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K-12
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Longmont, CO
Students enrolled: 1,050
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340 South Sunset St
Longmont, CO 80501

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(303) 772-7286
(303) 485-0394
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October 28, 2014
I have 2 students at TPCA, one in 6th grade and one in 8th grade. What initially drew us to this school was the level of academic success, the character focus, and the dress code. I have been very happy with all the teachers, they are both understanding of students and challenging. There has been a lot of help in the subjects my students have a hard time with and when they complain about being bored, or it is too easy, the teachers have been supportive in finding activities that challenge them and keep school interesting. There is a strong sense of community among the students, parents, and staff of TPCA, all are working together to give and get the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
We have been at TPCA for 3 years.Two children. Lower elementary. It is a lot of work (homework and parental involvement both), but my children are learning a ton and they love the school, their teachers, and friends. One thing that makes the school special is the core knowledge curriculum that creates holistic learning and ensures they don't study the same things over and over. And the emphasis on good character positively affects the whole dynamic of the school. Almost without exception, the teachers genuinely care and the kids love them. When my child struggled with a subject, the teacher was quick to get tailored instructional assistance to get her up to speed without any sense of shame. The school is growing, which certainly creates some bumps in the road and transition pains, but I feel like the staff and families are working hard to keep the school headed in the right direction. Coming in, I had some concerns about the school being too rigid (dress code, etc.), but I have been really pleased with my children's experiences at the school and they love it.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
We have 3 children at the school and I have to say that it's been a great experience. My kids do have a lot of homework but it's very manageable, and necessary if the school is going to provide them with a better than average education. If they need it they readily get help from their teachers. It really does feel like a family and if there are any problems with other students, it's handled quickly. Bullying has never been an issue with us, but like every other school in Colorado it exists. The teachers and administration make us feel very comfortable with the way they handle it. We were already aware of their great reputation for academics before we visited Twin Peaks for the first time....but what sold us the first time.....and in our decision to send the rest of our kids...was how comfortable they fit in. They were happy and other than an education, that's what was important to us.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2014
We have had our daughter at this school for 4 years. We have hoped that things would improve. Not so much. The student to teacher ratio is way too high. One teacher to 30 students. I have noticed a lot of issues with bullying. The school doesn't do anything to stop it and the teachers don't have time to deal with it. The homework is ridiculous. You should expect 2-3 hours of homework every night. Also expect to hire a tutor. The teachers seem to hate teaching. I would highly recommend looking at a different school. We are trying to get our daughter into another school right now.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
Based on experiences at other schools and countless conversations with parents at our school and others, I believe Twin Peaks is on par with the top tier educational environments in our area. We have had tremendous teacher experiences from first grade through sixth, both with my kids' classes, and the volunteer work I have done on an ongoing basis with more than a dozen teachers individually. I am pleased with the middle school team and how they work to improve the transition experience for the students and parents. I love that my kids can stay at the same school through 12th grade and have similar schedules that make my busy life easier. I am happy with my children's growth and that of other students I work with on a regular basis. I feel blessed to have additional support from the character education that is built into the curriculum. The reason I am not giving all fives is because I believe every school has room for improvement and that we should not stay idle. Also, I would not rate any other school higher. I know my kids are getting a useful, well-rounded education that will set them up for success in higher education and career life.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
TWPCA a great disappointment We moved to Longmont last year and were excited by the proposect of her attending a charter school but TWPCA is not what a STEM school should be. Key Issues Student:Teacher Ratio is to high Turnover of Board is to high Parents withdrawing their children from this school Sense of Desperation in recruiting new families Board and Leadership do not seem to have a clear plan to execute No visible plan to drive standards back up

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
LOVE Twin Peaks Charter Academy! We moved our daughter here three years ago from our neighborhood school. Although we were content with our old school and our daughter did well, we had no idea of her potential once she was challenged! She has SOARED. The core knowledge curriculum yields an outstanding education, our daughter is safe here, we love the dress code and the continuous character education/assemblies are the icing on the cake. We are looking forward to the classical curriculum in high school for her AND soon we will have both her brothers enrolled! It will be great to be able to drop-off/pick-up three kids from ONE location!

