Award Year: 2021

High Peaks Elementary School

3995 East Aurora Avenue
Boulder, CO, 80303-2543

(720) 561-6500

Mrs. Jeannie Tynecki, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Christopher Basten, Current Principal

Choice School

Boulder Valley School District Re-2

School Website


High peaks integrates essential skills and authentic content within the framework of the Core Knowledge Sequence to foster academic excellence and continued growth. In an atmosphere of respect and collaboration among all members of the High Peaks Community, students will build self-esteem and a lasting love of learning.?

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 57%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Asian: 24%
  • Two or more races: 10%
High Peaks-4th Grade-Globe Studies

High Peaks-4th Grade-Globe Studies

As a focus school, we teach a supplementary curriculum, based on the Core Knowledge Sequence. Our K-5 curriculum integrates essential elements of both the Core Knowledge Sequence and the BVSD Curriculum. Primarily, we teach elements of Core Knowledge in Science, Social Studies and Literature. High Peaks provides a rich, well-balanced, and challenging elementary school experience. Our talented teachers bring the Core Knowledge Sequence to life in active, creative, and frequently interdisciplinary ways (through dramatizations, art projects, writing workshops, collaborative learning groups, etc.). Our goal is to personalize instruction while addressing the academic, social, and emotional needs of the whole child. Our students, teachers, staff, and parents work in an atmosphere of respect and partnership and there is a strong spirit of collaboration and community throughout our school.

During the pandemic High Peaks delivered dynamic and responsive instruction for both in-person and remote learners while also meeting the social and emotional needs of our learning community.