Options, options and more options can be found throughout the Pikes Peak region’s 17 public school districts, from traditional education to a mixture of online learning and classroom teaching to alternative schools and free college courses for high school students.
Districts encompass the smallest, Edison School District 54-JT in the eastern plains community of Yoder, with just more than 200 students, to the largest, Colorado Springs School District 11 in central Colo-rado Springs, which has more than 28,000 students.
There are programs to suit all kinds of students: slow learners, advanced learners, special-needs learners and English-language learners. Some programs are particularly intense, such as the International Baccalaureate program offered in several districts.
Charter schools have flourished with focuses on math and science, the environment, foreign languages, classical studies, gifted and talented tracks and more.
To weed through the options, the Colorado Department of Education’s website, cde.state.co.us, has a section for parents and students that explains regulations, district achievement and growth results. It also offers statistical information on all the state’s schools.
ACADEMY SCHOOL DISTRICT 20
234-1200, asd20.org. With the addition of a virtual charter school, D-20, the area’s second-largest district with nearly 25,000 students, now has online learning for every grade. Academy Calvert K-8 Online School is for kindergarten through eighth grade. Students have individualized learning plans using Calvert Education’s curriculum, which is offered nationwide. Students also can go to the “blended-learning center” at 3475 Hampton Park Drive for tutoring and peer interaction during science experiments and art lessons.
Also new, all D-20 high school students can take online or hybrid courses, and ninth-graders can participate in a blended program that combines at-home work with on-campus activities in two modular classrooms at Pine Creek High.
• Academy Calvert K-8 Online: 3475 Hampton Park Drive, 234-5630
• Academy Endeavour Elementary: 3475 Hampton Park Drive, 234-5600
• Academy International Elementary: 8550 Charity Drive, 234-4000
• Antelope Trails Elementary: 15280 Jessie Drive, 234-4100
• Chinook Trail Elementary: 11795 Grand Lawn Circle, 234-5700
• Discovery Canyon Campus: 1810 Northgate Blvd., 234-1800
• Douglass Valley Elementary: 4610 Douglass Drive, USAFA, 234-4200
• Edith Wolford Elementary: 13710 Black Forest Road, 234-4300
• Explorer Elementary: 4190 Bardot Drive, 234-4400
• Foothills Elementary: 825 Allegheny Drive, 234-4500
• Frontier Elementary: 3755 Meadowridge Drive, 234-4600
• High Plains Elementary: 2248 Vintage Drive, 234-4700
• Home School Academy: 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-1473
• Mountain View Elementary: 10095 Lexington Drive, 234-4800
• Pioneer Elementary: 3663 Woodland Hills Drive, 234-5000
• Prairie Hills Elementary: 8025 Telegraph Drive, 234-5100
• Ranch Creek Elementary: 9155 Tutt Blvd., 234-5500
• Rockrimmon Elementary: 194 Mikado Drive W., 234-5200
• School in the Woods: 12002 Vollmer Road, 495-1865
• The da Vinci Academy: 1335 Bridle Oaks Lane, 234-5400
• Woodmen-Roberts Elementary: 8365 Orchard Path Road, 234-5300
• District 20 Preschool: 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-1750
• Summer School and Enrichment: 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-1374
• The Classical Academy: 975 Stout Road, 484-0091
• Aspen Valley Middle School: 1470 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-6100
• Challenger Middle School: 10215 Lexington Drive, 234-3000
• Discovery Canyon Campus: 1810 Northgate Blvd., 234-1800
• Eagleview Middle School: 1325 Vindicator Drive, 234-3400
• Mountain Ridge Middle School: 9150 Lexington Drive, 234-3200
• Timberview Middle School: 8680 Scarborough Drive, 234-3600
• Academy Online High School: 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-1670
• Air Academy High School: 6910 Carlton Drive, USAFA, 234-2400
• Aspen Valley High School: 1450 Chapel Hills Drive, 234-6000
• Liberty High School: 8720 Scarborough Drive, 234-2200
• Pine Creek High School: 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., 234-2600
• Rampart High School: 8250 Lexington Drive, 234-2000
CALHAN SCHOOL DISTRICT RJ1
A third Building Excellent Schools Today grant from the state is paying to replace the roof on the school building that houses preschool through 12th-graders.Advanced Placement English, math, science and social studies classes are new, and the iPad initiative with Apple is expanding so every middle and high school student will be issued a personal electronic device. Also growing is the Parenting Matters program, which teaches elementary school parents about literacy. This year, secondary school parents will learn about Internet safety, social media and other topics pertaining to teens
.• Calhan elementary, middle school and high school are at 800 Bulldog Drive, Calhan, 347-2766
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district’s $42.5 million voter-approved expansion of the high school campus is underway and will be finished late next year. The project will unite several disjoined buildings, reconfigure the main entrance, update classrooms, renovate the parking lot and add a baseball field.
