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I’m excited to welcome everyone back to the main Big Picture campus starting next Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  We appreciate your support to our staff and our students, as we had to make quick accommodations following last month’s water issue.  While students have shown great flexibility and resilience during this time, we are all excited to head back to our school campus next week.

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The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff.  Due to severe weather conditions, all schools are canceled today, Monday, February 23, 2015. Please watch for additional updates regarding school closures or delays through our emergency notification system, listen to local radio and TV stations, visit our website at or call our information line at (970) 375-3811. We will continue to keep families updated on the school closure or impact on tomorrow’s school schedule through our emergency notification system.

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The powerpoint presented by Board of Education President Andy Burns, and Superintendent Dan Snowberger, titled Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, is available online.  Click here to download the file and review information and details shared during the recent January 22nd community forum.

In December 2014, the 9-R Board of Education released a survey to the public to gather feedback on four different academic calendar options as well as solicit feedback from the community about teacher work days, student contact days, start and end dates, holidays, spring break etc.  The results of that original survey can be found

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students, families and staff.  Crews have been working hard to clear access to schools today, allowing school schedules to resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Badger
  • Colors: Green & Black
  • Students: 82

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