The History of Chaffee County High School
Chaffee County High School began in 1990 as a collaborative effort between the Buena Vista and Salida school districts to serve students whose needs were not being met by the traditional system. Students then received a high school diploma through independent studies.
As the students and culture have changed in the valley, so has Chaffee County High School. We have evolved into the educational option that meets the needs of students by providing multiple learning options so that they will earn their high school diploma.
Our Mission Statement
We dedicate ourselves to authentic education in a student-driven and individualized manner in preparation for citizenship.
The Road to Graduation
We offer three pathways to graduation: the University track (50 credits, aimed for students heading into a competitive four-year college or university), the Associate's track (34 credits, aimed for students heading to community college or the work force), and the Career track (aimed for students who would like to earn an industry certificate along with their diploma).
Graduation requirements for the Associate's pathway, our most common track, are as follows:
If you are interested in pursuing the University or Career track and would like more information, please e-mail us.
All students who successfully complete any of these tracks will be awarded a Colorado Department of Education diploma at graduation!