West High School

 Dear West High School Student and Parents:

Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in a special after-school program called the 21st Century College Readiness Center. The leaders and teachers at Abraham Lincoln High School believe that you have the talent to succeed and the 21st Century College Readiness Center will provide the tools and resources to help you begin your preparation for college and direct you toward a college degree.  

The 21st Century College Readiness Center is an after-school partnership between Abraham Lincoln High School and Metropolitan State University of Denver that is made up of three important programs:

Ø After-School Program

          o   Academic Tutoring

          o   Enrichment Programs

       § Innovations in Computer Gaming Design

       § Documentary Filmmaking

Ø Summer Program

     o   College Readiness Institute

Ø Family Engagement and Support Program

          o   College Readiness Workshops

          o   Campus Tours and Experiences



Enrichment Programs

Documentary FilmmakingIn Documentary Filmmaking, you will learn how to make movies that tell a compelling story about people, ideas or events in history. Along with developing skills using video and computer technology, you will research, write, narrate and edit your documentary films and present them as part of the Denver Public Schools’ National History Day competition.   
Innovations in Computer Gaming Development: In this program, you will create your own video game! At the same time, you will develop strong problem-solving skills that will help you become a better student.  The goals of this program are to develop your computer literacy skills; engage you in solving problems and creative thinking; and inspire and encourage you to prepare for college and future careers requiring knowledge of computer technology. 


Special Events and Announcements

Seasonal note: If the Denver Public School district has a snow day we will not have programming.  

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On February 8th, 2013 we celebrated MSU Denver's basketball homecoming.  Enjoy some of our pictures!

We had a pizza party before the games started!

We cheered from the stands for the women's game!


The men's game against Colorado School of Mines ended abruptly about halfway through the first period.  We were excited and surprised when a slam dunk shattered the backboard glass!

See the video here:

Before we went home, we got a picture with Rowdy the Roadrunner!



 West HS Year-at-a-Glance Calendar Downloadable PDF

Lesson Plans

Click the links below to download a PDF of our current lesson plans:

Weekly Lesson Plans

All Archived Lesson Plans