Welcome to 2023-24 School Year at Boulder Universal!
Our talented and passionate staff is working hard to ensure all of our students have a strong and successful school year. The 23-24 school year will be our 14th year as an online school. This past summer, Boulder Universal again earned the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year. This award is given to the top 8% of schools in the State of Colorado. BU is one of only two online schools in the state to receive this prestigious award.
This year, our elementary students will continue to have opportunities to engage with their teacher and peers with biweekly synchronous learning, traditional special offerings, and Spanish for all levels of students. In addition to our full elementary school, BU also provides reading support and math acceleration programs for students who attend brick and mortar schools. Please contact your home attendance school principal to learn more about these programs or visit the BU Website.
Boulder Universal middle school students will have access to our in-person lab and expanding elective course offerings. Our high school students have the opportunity to enroll into Front Range Community College courses that are taught by their BU teachers! During the 23-24 school year BU will offer 30 college credits taught by our BU staff. I believe we are the only online school in the State of Colorado that provides this level of college participation with our high school teaching staff.
Please know, any student in the State of Colorado is eligible to request enrollment through the Boulder Valley School District enrollment office. Please visit BU’s enrollment website to begin exploring enrollment opportunities.
Regardless of which grade your student is currently in, we continue our long standing commitment of providing a physically and emotionally safe environment while meeting the academic needs and challenges of all of our students. We pride ourselves in providing the same rigorous course expectations as all other BVSD classrooms with a personal touch to meet the needs of each student in the classroom.
The BU Learning Lab will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8:45am-3:30pm for our BU secondary students, and Fridays will be designated as test proctoring days. Clubs and activities are available for all our 6-12 students. Our elementary students will also have classroom based activities and enrichment opportunities available (virtual and in-person).
We look forward to a great school year, and thank you for trusting us with your students.
BU & BVSD Leadership
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats