New to AHS

Welcome to AHS! Any time you start at a new school, whether it's moving from middle to high school as a 9th grader, or changing during your high school career, it can be tough. There's a new building to learn, new rules and regulations, and getting to know new friends and new teachers. This page is designed to help you with some of the basics of what you'll need to get started on the right foot.

  1. Technology

    a) Laptop Information: All students are expected to bring a fully-charged laptop computer with them each and every day. Some students bring their own while others use one of the school issued Chromebooks. This includes recommendations if you're purchasing your own laptop. Please see the Library Staff if you need a Chromebook.

    b) Login Information: There are a variety of logins you'll need to know at Arapahoe, including your google email/apps login, your login to the portal (to check your grades), and the login to use the desktop computers in the Library, Business Classrooms, and Tech Ed. You may also get additional login info from specific teachers for various resources they use in their classes.

    c) Laptop Setup: Some advice on ways to configure, protect and maintain your laptop.

    d) Cybersafety: Lots of resources on how to stay safe and secure online.

    e) Email: You'll be needing to check your school email regularly. We would prefer that you login to your school email and check it that way (you can easily have it come to your phone, your laptop, or both), but you can also setup your school email to automatically forward to another email account if you wish.

  2. Counseling Department

    ​a) Each student is assigned a counselor based on their last name.  The counselor breakdown is:

    Mr. Lewis              A-Cl
    Mr. Alex Spare     Co-Go
    Mrs. Zimmerman  Gr-La
    Mr. Cody Baker     Le-O
    Mrs. Kornblith        P-So
    Mr. Wadsworth     Sp-Z

    b) ​If you would like to schedule an appointment with your counselor, please come to the Counseling office and ask one of our secretaries to schedule a time with you during one of your off-hours.

    c) Please check the Counseling website for additional resources and contact information.

  3. ​Scheduling

    a) Many students ask how they know which lunch they have. Lunch is during 3rd or 7th hour and is divided into first and second lunch. Your class dicates what lunch you have:

        Second Lunch (1:10-1:55): Language Arts, Social Studies, & World Languages
        First Lunch (11:35-12:20) All other classes

        For example, if you have Algebra I during either 3rd or 7th hour, you will have first lunch. If you have US History during 3rd or 7th hour, you have second lunch.

    b) Arapahoe High School is on a 4x4 block schedule. Periods 1-4 meet on Monday or Tuesday (last name A-L on Monday and M-Z on Tuesday). Periods 5-8 meet on Thursday or Friday (based on the alphabet split).

    c) Every student in each grade must maintain a specific number of courses per semester:

        Seniors: 5
        Juniors: 6
        Sophomores: 6
        Freshmen: 6

    d) Study Center is a resource available for our students for additional support and is offered every period throughout the school day. Students may attend Study Center on a drop-in basis or have the option of signing up to earn elective credit. Students interested in adding Study Center to an off-hour should see their counselor. Please note that Study Center does not count toward the minimum number of credits students must enroll in each semester.

    e) Littleton Public Schools has partnered with neighboring school districts to offer Career and Technical Education courses. Please visit for more information.

    f) Swimming is a graduation requirement in Littleton Public Schools. See this document (pdf) for more information.