Cache La Poudre Middle School has a long and proud tradition as a community school. Originally built as LaPorte High School, it became Cache La Poudre Junior High in 1964. The school is located on the Cache La Poudre River and is surrounded by the natural environment of the Foothills. This location provides boundless opportunities for interdisciplinary learning through exploration of the natural environment.
CLPMS is a close-knit community of 335 students where Relationships are at the core of everything. It is a school where master teachers know and have a relationship with every student. We provide a safe, positive, and engaging community where adolescents are simultaneously nurtured and challenged to achieve high levels of learning. Through a holistic approach, our students are empowered as independent learners and become balanced members of our community and world. They enter high school fully ready to succeed at the next level.
CLPMS is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) School. As an IBMYP school, all students take English, Math, Science, Social Studies, PE, Technology, Spanish, and Art or Music every year. These courses guide students to be well-rounded as they begin to understand their strengths and passions. Students learn through an inquiry process where they become adept communicators and problem-solvers.
Instructional and Enrichment Programs
In addition to Honors courses in English, Social Studies, and Science for 7th and 8th graders, we also offer an accelerated Math and Spanish track beginning in 6th grade. Most students enter high school with one-four high school credits. Students also have a variety of exemplary Music, Art, and Technology courses from which to choose. Two days a week, we offer an extension class to provide an opportunity for students to explore an area of interest. Some examples of these extensions are 3D printing, Role Playing, Choir, Chess, Science Olympiad, and Outdoor Education just to name a few. After school, students can join different athletics and/or clubs such as the Lego Robotics Team, the Virtual Reality Club, National Junior Honor Society, study in the Library, or work out in the Weight Room. These courses and other opportunities provide a holistic and enriching Instructional Environment.
Opportunities for Parents
There are numerous opportunities for parents to be involved in a wide variety of ways. Parents serve on our School Accountability Committee, Chaperone dances and trips, Organize and run the Fall Carnival and Spring Walk-a Thon, and assist with other school and community events."