The 2018 Transformational Impact Awards has narrowed down its finalists to nine Colorado schools. And out of those nine, only three will win the $15K prize.

The Transformational Impact Awards -- Colorado's most prestigious awards that honor transformational public schools, along with their  educators -- has announced its finalists. Nine Colorado schools have been named, with three set to receive the Succeeds Prize, a $15,000 cash prize. Sponsored by Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS/KUSA, and mindSpark Learning, the award ceremony will be held on September 18 at Denver's Elli Caulkins Opera House. One finalist will be announced for each grade level -- elementary, middle, and high school -- at the event.
"The Succeeds Prize gives us the opportunity to celebrate Colorado educators and recognize what is working in our schools," said Steve Carter, general manager at 9NEWS/KUSA, in a statement. "Congratulations to the finalists for Transformational Impact; Colorado is grateful for your work."
View the nine Transformational Impact Award finalists below: Elementary School Finalists Henry Elementary School – Colorado Springs District 11 Paonia Elementary School – Delta County 50(J) Rocky Mountain Prep: Creekside – Denver Public Schools Middle School Finalists Carbondale Middle School – Roaring Fork RE1 Denver Green School – Denver Public Schools Murphy Creek K8 School – Adams Arapahoe 28J High School Finalists Denver Center for International Studies – Denver Public Schools Denver School of Science & Technology: Stapleton High School – Denver Public Schools Union Colony Preparatory School – Greeley Congratulations to all of the finalists! And a big thank you to all of our teachers and educators for working so hard for our students! What do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so sound off in the comments below.

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