School Overview

Soaring Heights is a PK-8 school in Erie, Colorado. We are located in a state-of-the-art building that is equipped with warn, naturally-lit classrooms, two makerspaces, a large media center, science labs, four music rooms, two gyms, a track, and a baseball field.

We are a STEM-focus school with an emphasis on Neuroscience where students have access to daily Innovation Time. Soaring Heights PK-8 is committed to fostering the needs of the whole child by encouraging each student to reach their unique potential both academically and socially.

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Mission

Soaring Heights PK-8 is committed to fostering the needs of the whole child by encouraging each student to reach their unique potential both academically and socially. We will empower students to achieve academic growth, inspire them to become engaged citizens ready to contribute to our world and to prepare them to live out the core values of the school: responsibility, integrity, and service.


Vision

We believe it is imperative to prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world and highly competitive international economy. Beyond participating in a rigorous academic curriculum, students must acquire the ability to think logically and critically, communicate effectively, give and receive feedback, and show empathy towards others. We believe that students, teachers, and parents are all essential to and are responsible for the learning process. 


Core Values:

Responsibility (Accountable for Choices, Discipline, Time Management, Safety)

Integrity (Honesty, Character, Commitment, Effort )

Service (Citizenship, Community, Leadership, Kindness)

Excellence (Independent, Self-directing, Confident, Achievement)


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.
  • 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.

School Leadership Team

Recent News

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May 16, 2024

2024 St. Vrain 4.0+ Grads Around the World

We are preparing our students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage and cultivating a drive for learning and continued growth.  See where our 4.0+ graduates are attending college in the fall. APEX Homeschool ProgramGenevieve CarterSedona ParsonsSarah RingeonGarrett SchmokerIan Wicht Erie High SchoolLauren AdamsBrianna AdamsMaya BallMichaelis BarelaMaritza BarriosAshlie BellowsTeagan BischoffDawson BlileyMaria BogdanJacob […]

April 30, 2024

Career Elevation and Technology Center’s Annual Plant Sale Returns for 2024

Join us in supporting our Agricultural Sciences program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center’s annual plant sale. This event, a beloved community tradition and a culmination of the year-long efforts of St. Vrain’s agriscience students, showcases the program’s focus on providing students with hands-on experience and leadership development in agricultural careers. Students have cultivated […]

April 30, 2024

Career Elevation and Technology Center’s Annual Plant Sale Returns for 2024

Join us in supporting our Agricultural Sciences program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center’s annual plant sale. This event, a beloved community tradition and a culmination of the year-long efforts of St. Vrain’s agriscience students, showcases the program’s focus on providing students with hands-on experience and leadership development in agricultural careers. Students have cultivated […]

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