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St. Vrain wins $1.44 million to support at-risk students

Grant will go toward strengthening attendance at two middle schools, one high school
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The St. Vrain Valley School District has been awarded a $1.44 million grant to support at-risk students at three schools.

The Colorado Department of Education awarded the Expelled and At-Risk Student Services grant to support the success and advancement of students at Longs Peak Middle School, Sunset Middle School and Frederick High School.

According to a release from the district, the schools will utilize a family-centered and culturally responsive approach to strengthen attendance and academic achievement among chronically absent students. Strategies will include case management, family engagement, home visits, attendance plans, counseling/mentoring and restorative practices.

The middle schools will also emphasize career and future planning, including visits to the district’s career and technical education centers, the release added.

Frederick High School will pilot the Academic Parent Teacher Teams program, a research-based approach which uses data to educate parents about how their student is performing and attending in comparison to grade level norms and co-design strategies based on individual student needs.

These additional supports come on top of the many resources and interventions already available to students including strong academic programming, co-curricular activities, mental health resources, after-school tutoring, jumpstart programs and more.