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Welcome to Heatherwood!

Genna Jaramillo, Heatherwood principal

Success Starts Here! Heatherwood Elementary provides a strong educational, social and emotional foundation for students preparing them for success in life. The achievements of Heatherwood can be credited to the true “Partnership in Education” that exists between the highly trained professional staff, dedicated and involved parents, and the wonderful children with whom we work. 

Heatherwood Elementary has a long and proud reputation for being a consistently high achieving neighborhood school. Test results support that our children are prepared academically with more than 85 percent of our students consistently performing in the proficient or advanced categories on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) and the recently modified Colorado Transitional Assessment Program (TCAP). Heatherwood’s academic strength lies in our balanced and integrated curricular program. Children master and apply literacy and mathematics skills through learning that emphasizes research, problem solving, simulations and technology. The instructional program extends learning through the use of those skills in higher level problem solving. Using classroom-based authentic measurements reinforces that our students are academically and socially prepared for success in life. 

Academics are only one measure of a successful school. The Heatherwood community values social and emotional growth in addition to strong academic skills. Students are engaged in meaningful opportunities to learn and develop as they become responsible, respectful and contributing members of the community. Heatherwood uses the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBS) model of teaching students how to interact in positive ways, productively resolving conflict as they learn. The nurturing environment allows students to take risks, make mistakes and develop socially through their learning.

The staff of Heatherwood welcomes you to our amazing school! Please feel free to stop in for a visit or give us a call for more information. Success really does start here at Heatherwood! 

Genna Jaramillo

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