What's Different at Finest?

 

Individualism and independence are respected by staff and students.

Faculty have both a deep understanding of their content as well as a strong desire to build positive, supportive relationships with their students. 

Proactive use of mediation and restorative practices to stop bullying and antisocial behaviors before they begin. 

Homework is not required; the majority of work is completed in class.

Hope and a fresh start are offered as students choose new classes every six weeks.

Point system, instead of traditional grades, which allows students to work at an academic pace that is right for them.

Option of morning or afternoon classes with flexible start and end times.

Chromebook for use in every classroom

Access to amazing CTE Programs - Cosmetology, Audio Media, STEM, S.A.G.E., College credit Language Arts, Culinary Arts(T.E.C. Campus), Post Secondary programs (A.C.C., U.C.D., Red Rocks, C.C.D.) Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, and Aviation Program 

Faculty

The heart of our school is our faculty. Our teachers are people who possess both a deep understanding of their content and a strong desire to build positive, supportive relationships with students. Our school believes that the best counselor is a teacher who students know, trust and respect. Teachers at Colorado's Finest have "families" of up to twenty students. Each teacher gets to know his or her students as individuals, and serve as the liaison between home and school for the student's entire career at Finest. All teachers are certified by the state and highly qualified in their fields.

Academic Standards

In order to earn a diploma from Colorado's Finest High School of Choice, all students must complete twenty-three credits, graduation proficiencies, and completion of CDE graduation guidelines in Reading and Mathematics.

School Hours

Students can start as early as 7:55 am or as late as 9:45 am and get out as soon as 2:10 pm or as late as 4:00 pm with a 30-minute lunch and a 20-minute family/homeroom daily.

Colorado's Finest is incorporating clubs plus expanded STEM and Audio Production offerings as a result of receiving a "21st Century Community Learning Centers" grant. All students are required to be enrolled in six courses each session (6 classes plus Family).