In an expanded and modernized building that was first occupied in 1949, Cache La Poudre Middle School (CLPMS) has a proud and long tradition. The school is located on the Cache La Poudre River and surrounded by the natural environment of the Foothills. This location provides boundless opportunities for students to explore the natural environment through their content areas.
CLPMS is a small school of 320 students. It is a school where experienced teachers know and have a relationship with every student. We provide a safe, positive, productive, and mutually respectful environment where students and staff have the right, and responsibility, to learn and teach. We believe in academic rigor, content relevance, school safety, respect, and personal responsibility. We believe parents, students, staff, and community working toward these goals creates a learning environment in which students are successful and excellence is rewarded.
CLPMS has been approved as an International Baccalaureate Candidate School. We are in the second year of a three year process to become an IB certified school. The curricular requirements of an IB school are that every student take English, Math, Science, Humanities, Arts, Technology, a 2nd Language, and PE every year. Through the process of becoming an IB school, the teachers at CLPMS are passionately working to create inquiry based units of study with the student at the center of learning, and to align the operations of the school to the IB mission of creating globally minded life-long learners.
Instructional & enrichment programs
In addition to English, Social Studies and Science honors courses for 7th and 8th graders, we also accelerate students in Math at the most appropriate level. This year Spanish is a required class for 6th and 7th graders and will be a required course for all grade levels in the 2013/2014 school year. Students also have access to exemplary Arts, Music, and Technology courses. Outside of school students have the opportunity to travel to Europe or Central America on trips led by CLP Teachers. Athletics plays an important role in many of our student’s lives. While our smaller size allows all student athletes ample playing time, CLP sports teams are always competitive at the district level. Finally our Academic Challenge program rewards students throughout the year for their success in the classroom. These courses and opportunities fulfill our goal of providing a holistic and engaging education.
Opportunity for parents
Parents serve on the School Accountability Committee and volunteer in a variety of ways to help students and the school. The School Accountability Committee provides input about goals, curriculum, and accountability and helps develop the annual report to the community.