R-5 High School R-5 High School

310 7th St. Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970)254-6880 Fax: (970)242-4465
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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.


Click here to view ACT, CMAS & PSAT Testing Schedule. All classes will be canceled on April 19th for ACT and PSAT Testing.  All 10th and 11th graders must attend.


R-5's New Facililty

Coming 2016

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Spring Intersession: Wildfires ... Force of Nature or Destruction & Zombie Apocalypse.  Click here to check out a News Channel 5 Report.

2015-2016 Bell Schedule Click Here


R-5 High School Cellphone Policy

Cellphones are not allowed to be visible or in use in classrooms. Cellphones will not be used in classrooms for any reason.

1st offense: The teacher will take the phone and return it to the student at the end of the class period.

2nd offense: The teacher will take the phone, put it in a ziplock bag (provided by the main office) with the students name written on the bag and send it to the office. Students can pick up their phone at the end of the day.

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

Students may check their phone in the hallway during passing periods. If a student feels it is necessary to check their phones or answer a call it may only be permitted in the hallway.


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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 2015-16 Handbook
  • 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: 310 7th S. Grand Junction CO 81501  
Phone: Main number and fax (970)254-6880      
Principal: Don Trujillo (970)254-6880
Expulsion/Administrator: Cortney Valerio (970)254-6880
Counselor: Amanda Potter

(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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