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On Tuesday, February 11th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Durango Big Picture High School is conducting an Open House Question and Answer Session for the parents of all incoming 8th graders who are interested in enrolling in DBPHS for next year. Please come to the school anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 and we will walk you through the building and answer any questions you may have about our school.

Since 2012 Colorado has been experiencing unusually high rates of pertussis.

Several school aged children in La Plata County have recently been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Pertussis is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs and another individual breathes in the bacteria. Symptoms of pertussis usually develop 7 to 10 days after exposure but may occur at any time between 4 days following exposure, up to 21 days after exposure.

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On Tuesday, February 11th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Durango Big Picture High School is conducting an Open House Question and Answer Session for the parents of all incoming 8th graders who are interested in enrolling in DBPHS for next year. Please come to the school anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 and we will walk you through the building and answer any questions you may have about our school.

Durango Big Picture High School was highlighted at the School Board meeting on January 7th. Principal Alain Henry shared their educational model and what it means to be an alternative education campus. The school also recognized the following students for excelling in the Big Picture model: Ashley B., Claudia G., Laken B., and Sierra O. 

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One of the unique goals of our school is to teach our students how to obtain and successfully keep an internship in the community where they can gain real world skills. Today, we highlight one of our students, Jazmyne Davis. Jazmyne has an internship at the Family Birthing Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center. She works on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 until 10:00 pm. While there, she is learning from nurses and taking vitals for patients.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Badger
  • Colors: Green & Black
  • Students: 81

Our Mission

The mission of Durango Big Picture High School is to empower students to use their interests and passions to drive their learning through real world application and experiences in order to reach their personal, social and academic goals.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Alain Henry
  • School Phone: (970) 259-0203
  • School Fax: (970) 382-0588
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