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SVVSD paves a path for students to go to college

The partnership will provide SVVSD students early access to admission support
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Niwot High School graduate Sydney Smith, 18, from Niwot, CO, reads through her graduation program during their ceremony on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

St. Vrain Valley School District announced Friday that it established a partnership with Metropolitan State University in Denver that will allow students an easier path to higher education.

"We are thrilled to announce a transformative partnership with Metropolitan State University (MSU Denver), which reflects our district's commitment to high academic standards and our shared vision for a future where every student has the opportunity to pursue pathways that will advance their success,” said Don Haddad, superintendent of St. Vrain Valley Schools. “This agreement highlights not only the caliber of our graduates, but also the innovative leadership at MSU Denver that is redefining the role of higher education in advancing our workforce and the future leaders who will strengthen our communities, state, and nation.”

The partnership will provide SVVSD students early access to admission support, financial aid, campus events and career readiness, according to the district. 

“Coined First in the Flock, this initiative is designed to streamline access to higher education and empower students with the resources and support they need to succeed,” a news release from the district stated.

"At MSU Denver, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve the social and economic mobility they desire,” said President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.  “This partnership with one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the state represents our shared commitment to empower students to create brighter futures for themselves and their communities."

MSU Denver offers over 100 majors and 10 graduate and 42 certificate programs for students to explore.