Each year the state of Colorado monitors the effectiveness of schools using achievement and growth data derived from PARCC results, ACT scores, dropout rates, and graduation rates. Using this data, the state evaluates the school's Achievement, Growth, Growth Gaps, and Post-secondary Readiness performance and gives each school a score on a scale from 1 - 100 on their individual School Performance Framework. Our 2018 Polaris' School Performance Framework (SPF) status was at the Performance level, with an overall score of 74.1 points. The state of Colorado considers Polaris one school serving students in grades K-12, therefore we receive one SPF report each year using data from all grade levels.
Although Polaris is proud of our results on these traditional assessment measures, we also like to make other pieces of data available so that families can get a broader perspective on hat we have to offer. You can see our 2016 Parent Satisfaction Survey results here as well as the write up about our current School to Watch designation.
Because Polaris is often seen as a school that "does things differently," we often get asked "how do your students do when they go on to college?" This is a valid question, and although we don't have access to our alumni's college data we have received data from FRCC that speaks to how our students are doing in college while still in high school. If you review the College Now results it will provide a snapshot into how our Polaris students are performing within their Concurrent Enrollment courses both on and off our campus.