Vision: Our vision is to provide excellence in education for all students.

Mission: Our mission is to provide an educational foundation that fosters personal success for all students through an effective, innovative, and positive learning environment.

4/13/2015 Join us for a "Critical Budget Discussion" April 21 from 6pm-8pm in the school cafeteria/commons.

3/17/2015 The 2015-2016 School Calendar has been finalized. Click here to view the School Board approved calendar

3/17/2015 Click here to view Mrs. Maxwell's presentation: "Welcome Back Sixth Grade" 

3/17/2015 Click here to view Mrs. Maxwell's presentation: "Standards and the PARCC Assessment"

3/5/2015: PARCC testing schedule for MS and HS (updated 3/11/2015)

PARCC testing schedule for Elementary

2/25/2015: Click to view the 2015-2016 Draft School Calendar version 10 (update: School calendar for 15-16 has been finalized and approved- 3/17/2015)

2/11/2015: Please read the three documents below for important school funding updates and information about how you can get involved to help Colorado improve school funding for our students.

- A Call to Action

- Colorado Superintendents Position Statement

- Thank you Dolores Community

1/27/2015: Click to view "Understanding the Budget" slides from the Business manager.

Click here for information about School Finance, and the Negative factor from the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB.)

1/27/2015: See below for the Open House/ Ribbon Cutting details.

12/2/2014: Letter to all from Superintendent Scott Cooper

10/16/2014: Notice of appointment to board of education

The Board of Education of the Dolores School District RE-4A is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the Board of Education from the date of appointment in November 2014 until the regular biennial school election in November 2015. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must be a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months prior to the date of appointment. Any person who meets the qualifications and who desires to be considered for the appointment is invited to file a written notice of such intention by Monday, November 10th, 2014 at the Dolores School District Office. Letters of interest / resumes may be:

mailed to: P.O. Box 727, Dolores, CO 81323

faxed to: 882-7685

brought to the office at: 100 N. 6th

or e-mailed to:

For further information, please call 882-7255.

8/21/2014 - Please click here to read Superintendent Scott Cooper's 2014-2015 School Year Opening letter.


Dear Students, Staff, Parents, and Community,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! I am very excited to welcome everyone back to school this year! Our vision is to provide educational excellence for all students. We will accomplish this through our mission to provide a foundation that fosters personal success for all students through an effective, innovative and positive learning environment.

The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) results are available to the public later this month. We will be presenting and discussing these results during the school board meeting on September 11, 2014 held in the conference room at the District Office. Last spring marked the end of TCAP, the longest running state assessment in the Nation. Across the state, schools are implementing new assessments, the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) measures our students’ social studies and science knowledge and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) will be measuring reading, writing and math skills. Our TCAP results give us much to celebrate and provide us direction for growth. Be proud of the high marks, because you are part of the team that boosted learning opportunities in our community. Whether you were the teacher in the classroom, a supportive staff member, or a parent reading to your little ones at night and helping your teenager with algebra, you made a positive difference and deserve to celebrate. Remember, TCAP is just one piece of the assessment puzzle.

The construction project is more than half way complete, ahead of schedule and slightly under budget. The locker rooms will be completed this week. The elementary addition will be completed by the end of August. The new Science, Math and VoAg/CTE building will be completed by the end of December. All landscaping will be completed this fall. “Patience, understanding and flexibility,” are the mantra for our staff this semester as we complete the construction and move into the beautiful new facilities. Our superior staff will work together to maintain safe learning environments for our students throughout this semester of construction. Hopes and dreams for our district drive my work and I want to be able to add yours to the vision, so please do not hesitate to share them with me. I look forward to our future work together.


Scott Cooper, Superintendent

7/28/2014  Check out Sunday's and look at the photo slide show of Broncos training camp. Slide #37 is a pic of a Bronco player signing autographs for a bunch of Dolores kids! Click here to see the photo.

6/24/2014 Click Here to view The Colorado Education Initiative Student Perception Survey Video, featuring many Dolores Students



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District Office
100 N. 6th Street
P.O. Box 727
Dolores CO 81323
Phone: 970-882-7255
Fax: 970-882-7685