Rocky Heights Middle School designated a Colorado Trailblazer School To Watch
HIGHLANDS RANCH—Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) has been selected as a Colorado School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education (CAMLE).
The Colorado Trailblazer School to Watch initiative was created eight years ago to showcase evidence-based strategies at statewide and regional conferences, workshops, and school site visits. RHMS is one of 16 schools in the state to earn this distinction.
The process began a few months ago with an initial application. From there, the process increasingly became more in-depth and included every member of the RHMS staff as well as a panel of parents who clearly demonstrated that RHMS is the best middle school for their students. A team from CAMLE visited RHMS and observed every single classroom, interviewed teachers and administrators and spoke with students and parents. They quickly learned that RHMS is a high-performing middle school that is academically excellent, responsive to developmental challenges and socially equitable holding high expectations for all students. These are the tenets of a Colorado School to Watch.