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.
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.
7350 N. Broadway, Ste. 200, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1690
8980 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1960
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.
9150 Monroe St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1500
2201 McElwain Blvd., Denver, CO 80229 | 303.853.1360
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.
7725 Conifer Rd., Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1410
2410 Poze Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1170
8980 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1270
2300 W. 68th Ave., Denver, 80221 | 303.853.3040
1200 E. 78th Ave., Denver, CO 80229 | 303.853.1700
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.
7480 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1900
7480 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1935
Global Leadership Academy (9-12) (candidate school)
7480 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80221 | 303.853.1935
9200 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1600
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
9100 Poze. Blvd., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1300
Many Colorado students now have the opportunity to thrive at Colorado Connections Academy, 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.
8 Inverness Drive East #240, Englewood, CO 80112
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.
8990 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1790
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.
8970 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1730
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
8970 York St., Thornton, CO 80229 | 303.853.1460