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Snowy Peaks Junior/Senior High School (8375)

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FRISCO, CO 80443


Total Students Served

Grade 7 - Grade 12

School Profile

About Snowy Peaks Junior/Senior High School (8375)


Snowy Peaks Junior/Senior High School


Snowy Peaks is Summit School District's small school option for students who benefit from a non-traditional learning environment. The school, serving grades 7-12, offers a 7:1 student-teacher ratio, and the staff is highly skilled and sensitive to the needs of students who choose a nontraditional approach to learning. We utilize small class sizes, competency-based instruction, and innovative instruction and assessment practices. Staff members strive to develop close mentoring relationships with students, and we challenge students to succeed and set goals toward graduation and higher education, military service, or employment. Our curriculum utilizes a blended learning instructional approach to focus on authentic and demonstrable mastery of Colorado Academic Standards. We believe all students can experience success, and we believe all members of the learning community deserve respect. In the spring of 2020, the Board of Education accepted a proposal to identify Snowy Peaks as a magnet school for Transformational Education. The school's overarching goal is to re-engage students and their families in a smaller, more intimate academic setting in order to teach students the essential skills and academic mindsets to transform students into their best selves. The mission of Snowy Peaks (SP) is to provide a safe, student-centered, relationship-based environment in which all students have a chance to excel in academics, develop strong character, contribute to their community, and find their place in nature. The SP diploma ensures that each student has the skills to be successful in post-secondary education and the workforce. All students at Snowy Peaks elect to attend based on their interest in the school's unique programming. Students who choose to attend Snowy Peaks typically have not had their needs met in a traditional school setting, and more often than not, these students have many mitigating circumstances that have negatively impacted their academic success. 80% of new students report feeling academically unsuccessful and a general dissatisfaction with their previous school experience. While there are a multitude of reasons that students join our school, we frequently help students recover from these negative experiences: the inability to thrive in large educational setting, bullying or a lack of social success in a traditional education setting, credit deficiency or below grade-level knowledge and skills, struggles with mental illness, difficulty formulating effective relationships with adults, behavior infractions, parent/guardian issues, including deceased parent(s), homelessness and struggles with adoption. These students often carry deep emotional and academic wounds. They struggle to build positive relationships with meaningful adults, fail to develop life habits that lead to success, and there is a lack of academic confidence required to invest in being lifelong learners. On a daily basis, the school helps heal students? emotional and academic wounds and reinvigorates students? interest in being lifelong learners. This nurturing environment puts students on the path to mend their academic careers and swiftly encircles the child and family, illuminating the path to high school graduation, literacy, and math skills. Now in its twelfth year, Snowy Peaks serves approximately 85 students from all of the Summit townships (Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon Valley, Frisco, and Silverthorne), and the unique, individualized programming also draws students from the surrounding districts of Park County School District, West Grand School District, and Lake County School District.



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4-Year Grad Rate

>= 98%

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Dropout Rate

<= 0.5%

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Average SAT & PSAT Scores

SAT Grade 11:

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PSAT Grade 9:

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