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Pikes Peak Prep has been approved to launch a new innovative program this fall that is geared to serve young adults who wish to complete their high school career AND go to college. Pikes Peak Prep, an eight year old Colorado Springs public charter school located near downtown, will offer students who are high school aged up to age 21, the opportunity to attend high school classes from 5-9 each evening to earn their high school degree AND will pay tuition for students to enroll in Pikes Peak Community College and/or other local higher education institutions, as well as cover the cost of the college textbooks.

Pardon our Dust -- Here We Grow Again

on Wednesday, 18 July 2012

With help from key community organizations, Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) will expand enrollment from 290 students last year to an approximate enrollment of 360 on the first day of school this year (August 13, 2012). The school will now have the ability to nearly double its enrollment in the coming years thanks to a donation of eight portable classroom buildings from The Classical Academy, a charter school in District 20.

Pikes Peak Prep was recognized by the Colorado State Board of Education as a School Recipient of the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award winner. The award was given in recognition of the school’s “demonstration of outstanding student growth on Colorado’s 2010-2011 School Performance Framework.”

Pikes Peak Prep charter school (K-12) has experienced steady growth over the past few years. A 42% improvement in the 3rd grade reading scores over the past four years marked one of the top growth scores in Colorado Springs. Third grade students were able to increase their proficiency scores over the past year by 4% and 19% in partial proficiency.

One Aircard, One Child, One Dream Program comes to Pikes Peak Prep with 50 Dell Netbooks with Sprint Aircards and Protective Software.

Bob Logan, President of Wireless Business Solutions, LLC. a national Minority Sprint BSP Partner will explain their program “One Aircard, One Child, One Dream Program” (O3P) and the role it is playing in helping bridge the Digital Divide for Urban Schools in (11) States. will also present Pikes Peak Prep, and the Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO), Pikes Peak Prep’s educational management organization, with the program’s first 50 Dell Netbooks that utilize a Sprint Embedded Aircard. O has arranged for Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) to be one of the first schools in the nation to benefit from this opportunity and the Foundation will be receiving more than 1,300 machines next year to distribute to all of their charter schools.

On April 28 Pikes Peak Prep (PPP) received the first 50 Dell Netbooks with Sprint Aircards and protective software installed on each computer. WBS LLC's (One Aircard One Dream program) assisted PPP to find a workable learning solution. This end to end managed solution combined funding from E-Rate with private funding to provide it’s students with 50 Sprint aircards bundled with 50 Dell Mini-Netbooks each loaded with Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) software. Therefore, wherever students are on campus or off campus on field trips, they are able to investigate the world through a safe and secure environment and are no longer reliant on internal infrastructure or staff from Pikes Peak Prep.

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