The Montezuma County Alternative High School and School of Choice, SWOS, still has spaces available for the 2017/18 school year! Come in and register! We are waiting for you…
The countdown is on… We are so excited for a new school year that is chock-full with adventure and fun-filled opportunities for learning, such as hiking and biking, job shadows and internships, and so much more!
Come and secure a spot at the region’s one and only alternative high school with an experiential and expeditionary instructional model. At SWOS, we value personalized and project-based learning approaches.
Here are some important dates for the 2017/18 school year at SWOS:
July 24/25 – Registration all day; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the SWOS Campus (meet your advisors, get your class schedules)
July 26 – Registration at Towaoc (Education Building); 4:00 – 5:00 pm
August 11 – Fist day of school; Orientation Day for ALL students; 10:00 am – 3:ish at the SWOS Campus
August 14 – First day of academic classes for ALL students; 9:00 – 4:00 pm
August 16, 23, 30 – Early release (2:25 pm)
+++ Between August 11 and 18, you will need to arrange for transportation to and from school for your student. School buses will begin transporting students August 21, 2017. +++
For more information, call 970.565.1150!
Come by and visit our SWOS booth at the “Third Thursday” markets! The market is located in Montezuma Park on the corner of North Market Street and Montezuma Avenue, with live music and family friendly activities, and SWOS will be right there for you and with you! Dates & Times: 5 TO 8 P.M. ON JULY 20, AUG. 17 AND SEPT. 21.
Come by and take a look at our selection of dragon t-shirts and sweatshirts, or pick up a flyer/brochure to learn more about SWOS, including new programs and opportunities for high school students–and register for classes for the 2017/18 school year if you are psyched about SWOS.
HELLO THERE.. YES, YOU!!
Are you between 14 1/2 and 21 years of age trying to finish high school with a “real” diploma?
Are you curious to see how you can learn in a fun and meaningful way, through projects, travel, community involvement, and service?
Would you like to try out a college class here and there (while still in high school), to see if this may be the right path for you?
Do you prefer an environment where your uniqueness and individuality are respected and appreciated?
Are you interested in developing better social emotional skills that will help with relationships, conflict resolution, and personal growth?
Then SWOS is the right place for you!
We emphasize personal growth in addition to academic learning along with learning experiences that are hands-on, project based, and personalized.
We value and nurture a culture of character. With respect as the binding mortar, students and staff feel physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe.
Because SWOS is a community, students have a voice, and students and staff work together to continually promote and improve our culture.
In a nutshell, SWOS offers:
A fully accredited high school diploma… Strong relationships… Respect and appreciation for diversity…SWOS Online… Advanced Placement & concurrent enrollment classes… Alternative Cooperative Education (“Trades” classes, job shadowing, executive internships)… Outdoor education (that transcends the classroom)… Project-based and hands-on learning…
Call 565-1150 today!
School Counselor – Job Description
Work hours/weeks: 24 hours per week; 39 work weeks Start Date: August 7, 2017 (178 days) – 12 months
Position Summary: To provide substance abuse and behavioral health care to all SWOS students and assist with academic development, career development and social/character development as per the American School Counselor Association standards.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Working Conditions: Maintain emotional control under stress. Work with frequent interruptions. Occasional travel. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Maintain physical, mental, and emotional balance.
This is a CDE grant-funded position; we are currently in year 2. Employment beyond year 3 is contingent on additional funding.
For more information, please call Dr. Charlotte Wolf, 970.565.1150 x 6015.
The mission of Southwest Open School is to create a community of learners who utilize expeditionary, experiential education in developing and nurturing high academic, character, and health standards while honoring diversity and fostering self-directed lifelong learning.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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