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    Peak School ::: Frisco, Colorado ::: West U.S.

    The Peak School, Frisco California

    • Rigorous college preparatory courses
    • Individualized instruction ensuring student will achieve to their highest potential
    • 65 students; Average class size 10 students; student to teacher ratio is 8:1
    • Coeducational day school with no religious affiliation
    • ESL teachers provide tutoring and small group instruction

    Founded

    2011

    Climate

    Alpine, sunny warm summers; snow in winter

    Student Body

    65 students (grades 9-12);5% international

    Average Class Size

    10 students

    Faculty

    12 faculty; 80% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    8:1

    College Placement

    The Peak School's goal is to ensure that each graduate of Peak goes to the college or university to which they are best suited and which will best meet their aspirations.  The personalized, rigorous academic program at The Peak School is designed not only to prepare students for, and gain admission to the best colleges and universities in the United States and abroad, but also to be successful once they enroll at those institutions.

    Honors & AP

    All Peak School classes are at the Honors level.  Advanced classes with Colorado Mountain College.

    Special Programs

    Outdoor Education:

    The Outdoor Education (OE) department offers many opportunities to engage students in the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through a variety of recreational and environmental education opportunities. 

    Some of the highlights of Outdoor Education program include:

    • 3-Day Orientation Camping Trip
    • Rock Climbing at the Breckenridge Recreation Center
    • Orienteering classes
    • 3-Day Snowshoeing Hut Trips within the 10th Mountain Division system
    • A 5-Day leadership and adventure trip
    • Recreational Ski Program

    Marking System

    Mastery-based grading system

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    English - 4 credits
    Social Science/History - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 4 credits
    Science - 4 credits
    World Language - 3 credits
    Outdoor Education - 2 credits

    World Languages: Mandarin, Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores: Not available until 2017 with first graduating class

    Accreditation

    The Peak School is accredited by Advanc-ED 

    Athletics

    Sports offered with Summit School District: Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Track & Field, Volleyball

    Arts:

    Studio Art, Ceramics, Film studies, Theater

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activities: Climbing, Creative writing, Dance, Fencing, Glass blowing, Kayaking, Model UN, Mountain biking, Robotics, Speech & debate, Yoga

    Facilities:

    Academic building, Art studio, Library, Science labs, Performance space, Student commons

    ESL

    ESL teachers provide individual tutoring and small group instruction.

    Complete Profile

    Peak School Profile 2017