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
My daughter is in first grade and loves Twin Peaks Charter Academy. She was in Montessori for Pre-K and K so I didn't know how well she would transfer but it has worked beautifully. TPCA offers students and parents access to a great education. My daughter is learning a tremendous amount through the Core Knowledge program and really enjoys the extracurricular activities (Spanish, music and art). The staff and faculty are caring and work with the children to get the most out of school. I also appreciate the level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
The student to teacher ratio is way too high!! Typically 30 students to 1 teacher. The students that speak english as their second language typically get the most attention. Therefore, be prepared to spend lots of time on homework and paying for a tutor. We have given this school 3 years to get it together. However, we will be sending our child to another school next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2014
What sets TPCA apart from other schools in the state? Well for one, they offer Olympic fencing instruction at the high school level, I've never seen that anywhere else and the kids can't stop raving about it. This school is awesome, enough said.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2013
Twin Peaks Charter is not just another neighborhood school. Your child will be challenged and engaged with every day of instruction. The teachers are amazing, the community engaged and the staff dedicated. Look at our scores, Facebook page and parent survey to get a real feel for what the school is about.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
With the expansion the school lost its specialness. Classrooms became much larger, all the "special" things they were to receive at TPCA went away. A lot of teacher turnover, making it difficult for children who need consistency. No longer worth the extra drive time, since the school no longer offers anything more than your neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2013
My daughter loves Twin Peaks. She has been going there for 2 years and has been challenged beyond limits. I am so grateful that she did not have to go to the local public school. At TPCA, she can take HS classes even thought she is only in 6th grade. The motto is "it's cool to be smart", the kids want to get good grades and do better. TPCA has grown for the better in the last few years and I am looking forward to the new sports facility they are working on. I like it that I can be involved in my daughter's education by volunteering at the school. If you don't like (or don't have the time) to put time in your kid's school or if you don't like HW, then don't go to TPCA. Parent involvement is required and HW is assigned daily, which weeds out the parents who don't want to be involved or sit down to do HW with their kids. We love TPCA and I recommend it to all my friends. My daughter will go there until she graduates HS.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2013
Love this school. I have 3 children inTwin Peaks and they all love the kids and the teachers. The school has volleyball, basketball, soccer, theater, choir, band, cross country, track, publishing, computer lab etc... They are working on a football field and a baseball field. The school has won SEVERAL awards over the past few years. I think it is a great place for kids who want to do well in school. Any child interested in a great education will do wonderfully at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
Twin Peaks High School is phenomenal. The teachers are fantastic and make sure everyone understands the material being talked about. The school has a great environment. There is homework but it isn t usually an overwhelming amount. The coaches for the sports teams make sure that everyone is able to do their best and improve.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2012
My son attended TPCA up until this year where he transferred to a local high school. Academically this school is great for the basics (math, english, science, social studies)... hardcore but great! It allowed for my son to definitely excel in high school where he is easily pulling a 4.0+ gpa. Socially we had problems with the middle school because they treat the kids like kindergartners, and unfortunately don't offer enough electives. There are a lot of growing pains that have resulted from their new high school addition, but I believe in 5 to 10 years this school will be "level" and ready to be great again. Until then just note that it has it's issues with the board, "counselor", teachers, and class offerings that might deter you from choosing TPCA. I hope it improves, but I personally don't miss the issues my son encountered while attending TPCA.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
I have been involved with TPCA for 6 years, and I'm choosing to move my children to the local public school. It's concerning that 3 board members did not choose Twin Peaks for their children this year, they moved them to public school. The administration is ineffective and there are valid reasons why our board members move their kids. Children cannot play on the grass for recess, but have to play on concrete. Usage of the large grass area is only for certain PE classes and the principal wants the school to "look appealing", so the children aren't allowed to trample the grass at lunch recess or any other recess. The principal is about "appearances" and not dedicated to academic or physical needs of the student body. Keep in mind that the principal doesn't even bring his kids to TPCA. This school is not what it once was, and many families are leaving. I've found that the public school can better serve the academic needs of my children. A school that thinks tech, science and math are relevant is a better fit for my young learners. TPCA's heavy focus on humanities leaves gaping holes in the long term success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2011
I love the principal. I love the teachers. This is a great school. My daughter has been there 3 years. She is challenged. I wish I had put her in here instead of the private school I had her in. I wish I had the money.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2011
My 2 daughters have been attending TPCA for 3 years. I have been very pleased with the staff and administration at this school. My kids are being challenged, are excited about learning, and have many opportunities to excel and be recognized for their achievements. Parents are highly involved -- which is great! The focus is on Core Knowledge curriculum, which means my children are getting a great education in reading, language arts, math and social studies. The only negative side to the elementary program is their lack of science skills being taught. My kids are memorizing science facts, but they have yet to do any hands-on experiments and inquiry investigations. I do like the fact that my kids have the opportunity to learn Spanish in elementary school. I would recommend this school for kids who are high achieving and thrive in a highly structured environment. I don't think this is the school for students who have special needs, but they do offer literacy help for students who are behind in reading and language arts.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
This school routinely screens out children with disabilities. Even after selection in the lottery process, if your child has an IEP, be prepred to hear why Twin Peaks is "not a good fit."

