There’s no doubt that Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of schools, is proud of his 33,000 students.  This is Don’s 21st year in the St. Vrain Valley School District and his 37th year in public education. Don stepped into this position when the district was in need of  much repair and attention and now the successes of this district are many.   St. Vrain is among Colorado’s top districts, now 7th largest school district and one of only 16 districts nationwide to win a 2012 Race to the Top grant-a $16.6 million windfall to fund programming in science, technology, engineering and math.   St. Vrain has some the highest competitive graduation requirements (24 credits to graduate with three years of math) and a drop out rate of 0.%.  Dr. Haddad reported he has over a thousand more students than last year, (current total=33K), with a build out plan of 80 thousand students.  Academic programs are available for Pre-K (and FT kindergarten) through 14 (focused college programs). 

Don added that responding to COVID requirements has been challenging. “Our kids are counting on us and we need to keep them in school.  That’s my focus, keeping them in school, advancing their academic growth and allowing them the multifaceted experience of public school life”.