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About North Valley

North Valley School for Young Adults (17-21)

North Valley School for Young Adults offers students ages 17-21 who are credit deficient a new educational pathway to success by providing an opportunity to get back on track and earn a high school diploma.  

North Valley provides a place for students who may have encountered obstacles to high school success and are ready to commit themselves to take responsibility for the work of becoming a high school graduate. Students contribute to a positive school community culture through their voice, leadership, attendance and active participation in classroom, school and District activities.

In this highly personalized school, students keep close track of their success on their individual graduation plan. Customized graduation plans may include a combination of online learning, direct teacher instruction, and college classes. Upon completion of all graduation requirements, students receive a Mapleton Public Schools diploma. 

North Valley is also Mapleton Public Schools’ path to enroll in Front Range Community College’s Gateway to College program. Gateway to College is a national school model focused on supporting students who might otherwise drop out of high school. The program allows eligible credit-deficient students the opportunity to earn their high school diploma and college credits at the same time. Students receive scholarships for tuition and books. Successful students could earn certificates and an associate degree in career/technical fields, or an associate degree that transfers to a four-year college or university.

Check out our school fun facts sheet below! 

North Valley Fact Sheet


School Address:
8990 York St.
Thornton, CO 80229



Office Hours: 
8:00 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

School Hours:
8:38 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.             

School Specs:
Ages 17 to 21 years

General Information:

Jim Lefebvre


School Secretary/Registrar
Diana Lujan

Post Secondary Options Coach
Monica Johnson