Our Mission & Vision

  • The faculty and staff of Estes Park School District R-3 welcome you and your family to the Estes Valley.  There are approximately 1140 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade attending our schools and about 170 professional and para-professional staff members. 

    We are dedicated to helping your child achieve his/her highest academic, physical, and social potential.  The mission of our district, as determined through our strategic plan and improvement process, is to prepare all students to excel as citizens in a diverse and technological society.
    Estes Park R-3 Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens.  

    Estes Park School District R-3 follows the Colorado P-12 Academic Standards (CAS) which include 10 content areas for preschool through 12th grade; dance, drama and theater arts; mathematics; music; reading, writing and communicating; science; social studies; visual arts; and world languages) and incorporate the Common Core State Standards for reading, writing and communicating and mathematics. Special education, English language learners (ELL), talented and gifted education, and foreign language are examples of additional student services offered at Estes Park School District R-3. 

    In addition, there are numerous sports, clubs, and other activities that are available to students and families.  
    At Estes Park School District R-3, we are designing local learning for a global future.  

Our End Results for students are Knowledge, Application and Participation:

  • Knowledge: Estes Park School District R-3 students will develop and demonstrate proficiency in: 

    • Essential skills – communication, listening, speaking, reading, writing, and mathematics
    • Essential content – science; social studies; world cultures and languages; literature; physical and health education; financial, environmental, and information literacy; and the arts. 

    Application: Estes Park School District R-3 students will develop and demonstrate their abilities in important Global Outcomes such as: 

    • Critical thinking, reasoning, logic, problem solving and innovation
    • Ethical principles such as integrity, empathy, and respect
    • Self-motivation, resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity
    • Real-world application of knowledge and life skills
    • Leadership and teamwork skills
    • Civic duty and stewardship
    • Personal decision-making and goal setting
    • Wellness

     Participation: Estes Park School District R-3 students will explore and participate in: 

    • Careers and technical trades, internships, post-secondary options, exchange programs, activities/athletics, and community service. 

Our Vision

  • Our District Vision is E5: 
    Excellent Educational Experiences, Every Student, Everyday. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

  • In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Estes Park School District R-3 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes transgender status), genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.

    Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:

    Kevin Aten, Director of Innovation and Instruction
    1605 Brodie Avenue
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    Telephone: 970-586-2361 Ext. 3016
    kevin_aten@estesschools.org

    Outside agencies

    Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.