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Art Preview

The Application of Imagination: A Virtual Art Auction and Concert to Benefit Pagosa Peak Open School This Friday, May 22nd, you can “silently bid” on original artwork by local Pagosa Springs artists. We will post each piece individually on our Facebook page ( and bids will be placed under each piece in the comments section during the Facebook Live Concert […]

The Application of Imagination

A Virtual Art Auction and Concert to Benefit Pagosa Peak Open School This Friday, May 22nd we hosting “The Application of Imagination” on Facebook Live on our public Facebook Page page. Tune in to check out an awesome concert and bid on one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork: On May 22, 2020 at 6pm, Pagosa Peak Open School will host “The Application […]

6th Grade Quarantine Kits

Yesterday Ms. Kelsey, our 6th grade advisor, took a little field trip. She made quarantine survival kits and delivered them individually to each of her students. Ms. Kelsey relished the joy of seeing their smiles as they accepted their gifts. Each kit contained a squishy or sticky lizard for the moments when they are stressed or frustrated and they need […]

Planting at Home!

Planting at Home! At PPOS, we believe there is no better way to learn about healthy food choices than by growing our own food! While embracing distance learning, we have tried to incorporate as much experiential learning into the new structure as possible by sending home a planter kit. Included inside the kit was everything necessary to start seeds in recycled […]

Virtual Nature Walk Week

Virtual Nature Walk Week! April 20th – April 24th We live in a beautiful place, so let’s get outside! Earth Day is next week and to celebrate, we would like our students (and families) to enjoy nature while practicing safe social distancing. Monday: Find a Unique Rock (big, small, speckled, shiny) Tuesday: Most Colorful Leaf Wednesday: Find an Animal (bird, […]

PPOS Teaches through the COVID-19 School Closure

Remote Learning Until April 30, 2020 UPDATE: On April 1, 2020 Gov. Jared Polis extended statewide school closures to April 30, 2020. On March 18, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that suspends in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23 to April 17. The executive order directs Colorado school districts and the Charter School Institute […]

Event Cancellations and Postponements

Golden Age of Hollywood Gala and Fundraiser Due to rescheduling conflicts from the movement of other events in reaction to COVID-19, Pagosa Peak Open School is postponing our Golden Age of Hollywood Gala and Fundraiser from May 2 to a TBD date in fall of 2020. All sponsorships will be honored towards this event, and we still anticipate an amazing evening […]

Bird Festival

Project Based Learning took flight last Wednesday evening at Pagosa Peak Open School. Kelle Bruno’s 1st and 2nd grade class has been studying different parts of bird bodies and their functions to answer the question, “What makes a bird a bird?” Students began their inquiry in December and wrapped up their study with a celebration of learning that took place […]

Food Security Task Force: 4th thru 6th Grade Students Explore Food Security in SW Colorado

On Saturday, January 25th the Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) Food Security Task Force (FSTF) left Archuleta county to explore how people in SW Colorado are tackling the huge problem of food security. The task force is comprised of nine 4th-6th graders who are trying to create change in Archuleta County starting within PPOS. The first stop on the trip […]

February is Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

Open Enrollment for the 2020-20201 School Year Open Enrollment runs from February 1st – 29th, 2020 for the 2020-2021 School Year. We have Open Houses and Shadow Days this month for prospective students and families. 2020-2021 Open Enrollment-Lottery PPOS: Please click here to use this form during our open enrollment period in February to show your interest in enrolling your students for […]