Education in Salida Colorado

Salida School District R-32-J

Salida School District R-32-J
349 E. 9th Street
Salida, CO 81201

(719) 530-5252

www.salida.k12.co.us

The Salida School District covers the southern half of Chaffee County and western Fremont County, encompassing approximately 500 square miles. The district is served with one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school. All the schools are located within the City of Salida. The Salida School system provides our students with excellent academic and activity programs based on quality instruction and progressive curriculum in a secure and challenging environment. In addition to standard-based, college-preparatory academic programs at all levels, the high school offers an excellent career and technical program. The programs are available for high-ability learners and second-language learners. The district has recently added an alternative program for struggling students.  A comprehensive academic and activity program is offered with emphasis toward the basics in grades K through 8, and “cutting edge”’ programs in the high school using state-of-the-art technology. Quality programs exist in the areas of special-needs children, Chapter I, General Education, Vocational Education and Work-Study. Students from R-32-J consistently score above the State and the National average on the standardized tests, including the ACT and SAT. Over 50 percent of the high school graduates have earned Master’s degrees or more. Fifty to sixty percent of the high school graduates go on to college or technical schools. The district has received national recognition from the School Match Corporation as one of seven percent of school districts nationwide to offer the type and quality of education parents want for their children.



Education in Salida Colorado

Chaffee County Montessori School – CCMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit school providing Montessori education to students ages 3 to 10. Founded in2007 and based on the 100-year-old principles of the Montessori method, the stated mission of CCMS is to inspire curiosity and enthusiasm for learning; to promote peaceful interactions; and to ignite and nurture the human spirit in every child. The teachers at CCMS are Montessori certified in primary, elementary and secondary education for ages 2 1/2 to 15. CCMS provides a state-of-the-art Montessori environment, gardens, climbing structures and creative experiences in art, music, and dramatic play. CCMS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. CCMS is conveniently located at 1040 I Street in Salida, CO. For more information please contact Claudia Mann at (719) 539-4887 or visit the school’s website at www.chaffeemontessori.com.

TLC – Salida Christian School, 509 F Street/PO Box 923, Salida, CO 81201 ~ 719-539-1693 main office Our school started in 1981 with Son Shine Inn Preschool and Daycare (SSI), 530 F Street, Salida, CO 81201 ~ 719-539-3882. Enrollment started with seven children and has since grown to over 78 children a year by offering a safe, loving atmosphere with a Christian foundation. SSI is open year-round and is licensed to care for children from 2 1/2 to 12 years of age. The staff at SSI serves our students Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Preschool is offered four days a week and introduces the children to art, science, bible, music and movement, field trips and social experiences. A K through 4 program (pre-kindergarten for 4 year olds) was added for children whose parents wanted a more rigorous preparation for kindergarten. TLC Christian School (TLC) opened its doors in 1990 with a total of five kindergarten children being taught by two parents. Enrollment for the 2006-07 school year was 76 in kindergarten through 8th grade. Our academic standards are high, with added emphasis on patriotism and character building. In 2006 our school became a 501(c)3 and was called Salida Christian School (SCS). SCS serves families of all religious denominations and walks of life. The mission of SCS is to provide an excellent academic education for students in preschool through 4th grade in a caring Christian environment. The underlying premise is stated in our bylaws. We believe it is our duty and privilege as Christians to provide Christian education for our children and to assist parents in our community to meet their duty to provide their children with a high quality Christian education. Temple Baptist Church is not affiliated with Salida Christian School. SCS (elementary grades) are housed in the basement of Temple Baptist Church. For more information call (719) 539-1693 for kindergarten through 4th grade. Our website is www.salida-christian-school.com and email info@salidachristianschool.com.



Education in Salida Colorado

Head Start is a Federal program for preschool children from low-income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. They also receive free medical and dental care, have healthy meals and snacks, and enjoy playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting. Head Start helps children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Most children in Head Start are between the ages of three and four. Cut off for ages is September 1. Applications with proof of child’s age and family income must be received and verified no later than mid-August. For more precise information call the Salida Head Start Center at (719) 539-1184. KID’S CAMPUS – A Licensed Child Care facility that provides appropriate activities for children ages 5 to 11  in a supervised, safe and child-centered environment during non-school hours. This program serves the needs of working parents during teacher workdays, holidays and during the summer. Scholarships are available for eligible families. For registration info call (719) 221-2095.

Colorado Mountain College Buena Vista Center 27900 County Road 319 Buena Vista, CO 81211 (719) 395-8419 Colorado Mountain College offers two-year transfer and vocational degrees as well as certificates of occupational proficiency in 20  different occupational specialties. Each year, CMC serves the training and educational needs of over 20,000 students throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County 340 E 5th St. Salida, CO 81201 (719) 539-9500, www.bgcchaffee.org BGCCC enhances and expands educational opportunities for elementary and middle school students. Part of a national affiliation with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, its mission is to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. Programs are offered in five core areas by youth development professionals: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation. We operate facilities in Salida and Buena Vista that host over 130 kids per day in a safe and secure environment, providing the kind of programs that prepare the youth of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Our doors are open five days a week, 50 weeks per year. Visit our website for more information.

Pre Schools Strawberry Door Inc. ~ 1712 Holman Ave. ~ Salida, CO 81201 (719) 539-2154 Son Shine Inn ~ 530 F Street ~ Salida, CO 81201 ~ (719) 539-3882 Montessori School ~ 420 W. 7th St. ~ Salida, CO 81201 ~ (719) 530-9665

Day Care Providers These day care providers are CPR & First Aid Certified. They participate in Re-certification Training Each Year. Nutritious meals and snacks provided. For the complete updated listing, call (719) 539-4236.