Education

Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mesa University
The Colorado Mesa University Montrose Campus is located near the base of the beautiful San Juan mountains in western Colorado. The Montrose Campus provides access to a variety of associate and bachelor degree programs in a scenic, smaller community campus setting.

Currently, the focus of the Mesa State College-Montrose Campus is to: support Associate of Arts degrees in the areas of Business Administration, Social Science, and Humanities; Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (leading to registered nurse licensing); Bachelor of Arts Liberal Art in Elementary Education by utilizing a combination of face-to-face, video-conference, online, and consortium courses.

Other areas of support include the offering of fast-track opportunities for students in area high schools. And to offer a limited number of upper division courses either "on-site" or through the use of distance learning technologies. The Montrose Campus also provides an online non-credit, community education program which ranges from job enhancement classes to personal enrichment classes and is designed to meet the needs of the community. And provide customized training for area business and industries.

Delta-Montrose Technical College
The Delta-Montrose Technical College's mission is to provide career and technical certificate programs and courses in health, trades, technical, and business fields at the secondary and post-secondary levels. The programs are designed to train students for entry-level employment, to provide retraining, or to upgrade the job skills of our students.

RE-1J School District
The RE-1J School District provides quality instruction to 6,183 students in six elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. They have highly-qualified professional staff. Over 50% of our licensed employees hold an advanced degree.

For more information, please visit the Colorado Department of Education website.

WorkKeys
Montrose is on the leading edge of workforce development with the WorkKeys Program, a professionally endorsed job skills assessment program that helps test workers and match them to jobs. This is a great tool that employers can use to limit trial and error in the hiring process. WorkKeys offer flexible, cost-effective skills assessment in the following areas:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Technology
  • Listening
  • Locating Information
  • Observation
  • Reading for Information
  • Teamwork
  • Writing
Local employers can also work with the area schools in a "School to Career" program that helps students develop their skills in a real work environment.

Other Schools
The following schools offer a variety of education experiences such as charter and private schools.

Vista Charter High School
Vista Charter High School is a successful educational opportunity for students who seen an alternative means to earn a high school diploma. Vista Charter High School offers classes for grades 9-12.

Spring Creek Adventists School
A school for kindergarten through eighth grade with a focus on quality Christian education. The School offers only full-day kindergarten classes.
14488 - 61.75 Road
Montrose, CO 81401
Ph: 970-249-5500

Colorado West Christian School
A school for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
2705 Sunnyside Road
Montrose, CO 81401
Ph: 970-249-1094