Durango Big Picture High School

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About Our School

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.


Durango Big Picture High School began its first year on August 24, 2009 as one of Durango School District 9-R’s educational options for high school students. We went on to graduate our first class in May of 2012.  Our unique high school follows the Big Picture Learning model, which is centered on individual student growth through community-based internships and student centered curriculum.  DBPHS is a public, four-year Colorado Department of Education accredited comprehensive high school with an enrollment of approximately 80 students. We have a student to teacher ratio of sixteen-eighteen students to one teacher.