The elementary and junior high schools are getting new lighting, electrical and security systems, boiler replacements and playground upgrades.
A new elementary school literacy program also is under consideration.
• Broadmoor Elementary: 440 W. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 475-6130
• Cheyenne Mountain Elementary: 5250 Farthing Drive, 576-3080
• Gold Camp Elementary: 1805 Preserve Drive, 327-2820
• Piñon Valley Elementary: 6205 Farthing Drive, 527-0300
• Skyway Elementary: 1100 Mercury Drive, 475-6150 Cheyenne Mountain Early Childhood Preschool Program: 1201 W. Cheyenne Road, 475-6140
• The Vanguard School (K-4): 1832 S. Wahsatch Ave., 471-1999
• Cheyenne Mountain Junior High: 1200 W. Cheyenne Road, 475-6120
• Cheyenne Mountain High: 1200 Cresta Road, 475-6110
• The Vanguard School (5-12): 1605 S. Corona Ave., 471-1999
COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT
Officials in D-11 shortened walking distances from home to school and back by one-half a mile, which qualified an additional 1,900 students to ride the bus. The district added 32 routes across elementary, middle and high schools and extended some existing routes.
A new direction in professional development will have teachers sharing what they’ve learned and providing feedback to one another.
A literacy program, “Wonders,” is rolling out in all elementary schools to get all students on the same page when it comes to reading and writing. Schools that have had declining enrollment or are struggling academically are under intensive plans to turn them around, with marketing plans, curb appeal enhancements systems’ improvements or other changes.
• Audubon Elementary: 2400 E. Van Buren St., 328-2600
• Bristol Elementary: 890 N. Walnut St., 328-4000
• Buena Vista Elementary, A Public Montessori School: 924 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 328-4100
• Carver Elementary: 4740 Artistic Circle, 328-7100
• Chipeta Elementary: 2340 Ramsgate Terrace, 328-5500
• Columbia Elementary: 835 E. Vrain St., 328-2700
• Edison Elementary: 3125 N. Hancock Ave., 328-2800
• Freedom Elementary: 5280 Butterfield Drive, 228-0800
• Fremont Elementary: 5110 El Camino Drive, 328-5600
• Grant Elementary: 3215 Westwood Blvd., 328-5700
• Patrick Henry Elementary: 1310 Lehm-berg Blvd., 328-7200
• Howbert Elementary: 1023 N. 31st St., 328-4200
• Hunt Elementary: 917 E. Moreno Ave., 328-2900
• Andrew Jackson Elementary: 4340 Edwinstowe Ave., 328-5800
• Keller Elementary: 3730 Montebello Drive W., 328-5900
• King Elementary: 6110 Sapporo Drive, 328-6000
• Madison Elementary: 4120 Constitution Ave., 328-7300
• Martinez Elementary: 6460 Vickers Drive, 328-6100
• Christa McAuliffe Elementary: 830 Hathaway Drive, 228-0900
• Midland International Elementary: 2110 W. Broadway St., 328-4500
• Monroe Elementary: 15 S. Chelton Road, 328-7400
• Penrose Elementary: 4285 S. Nonchalant Circle, 328-7500
• Queen Palmer Elementary: 1921 E. Yampa St., 328-3200
• Rogers Elementary: 110 S. Circle Drive, 328-3300
• Rudy Elementary: 5370 Cracker Barrel Circle, 328-7600
• Scott Elementary: 6175 Whetstone Drive, 328-6200
• Steele Elementary: 1720 N. Weber St., 328-4700
• Stratton Elementary: 2460 Paseo Road, 328-3400
• Taylor Elementary: 900 E. Buena Ventura St., 328-3500
• Trailblazer Elementary: 2015 Wickes Road, 328-6300
• Twain Elementary: 3402 E. San Miguel St., 328-7700
• West Elementary: 25 N. 20th St., 328-4900
• Wilson Elementary: 1409 De Reamer Circle, 328-7800
• Galileo School of Math and Science: 1600 N. Union Blvd, 328-2200
• Holmes Middle: 2455 Mesa Road, 328-3800
