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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
It is a great school! The children are getting a great education. The teachers are great!
My grandson goes there and it is the first school he has really enjoyed and done well at.
The committment of teachers and staff to my child's education is amazing! I am grateful and my child loves to go to school.
I see my child excelling at Twin Peaks Charter--more than I could've imagined!
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.
This school has an excellent performance, highly committed teachers, strong parent involvement and students, who just enjoy to be part of Twin Peaks
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!
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!
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!
There is too much homework at this school and probably why their extracurricular activies are so limited.
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