Enrollment

Enrollment

Choosing a school for your student is an important personal step in charting their future path. Toward this end, St. Vrain offers a diverse and extensive selection of rigorous academic and co-curricular programs that provide you and your student choice in selecting a school that best aligns with their interests and educational goals. 

Soaring Heights PK-8 welcomes students from our attendance area in the Town of Erie, across St. Vrain Valley Schools, and neighboring school districts in a dynamic and supportive school environment.

Do you live in our attendance area? Please click here to check. If you do not, please continue to our Open Enrollment section.

Open enrollment for Soaring Heights can be completed on-line (preferred method) via the Soaring Heights Online Open Enrollment Form or a paper form can be turned in at Soaring Heights between 8:00am-4:00pm. Please call us at (303) 702-8020 if you need assistance or have questions. 

Can I register if Soaring Heights is not my home school?

You will first need to complete an Open Enrollment application starting on TBD. Open Enrollees will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist placement by TBD. You will register after you receive an acceptance letter. 

When do I turn in my Kindergarten registration?

We will begin accepting Kindergarten registration TBD.  

Programming & Logistics:

What are the strengths of a PK-8 model?

While there are numerous benefits to a PK-8 model, four main strengths are:

  • Curriculum acceleration: Our PK-8 model offers the opportunity for student’s needs for advancement to be met in our building or by simply walking next door to the high school.  For example, a 5th grade student could take a 7th grade math class or an 8th grade student could take Algebra II at the high school.
  • Diverse programming options: As part of a large district and economies of scale, Soaring Heights offers the same kind of core classes, electives (band, choir, orchestra), and enrichment programs (robotics, coding, etc.) available at a traditional middle school. Therefore, students are able to gain the benefits of a small school without sacrificing the kind of programing available.
  • Size: The size of our elementary and middle school will allow for a much more personalized and rigorous learning environment/experience. With only 300-350 students at the middle level as compared to larger schools (Erie Middle School currently has 1,100 students), we will be able to not only more closely monitor each student’s progress but provide the necessary support or advancement that they will need.
  • Smoother transitions: The middle school years can be stressful for students and families as children grapple with the physical and emotional changes of adolescence. Some of this stress and anxiety comes from a change in physical environment from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school.  In a PK-8, a completely new building culture, new teachers and students is minimized as all of these variables will be the same. Collaboration between teachers to support students will be as simple as walking down the hall. The proximity to Erie High School allows for similar benefits from 8th to 9th grade.

Does Soaring Heights offer Gifted and Talented (GT)?

We have a GT program that will foster the student’s ALP goals through honors courses, differentiated assignments, individual goal setting, and parental partnerships. A GT teacher at the elementary level will support students and classroom teachers by meeting in small groups and developing activities that can be used in the classroom.

Does Soaring Heights have before and after school care?

We have before and after school care for Kindergarten-5th grade students through the district’s Community Schools program. We will also be developing some programing options for middle school students through Community Schools.

Does Soaring Heights have Pre-AP or advanced classes for middle school?

We offer advanced core content options for every grade level at the middle school. Additionally, our proximity to the high school will allow for students to take classes at the high school if necessary (e.g. Algebra II in the 8th grade).

What electives are available in middle school?

We offer a full course in music including band, orchestra, and choir. Currently, we are also offering Drama, Leadership, Photography, 3D Art, Team Sports, Robotics, Spanish, Chinese, Sea Perch and more! We continue to develop other elective offerings that are student centered and driven by interest and ability.  

Does Soaring Heights have sports and after school clubs for middle school?

Soaring Heights 6th-8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in sports offered through St. Vrain including Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Basketball, Co-Ed Wrestling and Co-Ed Track. We work directly with our student body to provide after school clubs and activities that students have interest in which will range from robotics and coding to art clubs and theater programs for all ages. Please check out our clubs page for more information.

Does the overall structure of the middle school side differ from what it is like at other middle schools?

How does a combined school work? Students will have a distinct elementary and middle school experience. In essence, the middle school at the PK-8 will function in much the same way a regular middle school operates. Students will take core classes and student chosen elective classes throughout the day and have a different teacher each class period. Middle school students have lockers.

How does this school differ from other middle schools?

