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The Colorado Health Foundation Awards PPOS After-School Grant

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is pleased to announce that the school has been awarded a 2 year grant from the Colorado Health Foundation in the amount of $59,000. The funds from this grant will be used towards the purchase of the proven SPARK PE curriculum specifically designed for children ages 5-14, SPARK PE training for staff, as well as […]

2nd Annual Ninja Warrior Challenge!

On October 4th at 10am, Pagosa Peak Open School’s students will compete in our 2nd annual Ninja Warrior Challenge. This year’s challenge is sponsored by Pagosa Brewing Co. and will feature a Ninja Warrior obstacle course designed by our 6th grade class. We invite families to come show our students support as they engage in a fun and healthy field […]

About Mr. Perry

Perry Davis Harper: From ‘Les Mis’ star to head of a Thingamajig acting family dynasty © Carole Howard in The Pagosa Springs SUN When Perry Davis Harper first performed at Thingamajig Theatre in 2014 in the starring role of Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables,” audiences at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts were mesmerized by his stage presence and […]

A Close Look at Life

A tiny redwood, a group of worms, a guinea pig, a flutter of butterflies, a patch of strawberries. Life springs around PPOS students as rainy days give way to a sunny summer. These interactions, small and large, provide students with opportunities to walk through Life Sciences in meaningful and hands-on ways: Will this seed grow? Will this pet eat carrots? […]

End of the Year BBQ

Pagosa Peak Open School is hosting a fun end-of-the-school-year BBQ! Current and prospective families are encouraged to attend, mingle and celebrate as we end the school year. Come join us for fun, food and community as we celebrate PPOS! July 30, 2019 5-6:30pm 7 Parelli Way PPOS is a Tuition-Free Public Charter School.

PPOS Presents: Donuts with the Director

Pagosa Peak Open School is now under the new leadership of school director Angela Reali-Crossland and we are excited to share our vision for the school with the Pagosa Springs Community. Please join us on Thursday June 13th or Tuesday July 9th for “Donuts with the Director” at Pagosa Peak Open School located at 7 Parelli Way. Come enjoy breakfast […]

Real Life Math: How 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Learned the Beauty of Giving Back

On May 9th, after weeks of hard work managing money collected from their class store, Ms. Robyn’s 2nd and 3rd grade class took their earnings to the cats and dogs. During the school’s Spring Student Showcase in April, this class managed a store in the lobby, selling bracelets, clay figurines, pillows, paper ornaments, and toys to raise funds to “Save […]

FACE Visits Pagosa Peak Open School

In the fall of 2018 the Foundation for Archuleta County Education helped to supply Ms. Kelle’s 1st and 2nd grade class with Singapore math manipulatives. Singapore math refers to the teaching method and curriculum used in the small island country of Singapore for K-6th grade. This particular math system supports a real-world application of math through concrete, pictorial and abstract […]

Our Gardening Youth

In downtown Pagosa Springs, situated near the San Juan River and world-famous hot springs, three impressive and large dome structures sit next to the quaint river walk. One dome in particular supports education. Inside of this dome, a wide array of plants grow year-round, thanks to the care of the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP). The appropriately named “Education Dome” is […]

A Store Ties Philanthropy to Academics

It started and ended with money. What is it, how do we use it, why do we have it, and how can we get it? The second and third-graders in Ms. Robyn’s class began setting up shop – literally. Desks were pushed into corners and signs announced merchandise and pricing. Pencils, erasers, school newsletters and paper airplanes for sale littered […]