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 First days are always both exciting and challenging. We welcomed in 28 new students and 63 returning students to the school. Our school was alive with good energy and excitement for the possibility of what the new school year will bring. I would like to thank Christine Kitts and Crystal Counts who welcomed our students at the entrance with delicious treats, that kept our students going all day. We're looking forward to a great year!

I want to welcome you and your students back to school.  We are excited to begin what promises to be another great year for our students.  We are fortunate to have a great team of support staff, teachers, and administrators waiting to serve you and your children.  Our local fire department and police will be out in force today reminding all commuters of the start of the school year, and to be cautious of children in school zones.   

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We hope you all had a wonderful summer.  We are looking forward to the start of the school.  School registration will be at Durango Big Picture High School on Wednesday, August 12th, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Thursday, August 13th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Please call Trudy at 259-0203 if you're not sure if you need to come in for registration.

The Durango School District 9-R public Budget Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m at Miller Middle School.

This afternoon, Big Picture High School senior Jazmyne Davis was surprised with the DLM Family Scholarship, awarded by Dave and Lynn Mitzlaff and administered by the Durango Education Foundation. The scholarship provides $10,000 per year for tuition, books and on-campus housing and is renewable for the full four years of college. Jazmyne hopes to attend CU Denver, pursuing pre-med studies; eventually, her dream is to become a neonatal physician.

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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
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