Archuleta School District #50 JT

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Mission Statement
The mission of Archuleta School District 50 Joint is to empower students and staff to achieve personal and academic successes in a safe and appropriate learning environment while providing them with the tools to effectively navigate the 21st century.
In Archuleta School District, we believe in educating the Whole Student through a variety of academic programs and services to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. We offer innovative schools with a full range of curriculum complemented by visual and performing arts, career and technical education and real time and online electives that provide a wide variety of options for students at the secondary level. Additionally, Pagosa Family School provides elective programs in art, Spanish and choral music for home and private school students during the school day and Spanish and choral music after school for public school students.  Recognizing the need to address the learning needs of all students, Archuleta School District, in partnership with eight school districts, formed the Southwest Colorado eSchool.  All schools have excellent programs that support students who are in need of additional support as well as a program for gifted students at all levels.
Students at Pagosa Springs Middle and High Schools can participate in a variety of athletics.  At the Middle School, students can participate in football, volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, track, and wrestling. Pagosa Springs High School offers the following competitive sports: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, cross country, track, soccer, wrestling, and cheerleading.
Health and Wellness
Pagosa Springs Elementary and Middle Schools provide daily physical fitness and education for all students.  Through grants, such as the Catch On Grant, students can participate in active outdoor after school education where they engage in learning such things as mountain biking, hiking, nutrition and other healthy habits. The district employs a district health and wellness coordinator who works with school level teams to promote student and staff wellness.  For more information contact Sandy Lane.
This article includes comments from previous Superintendent, Linda Reed. Click on link to read article: View EdNews Colorado

Pagosa Springs Middle School named one of Colorado's "Healthy Schools Champions."  View Article
Interesting Facts about Archuleta School District
  • Archuleta School District is comprised of 3 campuses and 5 schools. Pagosa Springs Elementary School serves students kindergarten through fourth grade. Pagosa Springs Middle School serves students fifth through eighth grades. Pagosa Springs High School serves students ninth through twelfth grade.  Pagosa Family School serves afternoon electives to the homeschool and private school students.  San Juan Mountain School is the alternative high school and serves students ninth through twelfth grade. 
  • Student enrollment for 2020-21: 1655
  • Archuleta School District 50 Joint was consolidated in 1950 from numerous small school districts throughout Archuleta County. The school district also crosses into the counties of Hinsdale and Mineral.
  • The District provides bus service to most areas of the school district which encompasses all of Archuleta County.
  • Special education services are provided in conjunction with the San Juan Board of Collaborative Education Services (BOCES).  Services include those of a full time psychologist, speech and language specialist, social worker, and part time physical therapist, occupational therapist, and deaf and hard of hearing specialist.

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Social Media Guidelines and Disclaimer

Archuleta School District uses social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) to further the mission and vision of the District and regards social media as an extension of the District’s educational mission including the promotion of respectful and thoughtful civic discourse.  The District uses social media to communicate information concerning the District and its schools, including school-sponsored events, programs, student and staff achievements and recognitions, and other school-related subject matters and topics.  The District’s use of these sites is restricted to topics and content related to the legitimate educational purposes.
The District’s social media sites are regularly monitored to ensure that the sites’ use is limited to the purposes discussed above and organized in a manner that enhances navigation. Thus, even when there is an opportunity to comment on a District post, the District may hide or delete comments that are unrelated to the subject matter or topic of the original post, unsuitable for a K through 12 environment, inconsistent with the District’s educational mission, or interferes with the District’s obligation to provide a welcoming educational environment for all students.  
Any comments expressed on District social media sites in response to District content do not reflect the opinions and positions of the District, its directors, or staff.  Similarly, links to other internet sites that appear in comments of other posts should not be construed as the District’s endorsement of the content or views presented on those sites.