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Only 6% of Colorado's 184 school districts earned this accolade in 2022. We are consistently ranked one of the strongest school districts in the state based on our innovative curriculum, student performance, graduation rates and college placement scores.

"Being designated one of only 11 school districts in Colorado to be Accredited with Distinction is an extreme honor," said Tom Gregory, Superintendent of Schools. "This is especially meaningful now after more than two years of potential detriment to teaching and learning through the pandemic.  This is a direct reflection of the extraordinary commitment and engagement of ASD20 teachers, principals, parents and students to maintain focus on teaching and learning."

Accredited with Distinction "is assigned to the highest performing districts. These districts are meeting or exceeding expectations on the majority of performance tasks," according to the Colorado Department of Education.

"Our entire community should be proud of this accomplishment.  To be the only large district in the state to receive the highest level of accreditation speaks to the tremendous value for education in our community," Gregory explained. "We know our work is not done until 100% of our students are meeting achievement and growth expectations, but let's celebrate this very special recognition of the hard work of staff, students, and parents."

In the face of challenges over the past years, Academy District 20 remains steadfast in our commitment to inspire students to thrive.