Author: Pagosa Peak Open School

The “Open School Model” is motivated by the belief that children have a natural desire to learn, and that their curiosity and passion is encouraged when they are provided multiple avenues for accessing knowledge...
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The Pagosa Charter School Initiative (PCSI) board of directors, plus a dozen supportive members of the community, squeezed themselves into the cozy conference room at the Archuleta School District (ASD) administrative offices on Monday, November 14, to witness the School Board’s vote to approve the Pagosa Peak Open School — the first charter school ever to be authorized by the […]
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Today we sent in our 451-page charter application to the district Superintendent! She will have 15 days to review the application for completeness, then she passes it on to the District Accountability Committee that will also have 15 days to review, and then it finally gets passed on to the School Board, which has 90 days to review, meet, and […]
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This video has several fantastic examples of the extraordinary capabilities of children to achieve great things at very young ages, as told by the infamous public school reformation advocate, John Taylor Gatto. John also delivers a brief history of our public school system in a short, matter-of-a-fact way – worth the 10-minute watch!  
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Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning. Any experience that has a formative effect on the […]
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Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning. Any experience that has a formative effect on the […]
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