Aspen Middle School

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  • "Our challenges have amazing opportunities hidden in them.  We just have to take the time to see it".

    Quote from Kelsey Tainsch 


    2023-2024 Course Request Meeting Information for Rising Freshman

    (Current 8th Grade)

    Aspen High School will be hosting two, virtual Course Request Informational Meetings. There will be an interpreter present, and we will record the meeting, and post it on our
    homepage for those parents and families who can't attend.
    These meetings are informational only, and attendance isn't required or mandatory. Students will have the opportunity to meet with their counselors before Spring Break to request courses for the following school year. Schedules will not be created during those meetings; students are simply informing counselors which classes they intend to select. 

    Virtual Course Selection Meeting

    Rising Freshman Students and Parents

    Wednesday, February 15th, 5:30 PM 



    In addition, feel free to reach out to any of the following individuals for clarification or additional information:


    Josh Berro, Counselor A-K

    Kelly Donnelly, Counselor L-Z

    Jolaine Pfeifer, Registrar, 

  • Aspen Middle School Mission Statement:

    We nourish the mind, body, and spirit to empower lifelong learners who contribute to making the world a better place.

    We achieve this through:

    ideasRigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in eight subject areas. 

    exercise naturePhysical activity, wellness education, and time in nature.

    heartConnecting with our community, reflecting on one’s actions, and learning through service and outdoor education.

    *Our school mission is built on the foundation of the Aspen Ideal, a place where mind, body, and spirit flourish, in addition to supporting the Aspen School District mission, and embodying the International Baccalaureate mission.

    *We support the development of the IB learner profile attributes in students. These include balanced, caring, communicator, inquirer, knowledgeable, open-minded, principled, reflective, risk-taker, and thinker. In addition, the AMS students of 2022 voted to add “creative” to the learner profile.

    *We teach students “approaches to learning” in self-management, communication, social, research, and thinking skills through all of their classes and learning experiences.

    Aspen Middle School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit

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

    Assistant Superintendent
    Aspen School District

    0235 High School Road
    Aspen, CO 81611
    970.925.3760 Ext. 4005

    Co-Director of Student Services - Lauren Scheetz
    Aspen School District

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

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