Colorado families begin picking their top schools in annual rite

By: Anita Peek-Brinson

As many as 350 parents and their children packed the narrow gym at Carmody Middle School on Thursday night, eager to hear if the school’s curriculum and programs might be a good fit. Principal Wendy Doran shared a PowerPoint presentation and a breakdown of the school’s offerings and academic performance.

The school’s state test scores are generally on an upswing, and Carmody’s 24 elective courses include pre-engineering, art and the technical aspects of backstage theater. Parents learned that just about every school employee, from Doran to the custodian, is personally responsible for the well-being and academic growth of 12 students.

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