Awards & Recognition

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Recognizing Innovation and Excellence

Stargate’s recent awards include:

  • #1 High School in Colorado, two years in a row - 2022 and 2021 - fall SchoolDigger rankings

  • #1 High School in the Adams 12 school district and top 5 in Colorado, two years in a row - 2022 and 2021 US News & World Report

  • #1 Elementary School, #1 Middle School, #1 High School and #1 Best Public High School Teachers - 2021-2022 Niche rankings

  • John J. Irwin School of Excellence Awards – every year since 2000

  • National Merit Scholarship - 2 National Merit Scholars, 10 Finalists, 4 Semi-Finalists, 21 Letters of Commendation since 2020

  • State champion Knowledge Bowl team - 2022, 2021 and 2019 / 2nd place at Knowledge Bowl Nationals - 2022, 2021

  • State champion Brain Bowl team, 6th grade level - 2021 and 2019, 7th grade level 2020

  • 1st in Region, National History Day - 2021 and 2020

  • State "Top 10" - Science Olympiad, FBLA, SkillsUSA - 2021

  • MathCounts, North Metro Chapter champion team and 1st place individual - 2021, 2020, 2019, 5 of top 10 finishers in 2022

  • State champion National Geographic Geography Bee - 2019

  • Scripps National Spelling Bee, Washington D.C. - 2 participants in 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 ColoradoSchoolGrades.com (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.