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A New Bike Tech Training Program Comes to Cortez

bci_admin March 5, 2022

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…

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Southwest Open School offers new bike mechanic class

bci_admin August 3, 2021

Southwest Open School will offer students a bicycle mechanic class beginning this fall, and donated bikes are needed. The elective course is in partnership with Project Bike Tech, an education organization that helps to build bike shop classrooms in high…

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Student Highlight: Marissa Moore

Matt Keefauver May 21, 2019

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…

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SWOS Awarded New Gardening Grant!

Matt Keefauver February 25, 2019

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…

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Fozzie’s Farm Field Days

bci_admin July 5, 2018

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…

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Puebloan Inspiration

bci_admin July 5, 2018

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…

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