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Programs

Classes

7
Visual Arts
including: Photography
5
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Vocal lessons / coaching
Jazz band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Choir / Chorus
Band
Performing & written arts Drama
Creative writing
Media arts Graphics
Computer animation
Visual arts Textiles
Sculpture
Photography
Painting
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
World languages taught (misc.) On line and college courses
Academic themes / Areas of focus Technology
Science
Music
Mathematics
Engineering
Instructional / curriculum models used STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Project-based
Hybrid / Blended learning
Core Knowledge
Classical
College preparatory
Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Spanish
Special schedule Extended / longer school day
Early childhood program offered No

Support

14
Facilities
including: Playground
Extra learning resources Tutoring
Remediation
Differentiated learning programs
Counseling
Career/college counseling
Acceleration
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training (misc.) We offer college classes
Facilities Playground
Parent center
Music room
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Library
Learning lab
Kitchen
Internet access
Gym
College / career center
Computer lab
Cafeteria
Art room
Sports Fields

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 37% 56%
Hispanic 28% 32%
Black 25% 5%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 41%
Female 55% 49%
Male 45% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
3
Boys Sports
including: Track
12
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Track
Cross country
Basketball
Clubs Marching band
Homework help / Study buddy club
Game club
Girls on the Run
Drama club
Cooking club
Chess club
Art club
Anime club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Dress code Dress code
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Charter schools
  Public schools

Awards

Community service award Certificate of Appreciation- UCCS College of Business
Year received 2013
Academic award Governor's Award for Excellence
Year received 2011
Academic award School Choice Leadership Award
Year received 2013
Academic award United States Department of State Award
Year received 2012

Teachers

19
Staff
including: College counselor
Staff Math specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Gifted Specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Computer specialist
College counselor
Art teacher
Assistant principal
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Boys and Girls Club of America
Partner website Http://www.bgca.org/Pages/index.aspx
Partner The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region
Partner website Http://www.ppymca.org/
Partner Hillside Community Center
Partner website Http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=4821
Partner Early Connections Learning Centers
Partner website Http://www.earlyconnections.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.pikespeakprep.org/school-information/how-to-enroll
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 220
For the year 2014-2015
# of students accepted 210
For the year 2014-2015

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012