University Schools

High School Info

Our focus at the high school is your student. Each day, our dedicated staff is working our best to provide your student the best education we can. Our high school teachers go above and beyond to ensure your student achieves academic success.

A Message From Our Principal

    Dear High School Families,

    Happy Summer! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer break. We look forward to seeing your students back to school in August!

    Congratulations to our state champions! Liz van der Torre is the state champion for #3 singles in tennis. Our baseball team completed a second consecutive state championship just after school let out. Great job, and congratulations to our coaches and athletes!

    This summer, we are working to prepare for another successful school year. We have a few new staff for next year (another congratulations to Mrs. Guerin and Mrs. LaMotte on their retirements).

    Shylah Crowder will be joining us to teach math. Miss Crowder was at University for her student teaching, and we are happy to have her join us full-time.

    Ulrike Seckler is coming from the middle school to be our full-time German teacher. Mrs. Secker has been teaching German in the middle school for quite some time, and involved at University for a long time. It is great to have a familiar face leading our German program.

    We are still looking for a part-time teacher for our AP calculus class following the departure of Dr. Madden. If you or someone you know would like to apply, please fill out an application.

    Students, don’t forget to keep working toward your graduation requirements over the summer with community service, job shadowing experiences, internships, and senior projects. This is a great time to catch up or get ahead on those requirements, and to build some valuable experiences.

    Summer school session one is in full swing, and there are a few spots still available for session two if your student needs to make up any credits. To sign up, bring your contract and payment to the business office, and they will arrange for registration with Mrs. Bardos.

    The main office is open this summer from Monday to Thursday in the mornings (8:00 a.m. to noon). Please feel free to call or stop by if you have questions. If you have questions for me, you can call the office or email me at as well. Mr. Campbell and counselors will be back at the beginning of August, and teachers will return on August 12.

    Enjoy the remainder of your summer!


    Jeff Casey

    Jeff Casey
    High School Principal

    High School News
    Got Peaches

    Once again FCCLA (Family, Community, Leaders of America) will be taking orders for peaches from the western slopes of Colorado. It is a good crop this year. The boxes are roughly eighteen pounds. You can also purchase half boxes. Full boxes are $40, and half boxes are $20. We will determine delivery date by speed of ripening. Typically, the fruit we deliver to the school late August or the first week of September. We will notify customers once we learn what the date will be. Please pick up the peaches in room 1213, next to the cafeteria in the high school building. 

    To place an order, send an email directly to Tanya Sims at (Please do not email the school secretaries. If you do, it creates many separate emails for Ms. Sims and becomes difficult to track orders.) We will check emails for orders over the summer. 

    Please email your order directly to

    • Include first and last names
    • Include a contact phone number

    Do not pay until you pick up the peaches in the fall (we will notify you when we know the peaches are on the way—usually late August, early September.) In the fall, you may pay in cash or a check made out to University Schools (“FCCLA” in the memo line). Thank you for supporting FCCLA students and enjoy the peaches!

    Pep Band Camp

    Our high school Pep Band camp is coming up soon! From Monday through Thursday, on August 5 through 8, 2019, camp will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. On Friday, August 9, 2019, camp will be from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. The presentation for parents (Pep Band) is on Friday, August 9 at 2:30 p.m. The presentation will be on the football field. We hope to see you there! 

    Save the Dates

    We invite you to save the dates for our upcoming book fair!

    • September 9–12: Elementary/High School Book Fair
    • October 15–22: Middle School Book Fair
    Attention Middle and High School Students

    The book fair is a great opportunity for middle and high school students to earn community service hours. We need help September 6 and September 13 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Please contact Mrs. Budzynski at for more information.