School Development

While many adults were building a framework for their experience, children moved through their day without being asked about their visions for their school...
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Pagosa Peak Open School has initiated a capital campaign to purchase the building we have been leasing since the spring of 2017...
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"And if you can embed that process into your classroom — the design and engineering process — and then apply that product..."
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Isn’t this exactly the process we want our children to understand and feel comfortable with, as they move into adulthood?
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The field on the west side of the Parelli Building, was an unexpected development — among many unexpected developments...
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Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm at the Parelli Building, 7 Parelli Way, Pagosa Springs CO 81147
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The Pagosa Peak Open School Grounds Committee is will hold public meeting on the grounds of the Parelli Building, which may include three or more members of the Board of Directors...
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Pagosa Peak Open School has announced its finalist for the School Director position: educator James Lewicki...
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After an intense three days at the Conference, we were ready to head home, loaded with all of our wares, knowledge and budding friendships...
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At a special meeting on February 17, 2017, the Archuleta School District (ASD) Board of Education unanimously approved a contract with Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) to create the first charter school in Archuleta County....
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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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