Excellence in Education


Mission Statement:  ​The mission of the Excellence in Education Committee and Fund is to enrich and enhance educational opportunities for all students and teachers in the Custer County C­-1 School District through effective fundraising efforts, alternative learning programs, professional development, and on­going assistance in grant writing.


About Us:​  The Excellence in Education Committee & Fund (Ex in Ed) is a designated fund within the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation (WMVCF) which acts as the not­-for-­profit sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization.  Ex in Ed, WMVCF, and the Custer County C­-1 School District form a three­-way partnership whose express purpose is to address the educational needs and resources that exceed the funding capabilities of the school district.


Ex in Ed works to increase community involvement and financial support of the District’s educational process, secure funding to help provide effective instruction, strengthen student motivation and academic success, and accumulate funds to bridge immediate needs that the

District may experience from time to time.  We thank all of our local supporters for their generosity in donating their time and/or money.


To learn more about Ex in Ed or to donate please visit: 


© 2021 by Custer County School District C-1

709 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, Westcliffe, CO 81252, School Office - (719) 783-2291, Fax - (719) 783-4944

Background photo courtesy of 2015 Custer County graduate Brittanee Bohannan


In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Custer County School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:  Principal, Joe Vergilio, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, (719) 783-4921.


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