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A New Bike Tech Training Program Comes to Cortez

All that Cortez’s Southwest Open School needed to launch its new bike mechanic program was a shop. That’s where LOR came in. It’s hard to spend time in Cortez, Colorado, without noticing bikes are everywhere. Road bikes, mountain bikes, commuter bikes. The city has developed a reputation—and an economy—around the sport. Just to the east, […]

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Student Highlight: Marissa Moore

Marissa Moore is a local from Dolores Colorado. She joined SWOS after a few years of attending other high schools in the area. She experienced a life-changing event that permitted her from attending high school for two years. Soon after she enrolled at SWOS and found an incredible opportunity that has transformed into an internship […]

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SWOS Awarded New Gardening Grant!

Our teachers really go above and beyond to enhance the curriculum here at SWOS! One of our teachers, Casey Simpson, wrote a grant to improve our garden infrastructure.? The Colorado Garden Foundation (Colorado Gardener) awarded us so that we can do just that! Both Casey and fellow teacher, Scott Spear will work with the spring garden class […]

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Fozzie’s Farm Field Days

SWOS students take advantage of great experiential education opportunities. During the last Spring semester a group of students partnered with Fozzie’s Farm a six week long field program where they learned about all things water. From high-desert water sources and irrigation best practices to soil pH and water retention, Fozzie’s Farm helped students explore the […]

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Puebloan Inspiration

A group of SWOS students recently had a wonderful opportunity to showcase their artwork at the Canyons of the Ancients Museum. Students were tasked to create a series of art pieces inspired by local archaeological sites. The pieces were collected into a show that ran from May 29 through June 12. Alongside creating their art […]