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
It is a great school! The children are getting a great education. The teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
My grandson goes there and it is the first school he has really enjoyed and done well at.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 08, 2010
The committment of teachers and staff to my child's education is amazing! I am grateful and my child loves to go to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2010
I see my child excelling at Twin Peaks Charter--more than I could've imagined!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2010
This is a great school with great teachers, great parents volunteers. Both my daughter and my son love the school so much. Their grade improves daily. The teachers care about each individual student. This school provides core knowledge study as well as lots of special classes with building students' characters first in mind. We just love this school. Parents input counts in this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
This school has an excellent performance, highly committed teachers, strong parent involvement and students, who just enjoy to be part of Twin Peaks

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2010
Twin Peaks Charter Academy is a wonderful school! Our children love their teachers and enjoy the positive school atmosphere. My husband and I are thrilled that there is going to be a Twin Peaks High School for our children to attend in later years. Thank you TPCA!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2010
TPCA is a wonderful school!! We have been extremely pleased with each of our children's teachers and the school as a whole. This school definitely keeps our children challenged and happy. My husband and I would definitely recommend this school to others!

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2010
TPCA is a wonderful school! I have two kids that attend TPCA (elementary and MS). Yes, this school is very challenging, but I have found that they have teachers that will bend over backwards in order to make sure that your child gets it before they move on. The extracurriculars are also perfect for any child. My younger child is in Chess club, elementary band, and is taking part in there upcoming school play. My older child plays in the jazz band, played on the school basketball team, and has attended all the MS events(swimming party, roller skating, dances, etc.). I would and have recommended this school to others. Our family is quite excited that they are adding a HS to TPCA so that are children can keep going to the best school in St Vrain Valley!

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December 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
There is too much homework at this school and probably why their extracurricular activies are so limited.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2009
My kids love this school! The teachers are wonderful and challenging, the band program is phenomenal, and the new building got a 'Wow' out of myself and my husband the first time we walked in it. So happy we chose this school for our children!

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October 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2009
What a wonderful school! Academically superb with great teachers, a beautiful campus, and many extra curriculars for my two kids. I'm glad our friends recommended this school to our family.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
My child went to TPCA for four years. She was never challenged to reach her potential and although she loved most of her teachers, she was bored. I think this school is a better than average school, but does not have a good program in place for elementary students who are exceptionally bright. They have high expectations for the average student and do their best to help those who are struggling, but they could do a lot better!

