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  • Justin Colbert Liberty High School, located in North Liberty, IA, opened in 2017 with 750 students. Liberty is one of three fully comprehensive high schools in the Iowa City Community School District. In our three short years of existence, we have quickly grown to serve over 1150 students. Similar to our fully comprehensive sister schools in the District, Liberty offers an expansive and rigorous curriculum that includes numerous Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, as well as a comprehensive fine arts program. Our co-curricular programming offers a wide variety of clubs and the full range of interscholastic varsity sports that compete as an active member of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

    We are fortunate to have access to a state of the art building that includes a beautiful two-story mixed-use grand commons, a two level 800 plus seat auditorium, student spaces designed to facilitate collaboration, and innovative technology that is readily available for students and staff to access. New for the 2020-2021 school year is the opening of a 500-seat, 21-classroom addition to the academic wing that was completed as part of phase III construction. Phase III construction also included the addition of a hardscaped courtyard located in the middle of our academic wing. In addition to the indoor facilities, Liberty also has excellent outdoor facilities on campus that feature a stadium/track, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and a soccer field.

    At Liberty, we are also a positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) school. We are dedicated to fostering an effective learning environment by establishing positive behavioral supports and the culture needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success. To achieve this we have developed clear and consistent student expectations and accountabilities that reflect our core values of “Belonging, Ownership, Leadership, Teamwork, and Safety.” We continuously analyze appropriate data to drive ongoing decision-making, and apply research based best practices to improve student management and outcomes. 

    Thank you for taking time to visit our website. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance.

    Go BOLTS!  

    Justin Colbert, Principal
    (319) 688-1350
    colbert.justin@iowacityschools.org

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  • Learning Model Update (1/22/21)

    Earlier this week, a bill was introduced in the Iowa Legislature that would require school districts to provide parents an option to send students to school five days a week. In the Iowa City Community School District, this means that the District would offer a five day a week in-person option (100% on-site model) and a 100% online option (ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program). The District would no longer offer the current hybrid option. While details still need to be finalized, we would like to provide some initial information for your consideration. Should the legislation be approved and signed by the Governor, families would be provided a multi-day window to decide whether their child(ren) will attend the on-site program or the online program. This choice is open to all families.

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  • Open Enrollment Deadline

    Parents/guardians residing in an Iowa school district may enroll their child into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and the administrative rules of the Iowa Department of Education. Forms to be used are available in the central office of Iowa school districts. For students in grades 1-12, the completed form must be filed with both the resident and receiving district by March 1 of the year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is desired.

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  • Welcome Back

    We look forward to welcoming students back on Monday, January 4, 2021. We will return in the hybrid learning model. As a reminder, Monday and Tuesday are “A’ group days, and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are “B” group days next week. This schedule does not apply to students enrolled in the ICCSD PK-12 Online Learning Program. The Grab & Go meal program will also resume on Monday. Menu information can be found at MealViewer, under the Grab & Go menu. Meals are free and will be distributed Monday through Friday (with the exception of No School days) from 11:30 am -1:00 pm at the following locations:

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  • Message of Thanks

    It is with the utmost appreciation that I write this message. We have come a long way and have covered a significant amount of unchartered territory over the past nine months. We could not have done this alone and, for this, we are incredibly thankful.

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  • Learning Model Update for December 14-18, 2020

    As we shared with you earlier this week, we are planning to return to the hybrid learning model beginning Monday, December 14, 2020. Tuesday evening, the School Board indicated that if Johnson County positivity rates remained stable, we would welcome students back on-site for the week of December 14-18, 2020. The Board also instructed that the District submit an online waiver request to the State in case rates began to climb. This afternoon we were informed that the District’s waiver request was granted by the State. However, due to this late notice and the current positivity rates in our community, we will transition back to the hybrid learning model next week.

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  • Learning Model Update (12/8/20)

    We would like to provide an update regarding the District’s learning model plan for the week of December 14-18, 2020. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 positivity rates in Johnson County. Based on the current downward trend of the rates, we are planning for a return to a hybrid learning model beginning Monday, December 14, 2020.

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