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Why Learn Here

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is committed to engaging our community, families, and staff to deliver individualized, collaborative, and challenging education experiences to Engage, equip, and empower each and every student, each and every day.In our district, we focus on the whole learner to foster growth and high achievement. Every day, every action we take, every decision we make, is in the best interest of our students and staff. We believe in the strengths of our people, our schools, and our communities. When our district is thriving, our community is thriving. We value individuality, inclusivity, and belonging. District 51 is a place for everyone. It's a place for opportuinty. It's a place for growth. It's a place for YOU!

As part of our three-year, community driven strategic plan, the district is committed to ensuring that every D51 graduate embodies the qualities of our Graduate ProfileCreative Problem Solvers, Culturally Connected Individuals, and Ready for Career & Life. 

When it comes to education, one size does not fit all. At District 51, we believe in empowering our families with the freedom to make choices regarding their children's education. We understand each child is unique, with different learning styles, interests, and goals, and we work collectively to provide Robust & Aligned Options for our parents to choose how and where children receive their education.

In D51, families are not limited to a single educational path. From traditional neighborhood schools staffed by dedicated educators to flexible online learning options, we provide diverse opportunities for personalized education - ensuring that every student feels welcomed, every student belongs, and every student can thrive.

Our specialized programs cater to specific interests and talents, preparing students for success in college, career, and life. At District 51, we embrace School of Choice, allowing families to select the educational environment that best suits their priorities and philosophies. With a commitment to innovation, excellence, and options, we're dedicated to ensuring every student reaches their full potential.

Below, you can explore all the options that District 51 has to offer! 

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No matter which direction you choose, it will lead to success!

District 51 serves more than 20,000 students with 46 schools and programs. Each of our 46 campuses have a variety of instructional and enrichment programs to meet the needs of students, including those who demonstrate high interest, motivation, and achievement in a particular area of study.

Advanced Learning

Choice & Alternative Educational Experiences

College & Career Readiness