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2009
So far this is a good school, dresscode is a good feature. My child was in Kindergarten this year and the teacher was par excellence. Info regarding the class activities and school in general is very clear and regular. Since school is moving to new location, I am expecting better approach in extra curricular activities. I would recommend this school for sure.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This is a great school. Our teachers are wonderful. I am a happy parent and I volunteer my time at school to give back to this wonderful school. I love the uniform/dress code. It simplifies both the students and parents'lives and puts the stress on learning. This is a place where it is OK to achieve academically and a student is not made fun of for excelling in school. He/she is rewarded in Monday assemblies for academic achievements. I am also excited about the school's plan to move to a new location and hopefully expand.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
This is the first year that my child has gone to this school , and at first I thought it was great, my son is reading alot better. The ammount of work they have to do is overwhelming even for me.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
I attended TPCA for four years, and I highly recommend it to other people. The students are really able to get to know their teachers and vice versa, which allowed me to learn better. My English and Math teachers always made time to help me when I didn't understand something or to conference with my parents after school. TPCA helped me to get a head start in high school over other students who attended public school. Now that I am in high school, I also see the advantages of the dress code. It simplifies your morning routine and prevents students from wearing offensive or embarrassing clothes. Overall, I think TPCA has a great atmosphere for learning.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2007
I am elated with the quality of education my children are receiving at TPCA. The curriculum is challenging and the grading scale difficult, but my children have risen to the standards. I'm so grateful that character education is taught along with academics! I applaud TPCA's teachers as they are passionate about teaching and encourage the kids to love lifelong learning! When my kids were in our local school (which has high CSAP scores), they were forced into independent learning. My son was punished for being bright and had to wait for other kids to catch up...UGH! Thank you TPCA for helping my children reach their highest potential!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
Academically this place is average at best. Parents who want to give total responsibility for raising their kids to someone else will love this place.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2007
I love TPCA. I have two boys and they are doing better now then when they were in public school.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
TPCA is an amazing school. Even though there aren't extracurricular activities, the bond between students and teachers is outstanding. I went to TPCA from K-8, i have grown to be an outstanding student, and I learned so much while I was there. The classes are fit for everyone, and you cant understand what is going on because of the wonderful teachers. I wish I could go back.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2007
Twin Peaks Academy is an outstanding school. The academic program is unbelievable. Mrs. Adams in kindergarten is a 'magician', in my opinion. She teaches every child, even ones with learning diability, to love school and to do his/her best. I am transfering all my kids to this school next year. I observed how this school is academically more advanced than a private school in Boulder that costs 10K/year. I am going to pay back to this amazing school with all I can as an involved parent next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 11, 2006
Twin Peaks sets high standards for learning and behavior. To correct a previous review: the dress code was revised for 2006-2007 year and there is a wide variety of uniform style clothes. The polo shirts are powder blue, navy, red, burgundy, white or hunter green. It is more of a dress code then a uniform code. Keeps the focus on learning in the classroom (no distractions). Mr. Fluke is a very accessible principal and parents are expected to contribute time to help. The school has its own Board of Directors that are mainly parents of the student body. The school strives for students to achieve, believe and succeed! Sadly, the St. Vrain District Board has given TPCA 3 more years in this old building so they can put up District offices in it---quite a waste of auditorium and gymnasium space!! Arrangements for a new location in 2009 will be planned.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Academic program is excellent and teachers are great. Parent volunteers take a A plus. Mrs. Stengel in First grade is having a great part in my kid's life. I can see the improvement and I appreciate the encouragement they give to the kids. Wish they have little more extracurricular activities. Great school.

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July 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
I think that the teachers are excellent at this school. However the dress code is becoming way to strict next year(who puts their kids in white shirts everyday they are going to get stained). They don't really provide a whole lot of extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
Twin Peaks Charter has provided our children with an excellent education. We drive 24 miles each day in order to attend Twin Peaks, and it's worth every mile! The full day kindergarten program is wonderful. The teachers and staff are very committed and caring. I give Twin Peaks my highest rating!

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Only K–12 school in the district Public, independent school established by parents and chartered by SVVSD Diverse student population with 16 nationalities Character Education is essential K - 12 Cultivation of wisdom & virtue is learned K - 12 Content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum provides the foundation for a 9 -12 Classical Education 11 HS AP & 7 weighted HS Honors courses College preparatory programs with AP options designed to meet or exceed selective college requirements.

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Twin Peaks Charter Academy
340 South Sunset St, Longmont, CO  80501
(303) 772-7286
Last modified Twin Peaks Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Twin Peaks Charter Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top