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Old 01-23-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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I was wondeing if anyone can tell me what area has the most sought after schools.

I was looking at Rock Canyon High School in Castle Rock

I also hear the Highlands Ranch Schools are nice

I have children in both High school and Middle school. I am trying to find the schools that are generally the most sought after in the area.

can anyone help?
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:56 PM
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Rock Canyon is in Highlands Ranch. At least the SE corner of HR.

I had one graduate from Mountain Vista, and one is at Mountain Ridge.

What is important to you in a school?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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Im looking for caring teachers...the ones that really want to teach.

Im looking for the counslers that are active in helping the students determine what classes they need to enter the college of their choosing.

A school that is up to date with technology and kept clean and safe.

I thought Rock Canyon was in Castle Rock...... well then I guess I have narrowed my search to Highlands Ranch area then.

Just wondering what high school and middle school I should move close to
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:04 PM
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HRHS is the oldest. Recently it had an addition put on. Then Thunderridge, then Mountain Vista, last to be built was Rock Canyon.

All of them have exceptional teachers.

What else is important?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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There is alot that is important I guess, My children are in D-20 right now and I am not pleased with the number of fights and the little "crews" as they call them.

My children are new to this area and we are from the east coast from I guess what you would call a relatively affulant area with nice schools and very strict.

I think they are having a bit of culture shock.

I would like a more strict environment with basically a zero tolerance for any nonsense in school.

A school geared toward encourging the students to attend a 4 year college not Pikes Peak Community College
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:28 PM
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I think it's pretty safe to say that none of the teachers would be encouraging Pikes Peak CC.

I think that they have AP classes, ACT test and a high rate of graduates speaks volumes.

My DD is at CSU Pueblo, pre-med.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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That is great! My daughter was looking into med school as well, which is why I am so concerned with the schools.

Is Higlands Ranch Considered one entire area or is it more or less broken up into smaller subdivisions inside one large division? I have been there and passed through but never really paid much attention. I know I liked the look and feel especially everything being pretty new and the area upkept.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:34 PM
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One giant subdivision, divided into sections and neighborhoods. First started building 28 years ago.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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do you jknow the avg home price for the homes in highlands ranch ...5 beds preferred at least a min of 3500sf
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 PM
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Are you still going to be commuting to the springs for work?

There are 16 currently available from $475,000.
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