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.


Opportunity to Attend Front Range College Trip

April 8th and 9th, School District 51 is sponsoring an overnight trip to tour Front Range Universities and Community Colleges. In order to see as many colleges as we can this will be an overnight trip.  We will be visiting the following schools;  University of Northern Colorado, Metro State, CU Denver, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, CU Boulder, Colorado Mountain College Rifle. 

Students will only need to pay for their own meals and entertainment on the night of the 8th.  School District 51 will be paying for transportation and lodging through a state grant. 

Space is limited so priority will be given to Juniors who turn in their permission slips on time, then we will move to a first come, first serve process. Permission slips are available in the counseling office and are

DUE by March 21st.

February 6th, March 11th

and April 24th, 2014

R-5 High School IG/Explore Days!


Each month, R-5 students have the opportunity to participate in a conference-style day of unique activities and career explorations.  Sessions are either 45 or 90 minutes long (longer if needed for presentation/activities).  The day starts at 8:30 AM and ends just after 3:00 PM.  The sessions are usually attended by 10-15 students.  Each presenter has an R-5 staff member for support.  Students earn elective credit for attending  a specified number of sessions.  All sessions take place on the R-5 campus. 

We are seeking professionals from all career fields to teach students about what you do, how you got there, and why you stay in your career.  If you are available to present a session or more about your special career, on the dates listed above, please contact R-5 to get more details. Thanks!

R-5 High School IG/Explore Days

We Want YOU!!!!


Are you a professional in an interesting or unusual field? 

Has your work taken you to far-away places? 

Have you served in the military? 

Do you own a business?


If so, are you willing to share what you do with

at-risk high school students?


R-5 High School is seeking enthusiastic professionals to present to students at our once- per- month “Explore Days”.


          • INFORM!
          • INSPIRE!
          • CHANGE A LIFE!
          • FEEL AWESOME!
          • BE PROUD!



Mary McGuire

IG/Explore Day Coordinator




R-5 High School

310 North 7th Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

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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%20StudentHANDBOOK%202013-14
  • School-to-work/education training Agreement.


R-5 High School is proud to offer a rigorous, relevant, and engaging curriculum within a caring environment designed specifically for students who want an alternative learning experience.  We start new students every 20 days, from August through April, with our four main sessions strategically aligned to the end of our district's traditional high schools' end-of-quarter.  I would encourage anyone interested in learning more about R-5 to contact us at 254-6880. 

Thank you,

Anna Goetz

R-5 Principal


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       Fax: (970)242-4465
Principal: Anna Goetz (970)254-6883
Assistant Principal: Mark Zipse (970)254-6884
Counselor: Michelle Haptonstall-Krueger


Counselor: Sonya Sallak (970)254-6880
Principal's Secretary: Mary McCallister (970)254-6883
Records/Registrar: Cleo Green   (970)254-6882       Fax: (970)242-4465
Attendance Secretary: Tanya Daniel (970)254-6881


School District 51
Send mail to: Cleo Green with questions or comments about this web site.
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