• Our Schools

    Welcome to Mapleton Public Schools! We are not your ordinary school district. We offer 18 schools that are small-by-design to support all types of learners with safe, family-like learning environments. In Mapleton, we do not have “neighborhood” schools. Families choose a school based on how their child likes to learn, not where they live. Students living within the District boundaries and more than one mile from their school of choice receive free transportation to their school.

    Mapleton offers a variety of school models, including Expeditionary Learning, International Baccalaureate, STEM, Big Picture, University Partnership and online, just to name a few. Each school model takes a unique, engaging and research-based approach to state content standards.

  • Click here to view a map of Mapleton's schools and District boundaries.

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  • Big Picture Model

    The Big Picture model compels students to experience a college-preparatory environment balancing classes, seminars, independent learning, and real-world learning through professional internships and access to college courses. 

    big picture logo Big Picture College and Career Academy (9-12)

    7350 N. Broadway, Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1690

    MEC logo Mapleton Early College High School (9-12

    8980 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1960

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  • Community Schools

    Community schools focus on partnerships between school and community resources, using an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, and community development. 

    Meadow school logo Meadow Community School (PreK - 8)

    9150 Monroe St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1500

    Monterey logo Monterey Community School (K - 8)

    2201 McElwain Blvd., Denver, CO 80229 | 303.853.1360

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  • Expeditionary Learning (EL)

    EL Education promotes active classrooms that are alive with discovery, problem-solving, challenge, and collaboration. In EL Education schools, learning is active, challenging, meaningful and collaborative. Click here to learn more about EL Learning.

    Adventure Logo Adventure Elementary (PreK-6)

    7725 Conifer Rd., Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1410

    Explore Eagle Logo Explore Elementary (PreK-6)

    10310 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1170

    MSA Logo Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (7-12)

    8980 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1270

    Timberwolves Logo Trailside Academy (PreK - 8)

    2300 W. 67th Pl., Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.3040

    Welby logo Welby Community School (PreK-6)

    1200 E. 78th Ave., Denver, CO 80229 | 303.853.1700


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  • International Baccalaureate

    The IB offers an education for students comprising of four programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. IB is a challenging framework that prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners and to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. 

    GPA Logo cub Global Primary Academy (PreK - 3)

    7480 N. Broadway, Bldg. 1, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1900

    GIA Logo Only.png Global Intermediate Academy (4 - 8)

    7480 N. Broadway, Bldg. 3, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1930

    GLA Logo Global Leadership Academy (9-12)

    7480 N. Broadway, Bldg. 2, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1930

    York logo York International School (K - 12)

    9200 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1600

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  • Leadership

    Achieve Academy supports a positive learning community that engages and inspires the growth of diverse learners through educational opportunities that are rigorous, inclusive and responsive.

    At Achieve Academy, students develop skills that will assist them in becoming leaders in the community through Cooperating with others, being Assertive inside and outside of the classroom, taking Responsibility for their actions, displaying Empathy for others and having Self-control in all situations

    Achieve Logo Achieve Academy (PreK-8)

    9100 Poze. Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1300

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  • Online Schools

    Mapleton is pleased to offer two online, K-12 schools. 

    Mapleton Online will open in the fall of 2020. This new school will be a standards-based, project-based school that will encourage systems thinking and focus on an individualized approach to learning. Every student will find success with a customized learning plan created in partnership with the student’s family, teachers, and administrators. Every student will also receive appropriate technology and support with internet access. 

    Mapleton Online Mapleton Online

    7350 N. Broadway, Denver 80221 | 303.853.1200

    Connections Academy is a network of tuition-free public online schools for grades K–12. Colorado Connections Academy gives students who need an alternative to the traditional classroom the flexibility to learn from home and enjoy a well-rounded student experience.

    Connections logo Colorado Connections Academy Online K-12

    8 Inverness Drive East #240, Englewood, CO 80112

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  • School for Young Adults (17-21)

    North Valley School for Young Adults offers students ages 17-21 who are credit deficient a new educational pathway to success by providing an opportunity to get back on track and earn a high school diploma.

    In this highly personalized school, students keep close track of their success on their individual graduation plan. Customized graduation plans may include a combination of online learning and direct teacher instruction. Upon graduation, students receive a Mapleton Public Schools diploma.

    North Valley Logo North Valley School for Young Adults

    8990 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1790

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  • STEM

    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    At Academy High School students develop powerful problem-solving and critical-thinking skills through coursework that exposes them to challenging engineering and biomedical courses.

    Academy Logo Academy High School (9-12)

    8970 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1730

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  • University Partnership School

    Clayton’s unique placement on Mapleton’s multi-age Skyview Campus environment prepares students for their future by promoting complex thinking and ideas, collaboration across age groups and introducing them to the opportunities that await them as they continue their education in Mapleton. As a partnership school, Clayton welcomes student teachers from the University of Colorado, Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Regis University and the Metropolitan State University of Denver. These teachers provide additional support to all students at all grade levels

    Clayton Logo Clayton Partnership School (K-8)

    8970 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1460

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