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Principal's Message

August 11th, 2021

Hello Students, Parents, and Community Members:

Welcome to the 2021/22 school year for the Southwest Colorado eSchool. We are excited to be working with the San Juan BOCES to bring school districts of Southwest Colorado their own accredited, tuition-free, diploma-granting, online school. We are very pleased that you are here and interested in learning more about our school and its unique learning environment. Southwest Colorado eSchool is a regional online middle and high school that is both local and global. Students are able to receive local support services, attend field trips, and participate in sports and other extracurricular activities while engaging in a variety of online courses that open up the world to them through the power of the Internet.

As we look to the start of the 2021/22 school year we are excited about the months ahead. Once again the eSchool finds itself well prepared for a shifting educational landscape and is able to continue its highly supportive educational model. There are many learnings that we will carry forward from the challenges we all faced this past year. Together we can have a positive impact on the lives of the students we support.

At the Southwest Colorado eSchool, we continue to understand that in today’s world the lives of students are fast-paced and high tech. Our goal is to provide our students with a high-quality education that is as flexible as our students need it to be. Students enrolled in the Southwest Colorado eSchool can do their school work anytime and anywhere there is a high-speed Internet connection. This means that students who want to work a full-time job during the day can work on their classes in the evenings and over the weekends, or students who want to participate more fully in their sport can build their own schedule around their needs. Other students who often thrive in online education include home school students, teenage moms, students who want greater flexibility for any reason, or students who want an increased level of course offerings.

All Southwest Colorado eSchool courses are taught by highly qualified, Colorado licensed teachers whose qualifications and experience are focused on a specific content area. Many of our teachers have years of experience using the unique tools of online instruction to help students succeed. Students in our school can expect a highly interactive learning environment with online discussions, live conferencing with teachers and tutors, email, instant messaging, text messaging, and phone conversations.

Off we go on this grand adventure of another school year! I am excited to be on this journey with all of you.


Steve Otter, Southwest Colorado eSchool Principal