School Notes

By Staff
Posted 1/18/10

FRCC spring semester begins Jan. 19     As the Jan. 19 opening of the spring semester approaches, registration services will be available at Front Range Community College.    …

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School Notes


FRCC spring semester begins Jan. 19

    As the Jan. 19 opening of the spring semester approaches, registration services will be available at Front Range Community College.

    Continuing students may register online through New students may apply online, also through New students can find information to get started at FRCC by going to

    Weekday service hours also will be extended at FRCC-Brighton Center, 1850 E. Egbert, in the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus. Hours the week of Jan. 11 are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Hours the week of Jan. 18 are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 21 and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 22.

    All Colorado-resident students also should make sure they have applied for the College Opportunity Fund, which is the state’s way of paying a portion of resident students’ tuition. Students must apply once, but they must authorize COF each semester when they register. Financial Aid also is available to eligible students, which may include grants, work study and student loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the beginning of the process and can be completed at

Adams 14 Education Foundation grants more than $12,000 to district’s teachers

    The Adams 14 Education Foundation has granted more than $12,000 to 30 Adams 14 teachers to be used for learning projects in literacy, math, and science. The winning teachers designed a variety of learning projects and then applied to the Foundation for mini-grants. The money that is awarded will help purchase education supplies that support teacher projects. The Adams 14 Education Foundation helps support projects that increase student achievement in Adams County School District 14 that are not covered by the District’s budget.

    “This grant is helping us purchase two or three video cameras that students can use to record their own films,” said one grant winner, Emily Taylor, a third-grade teacher at Alsup Elementary School. “This will encourage their creativity and artistic expression, and inspire them when they see how they can film their stories for broad audiences. I’ve been making films for five years and am grateful the Foundation has been able to help.”

Chili cook-off Feb. 20

    A chili cook-off benefit to raise money for the Lions Club 27J eyeglass program will be Feb. 20 at Mojo’s, 174 S Main St. in Brighton.

27J open-enrollment applications due soon

    Open enrollment or school choice is an option offered by School District 27J. Currently, 4,102 of 13,912 students - 29 percent - are choosing open enrollment. A student may apply to enroll in a school outside his/her school attendance area during the open-enrollment window. The deadline to apply is Feb. 19.

    Applications should be submitted to the school of choice. Approved applications will be valid for the 2010-11 school year only. Transportation of students participating in open enrollment is the responsibility of the parents/guardians.

    All the materials required to apply for Open Enrollment are posted on the School District 27J Web site at, under Open Enrollment in the left-navigation menu. Application forms and additional information also are available at each school and at the Ed Harshbarger Educational Services Center, 18551 E. 160th Ave. in Brighton.

    A separate application must be completed and submitted for each child. Approval decisions are made by the school principal and will be made in March. Open-enrollment approvals are based on space available, programs available and staff available.

United Power offers scholarships, trips

    Applications are available for United Power’s 2010 Youth Programs, which include $9,500 in scholarships and all-expenses paid leadership trips to Steamboat Springs and Washington, D.C. Fifteen students in the United Power service territory will be awarded scholarships from the member-owned electric cooperative. Three youth will travel to Steamboat Springs, Colo. and three will be granted a visit to Washington, D.C., on electric cooperative youth leadership trips.

    The annual youth trips to Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Washington, D.C., provide opportunities for students to make friends with other youth from across the country, gain a better understanding of cooperative principles, see local sights and develop leadership skills. Students must be a high school junior or senior in the fall of 2010 to qualify for Youth Trips.

The annual United Power scholarships total $9,500 and are given to students who are either served by the cooperative, or dependents of members. Winners are chosen based on overall academic performance taking into account grade point average, ACT and SAT scores, extra-curricular activities, and a brief essay. Only one application is needed to apply for all available scholarships

    Applications and more information on United Power’s Youth Programs are available at Applications for Washington, D.C. are due Feb. 1, 2010 and applications for Steamboat Springs and the scholarship program are due March 1.


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