Welcome To Salida High School

Dear Salida High School Students and Families,
Welcome to a new school year. We look forward to preparing the students in our community for college, career and life. The opportunities at Salida High School are expansive, rigorous and competitive with the best institutions in the state of Colorado. All of our students will learn at a high level.

Everything we do in our school is done with the best interest of the student’s academic, social, emotional and physical well being and growth. As a staff we are determined to support every student, every day at Salida High School and will bring the energy, enthusiasm, and thoughtfulness needed to continue to make Salida High School an distinguished school. We will continue to provide experiences that are important to our students and families which prepare them for college and career. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, we encourage you to become involved in every way possible.

Areas of Focus for the Salida High School 22-23

The high school will focus on three areas to continue on our path of educational excellence, growth, and community development.

  1. Strengthen Communication
  2. Strengthen Culture and Leadership Density
  3. Strengthen systems which support student growth and well being academically, socially, emotionally and physically

Welcome New Staff


We are excited to welcome our new staff to the high school. Our new hires are experienced teachers and counselors. They are a perfect fit for Salida High School.


Kacey Verderaime- Special Education 

Mary Christensen- Counseling

Paul Brackman- English

Dawn Catalano- Counseling

Heath Ellis - Social Studies

Molly Collins - Math

Sarah Sargent- Part time math


We look forward to the high school having two school counselors.  Mary Christensen and Dawn Catalano are experienced counselors who offer expertise in development and facilitation of college and career readiness planning, multi- tiered systems of support and social emotional learning.

Please plan to join us on August 24 for Back-to-School Night 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thank you, Jesse Hull SHS Principal

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