Expeditionary Learning School

Polaris Community

The parents at Polaris are very involved in the school. When considering all of our grade levels, Polaris has some of the the most active parent volunteers in the district . Our K12 parent organization represent the parent community and help support the staff through fund-raising and organizing events. 

Parents help with adventure trips, fieldwork and intensives. Secondary Intensives are fun for students and parents. Intensives are where students spend a week learning about topics such as computers, music, art, adventure and the other exciting options. We love to have our parents participate, drive, chaperone, and lend their personal expertise to these experiences.

Fieldwork days are one day opportunities for students to be out in the community applying what they have learned in class and parents are always needed to help create these learning experiences and provide transportation.

Adventure trips take students out of Fort Collins and are designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. Once again, parents are needed to help chaperone and provide transportation.

In addition to these great opportunities for parents to become involved in, there are also events throughout the 2019 - 2020 school-year that the school could use parent support in pulling off, the list includes, but is not limited to:

  • 8/28                       Secondary Back to School Night
  • 9/23                       Start of Intensive Week
  • 10/12                     Secondary Dance #1
  • 10/17 & 10/18       Student Led Conferences
  • 10/26                     Elementary Fun Night
  • 10/23 – 11/1          Book Fair
  • 11/8                       Vision and Hearing Screening
  • 11/16                     Secondary Dance #2
  • 12/12                     Open House / Celebration of Learning
  • 2/14                       Secondary Dance #3
  • 4/8 & 4/9               Spring Student Led Conferences
  • 5/6                         8th or 10th Grade POLs
  • 5/13                       8th or 10th Grade POLs