Our Philosophy

Our Vision

Our vision is to prepare every student for the 21st century by helping them to acquire the knowledge and the skills to be responsible citizens who are prepared to be contributing members of our society. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to call the main office at (303) 387-9000.

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.

What We Believe

  • Relationships are the foundation of any quality educational pursuit. We believe that all relationships should be centered on mutual respect, knowledge of each individual's personal goals and aspirations, and each individual's educational as well as personal strengths and weaknesses. Our teachers must first and foremost understand each of their students as individuals and as human beings. Each student has a variety of experiences, knowledge, and individual skills that make them unique as individual learners. All teachers must start from this foundation in order to provide relevant, rigorous learning for all students. Significant relationships are not unique to only student and teacher relationships but must also be nurtured between fellow teachers within academies and content areas but also through interdisciplinary structures. Castle View also actively promotes meaningful relationship and mutual respect between athlete's coaches, sponsors, organizations, boosters, parents and members of the greater school community.

  • Relevance connects what students learn to the skills they practice in real-life situations. By engaging every student in learning we can dramatically reduce the number of dropouts and allow students to acquire the skills they need to be successful and contributing citizens. Expanding the scope of extended learning opportunities through internships is a practical way to make this connection and ensure that students are engaged in their education. It is highly recommended that CVHS students participate in our extremely successful Internship program to enhance their learning experience.

  • Rigor is something that every student deserves in a course of study that allows him or her to learn in a deep, meaningful and practical way. Achieving this requires high standards that clearly identify and describe what is expected of students across the curriculum. Such standards serve as a common target for students, staff and parents. High standards should address character and emotional development as well as academic growth. They should apply to all programs, including Career and Technical Education programs. They should apply to all students, not just those in certain academic tracks. Standards should address not only academic knowledge but also everyday life skills such as problem solving, team building, and time management.

  • The Academy Model allows student to make a choice of an academy and to select an educational pathway that is relevant to their individual interest. The challenge for educators is to engage each student, showing relevance while at the same time keeping the students' horizons broad, because we know that we cannot predict today what may or may not be relevant in students' later lives.