Longmont High School
The city’s original, established in 1901, Longmont High School is rich in tradition and pride. The school’s main focus is on academics, with more than 60% of its students enrolled in Advanced Placement and Honors coursework. The school offers eighteen AP and fifteen Honors courses across core curriculum as well as in elective areas. The school also participates in the CU Gold Program that allows it’s students to take college courses that will earn both high school and college credit through the University of Colorado at Denver. Home of the Trojans, Longmont High School offers a variety of athletics including football, basketball, volleyball and swimming. The school also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs, as well as many electives in arts and sciences.
Skyline High School
Longmont’s Skyline High School was built in 1978 to support the city’s growing population. The school’s main focus is the academic success of its students and while striving to create curriculum that is relevant and career-based. With the support of the St. Vrain Valley School District, Skyline High School has created specialized academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, as well as Visual Performing Arts. The school has a unique partnership with Front Range Community College that allows students to attend college-level classes at the high school and earn high school and college credit simultaneously, free of charge. Skyline High School offers an extensive literacy and ELL program as well as programs in athletics, arts and music.
Altona Middle School
Altona Middle School main goal is to prepare students for high school by instilling learning skills at the middle school level. The school uses a standards-based approach to education with clear, measurable proficiencies in each standard. Altona Middle School was nationally recognized for high performance in 2010 at the National School to Watch Conference in Washington, D.C. The school strives to offer the latest in technology-based education with three computer labs throughout the school as well as four computers in each classroom. After school activities include clubs as well as athletics.
Heritage Middle School
High-level academic achievement is the priority at Heritage Middle School in Longmont. To encourage academic achievement, the school offers a Jump Start program for those who need concentrated help in math, reading and writing as well as additional support for English Language Learners. Elective programs include advanced technology, world languages and visual and performing arts. It is the only middle school in the district to be a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Before and after school activities are extensive and include student council, intramural competitive sports, MESA for students interested in math, science and engineering, as well as a variety of clubs.
Longs Peak Middle School
With its doors opening in 1969, Longs Peak Middle School is rich in tradition and history and strives to prepare students for advanced academics in high school. Longs Peak Middle School offers pre-Advanced Placement SpringBoard curriculum, an academically rigorous program created to challenge students with a broad study of literature as well as an intensive writing program. The school also offers honors-level coursework in all core classes as well as many electives including Spanish, drama, choir, orchestra and jazz band. After school activities include multiple clubs and other activities such as Chess Club and student council, as well as a variety of athletics including lacrosse.
Sunset Middle School
Sunset Middle School is a high-performing school with goals of achieving student success by setting high expectations and standards for all students. Teachers work together to integrate standards across the curriculum to engage students. Accelerated courses are offered in math, science, language arts and social studies. Electives include performing and fine arts, technology, Spanish, physical education, and health education. Students are encouraged to participate in a music program (band, jazz band, orchestra, or choir) and have access to many after-school clubs and activities as well as athletics.
Trail Ridge Middle School
The newest middle school in Longmont, Trail Ridge was founded on a philosophy of high expectations for academic and behavioral standards for all students. The school offers honors courses in all core areas and has a focus in international study across the curriculum. Common classroom expectations are carried throughout the grade levels for consistency. Trail Ridge offers an intramural sports program in a broad range of athletics as well as many other after school activities and clubs.
Westview Middle School
Westview Middle School is rated as a high-performing school and works towards increased performance in core areas while encouraging students to participate in a variety of interests. The schedule includes an extra elective period to give struggling students a chance to take Academic Labs to enhance skills while students who are in need of enrichment can take Challenge classes and other students take courses to explore areas of interest. The school has three computer labs for instructional purposes. Westview also offers and advisor/advisee program to support students academically, socially and emotionally. The wetlands adjacent to the school are nationally protected and are a resource for hands-on study. Eighth graders have the opportunity to participate in a backpacking trip or to travel to Washington, D.C. annually. The school offers a variety of after school activities including athletics, student council and many clubs.