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Our
Western Slope
Students

HIGH SCHOOL
LOCATIONS MAP

Welcome to College Outreach. We are dedicated to serving the underrepresented students of the rural Western Slope of Colorado. The Western Slope is a unique geographic area stretching from the Continental Divide to the Utah border.  The 32 counties we serve cover approximately 47,174 square miles, an area larger in size than the entire state of Pennsylvania. The Western Slope is much less densely populated than the eastern portion of Colorado with only a few towns having populations in excess of 5,000, and its largest city, Grand Junction in Mesa County, having a total population of nearly 60,000. The primary economic activities in the area are ranching, fruit growing, mining and tourism. The geography of the Western Slope ranges from the high mountain areas of Aspen, Crested Butte, Gunnison and Durango to the semi-arid canyon land surrounding Grand Junction to the high country sheep ranches of Meeker and Rangely.

High School
Website
School Profile
Animas High School
https://animashighschool.com/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rbFEYOgV3cpL0mKyf0W3wvif1WFFARRw/view?usp=share_link
Aspen High School
https://ahs.aspenk12.net/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1voeAQ783d7p7FtHCqEu1r-6vWuyuFv0v/view?usp=share_link
Basalt High School
https://bhs.rfsd.k12.co.us/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oSOYO-XHwI-blBId7NAAlLH14Qoh43n6/view?usp=share_link
Battle Mountain High School
https://bmhs.eagleschools.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A7ctwWKawCPmnL3RmEQvS3zgqYD51DSy/view?usp=share_link
Bayfield High School
https://bhs.bayfield.k12.co.us/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XTTZIRrQ_K2sdSItFeDZsR4dgKICfjTI/view?usp=share_link
Bridges High School
https://brhs.rfsd.k12.co.us/en-US
Buena Vista High School
https://www.bvschools.org/page/buena-vista-high-school
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KnIW5f6WT8KqRA0NXcasU4dvXoCKsGYL/edit?usp=share_link&ouid=107995049746552514203&rtpof=true&sd=true
Caprock Academy
https://www.caprockacademy.org/
Cedaredge High School
https://chs.deltaschools.com/en-US
Centauri High School
https://www.northconejos.com/Page/777
Central High School
https://chs.d51schools.org/
https://chs.d51schools.org/counseling/school_profile
Coal Ridge High School
https://coalridgetitans.garfieldre2.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QVfct-LDC0FhMI1YLKnuI33CSwaj6p_o/view?usp=share_link
Colorado Rocky Mountain School
https://www.crms.org/
Crested Butte Secondary School
https://cbsecondary.gunnisonschools.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xUM2JfZDahyirpT1SD48H83E6e58ZqDD/view?usp=share_link
Custer County High School
https://www.custercountyschools.org/
De Beque High School
https://www.dbschools.org/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eqlRxqaT6tK0nga2GWa1sIo-9sP7lt8l/view?usp=share_link
Delta High School
https://dhs.deltaschools.com/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/114EUXiFbGdXgz7-5Gqn5_Ct82riyv-IP/view?usp=share_link
Dolores High School
https://doloresschools.org/secondary/
Dove Creek High School
https://dc2j.ss11.sharpschool.com/parents_students/dove_creek_high_middle_school
Durango Big Picture High School
https://bigpicture.durangoschools.org/
Durango High School
https://dhs.durangoschools.org/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/139v12_mrbSsk6Ay2lKNaqmI9Voq8G7Fu/view?usp=share_link
Eagle Valley High School
https://evhs.eagleschools.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aWUvBOGLWJujN8g4fmNle8BcNXcTtVoF/view?usp=share_link
Fruita 8-9 High School
https://fruita89.mesa.k12.co.us/
Fruita Monument High School
https://fmhs.d51schools.org/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GeeC3FO-xzkTc7OaeSJ-09UZ5z9Wm6A2/view?usp=share_link
Glenwood Springs High School
https://gshs.rfsd.k12.co.us/en-US
Grand Junction High School
https://gjhs.mesa.k12.co.us/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17P0bjaoYN4tnaQCB1qPI2WAiis82Wn91/view?usp=share_link
Grand River Academy
https://grandriver.d51schools.org/
Grand Valley High School
https://gvhs.garfield16.org/o/gvhs/page/counselors-corner
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NQGcjNG-m9iEtUTzlqYJwuWKZD4L3B3_/view?usp=share_link
Gunnison High School
https://gunnisonhigh.gunnisonschools.net/
Hayden High School
https://haydenschools.org/
Ignacio High School
https://ihs.ignacioschools.org/
Lake City Community School
https://www.lakecityschool.org/
Lake County High School
https://www.lakecountyschools.net/lchs/
Liberty Classical Academy
https://www.lca-co.com/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gFXFe-NSjS1vMq-iN3tIiMeXSpB97sx3/view?usp=share_link
Mancos High School
https://www.mancosre6.edu/schools/high-school/index
Meeker High School
https://www.meeker.k12.co.us/o/mhs
Mesa Valley Community School
https://mesavalleycommunityschool.org/
Middle Park High School
https://mphs.egsd.org/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LsKmGyvq4dDSgKyvT-MSsef9nVIGE6T3/view?usp=share_link
Moffat County High School
https://highschool.moffatsd.org/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/17UiVpkydP626Z-EWQBrTPwER5zPX6VEA/view?usp=share_link
Montezuma Cortez High School
https://www.cortez.k12.co.us/our-schools/mchs
Montrose High School
https://www.mcsd.org/Counseling.aspx
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MGT1rUG_WyowGhTzPqctwvyerMfiSQ1h/view?usp=share_link
North Fork High School
https://nfhs.deltaschools.com/en-US
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Txgzq0773jA_HL2fUMR0c40D-GOcQ2CR/view?usp=share_link
North Park High School
https://sites.google.com/northpark.k12.co.us/home/our-district
Norwood High School
https://www.norwoodk12.org/
Nucla High School
https://sites.google.com/weps.k12.co.us/west-end-public-schools/nucla-high-school
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18R-i1MdN-VNzfCqTNlI6NH-FU-slDuyM/view?usp=share_link
Olathe High School
https://www.mcsd.org/olathemiddlehighschool_home.aspx
https://montrose.esvbeta.com/OHSSchoolProfile.aspx
Ouray High School
https://www.ourayschool.org/
Pagosa Springs High School
https://high.mypagosaschools.com/
Palisade High School
https://phs.d51schools.org/
Plateau Valley High School
https://www.pvsd50.org/en-US/pv-high-school-e09cf030
R-5 High School
https://r5.d51schools.org/
Rangely High School
https://www.rangelyk12.org/
Red Canyon High School - Edwards
https://rchs.eagleschools.net/
Red Canyon High School - Gypsum
https://rchs.eagleschools.net/
Ridgway Secondary School (6-12)
https://www.ridgway.k12.co.us/
Rifle High School
https://riflebears.garfieldre2.net/
Roaring Fork High School
https://rfhs.rfsd.k12.co.us/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vzjECTVjN84MGiyQieT56jGUs21BM4x-/view?usp=share_link
Salida High School
https://high-school.salidaschools.com/
Sanford High School
https://www.sanfordschools.org/page/home-junior-senior
Sangre de Cristo High School
https://www.sangreschools.org/
Sargent High School
https://www.sargent.k12.co.us/high-school-3/
Silverton High School
https://www.silvertonschool.org/
Snowy Peaks High School
https://sp.summitk12.org/
Soroco High School
https://shs.southroutt.k12.co.us/en-us
South Park High School
https://southpark.parkcountyre2.org/en-US
Southwest Open School - Montezuma Cortez District
https://southwestopenschool.org/
Steamboat Mountain School - Emerald Mountain School
https://steamboatmountainschool.org/
Steamboat Springs High School
https://sshs.steamboatschools.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ktfIY5m5Ooax8i-r8ffwuHfGDnAcwVx8/view?usp=share_link
Summit High School
https://shs.summitk12.org/
Telluride High School
https://tmhs.tellurideschool.org/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hRpKVJmxnBtnN5TR20h8ZQkbR8h-RsZr/view?usp=share_link
Telluride Mountain School
https://www.telluridemtnschool.org/
The Peak School
https://thepeakschool.education/upper-school
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18nG_hmqniOEXtU8f6KXZ3eIKc4Jv2PnH/view?usp=share_link
Two Rivers Community School
https://www.tworiverscs.org/
Vail Christian High school
https://www.vchs.org/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FF5zDUUPI67kHUrFAsRJf4fcEe_tXjFj/view?usp=share_link
Vail Mountain School
https://www.vms.edu/
https://issuu.com/vms-comm/docs/2022_college_profile/4
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
https://vssa.eagleschools.net/
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SLuTafCjdId12-CK6GAfvDomeqiKjAgn/view?usp=share_link
Vista Charter School
https://www.vistacharter.org/
West Grand High School
https://www.wgsd.us/en-US/high-school-41e891e5
Yampa Valley High School
http://yampavalleyhighschool.org/
Yampah Mountain High School
https://sites.google.com/ymhs.org/ymhs/home

