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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Good morning Big Picture Badgers!   We are looking forward to seeing all our students back for the 2021/22 academic year, which starts on August 24, 2021. Please check the website at bigpicture.durangoschools.org for other important details and updates regarding the start of school. As you may be aware, the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education approved the purchase agreement to sell the Administrative Building and Big Picture building last night at the board meeting.  Our timeline to close is by the end of November, but please be assured there is an agreement with the Fire District to keep the Big Picture school operating in its current location through the 21/22 school year.  We are currently working to find the best new home for Big Picture and conversations have already been underway. We wanted to provide these updates to our Big Picture families and assure the community that we will continue to share information on next steps for Big Picture as details are dialed in.  Thank you for your patience during this process and we are excited for the new school year.
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Enrollment almost full for 2021-2022!

We have been enrolling new students for the class of 2025 over the past month.  At this time, enrollment is almost full.  We are still going through the process for several more students:  1) application, 2) shadow day, 3) family interview.   We encourage anyone interested to get the first step of the process completed which is filling out the application.   Please call us at 970-259-0203 with any questions that you have.
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Letter from Superintendent Dan Snowberger

Dear Parents, We have been seeing some concerning patterns among our secondary students and I wanted to bring to your attention some of our findings. Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports of students sharing inappropriate pictures of themselves with friends.
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Colorado Academic Standards

Durango School District 9-R uses the Colorado Academic Standards as a foundation of our guaranteed and viable curriculum. The Colorado Academic Standards are the outcomes we promise to every student.

Student Achievement Data

We continually monitor our student and system results to ensure that we are on track to realize this mission. At 9-R, we believe every student deserves to have a solid academic foundation that opens the window of opportunity for any career in which they are interested. They also deserve to have experiences that help them understand their talents, interests, and possible future career options.

This is How We Roll - Driving a 9-R School Bus is About the Kids

Steve Lee has been driving buses and trucks for a long time. What initially drew him to drive a school bus for the Durango School District 9-R was the hours and benefits. The shifts are typically two hours in the morning and three in the afternoon, which also happens to be enough to earn full benefits, and give him time to run his business during the day.

September 2021 COVID News and Updates

During the month of September, our schools, students and staff have been steadfast in ensuring we maintain our mitigation measures, decreasing chances of outbreaks of COVID-19 in our schools, and increasing the chances of keeping schools open and safe.

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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.

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Students are learning by doing!
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