• Jenkins Middle: 6410 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 328-5300
• Mann Middle: 1001 E. Van Buren St., 328-2300
• North Middle: 612 E. Yampa St., 328-2400
• Russell Middle: 3825 E. Montebello Drive, 328-5200
• Sabin Middle: 3605 N. Carefree Circle, 328-7000
• Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy: 4220 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 328-6900
•West Middle: 1920 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 328-3900
• Coronado High: 1590 W. Fillmore St., 328-3600
• Doherty High: 4515 Barnes Road, 328-6400
• Mitchell High: 1205 Potter Drive, 328-6600
• Palmer High: 301 N. Nevada Ave., 328-5000
• Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus: 2115 Afton Way, 328-2000
— Achieve Online, 328-3012
— Adult and Family Education, 328-3001
— Career Pathways, 328-2030
— Early College High, 328-2030
— Springs Community Night School, 328-2160
— Tesla Educational Opportunity School, 328-2100
— The Bijou School, 328-2060
—The Digital High School, 328-3012
• AACL (Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning): 2510 N. Chestnut St., 434-6566
• CIVA Charter School: 4635 Northpark Drive, 633-1306
• Community Prep. Charter School: 332 E. Willamette Ave., 227-8836
• GLOBE Charter School: 3302 Alpine Place, 630-0577
• Life Skills Center: 1810 Eastlake Blvd., 471-0684
• Roosevelt-Edison Charter School: 205 S. Byron Drive, 637-0311
CRIPPLE CREEK-VICTOR SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
An alternative education program for students who have dropped out of school is returning. Also making a comeback are Advanced Placement classes in English, math, science and social studies. New vocational courses for middle and high school students in design manufacturing and consumer and family studies have been added. And the district has lowered graduation requirements to be more in line with state norms, with 22 semester credits needed to graduate instead of 30.
A proposal to expand the school-based health center for students to a community health center is being considered.
• Early Childhood Education and Head Start, 412 N. C St., Cripple Creek, 689-3420
• Cresson Elementary: 412 N. C St., Cripple Creek, 689-9230
• Cripple Creek-Victor Junior/Senior High: 410 N. B St., Cripple Creek, 689-2661
EDISON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54JT
A 33,000-square-foot voter-approved expansion of the middle school and high school is moving forward. The project will add classrooms, a science lab, an autism room, a special education room, shop space, a gymnasium and a preschool to the building that opened in 1922.
The district also will work on maintain-ing its academic achievement. Last year, 54-JT earned the state’s highest ranking for performance and growth, which has helped boost enrollment.
• Edison Elementary, Junior and Senior High and Edison Academy: 14550 Edison Road, Yoder.
ELLICOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT 22
Curriculum improvements abound. Vocational education is growing, with wood-working and business courses that also earn students college credit. Advanced Placement classes in language arts, math, science and social studies are now available for high school students, and each ninth- through 12th-grader will receive a laptop for schoolwork.
Additional staff for early interventions will help identify kindergarten through sixth-grade students who need extra help with math and reading, more staff members have been hired for the gifted and talented program, and the areawide severe-needs classroom has been expanded.
