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    Mapleton is not your ordinary school district.

    In Mapleton, there are no "neighborhood schools."  This means that instead of being automatically enrolled in your neighborhood school, we invite you to choose your school from our full menu of schools based on the learning style, interests, and passions of your child. Mapleton offers schools that are small-by-design with different education models, including Expeditionary Learning (EL), International Baccalaureate, STEM, University Partnership, Big Picture, Young Adult, and online, to name a few.  

    We do our very best to place your child in your first-choice school. However, if we are unable to place your child in your first-choice school, we will make every effort to place your child in your second or third choice school. If you would like to place your child on our monthly waitlist for your first choice school, please contact the Welcome Center, 303.853.1780.

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    If you live within Mapleton's district boundaries, we will provide transportation to your school of choice (if you live a mile or more from your school of choice). This applies to all students living within district boundaries and more than one mile away from their school of choice. Learn more about Mapleton's comprehensive transportation system



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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

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    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

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    Monterey logo Monterey Community School (K - 8)

    2201 McElwain Blvd., Denver, CO 80229 | 303.853.1360 - Reopening in the fall of 2021!

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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

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    Explore Eagle Logo Explore Elementary (PreK-8)

    10310 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1170

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

    8980 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1270

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    Timberwolves Logo Trailside Academy (PreK - 8)

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

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    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

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

    7480 N. Broadway, Bldg. 3, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1920

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    GLA Logo Global Leadership Academy (9-12)

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

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    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 (K-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

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    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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  • Preschool (Early Childhood Education)

    A quality preschool program can spark a lifetime love of learning in a child. Preschool on Poze is Mapleton's new preschool center. Open to students 3-4 years of age, as well as toddlers, Preschool on Poze inspires children through introductions to numbers, shapes, sounds, letters, as well as social skills and motor skills. Preschool on Poze is now enrolling! 

    Preschool on Poze

    2410 Poze Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229| 303.853.1570

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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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