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Patriot Learning Center

Public | 6-12 | 220 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted January 24, 2014

My sixth grader started Patriot Learning Center this school year (2013). It was recommended to us because of the smaller class sizes. My kiddo struggles with attention and has issues with reading. I have only great things to say about the teachers and staff at Patriot. They think outside the box and really work to help my son grasp what's being taught. He has never succeeded in a traditional classroom with traditional methods. He loves the more "hands on" approach and the community involvement they nurture. The special ed team has been nothing short of amazing. For the first time ever he is getting that extra little bit of help he needs. And with the classroom size being so small he feels connected to his peers and teachers. I hope someday they will be able to have a few extracurricular activities available, like music, robotics, or art. But for now, I am so grateful for this group of very caring people. They're fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

I have just recenty attending Patriot Learning Center Day High School (Beging in the 2013-2014 school year) After attending 5 different high school online and public I was quickly losing hope. None of them worked with me. I was bullied and teased often resulting in me not going to school at all. After 3 years and 5 schools I have finally found the right one. The classes are small so everyone gets the help the need, and they have an amazing "credit recovery" program. I never thought I would actually graduate and now I will be graduating 6 months early. PLC is truely an amazing school.


Posted August 9, 2013

Attending Patriot last year made a measurable difference in my 14 year old son's attitude and grades. He is thriving in the smaller classroom and better overall learning environment. I'm very thankful for the option of Patriot versus Vista Ridge where he would have been lost in the crowd!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2012

I am personally attending PLC this year. And I will say it is really an amazing school. It has small class sizes, usually from ten to sixteen kids. Students get the help they need and deserve, plus more one on one attention with teachers and staff. They offer a day school 6th to 12th grade, and a night school that is 9th to 12th grade3 but accept any one who has dropped out of high school that one their diploma (I think they may have a cut off age though). I started there to get my diploma, after dropping out of high school. I needed a lot of one on one time, and hands on learning experience and PLC offers that. Since then my grades and attitude have improved, and I am looking to graduate in May 2013.


Posted December 6, 2011

Patriot is not for everyone. I have 2 children in PLC,1 goes to night school and he loves it.He was bullied through elementary and jr. high at Evans and Horizon. He ended up in truancy court last yr. at Horizon for being late all the time to avoid bullies as the school wouldn't do anything about it. He is thriving at PLC this yr. My daughter however, isn't doing very well.She came from Evans with good grades and no issues to PLC, now she has behavior issues. She has been referred to as "special" by bus drivers and teachers alike for attending PLC,and has developed behavior issues since attending PLC.Staff are good about keeping me informed as to what's going on, yet my previously well behaved, straight A student is suffering emotionally and academically.She is miserable at PLC. If your child isn't struggling academically, behaviorally, or isn't bullied, PLC is not for your child.Due to her recently developed behavior issues, I'm not sure if another school will take her next yr. She's been labeled by PLC & others, it proves children will live up to expectations placed on them,positive or negative.PLC received the $ for her this yr. so she's stuck there all yr. It's always about $$.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

My daughter has attended Patriot since its inception three years ago. The teachers and staff are WONDERFUL and the program really challenges my daughter, while allowing her to be in a smaller class setting. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My daughter transferred to Patriot after 2 1/2 very unsatisfying years at Sand Creek High School. From the very first day she was happier and more motivated. The teachers have time to answer her questions and are extremely supportive. In a very short time, she caught up with the classes in which she was behind and is now working ahead of schedule. I'm going to try to send my son there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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10%

2012

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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14%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
25%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
10%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Reading

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Proficient in English38%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant35%

Writing

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Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English25%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Students without disabilities12%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English10%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant10%

Reading

All Students48%
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Male50%
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Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English48%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Science

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Male20%
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White (not Hispanic)11%
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Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Writing

All Students21%
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Male20%
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White (not Hispanic)21%
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Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

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Neither migrant nor immigrant0%

Reading

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Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%

Writing

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Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
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Neither migrant nor immigrant0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students3%
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch4%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities4%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English3%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant3%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
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Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant52%

Science

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Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch9%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English7%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant7%

Writing

All Students24%
Female33%
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Asiann/a
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White (not Hispanic)29%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities25%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English24%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 57%
Hispanic 20% 32%
Black 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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