• Ellicott Preschool: 350 S. Ellicott Highway, 683-2700, ext. 2250
• Ellicott Elementary: 399 S. Ellicott Highway, 683-2700, ext. 1
• Ellicott Middle: 350 S. Ellicott Highway, 683-2700, ext. 2
• Ellicott High: 375 S. Ellicott Highway, 683-2700, ext. 3
FALCON SCHOOL DISTRICT 49
Enrollment in the region’s third-largest district has increased by more than one-third since 2010 and is expected to near 21,000 students this year.
A mill levy override voters approved in November is paying for a districtwide patrol officer, salary boosts and more technology, including Kindle e-readers at Falcon High.
The Peak Partners Initiative has launched to develop relationships with community leaders who don’t have a connection to the district. Employee training to improve systems and procedures has begun.
District leaders also are preparing for a new charter school scheduled to open next fall, a technical and trades academy that’s part of the James Irwin Charter Schools group.
• Banning Lewis Ranch Academy: 7094 Cottonwood Tree Drive, 570-0075
• Evans International Elementary: 1675 Winnebago Road, 495-5299
• Falcon Elementary School of Technology: 12050 Falcon Highway, 495-5272
• Meridian Ranch Elementary: 10480 Rainbow Bridge Drive, Peyton, 494-2909
• Odyssey Elementary: 6275 Bridle Spur Ave., 494-8622
• Remington Elementary: 2825 Pony Tracks Drive, 495-5266
• Ridgeview Elementary: 6573 Shimmering Creek Drive, 494-8700
• Springs Ranch Elementary: 4350 Centerville Drive, 494-8600
• Stetson Elementary: 4910 Jedediah Smith Road, 495-5252
• Woodmen Hills Elementary: 8308 Del Rio Road, Peyton, 495-5500
• Falcon Middle School: 9755 Towner Ave., Peyton, 495-5232
• Horizon Middle School: 1750 Piros Drive, 495-5210
• Imagine Indigo Ranch: 6464 Peterson Road, 495-7360
• Skyview Middle School: 6350 Windom Peak Blvd., 495-5566
• Falcon Virtual Academy: 6113 Constitution Ave., 494-8940
• GOAL Academy Alternative School: 107 W. 11th St, Pueblo., 1-877-776-4625
• Patriot Learning Center: 11990 Swingline Road NE, Peyton, 495-5505
• Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning: 11925 Antlers Ridge Drive, Peyton, 522-2580
• Rocky Mountain Classical Academy: 4620 Antelope Ridge Drive, 622-8000
• Falcon High: 10255 Lambert Road, Peyton, 495-5522
• Sand Creek High: 7005 N. Carefree Circle, 495-1160
• Vista Ridge High: 6888 Black Forest Road, 494-8800
• Springs Studio for Academic Excel-lence: 6113 Constitution Ave., 494-8940
FOUNTAIN-FORT CARSON SCHOOL DISTRICT 8
A new superintendent is at the helm of this district, in which 75 percent of students have a military connection and half of its schools are on the base.
Although Fort Carson is expected to lose about 365 soldiers from nationwide cuts, district officials project enrollment to grow to 8,278 students.
A new $7.5 million preschool is opening next to the administration building to serve about 250 low-income and at-risk youngsters ages 3-5. Three classrooms will be for Head Start participants, a federal program that works to help break the cycle of poverty with various support for families.
