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Our Mission...
"Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school where respect, rigor, relevance, responsibility and relationships drive learning."

Our Belief...
"Every student has the right and the responsibility to learn, every teacher has the right and the responsibility to teach."

What this means to us...

Why Choose CLP?

In Poudre School District parents and students have a choice of many fine middle schools. Each middle school offers exciting opportunities for students and a unique personality. CLP prides itself on being a small friendly and safe school that has a very strong focus on academics and the needs of individual students. CLP is perhaps the ideal size for a middle school, large enough to be diverse and offer many options to students, yet not so large that a student can become “lost”.

Cache La Poudre Middle School is an International Baccalaureate World School.

At CLP we respect our past traditions and honor our local heritage but also embrace the future and the world. Cache La Poudre Middle School is a school where respect, rigor, relevance, responsibility and relationships drive learning.

Parents considering School of Choice must complete the School of Choice Application, which is now an on-line process.  The deadline for accepting School of Choice applications is January 31, 2015. Once a student has been accepted School of Choice they do not need to reapply during the time they attend CLP. For question please contact Alicia Bono, Principal, 488-7402 (aliciab@psdschools.org)

Relationships

Small school environment – 320 students – everyone is known and valued.

Small class sizes – 14:1 student to teacher ratio.

Located on the banks of the beautiful Cache La Poudre River with outdoor classroom experiences and opportunities.

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) program specifically designed to help 5th graders transition from elementary school to middle school.

Fun quarterly Pep Rallies and evening Dances, quarterly Spirit Weeks, Annual Talent Show, Movie Nights, and Skating Parties.

Rigorous

International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program.

Honors Science, English and Social Studies classes for 7th and 8th graders.

Accelerated Math classes for all grade levels.

Extensive Gifted & Talented Program for all grades.

True block schedule; providing time to focus and explore complex topics in depth.

Academic Competitions include: Geography Bee, Inventors Fair, Lincoln Center Art Show, Superintendents’ Art Show.

Poetry Cafe, Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest, D.A.R. Essay Contest, United Nations Essay Contest, and Accelerated Reader Competition.

Academic Challenge: A year long program that rewards academic excellence and effort with special activities including a special field trip in the spring.

Relevance

River Week: an interdisciplinary extended inquiry based learning opportunity.

Technology Education Program offering courses in Introductory, Applied, Exploring Technology, and Architecture in a fully equipped technology lab.

Visual Arts Program with courses in Graphic Design, Art, Pottery, and Crafts.

One to one student computer ratio. Netbooks/notebook computers in all classrooms. Three state of the art fixed computer labs and two mini labs for cooperative projects.

A fully equipped Media Center incorporating adaptive instructional software, high interest fiction and non-fiction literature, and direct instruction.

Respect

A 60+ year history of student success.

A very safe and high performing school.

Dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable faculty and staff with an average of thirteen years of teaching experience.

Performing Arts Program including Drama, Band, Orchestra, and Choir with student performances at the Pepsi Center, Coors Field and CSU.

State of the art Athletic Center completed in 2008.

Long history of District Athletic Team Championships.

Student recognitions and awards throughout the year.

Responsibility

Community Outreach includes Thanksgiving Food Drive, Empty Bowls, Honor Flight, and Clothing Drive.

Clubs include: Math Counts, Science Olympiad, Lego Robotics, Student Council (Leadership), Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Yearbook, Sustainability Team, and Fuel Up to Play Health Club.

Pirate Tutorial: Teacher supervised guided study after school Monday-Thursday all year long.

Catchup Cafe: Teacher supervised student directed independent study time during lunch.

Teacher led Summer Europe Trip (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany).