We have the best-equipped facility of its kind in the district, with multiple state-of-the-art 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, and state-of-the-art software.
Students are offered hands-on engineering/project opportunities that go from design to physical model. Once trained, students have free and independent access to all equipment. Classes include Design Tech, Architecture, Drafting, and Robotics. STEM scholarships are available for seniors.
Computer science is much more than installing software, using a word processor, creating a presentation, or setting up a Facebook page.
Boulder High is proud to offer state-of-the-art lab and computer science courses, from AP Computer Science Principles (intro to programming) to AP Computer Science (Java programming) and C++ Programming. In these dynamic classes, students will learn critical thinking skills as well as how to create apps or games for Android devices and iPhones.
Technology ＆ Industry Teacher
Computer Science Teacher
After completing his professional license at Metro State in art education, Dan Zahner began his teaching career at Peak to Peak Charter School in the Fall of 2000 where he taught art and PE. In 2004 he was hired by Boulder High School to run both the Millennium Lab and to serve as Technical Director for the auditorium. After two years with the theater department he stepped down so that his full attention could be focused on building the curriculum and facilities in the lab. The combination of his technical skills, art background, and fundraising abilities has developed the Millennium Lab into one of the best high school facilities of it's kind.
After 20 years as a software engineer, consultant and IT Director at places such as American Express in Phoenix, Ford Motor in Detroit, and IBM in Boulder, I decided to leave private industry and earned my Master's in Education to become a Computer Science teacher. In 2004, I began teaching AP Computer Science, Java Programming, C++ Programming, and other related courses at BHS and Arapahoe Ridge. I love engaging students in learning game programming and mobile Apps. I have run the Computer Club and served as the Colorado Computer Science Teachers Association.