Colonial Forge High School - Academics and Extracurricular Activities

Academics and Extracurricular Activities

Academics at Colonial Forge have been very successful with them achieving AYP in every year except 2012. The only school in the Staffod County Public School system to achieve this new AMO status in 2012 was North Stafford High School. With a student population of over 2000, over 300 Colonial Forge students are enrolled in one or more music classes. Colonial Forge bands consistently receive superior ratings in grade V and VI literature at district festivals and are nine-year recipients of the Virginia Honor Band award. They will attempt their tenth at the district band festival in March. The Sound & Guard was previously under the direction of Mr. Andrew Loft since the band's beginning, but in 2010 Mr. Duane Coston took over. After two years as controversial director, he resigned to take a post at the University of Virginia. His replacement, Mr Cordani began during the 2012-2013 school year. The Colonial Forge Madrigals have received top ratings at festivals and have placed at numerous choral events and competitions. The Colonial Forge Show Choir and Ladies Select have also received top ratings at numerous show choir competitions. The choral students consistently rank in the top percentiles a numerous county, district, and state level choirs. For the ninth straight year, Colonial Forge has been designated a Blue Ribbon School by the Virginia Music Educators Association. This distinction is awarded to schools in which all top performing ensembles receive a superior rating at district festival. At Colonial Forge, the band, choir, and orchestra have achieved superior ratings each year since 2002.

The school's Academic team is ranked third in the state, with the team having also won the year's district tournament in a sudden death overtime against Albemarle High School. In the 2005-06 season the Academic team won the district and regional titles and ranked fifth in the state of Maryland.

Molten Art, Colonial Forge's literary magazine, has won several Crown Awards in Columbia University's CSPA Crown competition, including a Silver Crown in 2004, and Gold Crowns in 2006 and 2008. Molten Art consistently earns high national praise, often competing against private schools that specialize in the arts.

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