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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 […]

Simmons Family Charitable Foundation Generously Donates to PPOS

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is happy to announce that the school has received a generous and unrestricted donation from the Simmons Family Charitable Foundation. The funds from this grant will be used towards the principal of the school’s capital campaign to purchase the building at 7 Parelli Way. The Simmons Family Charitable Foundation was created in 1985 and was led for […]

Pagosa Peak Open School Receives Grant from CUMC

Pagosa Peak Open School (PPOS) is pleased to announce that the school has received $500 from the Community United Methodist Church (CUMC) Russ Hill Bazaar Grant. The funds from this grant will be used to purchase much needed art, math and science supplies for our 2nd and 3rd grade class. The classroom supplies purchased using the Russ Hill Bazaar Grant […]

Food Matters

Spring at PPOS is an exciting time. Snowy banks melt into muddy puddles, indoor planting turns to plans for outdoor planting, and memories of ski days become anticipation for farm days. Last Monday Mrs. Bruno’s first and second-graders headed to the downtown grow dome – as they have every week – with a specific intent on planning for the season. […]