Pardon our Dust — Here We Grow Again

Pardon our Dust -- Here We Grow Again

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.

Dawn Nelson, principal of Pikes Peak Prep, reported on how the new classrooms will be used.

The new buildings will provide the space for elementary and secondary programs to expand. For the 2012-2013 school year, the new modular classrooms will house our secondary English and social studies team, choir and band, a new PE weight and fitness room, a workshop for our engineering and 3D art programs, an academic intervention classroom, and possibly a parent center.

Pardon our Dust -- Here We Grow Again

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.

Dawn Nelson, principal of Pikes Peak Prep, reported on how the new classrooms will be used.

“The new buildings will provide the space for elementary and secondary programs to expand. For the 2012-2013 school year, the new modular classrooms will house our secondary English and social studies team, choir and band, a new PE weight and fitness room, a workshop for our engineering and 3D art programs, an academic intervention classroom, and possibly a parent center. Courtyards between the buildings will provide outdoor eating and meeting space for our middle and high school students to enjoy. Of course, the project would not be possible without the cooperation of the Assistance League who is allowing us to use the land adjacent to our school for the buildings.”

Kevin Collins, Interim President of The Classical Academy, stated “In the community of charter schools, we often do great things with limited resources and temporary solutions. TCA is grateful for the teachers and students who made excellent learning happen in these portable classrooms. Thanks to generous stewardship from our parent community, we are finishing our main classroom building, so we are pleased that a part of our history will have a new season of usefulness at Pikes Peak Prep Charter School. We wish the teachers and students many years of learning and achievement in their new classrooms and library.”

“Chuck Murphy, PPP school board member and CEO of Murphy Construction, has stepped forward to help us prepare the ground for the new classrooms, as well as preparing an additional plot adjacent to the school that will serve as a sports field,” stated Walt Glover, PPP Board of Directors President and CFO of the United States Olympic Committee.

“Work is already well underway preparing the Assistance League lot. The modular classrooms will be installed within days. Neighbors are excited about our school’s growth, new programs, and the development of the land,” stated Principal Nelson.

Seats for fall enrollment are still available in a few key grade levels. Applications are available online at www.PikesPeakPrep.org.

Pikes Peak Prep is a tuition-free, K-12 public charter school founded and supported by the Greater Educational Opportunities (GEO) Foundation. The school is a small learning community focused on college preparation, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and Core Knowledge® sequenced curriculum for K-8. PPP will offer Project Lead the Way® engineering curriculum for grades 9-12. High school students have the opportunity to enroll in college classes and receive college credit for free through the school’s early college program. Emphasis also includes music, arts, graphic arts, 3D animation and game design, physical education, Service Learning, co-curricular clubs and activities. The school offers one-to-one technology as each student has access to an individual computing device. PPP received the 2011 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award for High School from the Colorado Department of Education.

The GEO Foundation, located at 333 North Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, believes that all children should have access to a quality education and embraces all quality educational options that enable parents to help their children learn and schools to succeed. As part of this commitment, GEO supports three charter schools – two in Indiana and one in Colorado – as part of its GEO Academies network.

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GEO Prep Academy utilizará el sistema en línea EnrollBR para el proceso de inscripción 2021-2022. EnrollBR es un proceso de solicitud común que brinda ayuda a las familias con la correcta elección de la escuela que satisfará las necesidades que sus hijos tengan. Los padres deben seguir las instrucciones a continuación para registrarse para el año escolar 2020-2021.

  1. Haga clic aquí para ir directamente a EnrollBR y comenzar su aplicación.
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Para el año escolar 2020-2021, GEO Prep Academy inscribirá los grados K – 8o. Las escuelas están ubicadas en:

  • Grados K-2do – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3ro – 8vo Grados – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Para obtener información sobre cómo inscribirse en el actual año escolar, comuníquese con la escuela. Se puede contactar a ambas escuelas al número (225) 927-1500.

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GEO Prep Academy will be utilizing the EnrollBR online system for the 2021-2022 enrollment process. EnrollBR is a common application process that assists families with school choice to meet the needs of their child(ren). Parents should follow the below directions to register for the 2020-2021 school year.

  1. Click Here to go directly to EnrollBR and begin your application.
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For the 2020-2021 school year, GEO Prep Academy will be enrolling grades K – 8. The schools are located at:

  • K-2nd Grades – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3rd – 8th Grades – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

For information on enrolling this current school year, please contact the school. Both schools can be contacted at (225) 927-1500.