Please Donate to the Catalyst Scholarship Fund

Simply click on the button “Donate Now Through Colorado Gives.” You will be brought to the Catalyst donation page, and under Special Instructions, write, “Catalyst Scholarship Fund.” Colorado Gives is a non-profit umbrella organization that processes and sends your donation to Catalyst. Catalyst High School is a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-Profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible. If you want to find someone you could ask "Could you do my homework for me cheap?", you shall see the examples at this site.

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“Catalyst’s specialty:  Unique and individually

designed academia.”

5280 Magazine, September 2013


Our newest graduates:

Congratulations to our June 12, 2014 graduates, JD Padrnos, Lauren Steinberg and Kenny Grubb! We wish them all the best!

For more information on recent Catalyst graduates, please see our graduates page.


Congratulations Graduates!




Centrally located in Boulder County, Colorado, Catalyst High School is an internationally accredited high school offering students the opportunity to experience a supportive and highly individualized education. Our flexible curricula and class schedules are tailored to meet each individual student’s strengths and interests, and allow enrollment at any time during the school year.

Catalyst’s mission is to nurture promising teens and empower them to develop responsibility for their own education.


A Catalyst student works in the science lab at Catalyst High School.

Catalyst graduates are successfully pursuing careers in a range of fields including nutrition, business, military service, and fine arts. Catalyst students learn how to maximize their unique gifts in order to create vibrant, quality-filled lives.

Catalyst serves unique learn­ers who need more flexibili­ty than mainstream educa­tion can offer. We teach unconventional students seek­ing genuine challenges, gifted learners who wish to concurrently enroll in college, twice-exceptional students who are advanced in some academic areas and excel if given appropriate support with learning chal­lenges, teens who learn best in small classes and through supportive relationships with teachers, and stu­dents who require scheduling flexibility to accommodate career-related opportunities.


Catalyst High School enrolls a diverse population of talented, perceptive, and promising teens. Teachers use customized learning plans to engage each student’s individual strengths and interests while addressing their challenges. Five-week academic blocks help students focus their learning around their specific goals. Our contract-based learning


Catalyst was founded in 2007 by Ed Porritt, former administrator of Chinook Alternatives, a highly successful program he began in 1998 and developed for the public schools to help unique learners excel and graduate. Catalyst is a non-profit – 501(c)3, alternative high school governed by an independent Board of Directors composed of parents, community members, business leaders, and attorneys. Our administrators bring more than 60 years of experience working with teens to the leadership of Catalyst High School.