This school is constantly making improvements and encouraging students to think beyond high school. The Class of 2016 graduated with an average of 14 college credits each. And 100% graduated on time.
This year, with Mike Miles serving as CEO, the school has hired a principal who has served as assistant superintendent for Falcon District 49 and was responsible for special ed and gifted programs, as well as an experienced high school principal. The school will offer longer school days and a longer school year and has increased teacher pay to be among the best in Colorado Springs this year. To get the best teachers you have to pay more. Pikes Peak Prep is commited to providing an excellent education to our community.
June 21, 2016
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This school is terrible. Parents need to run before the school gets their money the first week of October. If you withdraw before October you can put your money where your child is being educated - if you wait PPP will get your money without accountability. Adams Elementary is close and will be my next choice!!
Second week of school and my kids hate it. My children have been there 3 years, straight A students never any issues. The teachers are fine, I wish I would have read up on Mike Miles before re enrolling my children back at PPP. He runs around the school talking to the highschoolers like they are at boot camp. He demands respect from them and all the rules are ridicules. He is defenetly more concerned about being a warden then the actual education of the students. Will be looking for another school. I know 3 other parents who are already looking for other school options.
I first put my daughter here in third grade. At this time, there were several sports, after school clubs, and Spanish taught to students. Class size was about 20-24 and the teachers were so caring. I had help from staff when my daughter was bullied.
My daughter, now Middle School age, never had a piece of homework all year. Straight A's though. There were concerns at the beginning of the year when a beloved staff member was unfairly released. Things quickly went downhill from there. My daughter would come home from school with headaches as her class was so loud and unruly. The teachers in any class couldn’t control them long enough to teach proper lessons.
In my opinion, whoever gave this school 5 stars is a friend of a staff member or it was from years ago. I have heard and seen staff acting unprofessional and showing favoritism. My daughter would come home to tell me about staff incidents. There are special teachers, Mr. Navarro was great, Ms. Rahn, Ms Levicki and Miss R (art) but I hear there was a great many that either quit or were fired.
By January we had had enough and began to seek other schools. During this process my daughter had to test for her skills. Imagine my dismay to find out my daughter was a year behind in math compared to Vanguard and James Irwin. Those schools asked if she was having problems in math, but she had all “A’s.” When she shadowed at these schools, she was so impressed how quiet the classrooms were compared to PPP and how the kids were there to learn instead of being loud and needing attention like at PPP. I put her in summer school at Vanguard and she learned a year’s worth of math in 6 weeks at their intense summer program. Thank goodness, she was accepted and will be there this fall. No regrets leaving this “school” where many parents are going to be surprised about when their child’s education isn’t up to par.