Pagosa Charter School Offering Enrollment Program on Feb. 6

Open enrollment for Pagosa Peak Open School begins Monday, February 5 and ends Wednesday, February 28.

Pagosa Peak is the community’s first District-authorized public charter school, open to all Archuleta County families on a tuition-free basis. The school is intentionally small, with a 1-to-15 teacher student ration and mixed-age classrooms — qualities that lend themselves to a personalized, student-centered education.

On Tuesday, February 6, School Director James Lewicki will offer a public enrollment presentation at the Parelli Building, 7 Parelli Way, just north of the Walmart Store in Aspen Village. The presentation will provide instructions to parents who wish to enroll children in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade for the 2018-2019 school year, as well an an overview of the Project-Based Learning model currently being used at the innovative year-round school. Mr. Lewicki will be going over the school philosophy, requirements, and enrollment process.

If Pagosa Peak receives more applications than we have slots available for 2018-2019, students will be chosen by lottery.

Charter schools in Colorado have been operating at the request of the state legislature since 1992, are publicly funded, and are intended to provide families and communities with educational alternatives.

The Pagosa Peak presentation starts at 6pm. Free childcare is provided, and light refreshments will be served.

Due to the unique nature of this school, your child(ren)’s enrollment application(s) will not be considered complete unless you can attend one of the February enrollment presentations, or else make special arrangements to meet with the School Director or a school Board member. Please contact Board President Ursala (970) 946-6204 or email: to arrange a special meeting.

Enrollment packets will be available at every presentation, and can also be picked up at Ruby Sisson Library, as well as the school district’s Administration Office on Lewis Street. If you wish to download an enrollment packet now, click here.

Note: Children must be age 5 by September 15 to qualify as a Kindergartener for the 2018-2019 school year.


Ursala Hudson

Pagosa Springs artist, graphic designer and photographer Ursala Hudson creates websites, paints, cooks, gardens, and raises her two daughters with her partner Chris Haas. She's also president and one of the founders of Pagosa Peak Open School, the community's new charter elementary school.