The Golden Schools Foundation (GSF) is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) formed by parents and citizens of the Golden, Colorado community in 2010. This group came together to help encourage a high level of performance and accountability at Golden’s neighborhood articulation schools – Kyffin, Mitchell, Shelton, Ralston and Welchester Elementary Schools, Bell Middle School and Golden High School.
As an independent non-profit, we will raise and distribute funds in a responsible and ethical manner in order to foster excellence in educational opportunities.
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to ensure Golden neighborhood articulation schools offer our children an outstanding education. We work in partnership with Golden schools, public education stakeholders and our community to promote improvements in student achievements and teaching excellence through collaboration, innovation and strategic investment.
Our vision is that 95% of Golden students choose to attend their neighborhood school. We’re involved with a variety of programs that help mobilize ideas, leadership, public support and resources necessary to ensure a world-class education for every child in Golden neighborhood schools.
The Golden Schools Foundation seeks volunteer and financial resources through outreach, community partnerships and fund-raising to support the goals that will contribute to our Vision. We intend that all students have the opportunity to maximize their individual and collective potential with the highest probability of being independently successful contributors to society in their adult years.
Our first initiative as an organization was to survey the community. We received over 550 responses with very candid and detailed answers about what community members thought of each of the 8 Golden schools and what they expect from their schools. This information became the basis for our strategic goals/priorities. They are:
Improving technology at Bell Middle School
Understanding, communicating, and providing support for an elevated level of (academic) rigor at Bell Middle School
Creating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs within the articulation area (K-12)
Creating a teacher's award and recognition program
Provide leadership forums for our teachers and principals
Providing more educators at each school (para-professionals)