R-5 High School R-5 High School

455 N. 22nd St., Ste. B Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970)254-6880 Fax: (970)549-0696
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OUR MISSION: It is our mission to provide students with relevant, challenging curriculum and positive educational choices so they may achieve a proficiency of academic, career, and life skills while earning a high school diploma through differentiated instruction and vocational training.


The R-5 office staff is on summer break until Tuesday, July 18th.  If you’re looking for graduated transcript information, please call our main switchboard and ask for Records, 970-254-5100.

Student registration for currently enrolled and students already accepted to R-5 will be July 26th, 9-Noon or July 27th, Noon -3:00 p.m.  First day of school will be August 3rd, 8:00 a.m.

If you need to speak to a representative from R-5, please call back on July 18th, office hours are 7:30-3:30 p.m. 

Thank you and have a Great Summer!


Dear R-5 Parents / Guardians:

Next school year all R-5 High School students will attend classes from 8:00AM to 12:30PM. There will no longer be an afternoon option for learners. Students are expected to attend their required second placements in the afternoon.

Important Dates:

July 26th  (9:00AM - 12:00PM)

Be ready to take your student picture with MJ Thomas


(all newly accepted and returning students)


July 27th  (12:00PM - 3:00PM)

Be ready to take your student picture with MJ Thomas


(all newly accepted and returning students)

August 3rd

First Day of School

August 17th  (4:00PM – 6:00PM)

Back to School Night

Thank you for your support.

R-5 Administration


R-5 High School Needs YOUR HELP To Build A Garden & Greenhouse.  Click On The GoFundMe Account & Learn More! Your Help Will Make A Huge Difference In Our Learners Lives.  Article discussing this great project.

Here's another great project brought to you by R-5 High School. Click on these links about Mindfulness and Meditation. www.westernslopenow.com & www.kjct8.com.

Check out the great happenings here at R5.  CompetencyWorks, "R5 High School:  Abuzz with Learning" & Showcasing What Learners Can Do, by Katherine Prince

2017-2018 R5 Calendar (Click Here)

2017-2018 R5 Bell Schedule (Click Here)


R-5 High School Cellphone Policy

Cellphones and earbuds are not allowed to be visible or used in classrooms unless posted by a green sign on the white board. Cellphone and earbud use in the Commons Area is prohibited at any time.

1st offense: The teacher will ask the student to put the phone away.

2nd offense: The teacher will ask the student a second time to put the phone away.

3rd offense: The student will turn in the cellphone or go to the office to see an administrator immediately.

Escalation: If a student refuses or escalates please call administration to your room immediately.

Students may briefly check their phone in the café area during appropriate times. If a student feels it is necessary to check their phones or answer a call it may only be permitted in the café.

Rational: Personal technology is being abused. Students are frequently on social media or entertainment websites and not engaged in their learning.



Important Links
R-5 in the News
Final Enrollment Steps
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    (College and Career Readiness Program used in all Career's Classes)
  1. Make appointment for Star testing.
  2. Have interview with Counselor.

     Once your invited to the Orientation bring the following items:

  • Withdrawal Sheet from home high school (if you were in school the spring semester)
  • $25.00 Student Activity Fee
  • Student Handbook Agreement Signed.  Click on the link below to review Handbook:
  • R-5 2016-17 Handbook  or

    R-5 Manual del estudiante 2016-2017 

  • School-to-Work Training Agreement.


It’s with enthusiasm that I write this message to all stakeholders.  We are implementing performance based learning, PBL, at our school this year.  PBL is an innovative, student-centered approach to learning.  In a performance-based system, learners work at their performance level and advance through the curriculum when they have demonstrated proficiency of the required knowledge or skills.

Therefore, as we transform and address the learning needs in the 21st Century, we will continue to build strong relationships with learners, parents/guardians and community members.

We are preparing our learners for jobs that do not yet exist.  Additionally, our learners are digital natives and have information right at their fingertips.  Therefore, we must address teaching and learning differently in today’s schools.

I believe performance based learning is the very best system to meet the challenges of the future for our learners. 

Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to dialogue about any suggestions or ideas to make this the best year yet!

In partnership,

Donald G. Trujillo



R-5 High School: R-5 High School is a three-year (10-12) high school that provides students a positive, self-paced learning environment. The instruction at R-5 is individualized so that each student may enroll and progress at his or her own rate. The program consists of five academic morning classes, while in the afternoons students must either have a job or be enrolled in an approved vocational/technical program. Either of these will generate additional credit towards a diploma. Most students complete 5 to 7 credits each school year.


Young Parent Program: This program is designed to provide four focused hours of instruction daily to teen mothers, or soon-to-be mothers, as well as providing a nursery for their infants while they are attending class. It is a well-structured support component that helps students gain needed life skills, and learn about pregnancy and parenting and how to access community resources, in addition to meeting their academic needs

Key Performance Program: This program serves students who are 17 years or older and who are two or more years behind in credits earned.  Students who have successfully earned credits in specific math, social studies, and science classes and who have strong reading and writing skills may apply for the program.  KPP students can take this alternative pathway toward earning a high school diploma.  They must demonstrate proficiencies through several portfolios and passing all of the WorkKeys tests.  Students who are highly motivated can complete the program in 1 year.

Contact Information

Address: 455 N. 22nd St., Ste. B,               Grand Junction CO 81501  
Phone: Main number and fax (970)254-6880      Fax:  (970)549-0696
Principal: Don Trujillo (970)254-6880
Assistant Principal/ Expulsion Cortney Valerio (970)254-6880
Counselor: Kelley Smith

(970)254-6880  ext. 26112

Principal's Secretary: Mary McCallister (970)254-6880  ext. 26115     mary.mccallister@d51schools.org
Records/Registrar: Maura Balbier

E-mail Maura for records / transcript information:

(970)254-6880  ext. 26114     maura.balbier@d51schools.org

Attendance Secretary: Tanya Daniel (970)254-6880  ext. 26113




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