• Abrams Elementary: 600 Chiles Ave., Fort Carson, 382-1490
• Aragon Elementary: 211 S. Main St., Fountain, 382-1340
• Eagleside Elementary: 9750 Sentry Drive, Fountain, 382-1520
• Jordahl Elementary: 800 Progress Drive, Fountain, 382-1400
• Mesa Elementary: 400 Camino Del Rey, Fountain, 382-1370
• Mountainside Elementary: 5506 Harr Ave., Fort Carson, 382-1430
• Patriot Elementary: 7010 Harr Ave., Fort Carson, 382-1460
• Weikel Elementary: 6565 Lindstrom St., Fort Carson, 358-4320
• Conrad Early Learning Center: 10605 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain, 304-3500
• Carson Middle: 6200 Prussman Blvd., Fort Carson, 382-1610
• Fountain Middle: 515 N. Santa Fe Ave., Fountain, 382-1580
• Fountain-Fort Carson High: 900 Jimmy Camp Road, Fountain, 382-1640
• Welte Education Center, 330 Lyckman Drive, Fountain, 382-1550
HANOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 28
The new superintendent, who is continuing in his role as principal of the elementary school, is working on creating a districtwide strategic plan and facilities plan, with community and staff input, and developing standard operating procedures.
Over the summer, the district completed building improvements and added a key-less entry system at both schools. Two new school buses are being purchased.Enrollment is expected to remain around 260 students.
• Prairie Heights Elementary School: 7930 Indian Village Heights, Fountain, 382-1260
• Hanover Junior-Senior High School: 17050 S. Peyton Highway, Peyton, 683-2247, ext. 2
HARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
Creek Elementary and Carmel Middle schools have started the International Bac-calaureate candidate program, which lasts up to two years. If approved, the schools will be the first in the district to adopt the IB format, which looks at education from a global standpoint.
Two elementary schools are trying a year-round calendar, and Advanced Placement courses for high school students have increased from five to 19. That has more than quadrupled the number of students taking the classes at the district’s two traditional high schools.
Enrollment in the region’s fourth-largest district with a large population of impov-erished students is expected to hold steady at 11,500 students.
• Atlas Preparatory School: 1602 S. Murray Blvd., 358-7196
• Bricker Elementary: 4880 Dover Drive, 579-2150
• Centennial Elementary: 1860 S. Chelton Road, 579-2155
• Giberson Elementary: 2880 Ferber Drive, 579-2165
• James Irwin Charter elementary, middle and high: 5525 Astrozon Blvd., 302-9000
• Monterey Elementary: 2311 Monterey Road, 579-2170
• Mountain Vista Community: 2550 Dorset Drive, 527-3400
• Mountain Vista Homeschool Academy: 2400 Slater Ave., 579-2160
• Oak Creek Elementary: 3333 Oak Creek Drive W., 579-2175
• Otero Elementary: 1650 Charmwood Drive, 579-2110
• Pikes Peak Elementary: 1520 Verde Drive, 579-2180
• Sand Creek Elementary: 550 Sand Creek Drive, 579-3760
• Soaring Eagles Elementary: 4710 Harrier Ridge Drive, 540-4000
• Stratmoor Hills Elementary: 200 Loomis Ave., 579-2185
• Stratton Meadows Elementary: 610 Brookshire Ave., 579-2190
• Turman Elementary: 3245 Springnite Drive, 579-2195
• Wildflower Elementary: 1160 Keith Drive, 579-2115
• Carmel Middle: 1740 Pepperwood Drive, 579-3210
• Fox Meadow Middle: 1450 Cheyenne Meadows Road, 527-7100
• Panorama Middle: 2145 S. Chelton Road, 579-3220
• The High School Preparatory Academy: 2250 Jet Wing Drive, 579-2580
• Harrison High: 2755 Janitell Road, 579-2080
• Sierra High: 2250 Jet Wing Drive, 579-2090
LEWIS-PALMER SCHOOL DISTRICT 38
The old Palmer Lake Elementary School Library is undergoing a $56,000 renovation. Flexible, kid-friendly spaces that adjust to accommodate adult learners with shelving on rolling casters, new technology and energy-efficient windows are part of the plan.
A second-level biomedical sciences course — human body systems — is being offered at Lewis-Palmer High as part of a Project Lead the Way program.
Wellness teams are being introduced at every school, as part of the Colorado Action for Healthy Kids initiative, technology upgrades have been made, and the district’s Business Advisory Council will host a first Career Awareness Fair in the fall for middle and high school students.
Enrollment is projected at 6,230 students.
