Awards & Recognition

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Recognizing Innovation and Excellence

Stargate’s recent awards include:

  • John J. Irwin School of Excellence Awards – every year since 2000
  • State champion Knowledge Bowl team - 2019
  • State champion National Geographic Geography Bee - 2019
  • State champion Brain Bowl team, 6th grade level - 2019
  • Scripps National Spelling Bee, Washington D.C. - 2 participants in 2019
  • MathCounts, North Metro Chapter champion team and 1st place individual - 2019
  • State Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament - 1st place individual and 2nd place team - 2019
  • State champion, Global Stock Pitch Competition; President's Award at National Competition - 2019
  • CHSAA Band and Orchestra, superior ratings - 2019
  • Colorado Department of Education Accreditation with Distinction – maintained since 2009

Some of Stargate's past awards include:

  • National Blue Ribbon School finalist
  • 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
  • A+ rating - ranked 1st out of 505 middle schools by (2012, 2013 and 2014)
  • Colorado TCAP/CSAP Excellent Rating with High Academic Growth
  • Architectural Excellence Award (2004)

Our Approach

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. Read more about our gifted classroom experience.