(Portfolio - Evidence of Student Achievement)

Grand Valley Middle School is an Expeditionary Learning School. The expeditionary motto of "we are crew, not passengers" guides our school as we build cultures of respect, responsibility, courage, and kindness — where students and educators are committed to quality work and citizenship. Students take responsibility for each other and for their learning and build leadership skills that help them excel. We challenge students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. Our students are highly engaged learners, motivated to master academic content and produce high quality work. Their learning expeditions contribute to our community and beyond the classroom. Learning with a purpose helps students develop the academic skills and work ethic that prepare them for high school, college, and beyond.

The Colorado Association of Middle Level Education recognizes Grand Valley Middle School for challenging students to use their minds well while being sensitive to the unique developmental needs of early adolescence and providing every student with a high-quality learning experience. Grand Valley Middle School is one of 100+ schools that was recognized nationwide at the National Schools to Watch Conference on June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.