Imagining, Inquiring, Innovating

empowering students to be leaders of their own learning


Arvada Aspires... was developed by educators to showcase our innovative approach to teaching and learning here at Arvada High School. Our mission is to build a community of leaders who creatively engage learners in a project based, design thinking approach to learning. Our graduates will be equipped with 21st Century Competencies that prepare them for post-secondary success in our global economy.

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a researched based, rigorous and relevant pedagogy used at Arvada High School. PBL is an interdisciplinary instructional approach that allows students to engage in their learning in a real world and practical application. This teaching philosophy encompasses all disciplines from the humanities, to the arts, to the sciences.

What is PBL and why will my student benefit from it? Discover more at the Project Based Learning page.

"We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that have not been invented, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet."

- Karl Fisch, educator and author

We believe that all students must be prepared for challenges they will face after high school. Students at Arvada High School are encouraged to take risks, be creative in their learning, be able to communicate and collaborate with their peers and engage in critical thinking.

You can read more on our 21st Century page.

Arvada Aspires...