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Arapahoe High School (0298)

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Total Students Served

Grade 9 - Grade 12

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About Arapahoe High School (0298)


Arapahoe High School


Greetings From Arapahoe High School! Thank you for allowing us to showcase Arapahoe High School, a top performing high school in Colorado. Arapahoe High School is a comprehensive high school where Excellence and Tradition meet Innovation. Our school is one of the few public high schools in America that has a unique and authentic relationship with Native Americans. The Arapaho Tribal Nation has endorsed not only the name of our high school, but also the Warrior mascot and logo. We are honored to call ourselves Warriors as we proudly represent the Northern Arapaho people through this special relationship. Our highly qualified faculty and staff are dedicated to preparing 100% of our Warriors for meaningful post-secondary opportunities by maintaining high academic and behavioral expectations for all students. We are proud of our more than 96% graduation rate. Our students work hard and are dedicated to academic excellence. Students continually excel in their coursework earning credit through Advanced Placement (AP) and Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses, and many also earn industry certifications through our diverse Career and Technical Education classes. Our students surpass state achievement levels on PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10 and SAT. Our pass rate for AP was 78% in 2023 and our students earned 5,274 college credit through CE. Every year several Arapahoe students are recognized as National Merit Finalists and Semi-Finalists, and our seniors are consistently awarded prestigious scholarships and awards such as the full-tuition Daniels Fund, and Boettcher scholarships. In 2022 and 2023, Arapahoe High School was awarded Best of the Best High Schools from Colorado Community Media. Most recently, Arapahoe was recognized by the College Board as a Silver Award Recipient for our 2023 AP Scores. Our students are afforded many opportunities to prepare for their future success by choosing classes from a robust catalog of over 350 courses including 69 CE and 22 AP courses. Students also have access to our Explorative Pathways for Innovative Careers (EPIC) campus where students can participate in 7 career focused pathways, and can earn industry certifications and CE credit. It is a true testament of our teaching faculty that we can offer these diverse course offerings; more than 80% of our teachers have subject expertise and advanced degrees qualifying them to teach CE and AP. Our teaching staff values academic rigor and excellence for all students and most importantly, they love working with teenagers. At Arapahoe, students can truly come for their diploma and start on their degree! Arapahoe's rotating block schedule provides longer uninterrupted instructional time where teachers can partner with students to create meaningful and interactive learning experiences. Teachers consistently find creative and innovative ways to deepen student engagement and develop checks for understanding within each class period. We meet the individual needs and post secondary pathways of each student through quarter-long, semester-long, and year-long courses that maximize opportunities to explore an array of academic and elective course offerings. Additionally, students are encouraged to have at least one off-period to work on school work during the school day. This is intentionally designed to promote physical and mental wellness, self-discipline, and to develop independent thinkers. Our students enjoy the privilege of an open campus, which reinforces the expectation of personal responsibility. Students can advocate for learning opportunities by visiting faculty in departmental offices, the study center, and flexible learning spaces such as our state-of-the-art library/media center, athletic atrium, and cafeteria. We encourage students to use the unscheduled time as a way to refocus in the counseling Zen Den, or simply visit with friends in our cafeteria. Classroom instruction is focused on student-driven learning grounded in Professional Learning Communities. Students demonstrate their learning through interactive didactic instruction partnering with the faculty to provide voice and choice when appropriate. Recoverability in learning is an expectation among the faculty and promotes student advocacy as they develop mastery of content standards. Additionally, enrichment opportunities within the schedule occur twice a week for students to gain access to pre-teaching, re-teaching, and extension of learning with teachers. Faculty provide our students with a tremendous amount of support and encouragement. Our study center is accessible to students every period of every day and is facilitated by a licensed staff member. School spirit is alive and well at Arapahoe, as can be seen through high student involvement and success in our athletics, activities and academics. Over 70% of our student body is involved in at least one athletic program with many participating in two or even three. The hearts of champions beat inside our Warriors as we have had 6 5A State Championships, 12 5A Runner-Up State Championships, and 1 National Cheer Championship since 2013. In addition to athletics, our students find a sense of belonging by participating in our wide variety of student clubs and activities. We boast over 40 clubs with new student-initiated clubs being added on a regular basis. Our DECA, FBLA, Thespians, and TSA are highly distinguished and recognized; competing in state and national competitions year after year. We are very proud of our ''Warrior Spirit'' as we participate and compete with the top high schools in Colorado in athletics, activities, performing arts, visual arts, and academics. If after exploring this site, you still have questions for us, please don?t hesitate contacting us at 303-347-6000.



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