CRA Class of 2023 - Graduation Ceremony
Sixty35: 5 Questions: Dr. Wendy Birhanzel
Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, Superintendent of Harrison School District 2, has been named 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives.
Gazette: Harrison District 2 leader recognized as Colorado Superintendent of the Year: 'It's all about the kids'
Wendy Birhanzel received the 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year award before hundreds of supportive students, principals, staff and community members at Sierra High School.
Choice Enrollment Now Open
If you would like to request that your student attend a school other than the attendance area of your address, now is the time to fill out the Choice form.
Dr. Wendy Birhanzel named 2023 Colorado Superintendent of the Year!
Dr. Birhanzel shared that this award is an honor for the whole district. “This is the best news! Our staff and students have worked for this day for so long, and they are why I stand here today. We are honored to be recognized, and I will advocate for our school districts all over our state as Colorado’s Superintendent of the Year.”
CS Indy: Meet the Pikes Peak region’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) advocacy winners for 2022
Read about our Superintendent Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, one of this year’s Transformational Leaders award winners!
D2 has a new look!
While our students and staff enjoyed their well-deserved summer break, the District worked behind the scenes to revamp the district’s brand that has been around for decades.
D2 selected for innovative pilot program
D2 has been selected by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education as one of only 5 school districts in Colorado to provide our high school students with the opportunity to graduate early and have funds for college or job training.
CSU Pueblo: Colorado Promise Offers Free Tuition to Students in Colorado with Family Income of $50,000 or Less
Colorado State University Pueblo announced a new enrollment initiative called Colorado Promise, which offers free tuition to new first-time Colorado residents with a gross family income of $50,000 or less. This tuition guarantee requires full-time enrollment and is guaranteed for one year, but can be continued for up to four years if students maintain eligibility.
KKTV: Free before- and after-school child care for Harrison School District 2 families already has over 1,000 students enrolled
D-2 kindergarten to fifth graders can show up to 14 locations in the district five days a week. The program began in August and already has about 1,012 students enrolled.
Register Now for Adult Education Classes
Beginning in August 2021, D2 will offer FREE Adult Education and English Classes. Continue reading for details and registration sign-up.
Video: HSD2 Addressing Equity in Education
From daily dose 719: COVID has created challenges for schools and families across the US but in many ways it brought us together. HSD2 has been working to address inequities long before COVID, which put them ahead of the game for providing resources for families in the district.
No-Cost College for HSD2 Graduates
The Dakota Promise provides free college tuition and academic support to every qualifying high school graduate in the school district.
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Lockout/Lockdown Parent Handout
Standard Response Protocol (SRP) has changed terminology this year. View the English and Spanish flyer.
Hey parents, have you heard of AVID?
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a system that helps all scholars become organized with their academics and beyond.
Our mission is to provide students with a restorative culture and a plan of study that focuses on academic and personal development, so when students graduate they are college or career ready.
The Career Readiness Academy is a program designed to support all students in learning through both online classes and hands-on instruction. Our district supports a variety of learning models because we know that not everyone learns the same way. Our online courses are aligned to common core and provide students with a rigorous learning experience.
New to Career Readiness Academy are our Career Education and WorkKeys classes. Career Education is designed to prepare students for employment through career exploration, resumé building, and site trips to local businesses to provide the learner with hands-on real world experiences while connecting their talents, interests, and aptitudes to the economic landscape. Students will have opportunities to do job shadowing, internships, paid and unpaid, as well as apprenticeships. Learning about work, learning through work, and learning at work with additional credits earned through that work experience. Career Readiness Academy is here to help you explore your future!
ACT WorkKeys classes prepare our students for the ACT WorkKeys assessments needed to meet the menu of options required for graduation. This assessment tests students' job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and 21st century skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Students must score at the bronze level (a score of at least 3) in all three assessments - Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents - and they will earn the ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate.
Students are also able to participate in high school elective courses with Sierra High School, such as Art, Band, Choir, Drama, and Culinary Arts.