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Shared Schooling

Shared schooling is a unique program offered by Durango School District 9-R that gives families another choice in educating their children. Shared schooling occurs when a child attends a district school part time and receives parental instruction at home part time. Shared school students attend school 90 hours a semester, which is the equivalent of six hours per week. Shared schooling is available at the elementary, middle and high school level. Shared schooling at Durango High School is known as ICP-Individualized Crediting Program. In trying to meet the educational needs of each child, our district has created a valuable choice for many families.

Shared Schooling Registration

Durango School District 9-R’s Shared School Program is currently taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  The shared school program is designed for home school families and offers such classes as art, music, drama computer, PE and Spanish.  Elementary classes (K-5) meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45am until 3:00pm.  Middle school classes (6-8) meet on Wednesdays from 8:15am until 3:00pm.  The district is exploring options and considering expanding the middle school program to two days a week for the upcoming school year.  All classes meet at Miller Middle School. 

If you are interested in being part of the Shared School Program please contact Becky Wigton at (970) 247-1418 x 2530, and complete the following forms:

Annual Notification of Established Home Study

Registration Form

You will also need to bring immunization records and your child's birth certificate.

If you are interested in participating in a Shared School experience at your neighborhood school please complete the forms at the bottom of this page and meet with your school principal for approval.


Shared School also partners with local private schools including:

Staff Listing

Name Email  Job Title Ext.
Becky Wigton  Shared Schooling Coordinator

John Marchino  Share Schooling Principal  1105

District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,500
  • Teachers: 294
    • 12 Years Avg Experience
    • 61% with Master's Degree
  • Support Staff: 193
  • Schools:
    • 7 Elementary Schools
    • 2 Middle Schools
    • 2 High Schools
    • Area Served: 1,039 sq miles

Our Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

Sponsors and Partners