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Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

The purpose of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) is to better understand youth health and what factors support youth to make healthy choices.

  • HKCS is an optional-participation survey given to 6-12 graders in Colorado.
  • HKCS is Colorado's most comprehensive survey on the health and well-being of young people.
  • The survey is voluntary, anonymous, and happens every two years in the fall. Per Board Policy JLDAC, HKCS is a voluntary survey. Each student is told they do not have to participate and can skip any questions/sections. JLDAC also states that no student can participate in a voluntary survey without the consent of families and an opportunity to opt out. This should take place in a written notice at least 2 weeks in advance. 
  • The survey is administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH).
  • The HKCS has a rigorous policy to protect confidentiality and anonymity of student data.
  • Students take the online survey during one class period.
Jeffco 2023 HKCS Information
  • Jeffco HKCS administration process HERE
  • Explore FAQs regarding the HKCS HERE
  • 2023 Survey: High School HERE and Middle School HERE
  • 2023 Participating Jeffco Schools HERE
Jeffco 2021 HKCS Data
  • Student Health Data Snapshots HERE
  • View all Jeffco data and State of Colorado Data at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment website HERE

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