School & District News
Wednesday, January 19 - parents of current sophomores
Centaurus will host an International Baccalaureate (IB) virtual informational meeting for guardians/parents of current CHS sophomores. Please join us to learn about the IB program in preparation for your students' course choices for their junior year at CHS. An overview of our IB program will be presented at the meeting, followed by a question and answer session. Virtual meeting link
Thursday, January 27 - Angevine
Centaurus is hosting an International Baccalaureate (IB) virtual informational meeting for Angevine students and guardians. Virtual meeting link
Thursday, February 3 - Meadowlark
Centaurus is hosting an International Baccalaureate (IB) virtual informational meeting for Meadowlark students and guardians. Virtual meeting link
Through a generous Impact on Education grant, we are able to provide our students at CHS with a drop-in tutoring program, beginning the week of December 6th and continuing into the Spring semester.
The drop-in program will be staffed with content teachers from varying content areas. This is in addition to the Common Access time and Advisory Tutor Time that is provided per our CHS bell schedule. Impact on Education has funded our program for 20 weeks.
- Monday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
- Tuesday 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
* Check the Warrior Weekly newsletter for a schedule of teachers available each week!
The BVSD Open Enrollment window for the 2022-2023 school year is November 1, 2021 to January 5, 2022.
Details regarding the district's open enrollment process are available on the BVSD enrollment website.
The Centaurus OE International Baccalaureate and Engineering Night will be Thursday, December 9 from 6:00pm -7:30pm.
Our showcase event will allow students and families the opportunity to learn about both the broader school and specific programs, and interact with faculty and administration. The night will include presentations by the Centaurus principal and program coordinators as well as in-depth sessions specific to our IB, Engineering, and AVID programs. Students and families will also get the chance to speak with members of our academic departments and learn about the wide range of athletics, activities, and clubs at Centaurus.
This showcase event will be in person, but we also have Centaurus specific open enrollment presentations available online here on our website. Please review this page for information regarding our academic programs and department details, activities and athletics, school community and more!
Due to circumstances surrounding the pandemic, student shadowing is not allowed either in-person or virtually again this year.
Centaurus High School’s Physics Club submitted a proposal for Dawn Aerospace’s “Paint Your Plane” competition in 2020 and won a payload for the spaceplane. The Physics Club decided to focus their research on direct sampling and analyzing the mesosphere, an upper layer of the atmosphere with few observations due to the specialized aircraft and instrumentation needed to sample air at that altitude. Through their research, the Physics Club hopes to collect an air sample at an altitude between 60-80 km in order to calculate greenhouse gas abundances in the mesosphere, which could help to determine the mesospheric lifetimes (amount of time the gas resides in this layer) of these gases. To achieve this goal, Centaurus High School's Physics Club is partnering with local research scientists at NOAA's Global Monitoring and Chemical Sciences Laboratories in Boulder, CO to design a measurement system, analyze and interpret the collected air samples. With this goal in mind, they hope to not only inspire other students, but also to contribute to climate change research in an under-observed portion of the atmosphere.
Breakfast and lunch continue to be available at no cost for all BVSD students. No paperwork or sign up is required.
Since the start of the second semester, we have seen a markedly higher rate of absenteeism both amongst students in our schools and our employees, who help to keep those schools open. As we previously communicated, the Boulder Valley School District is NOT considering implementing remote learning as an entire district.
We are opening schools on Wednesday because schools are the center of our community and we need to be there to support those who need it.
Thanks to the diligent work of our emergency management partners and utility companies, all Boulder Valley School District schools will reopen on Wednesday, January 5, as planned. This is incredibly important knowing that schools – both in the area of the fire and outside – can serve a very important role of supporting students and their families following this large tragedy.
This morning, BVSD Maintenance teams were given access to the evacuation zone and began assessing our buildings. While there has been so much destruction, with more than 500 homes lost, it appears that our buildings were spared by the fire. Some were impacted by the heavy smoke and several remain without electricity, gas, water or access to the general public.