Colorado Preparatory Academy, Destinations Career Academy of Colorado
and Pikes Peak Online School Open to Students Statewide
WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
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
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.
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.
Jessica Schuler, 571-405-2211