Academic Overview

Academic Overview

Westview is a STEM focus school dedicated to teaching the whole child. Known for high achievement, Westview has been recognized as a “School to Watch” in 2015 and again in 2020. Westview was also recognized as an Apple Distinguished School in 2016. Westview is consistently designated as Performance by the Colorado Department of Education and has been awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. Students have the same core teachers throughout all three years. The Robotics program is top in the state, with students consistently winning tournaments. In addition to rigorous core instruction, students take a wide range of elective classes and participate in a selection of intramural sports, music, art, and gifted and talented programs. 

Academic Highlights

  • World ranked in robotics competitions, Westview’s Robotics Program develops computer science skills and students are top performers who have received numerous state championships, and compete at a high level in national and world competitions
  • Recognized nationally as a 2015-2018 and 2020 -2023 School to Watch
  • Recognized nationally as an Apple Distinguished School
  • Over 50 percent of students are in advanced math classes which include Algebra and Geometry
  • Approximately 90 percent of students are involved in co-curricular activities 
  • Students in the Plains to the Park program partner with Rocky Mountain National Park, the City of Longmont, and local scientists on community initiatives 
  • The competitive math team is consistently one of the top programs in the state 
  • The Science Olympiad team provides a competitive opportunity for young scientists to build on classroom lessons and new science concepts 
  • Students stay with their core team of teachers throughout their three years of middle school in what is known as Student Teacher Progression 
  • The STEM Program engages students in rigorous high-interest learning 
  • Homework help is provided at no cost to the student for one hour before and after school each day 
  • Strong music programs with ensembles in choir, band, and orchestra with regular performances
  • The art program features five different classes, an Art STEM Block, and an Art Club
  • Students in the STEM Explorers program collaborate with scientists at CSU and beyond
  • Westview provides 7 Mindsets social emotional learning for all students 
  • The Summer STEM Academy expands high-level learning into the summer 
  • Students receive continuous recognition at state and regional writing competitions