Why Choose CLP?
Welcome to the Cache la Poudre school community. We pride ourselves on caring and connected relationships with all members - student, parents and staff. Our academic programs focus on learning at the highest levels for all students. Sports and extracurricular activities are designed to complement the physical, social and emotional needs of the young adolescent. Thank you for your interest in Cache La Poudre Middle School and feel free to call us for any of your questions or concerns.
Abby Himlie, Assistant Principal, 488-7403
Parents considering School of Choice for Fall 2013-2014 must complete the School of Choice Application, which is now an on-line process. The deadline for accepting School of Choice applications is January 25, 2013. Once a student has been accepted School of Choice they do not need to reapply during the time they attend CLP.
What CLP Folks Have To Say...
“CLP is like one big family.”
Taelor Hewett - Former CLP Student/
“Safe and fun environment, And the teachers are very good.”
Conlan McGough - Former CLP Student
“Small school, big fun!”
Riley Greenlee - Former CLP Student
“It is a nice school where you know everyone and feel welcome.”
Gretchen Rowe - Former CLP Student
Jackie McGough - Parent Of Past CLP Student
“Where learning includes the whole family.”
Roxanne Lane - Parent Of Past CLP Student
“CLP is a school where everybody knows everybody. There is more one on one learning because the teachers take the time to make sure you succeed.”
Parker Gauthier - Former CLP Student
What makes CLP Middle School Great?
- A 60+ year history of student success.
- Small school environment – 325 students – everyone is known and valued.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program authorization in progress.
- Located on the banks of the beautiful Cache La Poudre River with outdoor classroom experiences and opportunities.
- A very safe and high performing school.
- True block schedule; providing time to focus and explore complex topics in depth.
- Dedicated, enthusiastic and knowledgeable faculty and staff with an average of twelve years of teaching experience.
- 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.
- River Week: an interdisciplinary extended inquiry based learning opportunity.
- Performing Arts Program including Drama, Band, Orchestra, and Choir with student performances at the Pepsi Center, Coors Field and CSU.
- Visual Arts Program with courses in Graphic Design, Art, Pottery, and Crafts.
- Technology Education Program offering courses in Introductory, Applied, Exploring Technology, and Architecture in a fully equipped technology lab.
- A fully equipped Media Center incorporating adaptive instructional software, high interest fiction and non-fiction literature, and direct instruction.
- Three state of the art fixed computer labs, two travelling labs of wireless notebooks, eight portable labs of netbooks, and two mini labs for cooperative projects. One of the highest student to computer ratios in the district.
- 2010 District Track Champions with Multiple Athletic Team Championships in other sports.
- State of the art Athletic Center completed in 2008.
- Clubs include: Math Counts, Science Olympiad, Drama Club, Lego Robotics, Student Council (Leadership), Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Yearbook, Sustainability Team, and Fuel Up to Play Health Club.
- Community Outreach includes Thanksgiving Food Drive, Empty Bowls, Honor Flight, and Clothing Drive.
- Teacher led Summer Europe Trip (United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany)
- Teacher led Spring Central America Trip (Costa Rico)
- Academic Competitions include Geography Bee, Inventors Fair, Lincoln Center Art Show, Superintendents’ Art Show,
- Poetry Café, 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 trip to a Rockies game in the spring.
- Pirate Tutorial: Teacher supervised guided study after school Monday-Thursday all year long.
- W.E.B. (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.