Covid-19 updates from the Executive Director
March 23rd, 2020
Dear students and families,
These are extraordinary times and many things around us are changing daily. What will not change is our commitment to work with you to provide learning opportunities for your student and other resources your family may need during this time.
At this time, we know that our buildings will be closed until at least April 17th based on Governor Polis’s executive order. We will continue to follow the guidance from health officials on when we will open up our buildings again for classes. We will begin online learning and packaged learning April 7th.
We are providing Chromebooks for families that do not have a device at home from both of our campuses on Thursday the 26th from 4-6 and Friday the 27th from 10-12. We will be checking these devices out curb side so please pull up to the school and one of our administrators will bring the device to your car. If you do not have internet access, please reference the page below on how to access free internet.
We will be taking the week of March 30th through April 3rd off. Our staff has been working very hard to move learning online and we want to make sure they get their scheduled spring break.
If you need food resources, please review the different opportunities below:
Monday- Friday you can pick up and grab and go breakfast from 8-9 am and grab and go lunch from 12-1 pm at the following locations:
Southwest: Abraham Lincoln High School and Valverde Elementary School
Southeast: Joe Shoemaker School and Place Bridge Academy
Northwest: Cowell Elementary School and North High School and STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside
Central: Bruce Randolph School and Denver Center for International Studies- Baker
Northeast- Mannual High School
Far Northest- The Evie Dennis Campus and The Montbello Campus
Dinner will be served Monday- Friday from 3:30-5:30 pm from the following recreation centers:
Southwest: Athmar, College View, Harvey Park, La Familia
Southeast: Eisenhower, Harvard Gulch
Northwest: Ashland, Aztlan, Rude
Central: Glenarm, Johnson, St. Charles, Stapleton, Swansea
Northeast: Hiawatha, Montclair
Far Northeast: Montbello, Green Valley Ranch
If your family needs basic groceries, we ask that you reach out to your advocate and let them know. We will work with our partner organization Food for Thought to help you meet those needs.
Mental Health: These are challenging times. If your student could benefit from talking with a counselor, we ask that you share that with your advocate, and we will work to set an appointment up over the phone.
If you have not received a call from someone from the school by the end of the week, please call or email me and I will make sure we update your information immediately.
It is an honor to work with you especially in these times and we ask that you please let us know if you have resources that may be helpful in our work and please let us know if there are resources you need.
Please take care of yourself and each other.
Clark P. Callahan
Executive Director Colorado High School Charter
"Formed in the spirit of dynamic growth, social justice and intellectual pursuits."
Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve. CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.
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The Core Principles of CHSC guide and ground our work together as a community. We believe when these principles are practiced with fidelity and discipline they lead to profound growth and results for young people. We encourage anyone who observes us not living up to these core principles to let us know so we can continue to improve our work.
Relationships:We believe that learning happens when relationships are built on trust and respect.
High Expectations: We believe that by expecting the most of ourselves and those around us and holding each other accountable leads to our greatest potential.
Growth: We value contiuous improvement of ourselves, each other and our practices. We seek and apply feedback, reflect on our practice, maintain a can-do positive attutude, approach changes and challenges as opportunities to learn and celebrate each of our unique strengths in support of continuous improvement.
Inclusivity: We believe that by embracing and learning from all people we become better, produce higher quality work and become more empowered.
Wellness: We know that to perform and grow, we must feel safe and cared for, so we work continuously to holistically meet the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational and intellectual needs of everyone in our community. We believe that healthy people perform better.
Third...Fourth...Fifth way: Our students embody this value and as partners with them, we work to emulate the practice of finding ladders, bulldozers and other solutions to the vast number of walls, roadblocks and problems we encounter.