We have been members of the Peak to Peak community for 3 years. The school has removed traditional academic barriers and allows students to excel by appropriate placement and academic focus. Parent involvement is critical to Peak to Peak's success. Peak to Peak will continue to be a top choice of students and families seeking top quality education. Class sizes are currently near the maximum and negatively impacts the overall quality of education, even though it is still superior to other options. Communication continues to be a challenge, but has been set as a priority and we expect to see improvement in this area. Appropriate guidance of parent involvement in student homework (K-5) is also an area that needs improvement. If you are looking for a special school for your children - look at Peak to Peak - but plan on being involved.
This is a great school! we're new this year, and both of my middle school kids love it! the teachers enjoy teaching, they care, and they make their classes interesting and fun. The other kids have been incredibly nice, and neither of my kids have seen even one person bullied so far. Another unique aspect about this school is that it's 'cool' to be smart and kind, and it's 'uncool' to be disrespectful, to smoke-drink-do drugs, etc. It's powerful to see kids encouraging each other to be themselves, and celebrating each others individual gifts. The school teaches to the students individual level, (there may be a 7th grader and a 10th grader in the same class), and this helps the classes be more efficient, and the students get to know each other better. Needs: better tech/computer classes, football, & a bigger library. Strengths: very strong academics/teachers, supportive and inclusive student body...A 10!
Peak to Peak is the best high school - the teachers and principals are fully dedicated, the sports teams, such as soccer and hockey, rock, and the counselors and teachers come to school for the sole purpose of making us better students.
Excellent Academic Programs, good leadership and improving social climate!
My oldest child will graduate from Peak to Peak this year, and I can't believe how fortunate we have been to be a part of this great school. When Peak to Peak says 'college prep', it means it. After only five years, its ACT scores are already the third highest in the state. The NCA has awarded the school its College Preparatory accreditation (only one other public school in Colorado has attained that status), and its graduates are heading off to prestigious colleges. Not only is it succeeding academically, they are the state champions in both soccer and hockey this year! It took vision and leadership to build such a strong program in such a short period of time.
Peak to Peak is a Magnet and it brings in students from the surrounding areas. It has some great teahers like Mrs Roob, Mrs Freeman and Mrs Henning who go above and beyond and teach the children. Tony Fontana is great Principal.
Terrific academic program. Teachers and staff very responsive to parental concerns. Students get to know teachers well because of small high school size. Could be more extracurricular activities, but these are increasing as the high school grows.
My started P2P inaurgrial yr, 5 years ago. The 1st 2 yrs were inspiring. The teachers knew the students & worked w/weakness & strengths. Inspiring. Subsequent years the quality & accountability of character education & teacher participationg has declined. The ability grouping is working but not as actively utlized throughout the school year as it could be. The biggest complaint for myself & when talking with other parents is lack of organization (use of a sylibus) by the teacher. Comminication on the semester work load and schedule NEEDS drastic improvement. Student and parents are left guessing what is due and when. This year I plan on making a sylibus with my son & have he work thru it. I don't want him to do too much extra work but better than finding out about missing work.
academic programs are very high in standard and is quite suitable for all students. this is mostly because the school will place your child to how he/she is academically in development. though the teachers are of high prestige i have noticed that some, but very few, of these teachers are not quite suitable to handle teaching high school students. the environment of the school also seems to be slowly declining each year and has been doing quite poorly. as for the extracurricular activites there's a fair selection but there are many that i'd rather them have that they don't i.e. football, shop, hockey and other such classes. the level of parent involvement is at the most i have seen any school because it was and still is primarily funded by parents.
Peak to Peak is now in its fifth year. We have two high school students who have attended for four of those years, and we could not be more pleased with the quality of their education. The school says it is college prep, and it has gone out of its way to stay true to its mission. This is wonderful in a public school! The school has continually added new AP classes and extracurricular activities. There are great electives in music, art, and other areas. My kids have great friends who are involved in school activities and their community. Finally, many of my own friends are those I've met while volunteering at the school. It is a great community!
Peak to Peak is one of the most amazing schools I've ever seen, and undoubtedly the best in the area. In its fourth year, Peak to Peak will have 20 AP Classes by next year alone. Peak to Peak also participates in the CU Succeed Gold Program, among other programs. There is a strong music and are program, with AP Music Theory being one of the AP classes, and CU Succeed Gold art class that one will recieve college credit for. Peak to Peak is developing a strong sports presence, with the Boy's Varsity Sccer going to state this year, Peak to Peak has Soccer, Volleyball, Track, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and many more. Parent involvment can be almost over-the-top at points.Peak to Peak has its own Board of Trustees that govern the school. A few parents are on this board, and there is always ample space for a parent to voice his concerns.
We have been at Peak to Peak for four years. It has gone through some growing pains, but is a strong core knowledge/character education based school. The down side (or sides) are that it tends to be academically stringent which can be stressful for children. Also, priorities aren't always what they should be. The school is quite dirty. All in all, the teachers are very good as well as the administration. Parents are asked to volunteer as much as possible.
With three sons are at Peak to Peak, we are very pleased with the education, philosophy, and atmosphere. Now in our 4th year, we have experience with the middle and elementary programs. Academics are challenging, yet there is a good effort to keep all the kids on track and motivated to work hard. We are hoping for more sports programs, but there are good efforts to develop teams in baseball, hockey, basketball, and soccer. Overall, there is lots of extracurricular to choose from, even for a small school. The parents here are incredible. As a charter school we do not get facility funds, so our district funds pay the rent = smaller budget than most schools. Parents do a lot and I see incredible accountability and frugal management of what they do have. Great school for us!
Peak to Peak has been a wonderful experience for my children. With its college prep, liberal arts focus it has strong academics that include the arts, drama, music, etc. It is a good size. The students are known, but there are plenty of sports and other extracurricular activities.
My daughter is in her sophomore year at Peak to Peak Charter School. She started as a freshman last year having graduated from an academically rigorous K-8 private school. Last year there were some curriculum improvements needed in science and math at that grade level, this year seems to be much improved. Peak to Peak is still so new, it improves by leaps and bounds each year. We are very impressed by the parent involvement, the students themselves, the responsive administration and the teacher dedication. Extracurricular activities continue to grow, the academics are continuing to become more rigorous. We especially apprreciate the size of the school and feel every student is valued and encouraged. The disciplinary issues are apparently minor, due to the emphasis on character education. Peak to Peak has been an extraordinary high school experience for our daughter. We drive 35 minutes each way and don't regret one minute.
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