Doull Elementary School
  • DSST: Cole High School
  • DSST: College View High School
  • DSST: College View Middle School
  • DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Force Elementary School
  • Garden Place Elementary School
  • Gust Elementary School
  • Holm Elementary School
  • Kaiser Elementary School
  • KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy
  • Knapp Elementary School
  • Maxwell Elementary School
  • North High School
  • Rocky Mountain Prep: Creekside
  • Sabin World School
  • Samuels Elementary School
  • STRIVE Prep: Montbello
  • Trevista at Horace Mann

Contact Information:

Kim Burnham
Competitive Grants and Awards
(303) 866-6916

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