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  • Silver Creek High School7

    Longmont, CO | Boulder County

    December 7, 2014

    As a former student, '07 grad, I can address some of the issues portrayed by other reviews. Overall I very much enjoyed my time at SC, I was active in sports, student government and several honors/AP classes. This did prepare me for college, but as another review alluded to, you have to put in the work and can't expect things to be handed to you. My parents did look at Niwot (IB program) as an alternative. I had several friends at Niwot and although they have a more rigorous curriculum, I'm not sure it better prepared them for college when compared to honors and AP courses at SC. There is a diverse range of socioeconomic backgrounds and I never found this to be a problem, in fact it really helped to make me more aware of people from other backgrounds. Do realize that your student could fall into what we called the "Boulder County Bubble" basically thinking that eveywhere is white, upper class, well educated and outdoorsy. It took me going to college out of state to realize this. Not necessarily a bad thing but do be aware that this exists at SC, Niwot, and Dawson. Only thing I would change is a bigger selection of AP courses as this would make more comparable to Niwot.

    Submitted by a student

    October 1, 2014

    My daughter started at Silver Creek HS in her Junior year after having a terrible experience at another local HS. Silver Creek truly prepares our students for college and beyond. She graduated with honors and has a full tuition scholarship in college. Great teachers, great students and an all around wonderful school.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 6, 2013

    I went to this school for 4 years, and I couldn't have had a better experience! Mr. Burns and Ms. Scott and others like them truly made going to school a worth while experience. At SC they care for their students and take the time to get to know each one. After I graduated, they still cared about me. When I was in a very bad car crash, they raised money for me to help with medical bills. I do miss this school, and if I had to redo high school, I would do it at Silver Creek.

    Submitted by a student

    February 23, 2010

    I love this schooll!!!!!! Its the best school in the world!!! Gooo SC Raptors!!! All d way!!!!

    Submitted by a student

    September 16, 2009

    I love all my friends there and all the freedom! And the teachers!

    Submitted by a student

    September 15, 2009

    The programs it offers and how safe the school is. I honestly feel like Silver Creek is a second home for me as a student. All the teachers are dedicate to their subjects and know how to interact with their pupils. Going to Silver Creek is an amazing experience for me.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 21, 2008

    This school has some of the best teachers around. I always love their classes and they always seem to love their job. Great job.

    Submitted by a student

    April 6, 2008

    im a student that goes to this school and i really don't like it the security level is too high and i really don't think anything really accually bad would happen around here...and the teachers are really not very good except for maybe 1 or 2. i havent even learned very much this year and its been almost a full year of skool.

    Submitted by a student

    February 16, 2008

    High academic, caring teachers, small enough for every child to fit in, good athletic programs

    Submitted by a parent

    October 4, 2006

    I go to this school, and I think on this site there needs to be some representation from the people actually attending not just the parents, who, no offense, know nothing of what goes on at the school. Silver Creek is too strict on a lot of things. The 'sweeping' (where at exactly the time the bell rings, teachers block the doorways and write students detention passes) are unfair. We only have five minutes during passing periods to go to our lockers, get all our stuff, socialize (which we have no time to do), and get from one end of the building to the other.

    Submitted by a student

    June 12, 2006

    Silver Creek still has a long way to go to catch up with Longmont and Niwot High Schools in the class offerings department. Until Silver Creek can get quality AP classes they will continue to lose kids to open enrollment at other high schools. Being able to re-assess to up your grade also hurts kids going on to college.

    Submitted by a parent

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