Awards & Recognition

Recognizing Innovation and Excellence

Stargate’s innovative work in education has been recognized with awards that include:
  • John J. Irwin School of Excellence Awards – every year since 2000
  • A+ rating - ranked 1st out of 505 middle schools by (2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • Middle School of Distinction rating by 5280 Magazine – one of only 18 schools to earn the honor (2012)
  • Colorado TCAP/CSAP Excellent Rating with High Academic Growth
  • Colorado Department of Education Accreditation with Distinction – maintained since 2009
  • Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
  • One of an elite group of Colorado schools to earn both the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award in the same year
  • MathCounts state competition – among the top 10 teams for 4 of past 8 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School finalist
  • Architectural Excellence Award (2004)

Stargate provides a unique learning environment designed to nurture, encourage and support gifted children as they discover and embrace their gifts.

By catering to the specialized needs of gifted learners, Stargate has created a place where “being gifted is the norm” and an academic model that is genuinely unique in its approach to blending best practices in gifted education with the academic rigor to excel against state educational standards.


STARGATE is unique in its programs and approach? There is no other school that looks like Stargate

“My child loves all of the opportunities he has. The 3rd and 4th graders learned about Economics. Not only was this amazing project fun and engaging but… my high school student did not learn this much about economics! I just wish there was a school like this when I was a kid!"