University Schools

University Schools - Pioneers in Education

We are looking for awesome people to work with our students when their teachers are away for the day.   Have you ever considered subbing at University? We’d love to hear from you, if you are interested. Contact Charlene Baumgartner, 970-506-7008, or check out our Human Resources page for details.

University Schools is a tuition free K–12 public charter school located in Greeley School District 6 in Greeley, Colorado. The tradition of developing better ways to teach our children is at the heart of University Schools. University Schools has been a leader in education for more than a century.

At University Schools, we believe that children learn best in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment. Our students enjoy a student-led, teacher-guided educational experience.

At University High School, we focus on creating a student-centered learning program. We prepare our students for success beyond school, as they develop personal and academic plans and portfolios and participate in community service projects. We invite you to take a look around our website to see what we have to offer for your child.

Director's Message

Dear Parents,

Your ballot for the Board of Governor’s election will be mailed to you on April 2, 2019. The ballot will be approved by the Board at the March 6 Board of Governor’s meeting. The ballot will include each candidate’s qualifications as submitted by the candidate. (There is additional information regarding the election below this article.)

We continue to use our Mil Levy Override dollars in support of our students and staff. Some of our recent purchases include:

  • curriculum – books for elementary classrooms
  • safety and security – cameras for the new multipurpose room
  • technology – additional chromebooks and tablets

We would like to welcome Shay Howard to University Schools. Mrs. Howard comes to us from North Range Behavioral Health. She will be at University every other Monday and every Wednesday and Friday. Mrs. Howard served as a classroom teacher before becoming a counselor. She is available to work with students and families K-12. If you would like to schedule an appointment for counseling services, please call your student’s school counselor in the Student Services Office at 506-7007.

University Schools has been awarded a grant from Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management through SB 18-269 which provides funding for security in public schools. The grant will be used for an additional evacuation route from our elementary playground. A huge thank you goes to Mr. Clark, security director, for writing and submitting the grant.

We also received a grant from the Department of Public Health and Environment to provide resources for improved school climate and student, staff, parent training regarding social/emotional wellness. Mrs. Stapleton, high school counselor, wrote and submitted the grant to support all students and staff at University. Thank you to Mrs. Stapleton for securing this grant.

Our lottery drawings began the end of January and will continue through September. When a child’s application is drawn, parents/guardians will receive a telephone call informing them of the selection.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a wonderful Spring Break! 

Dr. Sherry Gerner

Dr. Sherry Gerner

Information for Board of Governors’ Election

The Board of Governors’ election will be April 16, 2019. Nomination and background check forms can be picked up in the Main office beginning February 11, 2019. All forms must be returned to the Main office or sent via email by March 6, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Three positions will be elected. Three current members are eligible for reelection. The nine Board Members who are not the Faculty/Staff Representative shall be elected by a vote of the majority or plurality of the parents or guardians of students attending University Schools. Only one parent or guardian of the same child may serve on the Board at the same time. 

Current Board Members Eligible for Reelection:

  • Bill McAdams
  • Ethan Miles
  • Jeff Weber