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    Grace and George In eighth grade, all the students have the option to take a Science Fair course offered by Brandy Keleher for Integrated Studies. The students enrolled in the class have the opportunity to work on a science or engineering project throughout the quarter and compete with their classmates in the Eighth Grade Fair. The top finalists advance to the Regional Science Fair in Grand Junction.  This year, there were four students who made it to regionals: Caprice Seeman (Extending the Shelf Life of Gluten Free Bread), Braden Rogers (Plastic Power), George Beck (Human vs. Machine: Consistent Measurements in Dog Feeding), and Grace Romero (The Effect Water Pollutants have on Vegetation). The next step for a finalist at regionals is to compete at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair hosted at the Colorado State University Campus in Fort Collins. George Beck and Grace Romero advanced to the state fair and competed with over 350 high school and junior students. Grace won the Fish and Wildlife Club Award and third place at the regional fair. She also received the only honorable mention in the environmental sciences junior division at the state science fair. Both students were nominated to compete in the 2017 Broadcom MASTERS National Fair.

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  • State Assessments in April

    During the month of April, all AMS students, grades 5-8, will participate in the PARCC English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics assessments.  5th and 8th grade students will complete the CMAS Science assessment, and 7th grade students will complete the CMAS Social Studies assessment. 


    In order to minimize disruptions, each grade will have an individualized assessment schedule. Please click on the link below to find your student's schedule. 


    5th grade 2017 assessment calendar

    6th grade 2017 assessment calendar

    7th grade 2017 assessment calendar

    8th grade 2017 assessment calendar


    The Aspen School District believes that one essential part of educating students successfully is assessing their progress in learning to high standards. Done well and thoughtfully, assessments are tools for learning. While it is a parent's right to opt their child out of state mandated assessments, we ask parents to please consider not opting your child out of the next state assessments taking place in April. Please READ MORE...

    If you will be exempting your student from testing, please email mtiernan@aspenk12.net with a simple statement that you are opting your student out of testing. Additionally, you can can complete this OPT OUT FORM, but Molly still needs a personal email to provide documentation. As all teachers will be proctoring assessments during school hours, all AMS students who opt out of testing will need to remain off campus during the testing sessions. Please call Molly Tiernan at extension 2006 if you have any questions regarding testing or the testing schedule.

    FAQ Related to State Assessments 


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  • Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Notice
    Aspen School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or other status protected by law in admission or access to, treatment and employment in its programs and activates. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officers for the District to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

    Superintendent of Schools
    Aspen School District

    0235 High School Road
    Aspen, CO 81611
    970.925.3760 Ext. 4008

    Special Education Director*
    Aspen School District

    0235 High School Road
    Aspen, CO 81611
    970.925.3760 Ext. 4002

    *Specific complaints of alleged discrimination based on disability should be referred to the Director of Special Education.

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