Schools & Education

Bea Underwood Elementary School in Parachute Colorado
Bea Underwood Elementary School
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The mission of Garfield-16 is as follows:

As a result of our efforts, all students will be successfully prepared for life in a safe and nurturing environment.”

Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute Colorado
Grand Valley Middle School

Physical address of schools & district office:

Garfield 16 School District: 460 Stone Quarry Rd, Parachute, CO 81635

Grand Valley Center for Family Learning:  100 E 2nd St, Parachute, CO 81635

Bea Underwood Elementary:  741 Tamarisk Trail, Parachute, CO 81635

Grand Valley Middle School:  364 Sipprelle Dr, Battlement Mesa, CO 81635

Grand Valley High School: 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute, CO 81635

Colorado Mesa University’s main campus is located in Grand Junction Colorado 40 miles west of Parachute. The university offers a wide variety of courses and areas of study including business administration, civil engineering, graphic design and many more.

Colorado Mountain College has many campuses across Colorado, but there are two within close proximity to Parachute. The Rifle campus is only 16 miles away and offers many courses, degree programs, and certificates including business administration, chemistry and even welding. CMC’s Glenwood Springs campus is 40 miles east of the town and offers criminal justice, psychology, nursing, photography, design and more.

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