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Principal Craig Rogers


Thank you for taking the time to explore the Aspen Middle School website.  Within this site you will find a plethora of information regarding the extraordinary attributes that make AMS such a remarkable and inspiring school community.  The passionate staff of AMS supports and optimizes student growth and achievement while promoting students to be well-rounded learners, who are innovative and critical thinkers, poised to be kind, caring, and proactive members of society.  
The students, staff, and parents of AMS collectively foster a trusting relationship of collaboration and respect.  Continuing to expand strong relationships within the Aspen community and beyond is of the utmost importance.  Along with relationships, it is essential that the staff of Aspen Middle School have extensive knowledge of middle school curriculum, pedagogy, and best practices in order to effectively support and optimize student growth.  Given such, the staff members of Aspen Middle School are consistently collaborating and refining their skillset.
While we have very high academic expectations at Aspen Middle School, we are also keenly focused on the “whole child” and thus offer many innovative and proactive programs to support our students beyond the typical classroom environment.  Our Outdoor Education is a prime example of our programs that support the “whole child philosophy”.  Now in its 50th year, the AMS Outdoor Education program has blossomed into the preeminent public school outdoor education program in the country.  In addition, STEAM based opportunities at Aspen Middle School such as Coding, Aeronautics, Engineering for the Future, and Robotics serve to further enhance critical thinking and 21st Century learning.
I encourage you to contact me at any time if you have questions, comments, or counsel.  Thank you for your continued support.
Craig Rogers
970.925.3760 Ext. 2004