McLain Community High School is more than just one school. McLain’s unique design
provides a variety of school programs housed at one location. Our programs have
been tailored to meet the needs of the diverse students and families that we
support. Students earn their high school diploma by completing the graduation
requirements as outlined by Jefferson County Public Schools.
Our programs prepare students to be college and
work ready upon graduation. Students are provided opportunities that encourage
self-confidence and success. Our personalized communication with parents and
guardians also supports our students in their education.
McLain students come to us for a variety of
reasons. Our students are required to attend classes daily, participate
in classroom discussions and activities and pass all their classes. The majority of students at McLain are
working, parenting, volunteering and/or are enrolled in Warren Tech programs.
Our students are motivated and successful!
Our programs include two ACE (Alternative
Cooperative Education) programs: The ACE and Achieve programs emphasize the
importance of being prepared to work in addition to being college ready. McLain
also provides a program designed for students in the 9th and
10th grade with 0 - 4 credits; no age
minimum. McLain LIVE
provides an experiential, direct instruction, highly interactive alternative for
students who are older than 18, McLain has an adult high school program, CB,
with both day and evening schedules. In addition to these programs, McLain
provides child care services for our students who are also teen
Our Mission is simply to provide alternative pathways to a high school diploma.
What our students and their families should
•Participation in a school that includes a diverse student
•Personalized and timely communication from staff;
•Frequent field trips;
•Close relationships with Red Rocks
Community College and Warren Technical Center.
What our students and families should not expect:
fast track for credits;
•Offer any clubs/ activities;
•Transportation (McLain is served by the #17 RTD
•Traditional course progression.