At Coal Ridge High School, we believe that every student can achieve success by focusing on reading, writing, and communicating in every class, every day. This rigorous approach toward every subject has created classrooms where students are always working towards achieving the very best. With a strong group of diverse students and teachers, Coal Ridge High School offers a variety of learning pathways to engage, nurture, and challenge each student individually. CRHS also believes that a student's high school opportunities are not purely focused in the classroom but within their participation in extracurricular activities and experiences. As a school, CRHS concentrates on the development of our future through our students as they learn, grow, and develop a plan for tomorrow. We are all individuals, but we come together and are TITAN strong!

Homecoming 2023 Activities

Coal Ridge High School Celebrates Students Awarded with Academic Honors from

College Board National Recognition Programs

Awards recognize high-performing students and help them stand out to colleges

[New Castle, CO] – Students at Coal Ridge High earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent. 

At Coal Ridge, 10 students received the academic honor:

• Alexis Bahena: NRSTA
• Angel Sanchez-Gomez: NHRA
• Ashley Sanders: NRSTA
• Henry Amato: NRSTA
• Isaac Thompson: NRSTA
• Jack Fleming: NRSTA
• Kaya Rice: NRSTA
• Natalie Bristol: NHRA
• Nathan Newton: NHRA
• Samantha Meskin: NRSTA

Award Key:
National African American Recognition Award (NAARA)
National Hispanic Recognition Award (NHRA)
National Rural and Small Town Award (NRSTA)
National Indigenous Award (NIA)

“We’re thrilled to celebrate our students and recognize them for the great work they’ve been doing. We’re proud of their strong academic performance in the classroom and on College Board assessments like the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and AP® exams,” said Michael Mikalakis (Assistant Principal). “There’s so much that makes our students unique, and receiving this honor reinforces this as an asset for their future.”

The criteria for eligible students include:

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 10 assessment scores that are within the top 10% of assessment takers in each state for each award program or earned a score of 3 or higher on 2 or more AP Exams in 9th and 10th grade.
  • Attend school in a rural area or small town, or identify as African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latino, or Indigenous/Native.

Eligible students are invited to apply on BigFuture during their sophomore or junior year and are awarded at the start of the next school year in time to share their achievements in high school as they plan for the future. At the same time, colleges and organizations using College Board’s Student Search Service™ can connect directly with awardees during the recruitment process.

“It’s becoming increasingly hard for students to be ‘seen’ during the college recruitment process. We’re exceptionally proud of the National Recognition Programs for celebrating students who are at times overlooked but have shown their outstanding academic abilities,” said Tarlin Ray, senior vice president of BigFuture® at College Board. “This is a benefit not only for students but also for colleges and universities committed to recruiting diverse and talented students.”     


2023 Pictures

School Pictures will be Wednesday August 30th.

Dear Parents,

Attached you will find a PDF of our school’s FALL picture day flyer. The PDF is hyperlinked directly to our schools online ordering event. All that needs to be done to go to our online portal is to click anywhere on either page of the attached PDF. This will then take you directly to our schools ordering page. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to and entering our schools Online Code (located on the 2nd page of this PDF). You may also print this order form and attach a check or cash and bring it in on picture day!


Estimados padres,

Adjunto encontrará un PDF del folleto del día de fotos de OTOÑO de nuestra escuela. El PDF tiene un hipervínculo directamente al evento de pedidos en línea de nuestras escuelas. Todo lo que debe hacer para ir a nuestro portal en línea es hacer clic en cualquier parte de cualquiera de las páginas del PDF adjunto. Esto lo llevará directamente a la página de pedidos de nuestras escuelas. También puede acceder al portal de pedidos en línea visitando e ingresando el código en línea de nuestra escuela (ubicado en la segunda página de este PDF). ¡También puede imprimir este formulario de pedido y adjuntar un cheque o dinero en efectivo y traerlo el día de la fotografía!

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