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About Us

Red Canyon High School is the alternative high school for Eagle County. We have two campuses, one in Edwards and one in Gypsum. 

Mission Statement

RCHS is a community centered around meeting the diverse needs of our students in order to develop individuals who are: respectful, community-minded, hopeful, and self-aware.

Red Canyon provides a safe "non-traditional" learning environment, where all students acquire the skills, knowledge, and behaviors necessary to be productive citizens in an ever-changing world. We will prepare students to:

  • Be in charge of, and apply, their academic knowledge
  • Set and achieve academic and personal goals
  • Communicate effectively
  • Respect and work cooperatively with others
  • Think critically and be creative problem solvers
RCHS Teaching and Learning

Our educational program is based on, and emphasizes, small group instruction, with a teacher-directed approach to each class. Students participate in core courses (such as math or science) and elective classes (such as art or P.E.). Additional elective credit is earned for volunteer work and job hours. We also offer Dual Enrollment to Juniors and Seniors.