Colorado promotes Schools of Choice

In Colorado, Schools of Choice allows students to attend schools outside their neighborhood boundary, as capacity allows. This innovative approach allows families to choose housing and schools as independent decisions.

17 school districts that include public, private, and charter schools
Academic choices include:
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) programs
  • STEM-focused & arts-focused curriculum
  • Studies integrating foreign language learning such as Mandarin Chinese and French immersion programs
  • Colorado Springs is home to two of the top ten high schools in the state

Colorado Springs has liberal arts universities, technical colleges, national military institution, and state options

Colorado College
Colorado College

One of the nation’s top private liberal arts schools, and is ranked the second-most innovative school in the country.

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)

The fastest-growing campus in the University of Colorado system, UCCS offers 45 bachelors, 22 masters and five doctoral degree programs, including nationally-ranked programs in business, engineering, nursing and public affairs. More than 65 percent of UCCS graduates live in Colorado.

United States Air Force Academy
United States Air Force Academy

Currently ranked as one of the top public schools in the nation as well as a top liberal arts school, the U.S. Air Force Academy is both a university and a military organization. The Academy offers more than 500 courses across 32 academic disciplines.

Pikes Peak Community College
Pikes Peak Community College

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) serves the Colorado Springs region with four campuses, three satellite locations for military personnel and a robust distance-education system. PPCC has been a leader in developing innovative partnerships with the business community and offers a wide range of learning opportunities for its 19,000 students.

Colorado Technical University
Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University is a for-profit accredited school offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs in areas such as business, engineering and applied sciences, health science, and information systems and technology.

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