General and Enrollment FAQs

What grades are offered by Pikes Peak Online School?

Pikes Peak Online School offers grades 9-12.

Is Pikes Peak Online School really tuition free?

Yes. Because we are a public school, we operate under the same state guidelines as traditional public schools. This means we receive the same funding as a traditional school, and no tuition is required.

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes. All instructional materials are provided to students to ensure they're successful in the program. Computer systems will be provided to students who are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program.

How many students are accepted into the school?

Pikes Peak Online School is a public school, thus all students who wish to enroll are admitted subject only to the enrollment requirements listed on our How to Enroll page. Enrollment applications are date/time stamped and processed in the order in which the forms are received.

What if my child is behind on credits or failing classes?

Pikes Peak Online School specializes in addressing the needs of struggling students. Our credit recovery and remediation programs help students get back on track. We develop an individualized plan to ensure every student has a roadmap to success that's specific to them.

What are the location and age restrictions?

Students must be residents of the state of Colorado and must be 20 years of age or younger when they enroll. Students who turn 21 while enrolled and need additional education in order to receive a diploma may remain enrolled until they meet the graduation requirements or the end of the school year, whichever occurs first. Students must also be able to demonstrate completion of the eighth grade through official transcript or homeschool portfolios.

Can students enroll and begin classes at any time of the year?

Students can apply once enrollment for the school year is open, and will continue through mid-September. Once approved, they will begin at the start of the next school year.

I've been expelled. Will I get into Pikes Peak Online School?

Each case will be reviewed based upon records from your current or former school district. Colorado state law prohibits schools from enrolling students who are currently under district or school expulsion.PPOS can only enroll formerly expelled students. Approval for enrollment will not be granted until the case is reviewed.

Where Can I Find the Most Recent Colorado State, School Report Cards?

Under the ESSA, beginning with information from the 2017-2018 school year, report cards must be posted annually on district websites. (ESEA section 1111(h) (1) (A), (B)(iii) and (h)(2)(A), (B)(iii)). At the core of the Colorado School Report Cards is the belief that all students can grow, and all schools can improve. While no student report card tells the full story of a child, no school report card tells the full story of a school. Education is far more than a single score or letter grade, but it is important that families and communities can see both strengths and areas that need support and improvement. Please find the state school dashboard, here.

What is your Data Protection Policy?

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. Pikes Peak Online School is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records. 

Pikes Peak Online School takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. Please find the Student Data Security and Privacy Policy in its entirety, here. To view the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) website dedicated to the Student Data Transparency and Security Act, click here, or go to; https://www.cde.state.co.us/dataprivacyandsecurity.

Pikes Peak Online School collects Personal Identifiable Information (PII), as identified as on CDE data dictionary, for the- normal day- to- day school management and operations of student services as also listed on the CDE data dictionary fact sheet.  Pikes Peak Online School shares these Personal Identifiable Information (PII) data points, as identified as on CDE data dictionary, to the following third party in order that it can provide the day-to-day management and operations of student services to Pikes Peak Online School.  The CDE data dictionary can be found at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/whatstddataiscollected.

Agreement Title Attachments Date Approved Purpose of Agreement
K12, LLC K12 ESPA 8.26.2015 K12 provides a variety of products and services including teaching and support staff, curriculum, online and learning management systems and student management systems.

 

A list of School Service On-Demand Providers (ODPs) that the school currently utilizes is located here. Upon request, PPOS will assist a parent in obtaining an individual ODP’s data privacy policy. For assistance with this request, please contact Kimber Podsedek at kpodsedek@k12.com

PUBLIC NOTICE: In accordance with the Colorado Student Data Transparency and Security Act, C.R.S. Section 22-16-101 et seq., please be advised that if Education reEnvisioned BOCES and Pikes Peak Online School ceases using or refuses to use a School Service On-Demand Provider pursuant to C.R.S. 22-16-107 (3) (c), Education reEnvisioned BOCES and Colorado Preparatory shall post on its website the name of the On-Demand provider, with any written response that the on-Demand Provider may submit, and will notify the Colorado Department of Education, which will post on its website the On-Demand Provider’s name and any written response.