Telluride Colorado Real Estate: Schools

Telluride Schools

Telluride Schools are known for exemplary programs and high student achievement. The Telluride test scores on the Colorado Student Achievement Program (CSAP) are consistently among the highest in the state. Outstanding programs and opportunities for students include advanced placement courses, specialized mentor-ships with community members, individual enrichment plans for students, extensive technology offerings and outdoor education. The district has a partnership with the Telluride Ski and Golf Company to provide students with an outstanding ski/snowboard physical education program (Ski PE) each winter. There is also a comprehensive co-curricular program that includes a wide range of athletics and academic activities for Telluride's students.

Telluride High School is a public, four-year secondary school with an enrollment of 160 students in grades 9-12. Located in the same building, Telluride Middle School has an enrollment of 128 students in grades 6-8. Due to our open enrollment policy, 10% of our student population is from surrounding areas choosing Telluride M/HS for its programs and academic excellence.

The Telluride Middle School/High School was opened in November, 1995, and the campus sits on 10.8 acres. TMSHS is located at the entrance to the town of Telluride which is situated in a remote glacial valley in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The school has a strong academic focus balanced with hands-on experiential education that reflects the interests, involvement, and profile of Telluride's community.

The teaching faculty has 23.5 full and part-time High School teachers and 16.5 full and part-time Middle School teachers. Of the 33 total staff members, 43% hold a Master's degree. The 2001-2002 student/faculty ratio in Telluride High School was approximately 13 to 1 and 16 to 1 in the Telluride Middle School.

The school day consists of a six-period, modified block schedule averaging 57 minutes per period. On the two lab/block days a 30 minute "Tutorial" is scheduled for students to make up work and to hold meetings. "Zero" and "seventh" periods are available for students to take classes otherwise unavailable during a regular school day.

Telluride offers seven Advanced Placement courses: AP Calculus, AP American Government, AP English Composition, AP English Literature, AP Studio Art, AP Physics, and AP Statistics. In 2001-2002, thirty-nine students took 70 exams with an overall passing rate of 83%. Telluride High School's AP open enrollment program has no pre-selection criteria.

Educational opportunities are expanded for students through the THS Mentorship Program. This program is a unique partnership between community and school providing "real life" classes supervised by a business person and the school mentorship coordinator. Students have internship opportunities in career areas such as architecture, medicine, photography, auto mechanics, journalism, banking, interior design, video and/or audio, tourism, technology and music.

TMSHS offers a variety of athletic opportunities such as interscholastic (CHSAA) sports (volleyball, soccer, basketball, and track) and club sports (alpine and freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and hockey). Students interested in the arts have numerous opportunities to participate in our music and drama programs as well as a variety of community arts activities. TMSHS also has active and honored Knowledge Bowl teams.

Telluride Middle-High School
Phone: 970-728-4377
Location: 725 W. Colorado, Telluride, CO 81435

Telluride Elementary
Phone: 970-728-6615
Location: 447 W. Colorado, Telluride, CO 81435

Telluride Education Foundation
Phone: 970-728-6615
Location: PO Box 3548, Telluride, CO 81435

Source: Telluride School District R1 -

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