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Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings SWCeS students and parents.  It is hard to imagine that Thanksgiving 2015 is already upon us, but as experience shows, time flies by in a blur and flurry of activity from Halloween on through to the New Year, and this year appears to  be following suit.  Please note that there are no login attendance requirements this week, November 23-27, however, you more »

Returning Student Registration

The Southwest Colorado eSchool now has registration information on its website for returning students. It is invaluable to the school to have early registrations and current student and parent contact information. We also outline some important changes for 2015-16.  Read our letter to parents and students below.

A Philosophy on State Assessment

While there has been a host of public opposition to the new state tests (see KKCO11 News), we don’t have to take such an oppositional stance against assessments. My personal opinion about the new tests aside, I do sense that the state (and the national) pendulum of assessment will swing back towards Federal Minimum Standards (CDE Fact Sheet, March 2015 ). In the mean more »

Spring State Assessments

Friday, February 27, 2015 RE: Spring State Assessment Schedule Dear Students and Parents: This spring, all students will be participating in our state assessments, and I sincerely invite you to know more about these tests as well as to support the Southwest Colorado eSchool in measuring its effectiveness towards excellence and high standards for all students. All state tests will be computer-based; more »

New Google Sheets go LIVE

Google’s new SHEETS have been out for a while, but not necessarily to Google Apps for Education (GAFE) users. Just this month, however, new sheets opened in Google Drive are in the new format which is faster and provides more formula hints than ever before. Learn more HERE about the new benefits. If you still want to work in the old sheets, you more »

Durango Education Fair 4/30/14

Please attend the Education Fair on April 30 from 5-7PM at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to find out about the regional eSchool and other school choice opportunities. Educational choice is a wonderful and unique aspect to our small town. 

Regional Teacher Empowers Students to Integrate Tech into Theatre

Farmington teacher Petra Lyon opens a show this week called “The Q Gene” that has engaged her students to portray many of the issues presented in “Diary of Anne Frank” through a futuristic lens sent in 2084. She empowers her students to apply technology tools from iMovie to live blogging that allow the voices and opinions of futuristic teens to come to more »

eSchool in Class of Its Own

Read the Durango Herald article about how the eSchool is providing a different avenue for learning for students in southwest Colorado. The article features information from student Josh Frank, teacher Gwen Stroup, and director Tod Lokey.

SWCeS Welcomes New Student Services Coordinator

We are pleased to welcome Kelly Powell to our Student Services role in the Southwest Colorado eSchool. She brings a wealth of knowledge about advising and counseling students. She is a Durango native and previously worked with students at Durango High School. She will be located in our Durango Learning Center and will take over all transcript and registration duties for the more »

Director’s Welcome Message

I would like to welcome both new and returning students to the spring 2014 academic term. Most students are fully in their courses and we are off on a great learning adventure. Please watch my welcome message and attend our community forum event on Tuesday, January 14 for students and staff.