Empowering BVSD graduates


Through after-school workshops Impact on Education provides high school students with training and resources to empower them for success after graduation. Student participants explore their interests and opportunities they may not have considered or been exposed to, that are available for them to pursue in high school and beyond.

The 2023-24 Career Readiness Academy is being offered at Boulder High, Broomfield High and Centaurus High.

Students will

  • Build a resume and learn about career paths
  • Gain experience with professional skills
  • Build self-confidence and self-knowledge
  • Access BVSD resources to meet your future goals
  • Learn how to advocate for help
  • Receive a $300 stipend (contingent on attendance)

Who can apply

  • 10th grade students
  • Students with an openness to learn, explore and share

All 10th graders are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students facing financial hardship and/or first-generation students.



“My favorite part is the connections that I have made with other students, and the great connection that I have made with myself and my purpose.“

2022 Career Readiness Academy participant


We administer a variety of college scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education at the college and university levels.


The Boulder Valley School District Grad Plus Framework aims to expand graduate’s skill sets by providing every student with learning opportunities and credentials that offer a head start on a career, postsecondary education, or both.

Grad Plus is intended to break down barriers between traditional academics and career and technical education, allowing students to maximize the credentials they earn across multiple quadrants. 

By their graduation date, every BVSD student will complete one or more:

  • Advanced Placement course, International baccalaureate course or Concurrent/Dual enrollment course
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • Industry Certification
  • Internship, Apprenticeship, Other work-based learning experience


Impact on Education has supported BVSD in the creation and  implementation of Grad Plus behind the scenes for several years.

Impact on Education investments help students with financial need access post-secondary readiness initiatives across BVSD including:

  • Fees for students to take AP or IB tests to earn college credit
  • Fees for students to access industry certifications or courses at Boulder TEC
  • Fees for students to take language placement tests and earn college level foreign language credits or tests so they can earn the seal of biliteracy
  • Textbook and material fees for students to concurrently enroll in college level classes at Metropolitan State University or Front Range Community College

“Early investments from Impact on Education made a significant difference in the way we think about Career and Technical Education and the trajectory we’re on today.”

Dr Rob Anderson, BVSD Superintendent

Announcing our 2024 scholarship recipients

This year we awarded over $53,500 in scholarships for Boulder Valley School District graduates, including $28,500 in scholarship renewals for 16 students and over $25,000 to 8 graduating seniors in the Class of 2024.

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How mock interviews support career readiness for high schoolers

For students in our Career Readiness Academy, mock interviews are more than just a practice run – they’re a safe space to explore their potential, polish their skills and practice professional communication. They also offer a unique opportunity for volunteers to engage with the next generation, sharing their expertise and learning in the process.

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Providing BVSD students access to college and career opportunities

Navigating the future with confidence and the right set of skills is crucial for today’s students. And it’s why we provide access to college and career readiness opportunities, helping Boulder Valley School District students get ahead in their academic and professional journeys.

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Colorado spends $3,000 below the national average per student. You can help supplement district funding and provide students with access to excellent and equitable education.

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