Academy District 20, founded in 1957, is the largest school district in the Pikes Peak Region. With 40 schools, the district serves approximately 26,000 students.
We participate in School Choice. Whether you're living in or out of district boundaries, you may select the best school option for your child. School Choice is offered based on space availability at each school.
We have earned numerous awards and recognitions and have been Accredited with Distinction by the Colorado Department of Education since 2009.
A growing district, we’ve added approximately 7,000 students since 2003 and anticipate adding 5,000 by 2028.
To support growth we passed a $230 million bond measure in 2016. The bond funding is providing improvements to all our schools. This funding has allowed us to build Legacy Peak Elementary School, Chinook Trail Middle School, a permanent home for School in the Woods, the Center for Modern Learning, and a new elementary school, Encompass Heights.
Our Schools and Programs
Encompassing 130 square miles, the district is home to:
seven middle schools
seven high schools (five comprehensive, one alternative, one blended)
Specialty Schools and Programs, including:
The Cheyenne Mountain School District is located in the southwest corner of beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. The District has a total enrollment of approximately 5,100 students in preschool through twelfth grade. There are a total of five elementary schools offering grades K-6, and one preschool. The District has one junior high school for grades 7-8, a high school for grades 9-12, and a charter school serving grades K-12.
Being at the top of all schools in Colorado and the Nation in academic achievement is the result of students who come to school ready to learn, strong parent and community participation and support, and outstanding teachers, administrators, and a board of education who are committed to providing an environment conducive to all aspects of learning. Over 85% of our graduates go on to college, many in the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation.
Current Accreditation Ranking:
"Accredited with Distinction"
Cheyenne Mountain School District is "Accredited with Distinction," the highest accreditation ranking possible, by the Colorado Department of Education. Among school districts with more than 2,000 students, CMSD is the highest ranked school district in Colorado.
On average, nearly 90% of Cheyenne Mountain School District graduates attend colleges and universities. Cheyenne Mountain High School is also consistently among the top 1% Colorado high schools in preparing college freshman for success as reported by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
100% of English Language Learning (limited English proficiency) students met their annual measurable academic outcomes as measured by the Colorado Department of Education.
Cheyenne Mountain School District boasts two National Blue Ribbon School Award winners for high performing schools (Cheyenne Mountain Elementary School and Cheyenne Mountain High School).
40% of high school students in the Cheyenne Mountain School District take Advanced Placement® courses, and achieve a pass rate nearly 30% higher than the national average.
The READ Act
The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (the READ Act), passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2012, focuses on early literacy development for all students and especially for students at risk for not achieving third grade reading proficiency.
The READ Act focuses on kindergarten through third grade (K-3) literacy development, literacy assessment and individual READ plans for students identified with a significant reading deficiency.
MISSION: We dare to empower the whole student to profoundly impact our world.
VISION: We are a dynamic, collaborative community of energized educators, engaged students and supportive partners with a passion for continuous learning.
Colorado Springs School District 11 has enjoyed a distinguished legacy of providing excellent education to the greatest number of students in our region. Today, we have 55 schools and alternative education opportunities to provide each student with a unique and
exceptional educational experience. We are a caring school district that is dedicated to providing programs that meet your child’s needs, and your expectations as a parent.
Each District 11 school is focused on continuous improvement of student achievement, providing a safe learning environment for students and staff, making the most effective and efficient use of resources, working collaboratively with parents, and offering the best quality education in the state of Colorado to the 21st century student.
We invite parents and community members to take an active role in the continuous improvement of School District 11. The K-12 executive directors work together to support D11 schools and oversee the principals. Please visit the K-12 Schools page for more information.
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
Why do we educate in Fountain–Fort Carson School District 8?
Lewis-Palmer School District 38
Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is located in El Paso County, Colorado, and serves approximately 6,500 students in the Palmer Lake, Monument, Woodmoor, and the northern Black Forest areas. D38 has five elementary schools (PreK to grade six), one middle school (grades seven to eight), and two high schools (grades nine to 12). D38 also has a charter school that serves pK-10th grade students. All D38 schools offer a premier education that supports innovative and relevant programming for students at all grade levels. LPSD students remain among the best prepared for future global success because D38 believes in fostering local, national, and global stewardship to create strong citizens who will secure a better world. This is WHY we educate.
Manitou Springs School District 14 serves approximately 1500 students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12 who reside in the communities of Manitou Springs, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, Crystal Park, and Cedar Heights. In addition, some 600 students “choice” into our district from other towns in El Paso and Teller Counties.
ELLICOTT School District 22
Success for all students
Inspiring everyone to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care in a safe environment
ELLICOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT 22 CORE VALUES
- Providing a safe and caring environment for learning
- High expectations for the growth and academic achievement of each student
- Developing meaningful relationships with students, families, and the community through respect and understanding
- Respectful communication at all levels of the educational organization
- Engaging students, parents, and the community as partners in education through involvement and empowerment
- Attracting and retaining high quality personnel who are knowledgeable, care deeply about our students, and understand and embrace the diversity of our community
- An accountable and accessible staff
- A guaranteed, verifiable, standards-based curriculum that leads to success
District Informational Summary
The Ellicott School District 22 is a rural school district in El Paso County, Colorado. The District owns 80 acres of land, 3 school buildings, and 8 support buildings totaling 219 thousand square feet of building space with a current replacement value of over $42.5 million. The district services 229 square miles of central and eastern El Paso County.
The District provides services for over 1000 students this year and employs over 150 teachers, education support professionals, and administrators. The diversity in the district represents a population with over 68% eligible for the free and reduced lunch program. Ellicott serves the district patrons including students residing at Schriever Air Force Base.