About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Indian Peaks Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Indian Peaks Charter School had 8 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Colorado average is 17 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Indian Peaks Charter School Reviews
Indian Peaks Charter School may have indeed been a great school at one point but it is no longer even a satisfactory school. The building conditions are incredibly dangerous to both students and staff and as one staff member stated once "Teaching conditions in (an unnamed South American country) are better than here at IPCS". The schools leadership or lack there of is sending this school right down the drain. There are very little funds for professional development and even less mentorship available for new teachers. There are small student:teacher ratios, however there is a high population of special needs students and very little support from the administration or district. Also, should you decide to teach here (which I highly recommend that you dont!), make sure that you physically change the contract and have both parties sign that they disperse your salary over 10.5 months not 12, otherwise you will have to take them to court to receive the remaining 1.5 months of your salary and you will lose. Furthermore, if you want to work for a school where you will be highly underpaid and even more unappreciated, then Indian Peaks is the place for you.
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