“The Irv Brown Champions Center at Arvada High School will be the home and heartbeat of the Irv Brown Sports Leadership Academy (IBSLA) and serve as a magnet school for the metro region. This educational nonprofit will keep Brown’s spirit alive through a sports-thematic curriculum sparking student learning, sports-industry career exploration and coaching for success in life.
IBSLA relationships with Colorado’s collegiate and professional sports teams offers students introduction to the billion-dollar sports industry. Lectures, on site visits, virtual content and work-based learning opportunities will provide students a firsthand experience not generally available in the high school setting. It will also provide a direct link to college-level degree and certificate programs in sports management with partners Metro State University, University of Colorado, and Colorado State University ready to accept our graduates.
The target for the Irv Brown Champions Center is $2,500,000. It will take a team effort to reach this goal. We are asking you to participate in this great project.”
The Irv Brown Sports Leadership Academy will accept students from across the Denver metro area. It’s also our goal to bring back many Arvada High School students who have “choiced” to other district schools. Founded in 1900, Arvada High is one of the state’s oldest public schools and is poised for a comeback. Why not have an innovative learning pathway lead the charge?
Leaders of this educational pathway have, for more than three decades, been closely tied to Colorado’s professional sports franchises and collegiate athletic programs. We have also built relationships with Metro State University – Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado and their respective higher education pathways in sports business. This learning pathway gives students the opportunity to track early into career training at the high school and higher education level. These long-term relationships also give our students the hands-on, eye-opening experiences the sports industry is uniquely qualified to provide.
The Irv Brown Sports Leadership Academy meets all the required curriculum standards of Jefferson County Schools and the state of Colorado. For students, the state-approved pathway compliments their educational track and encourages them toward graduation. We start our students in the freshman year and keep the experiences, relationships, and classwork through all years of secondary education