• Bear Creek Elementary: 1330 Creekside Drive, Monument, 488-4770
• Lewis-Palmer Elementary: 1315 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-4750
• Palmer Lake Elementary: 115 Upper Glenway, Palmer Lake, 488-4760
• Prairie Winds Elementary: 790 King’s Deer Point E., Monument, 559-0800
• Ray E. Kilmer Elementary: 4285 Walker Road, 488-4740
• Lewis-Palmer Middle: 1776 Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-4776
• Lewis-Palmer High: 1300 Higby Road, Monument, 488-4720
• Palmer Ridge High: 19255 Monument Hill Road, Monument, 867-8600
• Monument Academy Charter: 1150 Vil-lage Ridge Point, Monument, 481-1950
MANITOU SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 14
A new district think tank called ManX is intended to inspire new programs that will enhance the schools’ environment, academics and growth mindset.The group of 20 staff members aims to answer: “What if we could do anything we wanted to help children learn and be ready for the 21st century? What would those things be?”
Existing innovative programs include on-campus ballet classes, robotics and aerospace engineering, inexpensive music lessons and an outdoor, experiential math and science track for sixth-graders.
Enrollment is expected to top 1,500 students, with 42 percent coming from outside district boundaries.
• Manitou Springs Elementary: 110 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2195
• Ute Pass Elementary: 9230 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park, 685-2227
• Manitou Springs Middle: 415 El Monte Place, Manitou Springs, 685-2127
• Manitou Springs High: 401 El Monte Place, Manitou Springs, 685-2074
MIAMI-YODER SCHOOL DISTRICT JT-60
Building relationships in the district and the community is one of the goal’s of the new superintendent, who also is serving as the district’s secondary school principal.
A new reading program for elementary school students, “Core Knowledge Language Arts,” aims to better align instruction with Common Core State Standards. The district, which has about 300 students, also is refinancing two bonds to save money and replacing two school buses.
• Miami Yoder JT-60: K-12, 420 S. Rush Road, Rush
PEYTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 23-JT
The old Peyton Middle School is being transformed into a woodworking, construction and automotive trades center. The district is opening the Peyton Woods Manufacturing Program, which offers entry-level through advanced cabinet manufacturing for high school students. The district also has brought its first charter school on board, the Career Building Academy, which has construction and automotive industry training.
Voters in November agreed to a second de-TABORing in 23-JT for seven years, meaning the district will seek grants and corporate donations. A nonprofit foundation is being set up to handle contributions.
Enrollment will be about 550 students and potentially grow to 650 with the new charter school.
• Peyton Elementary: 13550 Bradshaw Road, Peyton, 749-0170
• Peyton Junior and Senior High: 13885 Bradshaw Road, Peyton, 749-0417
• The Career Building Academy: 18320 Main St., Peyton, 749-2091
WIDEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT 3
The district, with about 9,300 students, is fully rolling out a STEM program for sixth- through 12th-graders. A $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity will help to implement Project Lead the Way, a national science, technology, engineering and math program.
D-3 is known for its pride, tradition and innovation, with Project Lead the Way being an innovation development that will get students out of the box in science and math.District leaders also are gearing up for a first-time Spring Showcase in April to highlight achievements including the music program, Navy Junior ROTC cadets, Project Lead the Way robots and other achievements.
• Widefield Community Center, 705 Aspen Drive, 391-3515
• WSD3 Preschool: 209 Leta Drive, 391-3375
• French Elementary: 5225 Alturas Drive, 391-3495
• King Elementary: 6910 Defoe Ave., 391-3455
• Pinello Elementary: 2515 Cody Drive, 391-3395
• Sunrise Elementary: 7070 Grand Valley Drive, 391-3415
• Talbott Elementary: Dean and Fordham streets, 391-3475
• Venetucci Elementary: 405 Willis Drive, 391-3355
• Webster Elementary: 445 Jersey Lane, 391-3435
• Widefield Elementary: 509 Widefield Drive, 391-3335
• Janitell Junior High: 7635 Fountain Mesa Road, Fountain, 391-3295
• Sproul Junior High: 235 Sumac Drive, 391-3218
• Watson Junior High: 136 Fontaine Blvd., 391-3255
• Discovery High: 701 Widefield Drive, 391-3121
• Mesa Ridge High: 6070 Mesa Ridge Parkway, 391-3600
• Widefield High: 615 Widefield Drive, 391-3200
• James Madison Charter Academy: 660 Syracuse St., 391-3977
• D3 My Way: 930 Leta Drive, 391-3080
WOODLAND PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-2
The town mayor will be in the dugout, elementary school students will dig in the dirt and home-school kids will have more chances to be in class in RE-2, which has about 2,400 students.The mayor has been hired as the high school baseball head coach.
