ELP Gold Leader - Poudre School District
Poudre School District
Member since 2009
Poudre School District is a high-performing district, covering more than 1,800 square miles in northern Colorado with diverse school settings. PSD serves 30,000 students and includes 50 schools and four charter schools. PSD, the ninth largest school district in Colorado, encompasses several communities including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Windsor. The district owns over 950 gross site acres and contains nearly 4 million square feet of building space.
The district was awarded the the 2016 District Sustainability Award from the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program and is a Platinum level member of the City of Fort Collins Climate Wise program. Poudre School District has 43 schools and 1 office building with Energy Star Certification and two LEED certified school buildings.
The district wide Sustainability Management Plan was updated in 2017 with input from 15 schools, 26 departments, and several local partners. The goals set by these schools and departments have defined a culture where sustainability is embraced and incorporated as vital aspect to financial and educational goals. The 5 key areas of focus in the Sustainability Management Plan are: Resource Efficiency, Curriculum Connections, Construction and Maintenance, Health and Wellness, and Transportation.
Vision: Poudre School District exists to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.
Mission: Educate...Every Child, Every Day
PSD's instructional program is centered around District Ends, under the Policy Governance model, and was developed to support a comprehensive and diverse curriculum.
While more than 70% of PSD families choose to send their children to their neighborhood school, the district does support school choice and offers a wide spectrum of educational programs to fit any child's needs. Program options include International Baccalaureate, Core Knowledge, Bilingual/Dual Language Immersion, Hybrid/Online, Expeditionary Learning, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) along with extra-curricular activities and athletics.
- 31 elementary schools.
- 10 middle schools.
- 4 comprehensive high schools.
- 6 option (100% choice) schools.
- 3 alternative high schools.
- 4 charter schools.
- 1 online school.