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School Contest

Explore Summer Reading: School Contest

Students, help your school imagine a new story! Sign up for Explore Summer Reading, participate in fun activities and help your school win $800!

During 2020's Imagine Your Story, we challenge all Jefferson County public school students (between the ages of 4 and 18) to read and complete activities for their schools.

By participating in Summer Reading, you will help your school compete to win $800 to support your school’s library or reading-related programs. Awards are given to schools in five categories with the highest percentage of finishers.

Only five schools can win, so join the quest and start logging activities.

Contest rules

The Explore Summer Reading journey commences June 1 - August 31.

How to participate

  • When registering, simply select the school you will be attending beginning next fall. Your activity tracking automatically counts toward the school competition.
  • Sorry parents and teachers – this contest is only for the students (ages 4 – 18), but please encourage and cheer on your students. You can still participate in Summer Reading, just not the school contest.

School categories

One school in each of the five categories is awarded a cash prize of $800 from Jefferson County Library Foundation

  • Preschool
  • Elementary school
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • Multi-level school, i.e. K-8; K-12

How to win

To win, schools in each category must have the highest percentage of finishers within their category, based on 2019-2020 school enrollments as reported to the State of Colorado. In the event of a tie (as calculated out 1 decimal point), the prize is awarded to the school with the highest total average number of activity points per student.

Jeffco students, we have started our new summer story. Sign up. Choose your school. Read. Log your activities. And win.

Always be exploring during 2020's Imagine Your Story.


School Contest Final Standings


  1. Kyffin Preschool
  2. Shaffer Preschool
  3. Allendale Preschool

Elementary Schools

  1. Devinny Elementary
  2. Dennison Elementary
  3. Green Gables Elementary

Middle Schools

  1. Oberon Junior High School
  2. Ken Caryl Middle School
  3. Bell Middle School

High Schools

  1. Wheat Ridge High School
  2. Lakewood High School
  3. Conifer High School

Charter & Multi-Level Schools

  1. Excel Academy
  2. Addenbrooke Classical Academy
  3. Coal Creek Canyon K-8

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