Welcome to Custer County Secondary School

Dear Bobcat Community,

Before I begin to speak about our school, I wanted to say thank you.  As my family and I have settled in the valley, I’ve been amazed at the welcome we’ve received from neighbors,

students, parents, teachers, and other community members. Thank you for making my wife, children, and myself feel at home.


That being said, may I be the first person to say welcome back!  Even though we all enjoy our summer, I can’t wait to get started this upcoming school year.  As this year begins, I

want to direct my thoughts to students.  A new year means a new beginning. It is a chance to push ourselves to new limits, a chance to build on the successes from last year, and learn from some of our mistakes.  I encourage you to bring your best self to school this year.  I would push you to learn as much as you can, investigate items you are curious about, try new activities, and to read books that introduce you to new people and places.  Let’s make this year your best year


To the families of our students I want to thank you in advance.  Thank you for believing in us as a school.  We can assure you that we believe in your student.  Thank you in advance for helping your child at home by helping them with homework and also supporting the lessons taught at school.. Thank you for assuring your student arrives to school on time and ready to learn. Thank you for supporting their numerous extracurricular activities that help build them as

people.  We cannot do what we do without your support. Furthermore, if a question or concern arises, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.  My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to work together for the growth of your student.


We’re so excited to have you back!  We’ll see you soon!


Jack Christensen

High School Principal/Athletic Director

© 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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