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Pioneer Elementary School (PIES) has been awarded the Bright Spot Award from Colorado Governor Jared Polis for above-average achievement in science.

PIES, along with 15 other Colorado schools, will each receive $50,000 of Federal Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund money to purchase educational technology, offer summer school, after-school programming, professional development, and other opportunities that will benefit students’ learning experience.  

“By highlighting the top sixteen schools in the state for science achievement, we are shining a light on what works. We look forward to finding out what works at these schools and helping more students excel in science,” said Governor Polis.

The 16 Colorado schools awarded Governor’s Bright Spot Award are as follows: 

  • Pioneer Elementary School: Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Aurora Quest K-8: Aurora, Colorado  

  • Simla Elementary and Junior High School: Simla, Colorado 

  • Bear Creek Elementary School: Boulder, Colorado  

  • Peak to Peak Charter School: Lafayette, Colorado

  • Rudy Elementary School: Colorado Springs, Colorado 

  • Paonia K-8: Paonia, Colorado

  • Cedaredge High School: Cedaredge, Colorado 

  • Parker Core Knowledge Charter School: Parker, Colorado  

  • Eads Middle School: Eads, Colorado 

  • Dennison Elementary School: Lakewood, Colorado 

  • McClave Undivided High School: McClave, Colorado 

  • Rye High School: Rye, Colorado 

  • Stratton Senior High School: Stratton, Colorado 

  • Colorado STEM Academy: Westminster, Colorado