Choice or Quality?

Denver Post recently wrote an editorial comparing Jeffco and Denver that has people talking and many people upset.  Is it about offering students and their families CHOICE?  Quality Choice?  Or is it about offering charters for the sake of offering charters – regardless of their performance records?

We cannot speak for DPS, but if it’s CHOICE that’s truly the important issue, Jeffco offers an amazing variety:
Warren Tech (6th Ave & Awest Galleria)
D’Evelyn – option
IB programs:  Lakewood HS , Standley Lake HS , Alameda HS
Dual language programs
Jeffco Open School
Pomona HS – arts
Manning MS – option
Dennison Elementary – option
Brady Exploration – option
Jeffco 21st Century Virtual Academy
Longview HS
McClain Community HS 
McClain HS
Bear Creek STEM
GT Centers at Elementary, Middle School, and WRHS Peak Program
16 Charter Schools

And a large variety of engaging and successful neighborhood schools!
See for a more in depth list

We’d also like to point out, Jeffco 2014 graduates earned over $79million in scholarships

Not to mention in March, 32 Jeffco schools received John Irwin Schools
Of Excellence and 20 were awarded The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement
Seven Jeffco Schools received gold, silver or bronze medals in the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings:
D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School
Evergreen high School
Conifer Senior High School
Lakewood High School
Ralston Valley Senior High School
Wheat Ridge High School
Jefferson Charter Academy Senior High School
Jeffco Schools has been recognized as a leader nationally for these reasons.  Jeffco Schools clearly has quality as a focus and that is the most important choice when considering ALL Jeffco kids!