Those of us at Shepardson already know how great the school is. We follow the state’s standards-based curriculum, but believe that our children can achieve their fullest potential by using differentiation, which allows teachers to tailor their instruction to each student’s ability. We believe that having certified counselors and teachers for music, art, PE, media, and technology ensure that our students are provided a high quality learning experience that embraces the whole child. Having a school that values diversity and a sense of belonging serves to prepare our students for the global world of tomorrow. Focusing on STEM and Problem-based Learning helps up better prepare students for the future. Parents are treated as partners in this learning process and are actively engaged in developing a strong sense of community. You don’t need to take our word for it. Come and see for yourself. Our principal is happy to give you a tour of the school and answer all your questions. Just call (970) 488-4525. Experience the Shepardson difference!
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Top 10 Reasons to Choose Shepardson
TALENTED STAFF: The exceptional staff at Shepardson is committed as a team to celebrate, honor and respect the strengths and uniqueness of every child.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS: The teachers hold high expectations for the students and for themselves.
KNOWLEDGE: The staff continually looks for ways to extend and enrich the curriculum, and combines that with higher-level, thought provoking questioning to create an environment where all students can achieve at high levels.
WHOLE CHILD: We provide an excellent education and help build character through a rich learning environment that includes literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, physical education, media skills, technology, service projects, counseling, assemblies, clubs, choir, wellness and after school enrichment opportunities. We believe in the value of the whole child and we believe in all children. Shepardson has an extremely talented special education staff, ELL teacher/coach, and a gifted and talented instructor.
DIVERSITY: Shepardson values diverse abilities, cultures and beliefs and believes this will assist our students in the global world in which they will live and work. Shepardson creates an environment of respect for all children.
INCLUSIVITY: Shepardson uses an inclusion model that allows students to remain together in the classroom as much as possible whether they have special needs or gifted abilities. We use teachers, para-professionals and volunteers to organize students into smaller groups so that all children can be successful and stay challenged.
COMMUNICATION: Shepardson values and encourages parental involvement and believes partnerships with parents are essential for reaching high goals and instilling in students the importance of education and life-long learning.
LEADERSHIP: We encourage students to develop leadership skills and mentor each other through programs like student council, student-led announcements, book buddies, student ambassadors, bus buddies and peer mediation.
COMMUNITY: The Shepardson family is a true community of involved students, parents, teachers and volunteers. By being a part of this, we learn to respect ourselves, others and the world in which we live.
CARING: School should be fun. We are a welcoming place and offer a daily dose of laughter and smiles. We believe in celebrating everyday moments, and creating life-long memories together.