Roy J. Wasson High School
|Roy J. Wasson High School|
|2115 Afton Way, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|Established||1959 - present|
|School district||Colorado Springs School District 11|
Roy J. Wasson High School was the second-oldest high school in District 11 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Wasson High School campus was closed at the end of the school year in 2013. The Colorado Springs School District campus is now called the Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus.
Roy J. Wasson High School was established in 1959 and named after one of the longtime superintendents of Colorado Springs School District 11. Roy J. Wasson High School was the only high school in District 11 to be combined with another High School, Mitchell High. Due to cut in staff from each school, both campuses combined selected classes. Students in the 9th and 10th grades attended classes on a seven period schedule. Upperclassmen may have had a combination of blocked (95 minute classes) and unblocked (50 minute classes). This flexibility in scheduling allowed for students to earn more credits than most high schools on a traditional schedule. The 28.2 acre (11.4 hectare) campus had a diverse population of students.
Wasson was a comprehensive high school which had been recognized at the state and national level as a school on the forefront of educational reform and innovation. Wasson was also the only high school in District 11 with a dance studio. Wasson's technology wing contained a one-of-a-kind multimedia classroom, a video production room, a professional quality audio recording studio, a 25 station CAD lab, a science technology lab, and a music lab with 20 computers equipped with Midi keyboards. In addition to the technology wing, Wasson had 8 computer labs used by teachers in all content areas and also computers in the classrooms.
Navy Jr. ROTC has moved to Doherty High School, Colorado School District 11 Garry Berry Stadium is still currently used for the high schools in District 11.
- Robb Akey, University of Idaho football coach
- Roc Alexander, Colorado 200-meter record holder, former Denver Bronco and now Houston Texan
- Dan Audick, former NFL lineman, San Francisco 49ers
- Rich "Goose" Gossage, (1970) Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, New York Yankees
- Scott Johnson (gymnast), (1979), former gymnast, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist