INNOVATIVE, RELEVANT AND PERSONALIZED

About Springs Studio for Academic Excellence

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence offers the only K-12 blended-learning school in District 49. Our academic studio is a  21,000 square foot, state of the art building, sometimes referred to as a “Google meets Starbucks” learning environment. Our curriculum is rigorous, relevant and personalized to meet the needs of all learners. Springs Studio is a multi-district online school providing online and blended educational opportunities for all Colorado students.

 
 
 
K-12 inc. created a case study video about Springs Studio (formerly Falcon Virtual Academy) and one of our students. The following video reveals the close connections our teachers and students develop over the course of year.


Curricula

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence uses the K12 curriculum for students in grades K-5, which is a core knowledge focus and requires a full-time parent-learning coach at home. Students in grades 6-12 use the Fueled Curriculum, a K12 product that features a college prep curriculum with authentic learning opportunities.

Our blended learning studio facility offers students and their families an engaging environment. They can take advantage of face-to-face direct instruction and tutoring from certified teachers, experiential project-based learning course work combined with flexible virtual options and concurrent enrollment opportunities with Pikes Peak Community College for 9-12th graders.

There are many benefits to choosing Springs Studio for Academic Excellence:
  • More than 160 course offerings through K12/FuelEd accredited by CITA
  • K12/FuelEd is an award winning curriculum. To view sample K-5 lessons go to K12.com, or for grades 6-12 go to getfueled.com
  • Tuition-free for K-12 students
  • Offers face to face support from certified teachers
  • New state of the art building for students to come in and experience face to face instruction, one on one support in our connection center with free high speed wifi access
  • Online opportunities ensure every student has access to the best education available regardless of geography, income or background.
  • 1-in-3 college students engage in online learning which helps better prepare our students for post-secondary success
  • Aligns with public higher education institutions views that on-line education is critical

Community

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence believes that the relationship between school, students and families is paramount to a successful education experience. Families are welcome to tour the school and actively participate in each student’s academic journey. Our school provides a variety of community events that foster socialization, collaboration and academic achievement to prepare students for success in the 21st century.

iConnect Zone Overview

The iConnect Zone has reinvented educational environments that inspire individuals’ peak potential. In iConnect, faculty interconnect effective educational systems, which inspire individuals to their learning potential, investigate and implement best educational practices that lead students to success, invest in students by challenging and developing citizens that compete in a global society, invent settings and systems that empower individuals’ learning, leadership and life. The zone strives to inspire individuals with meaningful challenges and surround them with nurturing support to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Online and Blended Learning
  • Credit Recovery
  • Alternative Learning
  • Homeschool Enrichment
  • GED Prep Program, Testing
  • Tuition-free Charter Schools

Portfolio of Schools

Portfolio of Schools District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.
 
District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.

Resumes Available


In compliance with the No Child Left Behind legislation, teachers' resumes are available for review upon request in each school's front office.

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