Jefferson County Open School

The Jefferson County Open School is a public preK-12 school in Edgewood, Colorado, that embodies Meaningful Student Involvement. About All students focus on personal identity, social interaction and intellectual inquiry. This holistic curriculum is reflected in the twenty-four graduation expectations and the incorporation of personal goals in an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) which is carried out in […]

Students 4 Justice

Students 4 Justice was is the youth-led youth organizing arm of Denver-based Colorado Progressive Coalition. They worked in three of Denver’s public high schools, fighting for greater public school accountability and student voice. More Info More info about this program is not available at this time. Please share any info you have in the comments section below.

Students on School Boards in Colorado

Here are different facts about roles for students on school boards in Colorado. There are 7 voting members of the Colorado State Board of Education. There are no student members or student representation. In 1972, the Colorado state department of education reported that they encouraged local school boards to consider roles for students on school boards. […]

Denver Student Board of Education

The Denver Student Board of Education is a group of 30 students who represent the fifteen high schools in the city. The Denver, Colorado School District hosts a group of 30 students who represent the 15 high schools in district called the Denver Student Board of Education. They are charged to serve as leaders in their schools […]

Jovenes Unidos

When they researched hundreds of their peers and suggested powerful transformation, students moved from sharing student voice towards Meaningful Student Involvement. Students with a nonprofit program called Jovenes Unidos in Denver, Colorado, explored why many of their peers didn’t graduate. Their goal was, “…to change statistics, and to make [our]… school of excellence where all students learn, […]