Soaring Heights is a state-of-the-art building. There are two dedicated maker spaces in addition to a media center and science labs. We integrate physical activity into the school day as well as develop strong STEM educational experiences including a virtual reality lab. There are a series of design thinking challenges. We also have a strong connection to the environment including a school garden. Our classroom and common area spaces are designed to house flexible seating that enhances brain activity and development. Pivotal to our initial development is the involvement of student groups in helping us develop a school culture.

Registration

An enrollee to Soaring Heights must provide:

  • A birth certificate or its equivalent
  • Up-to-date immunizations
  • Proof of residency

**A new student is any student who has not been enrolled in any SVVSD school to date.  For example, a preschool student who has been enrolled in an SVVSD school is not considered a new student, but rather a returning student**

Open Enrollment

Students who desire to attend a school or program outside of their designated attendance area may apply for Open Enrollment/Nonresidence authorization for the school or program of their choice. In order to apply, an Open Enrollment/Nonresident Application must be filled out.


Registration by Grade Levels

Click on each option below to expand for a step-by-step guide to enrolling your student.

Preschool Registration for the 2021-2022 academic year begins at 6 AM on December 1, 2020. 

Step 1: Please complete the application hereYou will receive an application number in an auto-generated email once your application is complete.

Step 2: Required Documents:

  • Birth Certificate (students must be 3 years old on or before October 1, 2021)
  • Up-to-Date Immunizations Records
  • Proof of Residency
  • General Health Appraisal
  • Please email Angie Berringer (berringer_angela@svvsd.org) with your online application number and required documents if you were unable to attach to the online registration.

***Your registration is NOT complete until Soaring Heights has received notification of onlie registration as well as all required documentation listed above.***

Timeline:

1. December 1st – December 15th: Complete the preschool application (Step 1)

2. February 1st – February 12th: You will be contacted by Soaring Heights with your class placement or position on the waiting list.

3. February 12th – February 26th: Accept your class placement and turn in a check or cash payment for $65 for the deposit to the office at Soaring Heights.

Cost/Class Options:

  • A one-time $65.00 nonrefundable registration fee – **due after your student has been placed** TO BE PAID BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY**
  • Monthly program fees are based on half day sessions
  • Monday -Thursday AM-$320 Monthly
  • Monday -Thursday PM-$320 Monthly

nterested in attending Kindergarten at Soaring Heights? Want to learn more about the AMAZING things happening in Kindergarten here? Check out our Kindergarten Power Point Presentation to learn more! 

If you are intending to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year:

Step 1: Do you live in our attendance area? Please click here to check. If you do not, please continue to our Open Enrollment page under the Registration tab.

Step 2: Starting at 6 AM on December 1, 2020, complete the St. Vrain Valley School District online enrollment here. You will be required to provide the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Up to Date Immunizations
  • Proof of Residency

**Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open**

Do you live in our attendance area? Please click here to check. If you do not, please continue to our Open Enrollment page under the Registration tab. We are currently wait listing all open enrolled students for the 2019-2020 school year and will evaluate our ability to open enroll in August.

All current SVVSD students, please contact Angie via email at berringer_angela@svvsd.org to receive a modified enrollment packet.

A new student to SVVSD (has never attended a SVVSD school) will need to complete the online registration as well as provide the following required documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Up to Date Immunizations
  • Proof of Residency
  • Provide name, address & phone of old school
  • IEP or 504 if applicable

6th Grade-8th Grade

For current students: Middle School Resource Page

Middle School Open House Video

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open!

Do you live in our attendance area? Please click here to check. If you do not, please continue to our Open Enrollment page under the Registration tab.

All current SVVSD students, please contact Angie via email at berringer_angela@svvsd.org to receive a modified enrollment packet.

A new student to SVVSD (has never attended a SVVSD school) will need to complete the online registration as well as provide the following required documentation:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Up to Date Immunizations
  • Proof of Residency
  • Provide name, address & phone of old school
  • IEP or 504 if applicable

Your registration is NOT complete until Soaring Heights has received notification of online registration as well as all required documentation listed above.  Please email Angie Berringer (berringer_angela@svvsd.org) your online application number.  You will receive an application number in an auto-generated email once your application is complete.