Colorado is a leader in public school choice, and as the options continue to grow parents have more opportunity to find just the right fit for their child’s individual learning needs. In Colorado parents can choose from open enrollment, charter schools, magnet schools, contract schools, option schools, innovation schools, alternative schools, and online schools.
Currently, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) lists 26 multi-district online schools on their website. Each school is uniquely diverse in their offerings of such things as curriculum, grade levels, face-to-face opportunities, courses, and learning centers. A summary of each online school can be found on CDE’s Office of Online & Blended Learning page.
Colorado’s newest K12 partner school is Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA), a K-12 full-time, tuition-free, post-secondary preparedness program approved by the State Board of Education (SBE) in June. CPA is authorized by Colorado Digital Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CDBOCES), which was formed through a partnership between Falcon School District 49, Yuma School District 1, and Pikes Peak Community College. CDBOCES began chartering its first school, CPA in July 2013.
My high school students are registered for Colorado Preparatory Academy (CPA) for the 2013-14 school year. We’ll get support from Colorado-licensed teachers, face-to-face instruction in a blended learning environment, online and offline learning experiences, books and materials, and we’ll use the outstanding K12 curriculum. My children will move at an individualized pace in a post-secondary preparedness program. We are looking forward to a dynamic school year focused on learning, socializing, and a whole lot of fun!
You can learn more about Colorado Preparatory Academy by attending an Online CPA Information Session from the comfort of your home or by attending an In-Person Event offered throughout the state. Enrollment is currently open and CPA is accepting applications for the 2013-14 school year. School starts September 3, 2013!