School News

The public is invited to attend. There will be an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the meeting...
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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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Those interested in learning more about Pagosa Peak’s educational model — and what it may look like to become a Pagosa Peak advisor (teacher) or staff member — are invited and encouraged to join us at a round-table presentation and discussion...
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The Pagosa Peak Open School board of directors will hold their regular monthly meeting at 4pm on Sunday, March 12 at the Parelli Building...
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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 2:30 meeting will be followed by a special meeting with the Archuleta School District School Board to discuss the proposed charter school contract...
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The Pagosa Peak Open School board of directors will hold a regular board meeting at the Parelli offices, 7 Parelli Way, at 10am on Sunday, February 12...
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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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There have also been some hiccups. We lost six board members, who all realized that they didn't have the time to commit to this project at this point in their lives, and now only three of the initial founding board remain...
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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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