OUR PRIMARY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

OUR FAIR

The students invited to the College Fair are as diverse as the Western Slope landscape. In 2010 the number of students attending public school in each of the 27 invited counties ranged from a total of 22,698 in Mesa County (Grand Junction area) to only 65 students in all of San Juan County (county population 699). 

 

In 2010, the schools of Western Slope educated the same number of students as are attending school in the Albuquerque, New Mexico school district but covers a geographic area that is over 260 times as large.  Mesa County, the most populous county, has a total 6.82 students per square mile while Hinsdale County has only .09 students per square mile.

 

Of the 89,199 students in the 27 county area, 25,878 or 29.01 percent were Hispanic with the highest percentage of Hispanic students occurring in Lake County with 70.12 percent of its student population being Hispanic.

 

The Western Slope also has a strong Native American presence with 2,129 or 2.39 percent of its students being of Native American heritage.  Montezuma County in the southwestern corner of the State had the highest percentage of Native American students with 20.59 percent of its student body being Native American.  Neighboring La Plata County also had a significant percentage of Native Americans with 7.23 percent of its student body being Native American.

The students’ interest in and commitment to the Colorado Western Slope College Fair is notable with many students traveling long distances to attend. Using just one example, those students coming from Mancos in Montezuma County have traveled 272 miles and six hours to reach the Fair. 

82 HIGH SCHOOLS

37% FIRST GENERATION

2.5% INDIAN AMERICAN

13% SUPER GENERATION

23% HISPANIC OR LATINO

21% FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH

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