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Our School

Welcome to Grand Valley High School, home of the "Fighting Cardinals." Grand Valley High School offers rigorous academics in a competency-based environment with Advanced Placement courses and encourages participation in over 21 activities. Students are asked to demonstrate proficiency in Intellectual Development, Productive Citizenship, Personal Wellness, and Agency.  

Cardinal P.R.I.D.E


Using time wisely, on task, conversations are on topic, proud of your work, satisfying. 


On-time, helping others, trustworthy, safe, others can count on you. 


Doing what's right when no one is watching, caring, others trust you, kind, standing up for others. 


Focused, never give up, problem solver, drive, completing goals, accomplished. 


Making others feel good, motivating, cheering, excited for others success. 

About GVHS

Grand Valley High School is the home of the Fighting Cardinals. The new Grand Valley High School was finished in September, 2002. It is located approximately 200 miles west of Denver and 45 miles east of Grand Junction off Interstate 70 in Parachute, Colorado.


We are dedicated to defining and creating optimal learning environments which will provide our students an individualized, well-rounded education.


Together we will continue to build purposeful relationships that will enhance the lives of students.


Grand Valley High School is one of very few high schools with an AP for All philosophy.

Freshmen: AP Human Geography

Sophomores: AP US History and AP Biology

Juniors: AP United States Government

This AP for ALL philosophy has truly raised the level of academic rigor at Grand Valley High School, earning the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for 2013, the Schools of Opportunity Gold Award in 2015 as well as being accepted to the Colorado Education Initiative Cohort, which recognizes excellence in Advanced Placement course work.