BCS Information and Signage

Buchter Classification System (BCS) Information and Signage


The Buchter Classification System is an alternative classification system that is used in the St Vrain Valley School District. Other classification systems include the Dewey Decimal System and the Library of Congress Classification System, to name a few. The BCS model is also referred to as the Book Store model and groups titles in subject areas, much like how a book store is organized.

Many schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District have converted from the Dewey Decimal System to the BCS. It is a huge undertaking to convert an existing Dewey library to a BCS library.
If you want to learn more about that process please visit BCS Blog Entries to read librarians actual thoughts and feelings throughout this process. 

Schools who use the BCS as a classification system also need different signage displayed in their libraries. This signage was designed and approved by the district. If you need any replacement signs or posters, please use the order form to request more.


BCS Schools in SVVS:

Elementary Schools/Preschools:
Black Rock Elementary School
Erie Elementary School
Fall River Elementary School
Grand View Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Mead Elementary School
Red Hawk Elementary School
Rocky Mountain Elementary School
Spark! Preschool

Middle Schools:
Erie Middle School
Longs Peak Middle School
Mead Middle School
Sunset Middle School
Trail Ridge Middle School

High Schools/Middle-Senior School:
Erie High School
Longmont High School (fiction only)
Lyons Middle/Senior

K-8 Schools:
Soaring Heights PK-8
Timberline PK-8
Thunder Valley K-8