School Profile

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Nestled in a quiet valley adjacent to Coal Creek, Erie has long been known as a town “off the beaten path.”  Located between two major state highways alongside the northeastern range of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Erie community is a rapidly growing area.  Erie’s serene country lifestyle is an attractive choice for many who work in the larger, surrounding areas of Denver, Boulder and Longmont.  The Erie community boasts three private airports and a wide variety of neighborhoods.  The wildlife setting in our area is conducive to bald eagles and red tail hawks, which are frequently seen tracking prey in the skies around town.

Erie High School is an Advanced Placement/Honors Focus School with an Engineering and Aerospace Academy.  These rigorous academic programs provide students at Erie High School the opportunity to conduct collegiate level work, earn college credits and forge potential career networking opportunities, all of which prepare students to be college and career ready.  Because of the rigorous opportunities provided to our students, Erie High School was chosen by the College Board to host one of the first AP Capstone programs in the State.  Students at Erie High School take achievement to the next level in the classroom AND in the athletic arena.

As a part of the St. Vrain Valley School District, Erie was opened in the fall of 2005 when Erie Middle/Senior was split into two separate schools.  We started the 05-06 school year with approximately 400 students grades 9-12 and currently have over 1000 students.   The campus is set on 61 acres with a gorgeous view of the Front Range, an outstanding sporting facility and an auditorium that will seat 600 people.   Erie High School is a hub for our area hosting activities and events of all types for members of our community and beyond.  Erie has an outstanding high school staff that is dedicated to students and learning.

Erie’s mission statement: “To educate every student in a respectful and caring environment that celebrates success and honors every individual.

Athletics

Erie participates in the Tri-Valley League and offers the following competitive athletics:
Fall Sports: Boys Soccer, Boys Tennis, Girls Softball, Volleyball, Boys Golf, Football, Boys/Girls Cross Country
Winter Sports: Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys Basketball
Spring Sports: Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Track, Baseball, Girls Tennis, Girls Golf
Year Round: Cheerleading

 

Activities

Student Government & Leadership: Leadership class is a year-long high school class designed to help students become more active leaders in both the school and community.  The class allows students to hone their leadership skills while working on a variety of community and school related activities.
Art Club: This group is comprised of students who have a keen interest in art.  Art students can take classes such as Crafts, Studio Art, Advanced Art, Drawing & Painting, Ceramics & Sculpture.
Theatre: The Erie High School Theatre Group meets regularly and performs at least twice a year in our new cutting -edge auditorium.
Choir: Any student is welcome to join the choir.  Concerts are presented at various times through the year and choir members may also participate in special honor choirs and festivals.  The ETC, Erie Tiger Choir, is a show choir for high school students that performs for the community.
Band: Marching band performs at all home football games and in several parades.  Concert and jazz bands perform throughout the rest of the year.  Students may take courses in Symphonic/Jazz Band, Marching Band, Mixed Chorus, Flag & Drill,  and Show Choir.
Yearbook:  The yearbook is created each year by Erie students who work with a sponsor.  The yearbook is produced in the industry standard multimedia lab utilizing digital photography and cutting-edge software.
National Honor Society:  The National Honor Society chapter of EHS is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization.  Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in four areas of evaluation: scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Career Development Center: Students may take classes at the Career Development Center which features courses in Agri Business, Business Careers, Early Child Ed, Cosmetology, Industrial Trades, Health Careers, Horticulture, Restaurant Careers, Radio & Television, Applied Tech, Engineering Technology, Accounting, Marketing, Auto-mechanics, Dental Careers, Printing Careers, Printing Trades, Welding, Plant/Environmental Tech, Medical Careers, Nursing, Stage Tech, Cisco Networking.

 

Academics

Honors Classes:  Honors classes are offered in English, social studies, math and science for the purpose of preparing students for college as well as for the AP classes offered.
Advanced Placement Classes:  Erie offers twelve different AP classes: English Lit, Calculus, US History, Biology, Studio Art, European History, and English Language.  Students are enrolled in AP classes for the entire year and are required to participate in  the AP exams.

Multimedia & Web Design: Students have the opportunity to design, create, edit and produce works that bring technology together with art.  Students will create video projects using state-of-the-art digital photography and edit these videos on computers to produce final projects that are part of portfolios of their work available online.
Concurrent Enrollment: This program provides an opportunity for district high school juniors and seniors to earn both high school and college credit for  college courses taken on a college campus.  Designed to enrich the student’s educational experience, it is not intended to duplicate the opportunities available at the high school. Front Range Community College offers a variety of classes on the Erie High School Campus.
Credits: All classes are either one or two semesters with each semester earning .5 credits.  A total of 24.5 credits must be earned to graduate. 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Social Studies, 3 credits of Mathematics, 3 credits of Science, 2.5 credits of Physical Education, .5 credits of Practical Art, .5 credits of Fine Art, 9 credits of Electives, and .5 credits of Health.
Graduation and Attendance Rate: Our graduation rate and attendance rate have consistently been in the high nineties.

Attendance Boundaries

For specific attendace boundary information, see this page on the district website.