​Fall of 2020

We are working closely with High Trails/D20 to plan for the fall and adjust as needed to the circumstances as they evolve. Right now we are planning on a traditional season. You can see the health and sanitation practices in place up at High Trails here. We will update you should modifications be necessary to the fall season as planned.
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High Trails Basics


What is High Trails?

High Trails is an integral part of the sixth-grade curriculum in Academy School District 20. It is a four-day, three night outdoor-education experience located in Florissant, Colorado. At High Trails, students will study many phases of the middle-school curriculum: ecology, history, conservation, geology, astronomy, nature crafts, as well as the responsible use of the outdoors for recreational purposes. Responsibility, self-reliance, leadership, and friendship also grow during the experience. Our goal is to have No Child Left Inside and our school will work with families to accommodate the needs of as many families as possible. 



6AAA 10/6/2020 – 10/9/2020

6Burgundy & 6Maroon 10/13/2020 – 10/16/2020



Forms can be downloaded from the Important High Trails Documents link on the left of this page, picked up from the front office or 6th grade teacher.  All students must have a completed Registration packet to attend.  Please be sure to sign in ALL required locations.


If you bring ANY medication to High Trails including epi-pens, inhalers, prescription or over the counter you also need a Medication form signed by a doctor. Copies of forms can also be picked up from any 6th grade teacher or the front desk. All forms must be turned in my 9/18/2020


Cost and Payment:

The cost is $285 and can be paid for online at PayForIt.net  or by check made out to EMS. Payment is 9/18/2020



More Information: 

More information on High Trails will be presented at Back to School Night in August. You should explore the High Trails Outdoor Education Center's website, htoec.org. On the High Trail website you can find detailed menu information, packing list, and brochure.

Questions and Concerns? 

Please email Ms. Starkey at colleen.starkey@asd20.org 


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of High Trails!
 High Trails Outdoor Education Center
 High Trails Parents Page Dietary Concerns/Packing/Homesickness
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