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2016-2017 News

  • 2017 Teachers of the Year Honored

    Heather Reading, kindergarten teacher, is recognized as Remington Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year during ‘Fantastic 49’ ahead of a monthly Board of Education meeting June 8 in District 49.

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  • Busy Construction Season Blasts Off with Wall-Breaking Ceremony

    The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.

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  • Special Olympics Brings Social and Physical Support for Students in Extended School Year Program

    Representatives from the southeast Colorado Special Olympics regional office taught bocce ball to students enrolled in District 49's extended school year program June 7 at Sand Creek High School. The extended year program serves qualifying students with special needs for four weeks at the beginning of the traditional summer break. The program focuses on retaining information and skills that students learn during the traditional school year. The extra learning helps increase retention and ensures a strong start to the school year. "When we are in the classroom we are working hard on reading and math," said Bridgette Martin, ESY coordinator for secondary students. "A lot of the students have social goals too and this is a practical and fun way to work on those goals."

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  • Class of 2017: SSAE Celebrates Academic Success, Challenged to 'Find Your Amazing'

    “If your dreams don’t scare you, then what’s the point?” said ShaeLynn Rickert, student commencement speaker, speaking from the podium, facing her classmates and hundreds of family and friends. “Go and get that dream.”

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  • BOE Honors SSAE Senior for Leadership, Service, Kindness

    “I have completely changed 180 from who I was as a freshman,” said Jake Marvin, 18, twelfth-grader at Springs Studio for Academic Excellence during "Fantastic 49" recognition May 11. “Being in all the different programs and classes and opportunities presented to me has allowed me to grow and become someone I never thought I could be.”

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Springs Studio Updates

  • Springs Studio is now accepting enrollments for the

    2017-18 school year!  

    Please apply to the wait list to get more information about Springs Studio for Academic Excellence!  Sign up for our list waiting list.  

    We are ONLY accepting enrollment applications for students in grades 2-7 at this time.  

    Kinder, 1st, 8th,  9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades are currently FULL!

    We are still accepting wait list applications for students on IEP's, however, we are currently full and cannot guarantee enrollment for the 17-18 school year.


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  • Olivia Khaliqi, eleventh-grader, Best in District 49 Art Show
    Olivia Khaliqi wins District 49 art show in the 11th grade 2-D division.
    Congratulaions Olivia Khaliqi, winner of the District 49 art show for 11th grade 2-D art.

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  • Pikes Peak Community College Teen College Cover Pikes Peak Community College Teen College: Explore your interests in fun college programs that can lead to cool careers. Sessions run weekly, with morning, afternoon or all-day sessions. When you sign up for same day morning and afternoon courses, lunch is provided. You can design a comic book, create something using a 3-D printer, build a robot, feed a boa constrictor, or make a gourmet dessert. Learn more at or download the course guide.

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  • A walking track at Springs Studio supports the healthy schools initiative. Supporting Healthy Schools Initiative: The Springs Studio for Academic Excellence supports the healthy schools initiative. This school year, money from a Medicaid grant helped fund a walking track at the K-5 campus. This walking track has provided a safe place for students and staff to exercise during break, recess and landsharks practices. According to Allison B., “the track helps her perform at her personal best.” She knows that three laps around the track is a half mile. The track has helped her compete against herself to set a personal best. Many of the older students walk on the track with friends during recess. Thanks to the this walking track, students and staff are getting more exercise during the school day.

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  • Almeida Named Sole Finalist for Vacant COO Position, Hiring Process Continues

    District 49 Board of Education directors named Pedro Almeida the sole finalist for the vacant chief operations officer position Sept. 16 by a unanimous vote (5-0) at the conclusion of a special meeting. Prior to the vote, Almeida and two other finalists presented their vision for the operations department and responded to questions from board directors. “I was very impressed with the number of candidates we had,” said Kevin Butcher, board treasurer. “We had a very impressive short list. We had three very qualified, strong candidates and I’m grateful to everybody who participated in the process.”

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  • Annual Asbestos Notification

    District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools. As we complete more projects in the future, we will continue to abate it until all of it has been removed. If you have any questions, please contact Tara Carey at 719.494.8934.

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Springs Studio for Academic Excellence

  • Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (formerly Falcon Virtual Academy) engages students in an innovative, rigorous digital learning environment that prepares them for the 21st century and beyond. We provide high expectations that encourage critical thinking skills with comprehensive learning opportunities for every student. Learning occurs when students feel valued and engaged in the process.

School District 49

  • Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.