DENVER — The Succeeds Prize - which recognizes Colorado's most transformational and innovative schools and educators - was awarded for a third year on Thursday.

The Succeeds Prize was presented through six awards and $150,000 during a live-televised, live-reveal event at Denver's Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado teachers and schools. The awards also offer a platform for educators to share promising teaching practices that may have an impact on Colorado's nearly 900,000 students.

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A partnership between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, mindSpark Learning, and Colorado’s business leaders, the prize recognizes innovation in alignment to Vision 2030 in two categories – Transformational Impact and Excellence in Education.

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The Succeeds Prize 2019 Finalists

Elementary School
Presented by TTEC

  • Aurora Quest K-8
    Aurora Public Schools
  • Longfellow Elementary
    Salida School District
  • Manassa Elementary
    North Conejos School District

Middle School
Presented by DaVita

  • Academy of Advanced Learning
    Aurora Public Schools
  • Altona Middle School
    St. Vrain Valley Schools 
  • McAuliffe International School
    Denver Public Schools

High School
Presented by Slalom

  • Grandview High School
    Cherry Creek School District
  • La Veta High School
    La Veta School District 
  • Loveland Classical Schools
    Thompson School District

STEM Education
Presented by Ball

  • Computer Science & Cybersecurity Programs
    Warren Tech, JeffCo Public Schools
  • Hack School
    STRIVE Prep – EXCEL, Denver Public Schools
  • School Pathways & SystemsGo Program
    Cañon City High School, Fremont RE-1

Education Innovation
Presented by Janus Henderson Investors

  • EDGE Program
    Legend High School, Douglas County Public Schools
  • School to Employment Program (STEP)
    Pueblo 70 & Parkview Medical Center,
    Pueblo District 70
  • Senior Capstones Program
    Roaring Fork School District

Technology-Enabled Learning
Presented by Arrow

  • Digital Badging Program
    Aurora Public Schools
  • NoCo Inspire
    Poudre School District
  • St. Vrain Valley Schools
The Succeeds Prize, presented by Colorado Succeeds
Colorado Succeeds

The winners in each category received $15,000. The other finalists received between $2,500 and $5,000. School leaders will determine how to use the unrestricted prize money in their schools.

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In addition to receiving the money, the winners will also receive customized professional training from mindSpark Learning, a non-profit dedicated to re-engineering education through unique professional learning experiences for both the school leader and teacher.

> To learn more about Colorado Succeeds, visit ColoradoSucceeds.org.

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