Three online schools in Colorado – Colorado Preparatory Academy, Destinations Career Academy of Colorado and Pikes Peak Online School – are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year. All three schools are tuition-free, full-time online public schools for students throughout the state of Colorado.
Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA), which serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade, specializes in programs designed specifically for advanced learners using the award-winning curriculum from K12 Inc., the nation’s leading online K-12 curriculum provider. College-minded students can choose from a broad range of courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future and discover their path after high school. CPA also gives students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school and offers a post-secondary preparedness program that ensures students attending the school are prepared for college.
Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA) is the only online, Colorado Department of Education-approved Career Technical Education (CTE) program in the state and teaches students in grades 6-12 career and employment skills while they are still in high school. CODCA offers courses in the fields of health science, business, and information technology, offering students the opportunity to explore career fields both in and out of the classroom. Students prepare to earn technical credentials and may earn college credits and gain workplace experience while in high school. Other learning opportunities include interview preparation, team collaboration and effective communication. Graduates from CODCA are well prepared to enter a 4 year college, 2 year college, or the work force.
The comprehensive education approach provided at Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS) focuses on providing struggling students in grades 9-12 with the academic, social and emotional support needed to reach graduation. In the event that a student is deficient in course credit, the school’s extensive credit recovery courses allow a student to get back on track for a successful graduation. Students take benchmark assessments at the beginning of the school year to identify strengths and challenges, and the results are used to develop an individually tailored learning plan for the student. For many students, this Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) expands beyond current academic objectives to include post-secondary goals for college or a career. In addition, the online curriculum is bolstered by a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) program, as well as a family support team to help students achieve success both academically and personally.
All three schools serve families and students who seek alternatives to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Through live and recorded class sessions that are accessed online, students and their teachers can engage and interact as if they were sitting together in a traditional classroom. Students also complete schoolwork using hands-on educational materials that are shipped to their home.
Each student is supported by state-certified teachers who monitor student progress while providing professional insight and instruction. Teachers communicate with students via phone, email and the online classroom technology in order to provide an individualized approach that helps prepare students for career or college success. Teachers aim to establish a partnership with parents, so the students benefit from a strong network of support.
The online curriculum is rigorous and engaging, including courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world languages, art and music. In addition, CPA and CODCA offer Advanced Placement® courses for high school students.
During the enrollment period, all three schools will be conducting online and in-person information sessions throughout the state. Interested families are encouraged to attend to meet teachers, staff and other families and to learn more about the award-winning online curriculum provided by K12.
For more information, visit the schools’ websites at cpa.k12.com, codca.k12.com and ppos.k12.com.
About Colorado Preparatory Academy
Authorized by the Colorado Board of Cooperative Education Services (CD BOCES) Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves Colorado students statewide in grades K-12. As part of the Colorado public school system, CPA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about CPA, visit http://cpa.k12.com.
About Destinations Career Academy of Colorado
Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA) is an accredited, full-time online public school program that serves Colorado students in grades 6-12. As part of the Colorado public school system, CODCA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and education programs. For more information about CODCA, visit http://codca.k12.com.
About Pikes Peak Online School
Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves Colorado students in grades 9-12. As part of the Colorado public school system, PPOS is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about PPOS, visit http://ppos.k12.com.