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Empowering Students for Success


Dr. Joan Bludorn, Principal

Johnny Fernandez, Assistant Principal


Address: 6600 Arapahoe Rd

City: Boulder

State: CO

Zip: 80303

Office Phone: 720-561-5220

Fax: 720-561-5258

Attendance Phone: 720-561-5036

Counseling Phone: 720.561.5229

Counseling Fax: NA


Daily Schedule:

​Monday - Friday 8:55 - 3:40

About Our School:

Arapahoe Ridge High School provides a distinctive learning experience that produces talented graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for lifelong learning. Our alternative high school specializes in serving students who are identified as over-aged and under-credit with opportunities for concurrent enrollment with Front Range Community College. Students may earn 100 credits per school year through the school district’s Guaranteed Viable Curriculum. Arapahoe Campus implements standards-based grading and instruction and utilizes Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Justice to foster positive student behavior.  

Engage  Academy  is an alternative program which compliments the offerings overseen by Arapahoe Ridge Hgh School Administration.  Engage Academy strives to assist students challenged with traditional educational settings to find a place where they can engage in their educational path and emerge post-secondary career and college ready.

Program Characteristics:

Arapahoe High School is unique in a variety ways. It is a highly personalized, high school that is designed to meet the needs of all students but places a special emphasis on students who require a student-friendly environment and an instructional approach based on learning style in order to succeed. Through a variety of options, students receive a Boulder Valley diploma while meeting educational goals.

Classes are based on the quarter system as opposed to the traditional semester system, and students are able to accumulate credits at a faster rate.  This system allows students to accelerate the number of credits earned during a year, while only having to focus on five content areas at a time, which results in a higher degree of concentration within a subject area.

Special Programs and Opportunities

  • Intervention Specialists
  • Restorative Justice
  • Career Pathways


Principals Message:

Arapahoe Ridge High School has earned the reputation of being a high quality alternative to the large comprehensive high school system. In addition, the technical offerings at Boulder TEC, which are available to all students that concurrently attend home high schools offers a rigorous hands-on approach to learning while earning a certificate that, may articulate with colleges while preparing students as they launch a career. Students can receive 30 credits at Colorado Community Colleges by earning a two year certificate.

When choosing to attend Arapahoe Ridge High School the combination of academics and the possibility of technical courses often motivates students who are not interested in the traditional academic approach and/or have a gift or interest in a technical area.  These unique instructional options and services are effectively implemented by a high quality, dedicated staff that truly cares about each and every student on campus. As a result, we are able to provide a high quality, personalized education for our students.

Joan Bludorn, Ed. M.A.

Points of Pride:

Mission statement:

​Building foundations for success in careers, college and technical education

Vision statement:

​Empowerin​g Students for Success​​

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Student Fees: Arapahoe Ridge HS payment site

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School Code: ARH