Media Coverage

It's graduation time of the year and boy is it busy! Yesterday, we had college signing day in Gary, Indiana. A great day to celebrate all of our students being accepted to college and committing to finishing college. The Chicago Tribune filed this news report on the festivities in Gary.

We will be celebrating college signing day in Colorado Springs May 23rd. The Colorado Springs ABC affiliate, KRDO, filed this news report May 10th on our Pikes Peak Prep college program. Our seniors have earned an average of 34 college credits prior to graduating from high school this year.

A high school senior in Colorado Springs is accomplishing much more than the average traditional student.
He’s completed his first two years of college for free before graduating high school. He owes his academic success to his charter school that’s paid for his college tuition.

People Magazine: Student Graduates From College Two Weeks Before High School Graduation: "I Didn't Want to Waste Any Time." 

When Raven Osborne was in third grade, her teacher told her that the classwork was too hard for her and she wasn’t an A student.

Well, Osborne certainly proved that teacher wrong.

The 18-year-old just picked up her college diploma — two weeks before she even graduates from high school, and she’s doing it as a straight-A student and valedictorian.

Indiana Teen Graduates from College before getting high school diploma

I graduate from college on May 5," she told CBS News' Jericka Duncan.
But when does she graduate from high school? May 22.

Charters appeal to a growing number of families

on Thursday, 27 April 2017 19:35

Janet Nace, principal of Pikes Peak Prep in Colorado Springs, starts her day at 6:30 a.m. But she isn't just rolling out of bed at that time — the school is already bustling with students.

At PPP, a K-12 public charter school with 319 students enrolled for the 2016-17 school year, students play educational games, work on homework and eat breakfast in the early morning hours before starting their school day in a two-atrium schoolhouse and several modulars that house their high school students.

Efficiency, longer class days and school years, and a focus on maximizing student learning resources are part of the environment teachers tailor to meet their students' needs.

"One of our cornerstones is individualized learning," Nace says. "We focus on teaching the whole child in a holistic way."

A plan for new management at an otherwise doomed Baton Rouge charter school won easy approval Tuesday from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The school that was in jeopardy, Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City, appeared done in December when BESE voted to close the school amid dismal student performance.
The school, which serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade, has never scored above an F in the state's annual public school ratings.

But leaders of GEO Prep Academy, a C-rated charter school, successfully proposed taking over Baton Rouge Charter Academy starting with the fall of 2017.  GEO Prep is an open enrollment operation and 98 percent of its roughly 250 students come from poor homes, according to state documents.

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