In 2016, Lake County Intermediate School in Leadville was recognized with the Healthy School Champions Platinum Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness. However, it wasn’t long ago that health outcomes for Leadville kids weren’t so great. That’s why educators across the district began focusing on meeting students’ basic health and wellness needs.
Times are changing in Leadville. Now, students have improved access to health care, communicate more effectively with each other, eat healthier foods, and move more. Due to these efforts, Lake County is seeing the benefits in improved academics and student engagement.