Our School

About

Peak Virtual Academy is a K-12 public school providing both fully on-line and blended curriculum.  The Edgenuity curriculum is taught by licensed teachers who work in Montrose.

What do I need to know about the education at Peak?

  • Separate and unique Elementary, Middle, and High school programs
    • Elementary school
      • Hybrid model with students working from home 3-4 days/week and at Peak 1-2 days/week
      • Parents are primary facilitators
      • Utilizes K-12 curriculum
      • All materials (science, art, music, etc.) provided
    • Middle school
      • Hybrid program meaning a combination of in-person attendance and on-line curriculum
      • Students required to attend Peak Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm with additional work on-line
      • Small class size with maximum of 15 students/class
    • High school – choice of fully on-line or hybrid model
      • Hybrid program
        • On-line and in-person portions
        • Direct instruction, quizzes, some assignments delivered on-line
        • Science labs, math practice, writing workshops, book discussions, etc. delivered during in-person days
        • Required attendance 1-2 days/week
        • Small class size
        • MUST stay within 10% of pacing guide or REQUIRED to work from Peak building
        • Students are required to come in for unit tests and cumulative exams
      • Fully on-line program
        • 100% of curriculum delivered on-line
        • Teachers available for tutoring in the afternoon
        • MUST stay within 10% of pacing guide or REQUIRED to work from Peak building
        • Students are required to come in for unit tests and cumulative exams

  • Students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are eligible for concurrent enrollment and advanced classes.
  • Flexible curriculum – students can access curriculum from any computer or phone with internet at any time of day allowing for maximum flexibility.
  • High quality teachers

Who should come to Peak?

  • Students who want or need a flexible learning environment.
  • Students who have strong parental support.
  • Students who want a challenging curriculum and can stay on pace.
  • Students who are motivated, independent, and organized learners.

What does a typical day look like?

  • Students are expected to complete work daily on assigned school days.
  • Middle and high school students need to log on to Edgenuity daily to see their assignments.  Students are expected to keep up and complete all assignments listed for the day.  Students are able to work ahead and complete work at any time of day.
  • Elementary students are expected to work with their parents on assignments as required.
  • Students are expected to spend a minimum of 4.5 to 6 hours/day on school work (5 days/week).

What schedule does Peak follow?

  • Peak follows the Montrose County School District calendar.  See the calendar page for specific dates.
  • Clubs and tutoring available in afternoons.

Are parents involved?

  • YES!  Parental involvement is integral to student success.  We expect Peak parents to check up on their student’s progress daily.