An environmental education program for all elementary school students that kicked off last school year is continuing with out-door lessons at a nearby ranch.Middle school students who are home-schooled now have the opportunity to take classes at Summit Elementary School, and classroom experiences for elementary level home-schoolers also are expanding.
• Columbine Elementary: 175 E. Kelley Road, Woodland Park, 686-2300
• Gateway Elementary: 100 Panther Way, Woodland Park, 686-2051
• Summit Elementary: 490 Meadow Park Drive, Divide, 686-2401
• Woodland Park Middle: 600 E. Kelley Road, Woodland Park, 686-2200
• Woodland Park High: 151 Panther Way, Woodland Park, 686-2067
Some of the religious or private schools in the region:
• Ave Maria Catholic School, 9056 E. Parker Road, Parker, 1-720-842-5400
• Colorado Springs Christian Schools, 4855 Mallow Road, 535-8968
• The Colorado Springs School: 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747
• Corpus Christi Catholic School: 2410 N. Cascade Ave., 632-5092
• Divine Redeemer Catholic School, 901 N. Logan Ave., 471-7771
• Early Connections Home Network, 104 E. Rio Grande St., 632-1754
• Evangelical Christian Academy: 2511 N. Logan Ave., 634-7024
• Fountain Valley School of Colorado: 6155 Fountain Valley School Road, 390-7035
• HillSprings Academy: 2776 Janitell Road, 576-3840
• Holy Apostles Catholic Preschool, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, 591-1566
• Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy: 7675 Lexington Drive, 592-0900
• Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School: 914 N. 19th St., 636-3084
• St. Paul Catholic School, 1601 Mesa Ave., 632-1846
• St. Peter Catholic School, 124 1st St., Monument, 481-1855
• St. Mary’s High School, 2501 E. Yam-pa St., 635-7540
• Salem Lutheran School: 4318 N. Chestnut St., 599-0200
• Sidewalks End Montessori: 3215 Woodland Hills Drive, 266-0026
STATE CHARTER SCHOOLS
• Colorado Charter School Institute: 1580 Logan St., Suite 210, Denver, 1-303-866-3299
• Colorado Springs Charter Academy: 2577 N. Chelton Road, 636-2722
• Colorado Springs Early Colleges: 4405 N. Chestnut Ave., Suite D, 955-4675
• Global Village Academy: 1702 N. Murray Blvd., 645-8063
• James Irwin Charter Academy: 5525 Astrozon Blvd., 302-9000
• Mountain Song Community School: 2904 W. Kiowa St., 344-5770
• Pikes Peak Prep: 525 E. Costilla St., 570-7575
• Thomas MacLaren School: 303 Aus-tin Bluffs Parkway, 313-4488
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
The Air Force Academy is a military organization and a baccalaureate university, preparing cadets for careers as Air Force leaders.
COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Southern Colorado Regional Center
1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 105867-5800, ccu.edu
Colorado Christian University’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center in southern Colorado offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and educator licensure programs. Many courses are available online.
14 E. Cache La Poudre St. 389-6000, coloradocollege.edu
Colorado College is a private, four-year, liberal arts college with a range of majors and minors across departments, interdisciplinary studies and preprofessional programs. The college operates on a block plan. Students take four classes per semester, one course at a time in sequence, doing a semester’s amount of work in 3 1/2 weeks.
