WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pikes Peak Online School (PPOS), a tuition-free, online public school, announced today it is welcoming families with children in grades 9-12 to begin enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. The comprehensive education approach provided at PPOS focuses on providing struggling students with the academic, social and emotional support needed to reach graduation.
"In our second school year, we are thrilled to be helping even more students succeed across Colorado," said Nicole Tiley, head of school of PPOS. "Our team is passionate about building positive, nurturing relationships within an environment where learning can blossom."
PPOS combines engaging web-based lessons, live online learning sessions and support from state-certified teachers and counselors to create a unique educational experience for each student. Students take benchmark tests at the beginning of the school year to identify strengths and challenges and the test results are used to develop realistic learning objectives and a comprehensive, customized plan to reach goals. For many students, this Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) expands beyond academic objectives to include post-secondary goals for college or a career.
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. This is the second year for the school, which first opened its doors in 2015.
"My time at PPOS has really helped me concentrate on my studies without distractions," says Phoebe Robinson, a PPOS student. "I've really found a place where I can thrive."
PPOS also offers a proven remediation program that can quickly identify students' specific skill gaps and develop an individualized remediation plan to address them. Pre-tests and adaptive assessments identify each student's strengths and deficiencies at the outset. State-certified teachers then match curriculum and instruction to students' skill levels - whether they're on a developmental, remedial, or an enhanced learning trajectory. The program includes content for high-stakes exam readiness, so students can be thoroughly prepared for critical high school exams.
During the enrollment period PPOS 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.
For more information on PPOS, its unique support services and the enrollment process, please visit http://ppos.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 through 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/
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