Grandview High School, Aurora, Colorado

Grandview High School, Aurora, Colorado

Aurora , CO
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Overland High School
12400 E Jewell Ave Aurora , CO 80014 United States

Overland High School, located in Aurora, Colorado, and part of the Cherry Creek School District, opened in 1978. Overland High School is a comprehensive public, suburban, college-oriented institution. Overland High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and by the Colorado State Department of Education. Overland High School was selected to be on Newsweek America's Top High Schools 2010 list.Construction has been completed for a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or IST Center. The IST center is built on the esplanade between Prairie Middle School and Overland High School. The center opened in August 2011. It serves 6th through 12th graders. Programming includes the following areas of concentration for students providing opportunities to compete for global opportunities leading to careers in Aerospace, Bio science, Energy, Medicine and Information Technology.DemographicsIn 2012-2013 the number of students enrolled in Overland High School was 2,211.Overland is one of the most diverse schools not only in Colorado, but also in the United States. 40.2% African American 30.9% White 22% Hispanic 6.22% Asian 0.7% American IndianInformationClass of 2013 Three Daniel's Fund Scholarship Awardees Class of 2012 Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient Class of 2010 One National Merit Scholar One National Merit Finalist Two National Merit Semifinalists Two National Merit Commended students One National Hispanic ScholarAcademicsOverland High School has an up-and-coming AP Department. Advanced placement classes are offered in the English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Language, and Visual Art Departments. Overland offers the following Advanced Placement Classes:

Smoky Hill High School
16100 E Smoky Hill Rd Aurora , CO 80015 United States

Smoky Hill High School is located in Aurora, Colorado and has around 2,600 students. Smoky Hill is part of the Cherry Creek School District and was the second high school built by the district in 1974.It goes by the short name 'Smoky'. The name comes from the fact that the school is located not far from the Smoky Hill Trail, an old pioneer trail stretching from Kansas to Denver.CurriculumIn 1991, Smoky Hill became the second high school in Colorado to offer the International Baccalaureate Program. Since that time Smoky has been recognized in Newsweek's nationwide list of excellent high schools. Also, in 2006 Smoky Hill's AVID program was the only school in the AVID Western Division to be recognized as a National Demonstration School with Distinction. Smoky Hill also supports the Advanced Placement program and offers nineteen AP classes.RenovationsIn the summer of 2010, the Cherry Creek School District began renovations to improve the overall functionality of the building. The windows were modified to become larger, the pool area was completely reconstructed, new carpet was installed, and the general aesthetics of the school were modernized to comply with more current styles in design. All renovations were completed before the 2010-2011 year, except for the pool area which was completed during the first quarter of the school year.Extracurricular studiesModel UNThe Model UN program at Smoky Hill High School is coached by Donald Hawley and Janice Zuk in which the students represent the countries given and assume the roles as delegates as in UN. After preparation, Model UN teams from different schools meet at the scheduled conferences. During the conference, given issues are discussed among the delegates in process of developing a successful resolution. The Smoky Hill High School Model UN team has received numerous awards including many best delegations award. In 2008, November 10, Cherry Creek High School and Smoky Hill High School hosted a conference named the 2008 Cherry Creek - Smoky Hill Model Conference.

Waubonsie Valley High School
2590 Ogden Ave Aurora , IL 60504 United States

Waubonsie Valley High School, or WVHS, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Ogden Avenue and Eola Road in Aurora, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Other High Schools also in Indian Prairie School District 204 are Neuqua Valley High School, and Metea Valley High School.HistoryIndian Prairie Community Unit School District #204 was formed in the fall of 1972. In December 1972 a referendum was passed to build and equip a high school at a projected cost of $8.2 million. A separate issue also passed to add a swimming pool. Construction on Waubonsie Valley High School began in the spring of 1973. Tom Gibbs was hired as the first Principal. Since his tenure, Gary Elmen, Marilyn Weaver, Jim Schmid, Kristine Marchiando, and Jason Stipp have served as Principal.In September 1975, Waubonsie Valley opened its doors for its first school year. 293 Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors attended the new high school. In addition, 7th and 8th graders were housed in the building until Hill Junior High opened in the Fall of 1981. Construction delays prevented students from using the gym until May 1976 and the pool until October 1976.The school was designed as an open campus, with very few walls to separate classes. This quickly gave way to temporary room dividers and eventually, more permanent walls. Major construction projects over the years added three classroom wings, a field house and an auditorium, leaving just a few clues as to the original design of the building. The school was considered futuristic with a swimming pool, greenhouse, and planetarium.