Students come to Twin Peaks Classical Academy for many different reasons. From top-notch classical education to our thriving arts program and Latin in all grades, we have a lot to be proud of. But one of the biggest advantages of enrolling in Twin Peaks is also one of the smallest - our school size! We serve just over 850 students in our free public school from grades PK-12. Here are five reasons why our small school may be a perfect fit for your family.
1. We Know Our Families
We are a tight knit community where staff and teachers know every student - and their families - by name. Twin Peaks parents love the high level of partnership they experience with our teachers and staff to support student learning. Parent contact with classroom teachers is easy in our small school. There is frequent communication between teachers and parents about student performance, and parent help is welcomed. At Twin Peaks there are many ways families can get involved - from joining our active PTO to chaperoning a field trip, serving as a reading buddy, attending teacher conferences, and more. We value and welcome close relationships with our students’ families.
2. We Know Our Students
At Twin Peaks, no child slips through the cracks. Their social and emotional needs are known by all staff and the characteristics that make them special are appreciated. Our smaller student base enables our teachers to understand the academic struggles and strengths of their students, and they have the time to creatively respond with opportunities for enrichment or support. And our students know each other well too: our small school K-12 model enables students to spend years together, developing close friendships and sharing developmental stages and milestones. Older Twin Peaks students participate in a mentorship program with elementary students, providing personal connections and guidance for younger learners.
3. Small is Safe
We prioritize student safety. Our small Twin Peaks campus is a safe and secure learning environment. Our staff know our students personally, and check in with them throughout the year. We offer student support services and can link students to outside resources if they need them.
4. Low Pressure Sports
Our small-school setting encourages students to try new sports and clubs and explore their interests, regardless of experience level. From elementary sports samplers to middle and high school teams in basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, and cross country - there is a team for every student in our athletics program.
5. We’re Happy
Teachers at smaller schools report higher levels of job satisfaction. With higher levels of job satisfaction comes higher retention rates and more consistency for learners. Many of our families like to have the same teacher for each of their children because they have an established relationship with that educator. As a result, our teachers feel valued and trusted. It goes without saying that happy teachers add to a positive learning environment and respectful school culture - which is reflected in our happy students too!
There are so many reasons why our small school setting is an advantage at Twin Peaks. Contact us and enroll in our tuition-free charter school today!
About Twin Peaks Classical Academy
Twin Peaks Classical Academy is a tuition-free charter school serving PK-12 grade students in the Longmont, CO area. Our traditional Classical Education curriculum connects students with a higher purpose by inspiring knowledge and developing character. Students are supported by a tight-knit community of caring teachers and staff and engaged families. Join our public charter school today! Enrolling now.