Saturday, January 17, 2009

D'Evelyn Highschool Article

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D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Jefferson County can add another notch to its belt of accomplishments - Businessweek on Thursday named it the best overall school in Colorado.

The magazine worked with the San Francisco-based nonprofit Great Schools to determine the top schools in all 50 states.

Other categories and winners for Colorado:

* Best school serving low-income students: Centauri High School.

* Best improved school: Collegiate Academy of Colorado.

* Parents' choice, public: Frontier Academy, Greeley.

* Parents' choice, private: Alexander Dawson School.

D'Evelyn is a Jeffco public school started by a group of parents in 1994. It accepts students from across the district starting in grade seven and runs through grade 12. It emphasizes structured academics and strict discipline.

The school's test scores are among the best in Colorado, and the remediation rates of its graduates attending state colleges and universities are among the lowest.

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