2nd Placement Options

Requests for all 2nd placement options must be made through the student’s home school counseling office. 

There is a process for referrals which counselors will discuss with students and families when deciding which 2nd placement option is the best choice to meet the student’s needs. 


Career Center

2935 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado  81504

The Career Center offers nine Career and Technical Education courses to District 51 high school students.  The students earn elective and academic credits towards graduation while learning the vocational and employability skills needed to be successful in today's workforce.

Career Center programs all use hands-on-work-based model of instruction. The students run an actual restaurant & floral shop, build sheds or repair lawnmowers, fix computers or prune rose bushes for our community!

District 51 bus transportation is provided to Career Center for students.


Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) - High School Programs
2508 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado  81505

Through a partnership with Mesa County Valley School District 51, qualified high school juniors and seniors enroll in classes at WCCC and earn credit toward high school graduation. Students that meet course competencies are eligible for Technical Scholars college credit.

Bus transportation is provided between District 51 high schools and Western Colorado Community College. Students do not pay for tuition or textbooks.

WCCC's high school programs provide an application based curriculum in a hands-on laboratory environment. Classes emphasize both technical skills and academic knowledge. Expert faculty and support from industry advisory committees assure the delivery of high quality programs.


Work Experience

Students may have a job (minimum of 20 documented hours weekly) for their 2nd placement. Students must complete required forms and hours must be documented through official business payroll records, i.e. pay stubs which are to be turned in to the Valley School secretary. Students may not work for family members.  Work Experience credit is limited to three elective credits per school year.  Students earn .5 general elective credit for every 60 hours worked. 








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