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Primary and Secondary Education

If your family is thinking about relocating to Weld County, you will have 12 wonderful school districts that offer high-quality education to their students to send your children to. Whether you are looking for a public, charter or private school, Weld County will have an elementary, middle or high school to fit your education desires. Each community has its own school and in some areas, there may by multiple schools within the community to choose from.

Did you know Weld County has their own scholarship program set up by the Weld County Board of Commissioners? On September 1, 2015, the commissioners launched the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program to help students who graduate from a Weld County high school, honorably discharged veterans and GED recipients further their education and ultimately strengthen the Weld County workforce. The grant program is funded by donations from individuals and business who, in turn, can receive a property tax credit towards the Weld County portion of their property taxes as well as other state and federal tax dedications. Click here to learn more about the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program.

Post-Secondary Education

Located in Greeley, the University of Northern Colorado has been producing outstanding graduates since 1889. Learn more about this institution by visiting their web site at www.unco.edu.

In 1967, Weld County voters committed to financially supporting Aims Community College and to this day that support has not waned. Learn more about this college by visiting their site at www.aims.edu.

Education is important in Weld County So important, in fact, the county commissioners started the Bright Futures Grant Program, which provides grants to high school graduates living in Weld County who want to pursue post-secondary education.

Weld County School Districts

Re – 1 Gilcrest, LaSalle and Platteville: www.weld-re1.k12.co.us
RE – 2 Eaton: www.eaton.k12.co.us
RE – 3 Hudson, Keenesburg and Lochbuie : http://re3j.com/
RE – 4 Windsor and Severance: www.weldre4.k12.co.us
RE – 5 Johnstown/Milliken: www.weldre5j.k12.co.us
RE – 6 Greeley/Evans: www.greeleyschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
RE – 7 Kersey: www.plattevalley.k12.co.us
RE – 8 Fort Lupton: www.weld8.org
Re – 9 Ault, Nunn and Pierce: www.weldre9.k12.co.us
RE – 10 Briggsdale: www.briggsdaleschool.org
RE – 11 New Raymer: www.prairieschool.org
RE – 12 Pawnee Grover: www.pawneeschool.org/index.html

School districts that extend into Weld County

St. Vrain Valley School District: www.svvsd.org
Thompson School District R2-J: www.thompsonschools.org
Weldon Valley School RE-20J: www.weldonvalley.org
Brighton School District 27J: www.brightonps27j.k12.co.us
Wiggins School District RE-50J: www.wiggins50.k12.co.us

Charter Schools

Cardinal Community Academy in Keenesburg: www.ccaschool.net

Frontier Academy in Greeley: www.frontieracademy.net

Knowledge Quest Academy in Milliken: www.kqatrailblazers.org

Union Colony Preparatory School in Greeley: www.unioncolonyschools.org

University Schools in Greeley: www.universityschools.com

West Ridge Academy in Greeley: www.westridgeacademycharter.com

Windsor Charter Academy in Windsor: www.windsorcharteracademy.org

Private Schools

Adventist Christian School: http://greeley22.adventistschoolconnect.org/

Dayspring Christian Academy in Greeley: www.dayspringeagles.org

St. Mary’s Catholic School in Greeley: www.stmarycs.net

Trinity Lutheran School in Greeley: http://tlsgreeley.org/

Vista Ridge Academy in Erie: www.vistaridge.org

AIMS

If a two-year college is more your style, then you may find your fit at Aims Community College. Aims is an accredited, public, two-year college with the main campus located in Greeley and satellite campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Windsor. Aims has 160 degree and certificate programs and over 4,000 daytime, evening, weekend and on-line courses. Each course is designed to transfer to a four-year university or to certify students to step right into specific jobs. Aims is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and must be reaccredited every seven years. Aims was most recently accredited on April 26, 2011. Many programs at Aims are also separately accredited by state or professional agencies.

The first classes at Aims were held in the fall of 1967, and now, the college has grown to over 5,000 students. As a benefit to students, Aims’ tuition is significantly less than surrounding four-year colleges or university. A reason for this is because Aims is one of only two local district colleges in the state of Colorado, which means it assesses a mill levy on all property within the tax district to receive most its funding.

 To learn more about Aims Community College, visit www.aims.edu.

University of Northern Colorado

With just over 12,000 students, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) may be the perfect four-year institution for people seeking an undergraduate degree or those looking to further their education in masters or doctoral programs.

Located in Greeley, UNC offers 106 undergraduate programs within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Health Sciences, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Monfort College of Business and University College. When attending the university, students can expect their average class size to range from 25-35 students, depending on the program; however, 60% of courses have fewer than 30 students.

UNC also offers 120 graduate programs and even has 60 extended campus programs offered in Denver, Loveland, Colorado Springs or online. Whether you are taking classes from home or adding to your on-campus program, you can have confidence in UNC’s online program as it is ranked eighth in the nation for online graduate schools.

If you are thinking of attending college in Colorado, here are few facts about UNC to help with your decision.

  • UNC is the first public university in Colorado accredited in both business and accounting

  • The Monfort College of Business is the only business college in the country to receive the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, which is the nation’s highest honor for quality and performance excellence

  • UNC is one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities receiving Community Engagement Classification from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • The university’s Jazz Program has received more than 100 DownBeat Magazine Awards

  • UNC is also known for their 19 NCAA Division 1 sports teams

  • UNC offers over 150 clubs and organizations to fit any interest

  • The Sports Administration Graduate Program is one of only two U.S. ranked programs in the top five worldwide

UNC opened its doors on October 6, 1890, as a school to train teachers for the state’s public schools. In 1911, UNC was known as Colorado State Teachers College and started offering four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Arts Degrees, and in 1913, the college started offering a graduate program. The university officially changed its name to the University of Northern Colorado in 1970.

To learn more about the University of Northern Colorado, visit www.unco.edu.