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.


  • School in Session and PARCC Testing, May 13th & 14th
  • Graduation, No School, May 15th.  Graduation begins at 9:30 a.m., Brownson Arena, CMU.  Graduates must be at graduation at 8:30 a.m.

PARCC Testing Window for all students (Seniors do not test but still expected to attend classes during this time):

     May 13 & May 14

      Your student is signed up for three sessions, between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Please  

      make sure they attend all. Thank you for your support.

Seniors Needing to order cap & gown for graduation, call Jostens and order at 242-5030.

Click below to review bell schedule:

2014-2015 2nd Semester Bell Schedule

R-5 High School cellphone and tardy policies beginning 2nd Semester.

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.

R-5 High School Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be in class when the bell rings.

If a student comes to class after the bell, please send them to get an admit slip. Rueben will be writing admit slips. Tardies will be identified as excused/unexcused, documented and tracked.

If a student attends 20 days without a tardy there will be a reward. PBIS will be working on this. (Raffle tickets, giveaways, lunch…etc.)

If a student accrues 5 tardies in a 20 day period the student will be expected to attend Wednesday Lab.

Wednesday Lab -- Saturday School -- In School Suspension

Students will be marked tardy regardless of the time they arrive in class.  All staff are encouraged to be visible during every passing period.



*  Seniors please turn in your senior pictures to Maura Balbier, in the office.  You can have they professional taken or you can take yourself.  Due by March 13th!


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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 2014-15 Handbook
  • School-to-work/education training Agreement.


It's with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introducation to you as the newly appointed Principal, of R-5 High School, for the 2014-15 school year.  I possess over twenty-two years of educational experience.  My most recent administative experience over the past six years has been shaped duties in alternative education.  I'm elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter's school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at R-5 High School by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff and community partners.

I anticipate a most successful year as my team and I support the academic, vocational and social/emotional growth of your child at R-5 High School.

During the course of the year, it's my hope that we worik together to provide the students of R-5 the best possible opportunites in preparing them to be world class citizens, ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.  Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet!

In partnership,

Donald Trujillo


R-5 High School


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: Don Trujillo (970)254-6880
Assistant Principal: Cortney Valerio (970)254-6880
Counselor: Willa Shepardson

(970)254-6880  ext. 26112

Counselor: Britney Derhak (970)254-6880  ext. 26118
Principal's Secretary: Mary McCallister (970)254-6880  ext. 26115
Records/Registrar: Maura Balbier (970)254-6880  ext. 26114      Fax: (970)242-4465
Attendance Secretary: Tanya Daniel (970)254-6880  ext. 26113




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