Durango Big Picture High School

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Welcome to Big Picture High School

Durango Big Picture High School is in its eighth year of operation and our enrollment is at its highest ever. The school follows the Big Picture Learning Model developed over 20 years ago. We are looking forward to our sixth graduating class, also our largest yet. We have had over 300 internships since our first year. Thank you to our community and especially our mentors for continuing to support our unique learning model.
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Save the Date: Durango Education Fair

The 4th Annual Durango Education Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 5-7pm. This informational fair celebrates the wonderful and unique educational choices and opportunities available in our small town. From innovative public schools, to a variety of private and parochial schools, to rigorous charter schools and many higher education opportunities, Durango-area schools offer choices, diverse curriculum and opportunities for every family from preschool through higher education.
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Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2021

Does the definition of a “well-rounded student” depend solely on academic success in the core subjects? Does it depend on students’ abilities to test well? Does it depend on their disposition and character? Many would argue that it is the combination of several aspects of education that lead to a successful graduate, whether that graduate plans to attend college or join the workforce upon graduation.
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DBPHS Student Hosts Polo Cross Clinic

Durango Big Picture High School student Erin Ballard is offering a free Polo Cross lesson as part of her LTI project. The clinic will take place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Saturday, November 20th from 10am-2pm. Get all the details by clicking "read more."
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DBPHS Students and Teacher Recognized at 9-R Board Meeting

At the Durango School District 9-R Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 25th five Durango Big Picture High School students were celebrated for the hard work and determination that they bring to their studies. Principal Alain Henry also recognized Christopher Calagias for going above and beyond in his work to serve students and colleagues as a teacher and advisor.
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Learn more about the innovative model used at Durango Big Picture High School, which includes learning through internships and advisory models of learning and instruction.
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