Imagine a School
Welcome to Fred Tjardes School of Innovation
Our school was designed by a team of educators. We began by thinking about what school is and what it could be. While the world has changed rapidly in the last 150 years and even more so in the last 20, schools have remained basically unchanged, so we decided to reimagine school.
What if school was about preparing students to be creators and innovators? What if it allowed students to wrestle with messy problems with multiple solutions? What if teachers asked students to find the problems in their community instead of posing all the problems for the students? We decided the world is changing, and it is time for school to do the same.
In order to do this, we have created a school that looks nothing like the traditional school. At The Fred Tjardes School of Innovation, students engage in learning through "Loops." Each loop is a seemingly simple topic that can be looked at through a variety of lenses. The goal is for students to see the interconnectedness of everything and to work at problems from multiple perspectives, not just subject-specific perspectives.
The best part is that learning is done with the end in mind. Students show their learning through innovation in ways that make sense to them.
District 6 Headlines
Greeley-Evans School District 6 received more than $20,000 in instruments today from a foundation committed to improving access to music education in public schools. Newport Festivals Foundation, which produces the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, has partnered with Nathaniel Rateliff and Take Note Colorado to donate instruments to public music programs in Weld County. The donation is part of Newport Folk's "Revival" partnership with KEEN Footwear. For every pair of Keen's Newport Revival sandals sold, $50 go to Newport Festivals Foundation for instrument donations in deserving communities.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Weld County School District 6, Greeley, Colorado, does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Greeley-Evans School District 6 will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district employees and members of the public.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
1025 Ninth Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
Complaints regarding violations of Title VI (race, national origin), Title IX (sex/gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, Colorado, 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 510, Denver, Colorado, 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, Colorado, 80202.