Catch the Vision

Principal: Stephanie Lock

About Us

Centennial High School is an alternative high school in Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado serving 9th through 12th grade. CHS is a positive choice for many students seeking a high school diploma in a smaller and unique setting.

Centennial High School students:

-found success difficult in traditional programs

-did not expect to graduate

-are ready to change their lives

-are willing to “use their skills”

-choose to be here, choose to stay

-comprise a purposefully diverse community

-can take college courses while in high school

-will graduate when they meet Poudre School District requirements

Catch the Vision!



Centennial High School serves two purposes for the Poudre School District:

-to assist students develop the life skills necessary to increase self-esteem and self-confidence, and to achieve success in an educational setting.

-to provide an alternative educational setting for students to complete the requirements for their high school diploma.

Mission Statement

Centennial High School teaches every student to pursue personal excellence through a distinctive, innovative, accepting, learning environment.

Vision Statement                

Build a reputation of excellence.              


Pursue personal excellence.


In the spring of 1976, the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges accredited the Adult School Program of Poudre School District as Centennial Adult High School. In the fall of 1979, the Alternative Learning Center, which had been a program in the district since 1976, became incorporated into Centennial Adult High School - the Day Program. In 1989, the North Central Association recognized Centennial High School as a fully accredited Optional High School, serving the students residing in the Poudre School District.


The staff of Centennial High School believes that every human being is worthy of dignity and respect.  We seek to guide every student to accept responsibility for their individual actions and to teach each student to critically evaluate his/her own life goals.  Emphasis is placed on teaching students how to learn so they are able to function in society as self-reliant, self-supporting, contributing individuals. Centennial High School strives to facilitate a smooth transition for students from senior high school into the world of work and continued learning by meeting established academic standards and developing a positive attitude toward life and their potential for success.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.