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“As a teacher at Flynn, I am constantly inspired by the positive and supportive learning environment that we have created. Our students are challenged to reach their full potential, and they know that they are always supported by their teachers and classmates. I love being a part of a school that is always looking for new and innovative ways to teach and learn."

Seth Abbott  |  Certified High Reliability Teacher

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“Why I love Flynn is because they have amazing teachers, custodians and students. Teachers help their students with support, kindness and their learning techniques. They want the best for us, for our future, and for when we are older in everyday life. The teachers here are great, the students are very respectful to the teachers. They want to give us the best education they can. - Nhilah Valdez Level 5."

Nhilah Valdez  |  Level 5 Student

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“I love Flynn for a few reasons. They take mental health just as serious as education. The teachers and leadership in our school makes bonds with each and every student. These are things our students will remember and cherish for a lifetime. The main reason I love Flynn is because when my son is at school I don’t worry about his safety. My son safety comes first and you all have done a fantastic job making him feel safe. I truly appreciate and love Flynn!"

Amber Ramirez  |  Parent

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

At John E Flynn, A Marzano Academy, we are known for high levels of academic excellence with some of the best instructors in Colorado.

STUDENT WELL-BEING

Health and wellness take centerstage ensuring that students have what they need to relate with peers and themselves in a happy, healthy, and nourishing way.

OUR COMMUNITY

An important cornerstone of Flynn is a robust, growing, and supportive community with an engaged PTO.

WHERE EDUCATION IS

UNIQUE

In our Competency Based System, your child is free to progress at their own pace, moving to the next level at any point in the year. They will never feel limited by the pace of their peers, nor will they feel left behind if they find themselves struggling with a certain subject. CBS means meeting the child where they are and allowing them to chart their own course.

CBS SUPPORTS ALL STUDENTS

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WHERE EDUCATION IS

VALUED

We know that having the right teacher makes all the difference. A great teacher cares about their students, thinks of innovative ways to bring a lesson to life and gives thoughtful advice and guidance. By offering the highest starting teacher salary in the state of Colorado, Westminster Public Schools is able to attract and retain the best talent so that your student has the best chance at success.

TEACH WITH WPS

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WHERE EDUCATION IS

INNOVATIVE

Technology is all around us and is advancing at a lighting pace. Your student needs the tools of tomorrow in their hands today so they can be prepared for college, internships, certificates and more. Each student is issued their own Chromebook and has access to things like STEM labs with engravers and 3D printers, Z-space learning experience, Mac labs at Westy and the unique opportunities found in the innovative CTE + STEM programs at our brand new Ranum Campus.

TECHNOLOGY LEADS THE WAY

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WHERE EDUCATION IS

CARING

Students do better when they can focus on learning. In WPS we aim to support our students and their families with the resources they need to address practical concerns such as food insecurity, transportation and English language acquisition, as well as mental and emotional challenges like bullying. Our new Daniel C. Vallez Family Education Center serves as a community hub to ensure that our families have everything to the need to create the stability to support their student's success.

HOW CAN WPS SUPPORT YOU?

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WHERE EDUCATION IS

FUN (PARA TODOS)

WPS prides itself on being a district where everyone is family and the joy of learning is shared by all. Equity and respect for students, staff and family are core principles of Westminster Public Schools. 

LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN

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WONDERING HOW A COMPETENCY BASED SYSTEM WORKS?

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

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Sofia is 9 years old.

In a traditional school, she would be in fourth grade. In our Competency-Based System, since Sofia is great at math, she is already working in Math Level 5, which is above-average. Literacy is a challenge area, so Sofia is getting extra help from teachers as she works in Literacy Level 3. She’s right on track in Science and Social Studies. Like most students, Sofia has subjects she excels in as well as areas where she needs more help.

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INDIVIDUAL PACE

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Meeting Students' Needs, Now and In the Future

With a traditional school district, Sofia would move through the same content in the classroom along with all the other students at the teacher’s pace. With CBS, Sofia can learn at a customized pace, mastering groups of knowledge and skills called learning targets. If she earns a score of 3 or better on a 4-point scale, she will move to the next performance level, regardless of where her peers are.

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FLEXIBILITY

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Level Up With Learning Targets

In other school districts, students are placed in one grade level according to their age, for the entire year and in all subjects. In a Competency Based System like Westminster Public Schools, Sofia is not limited by her age. When she demonstrates mastery of all learning targets, she can move to the next level at any point in the school year. Students are held accountable and avoid “social promotion’” to the next grade level without the proper skills and knowledge.

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TRANSPARENCY

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Everyone on the Same Page

Progress on learning targets is measured and recorded in software that is accesible to students, parents and teachers at all times. Sofia’s parents can check in on her strengths and challenges using real-time data in the Empower system and talk with her teachers about any extra help she may need in any one topic. Students, teachers and parents work together to acheive shared goals and there are no surprises at the end of the year.

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STUDENT AGENCY

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Get Ready For The Day After Graduation

Our Competency-Based System (CBS) is about more than just earning a high school diploma. It means that students graduate with the skills necessary for the next stage of their lives. WPS students are taught to advocate for themselves and become inspired, self-motivated and life-long learners.   

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IS PERSONALIZED EDUCATION THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR CHILD?