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Education Briefs

In its seventh big event, all-school original production, the Carbondale Community School will look “Between the Lines: Outside the Frame, An Art Exploration,” at 7 p.m. today and Thursday at the 1505 Satank Road campus. Tickets, $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger, are available at the school, 963-9647 and Sounds Easy, 963-1303.

Rifle High School Scholarship applications are now available. Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce will award one $1,000 RHS Scholarship. Applications are available at the Chamber Office in the Rifle Information Center at Rifle’s Rest Area or at the RHS counselor’s office. The deadline for submitting applications is April 10.

Fifteen- to 17-year-old students from across the world need local host families for the nine-month academic high school year (September 2006 through May 2007). If interested, please contact the local area coordinator for the Council for Educational Travel USA, at 625-0481 to discuss options from being a temporary “welcome” home or a permanent nine-month placement.

The 2006 Spring Driver Education Program is scheduled from 6:30-9 p.m. April 6 to June 8 at Basalt High School. The cost of the class is $260, which includes 30 hours of classroom work, six hours minimum driving practice and the drivers test. Students must be 15 years old on the first night of class in order to enter and stay enrolled. This is a Colorado state requirement, and there are no exceptions. Spring 2006 students must register and make payment at BHS. Contact Valerie Wahlstrom at 384-5954 for sign-up and payment. Class questions, e-mail

Apply now for Colorado Mountain College scholarships. The CMC Foundation offers many scholarships, including some available for the first time this year to CMC students. The deadline is March 31 for most scholarships for the academic year starting in fall 2006. Scholarship awards are based on achievement, residency, financial need or career goals. Apply online at For more information, call any CMC location and ask to speak to Carol Brown, ext. 8355.

Colorado Mountain College celebrates the year of study abroad by offering study-abroad programs for spring and summer 2006. Programs which can be registered for are:

– Study Immersion Spanish in Costa Rica, May/June 2006 (registration deadline March 31)

– Independent Spanish Immersion programs are offered to Spain, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica; you set your own dates.

Through these study abroad courses, students can earn transfer-level college credit. For more information about study abroad at CMC, please go to

Contact Candy Chant at (719) 486-4206, or cchant

The Ross Montessori School, a free public school, serving students from kindergarten through seventh grade, is currently enrolling for the 2006-07 school year. Enrollment forms may be picked up at the school at 407 Merrill Ave. in Carbondale. Enrollment forms can also be downloaded from the Web site at For more information, please call Mark Grice at 963-7199.

Young entrepreneurs can win one of 10 $1,000 scholarships and up to $7,500 in seed capital as part of a business plan competition sponsored by BizFilings and the National Federation of Independent Business through its nonprofit education organization, the Young Entrepreneur Foundation.

Students must submit a detailed and viable business plan of no more than 20 pages. Elements of the plan must include: overview/profile of the business; SWOT analysis; market analysis; sales and marketing strategies; and financial analysis. Participants must be either a high school senior or full-time college student.

Plan for the Future entries will be judged by an independent panel based on the quality, creativity and viability of the business plan. Entries will be accepted until May 31.

Contest details are available from the NFIB ( and BizFilings ( Web sites.

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