COLORADO INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE THERAPY
1490 W. Fillmore St. 634-7347, cimt.edu
COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
4435 N. Chestnut St. 1-855-227-0555, coloradotech.edu
The Colorado Springs campus offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in many professional fields. Doctorate programs in management and computer science also are available. The school says it is one of only a few schools in the nation to offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer security.
1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd.632-3000, devry.edu
Undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, health sciences, liberal arts, engineering and technology.
1815 Jet Wing Drive 638-6580, everest.edu
Programs include accounting, business administration, computer information science, criminal justice, dental and medical assisting. Students may earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees completely online.
NAZARENE BIBLE COLLEGE
1111 Academy Park Loop 884-5000, nbc.edu
A private, four-year, co-educational Bible college offering Bachelor of Arts in ministry and Associate of Arts in lay ministries degrees. Majors include Bible and theology, Christian counseling and music and pastoral ministries.
PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Main Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd.; Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.; Rampart Range Campus, 11195 Colorado 83; Falcon Campus, 3850 Pony Tracks Drive; 502-2000, ppcc.edu
Pikes Peak Community College is a two-year college offering associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields, with more than 125 programs of study. The school also offers two-year transfer educational programs to qualify students for admission to the junior year at other colleges and universities and a broad range of educational options for adults.
7450 Campus Drive, Suite 1001-800-568-8932, regis.edu
A Jesuit college offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The local campus serves the College for Professional Studies and offers majors and master’s degrees in business administration, computer information systems and management.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway255-8227, uccs.edu
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is part of the University of Colorado system, and the local campus offers 37 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees, within six academic colleges. A branch of the CU School of Medicine also is available.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
2 N. Cascade Ave., Suite 100 527-9000, phoenix.edu
Degree programs are available in arts and sciences, business management, criminal justice and security, education, human services, nursing and health care, psychology and technology.
5475 Tech Center Drive, No. 110590-7340, webster.edu/colorado springs
Certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in space systems, business, information technology and procurement.
Assist To Succeed Colorado Springs
8610 Explorer Drive, Suite 315 599-0700, assisttosucceed.com
Nationally recognized premier dental assisting program. Ten-week course held only on Saturdays. Dental assisting certificate.
2020 N. Academy Blvd. 227-0170, collegeamerica.edu/colorado- springs
Undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, health care, graphic arts and in-formation technology.
Collinson Massage School
2163 N. Academy Blvd. 310-9297, collinsonmassageschool.com Certificate program.
Critter Clips School of Dog Grooming
1865 Dublin Blvd., 593-5880, critter-clipsgrooming.com Certificate program.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1675 Long St., Building 1117, Fort Carson 576-6858, erau.edu
Certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Globelink Foreign Language Center
802 S. Tejon St. 532-0300, globelinkflc.com
Certificate programs. Translation, inter-preting and language classes.
Independent Electrical Contractors
Southern Colorado Chapter5975 Omaha Blvd. 596-3688, iecscc.org
Training for apprentice programs.
Institute of Business and Medical Careers
Colorado Springs campus
6805 Corporate Drive596-7400, ibmc.edu
Certificate, diploma and degree programs in business, cosmetology, dental, health care, personal fitness training, paralegal and massage careers.
2315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 373-1690, intelliteccollege.com
Associate degrees in automotive, drafting, computer, health and medical careers.
International Salon and Spa Academy
5707 N. Academy Blvd. 597-1413, ISSACO.edu
Cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, nail care and hair styling.
Paul Mitchell School
118 W. Colorado Ave. 636-1426, coloradosprings.paulmitchell.edu
Beauty, cosmetology and hair stylist training.
Pima Medical Institute
3770 Citadel Drive N. 1-800-477-7462, pmi.edu
Certificate, associate programs. Pharmacy, medical assistant, dental and veterinary technician.
Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy
5125 N. Academy Blvd. 390-9898, coloradosprings.toniguy.edu
Offering basic and advanced cosmetology training.