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Principal's Message

Mr. Sean O'Donnell
High School Principal
970-264-2231 ext. 229


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am honored to return for my sixth year as the proud principal of Pagosa Springs High School.  I am excited for another successful year partnering with staff and community to ensure our students have an exceptional educational experience.

Our commitment at Pagosa Springs High School is to prepare all of our students to succeed after high school in the college or career pathway they choose.  This summer we sent a team of teachers to get trained in Advanced Placement. We will be working this year to plan and implement 7 AP courses in the 2019-2020 school year.  We believe this will better meet the needs of our high achieving college bound students. We are also working to adjust and refine our current courses to better prepare all of our students to be more successful on the current state assessments which include the PSAT for 9th and 10th graders, and the SAT for 11th graders.

We are also excited to be able to expand our current career and technical education offerings.  This year, building on the success of last year’s implementation of building trades 1 classes, we expanded our offerings by adding building trades 2 and also woodworking courses.  We also have added an interior design course, a culinary arts course, and have added a partnership with the hospital allowing some of our students an experience in the medical industry.  We are committed to continue to find more opportunities for future expansion on these programs to meet the needs of our students wanting to enter directly into the workforce.

I feel privileged to lead such an outstanding school community which strives to provide programs that supports both students’ academic, and social emotional growth.  We also believe successful students involve themselves in extracurricular programs. We offer outstanding visual and performing arts programs along with sports programs, and a host of club opportunities that offer something for everyone.

I look forward to partnering with you throughout this school year to help your student become successful in the college or career pathway they choose to pursue after graduation.

Sean O’Donnell