Top 100 Best High Schools 2013 – Peak to Peak Charter School – Newsweek – 49/100
Peak to Peak Charter School
Peak to Peak Charter School is a K-12 public college-preparatory charter school located in Lafayette, Colorado, and is part of the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD).
Peak to Peak is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and its 2005-2006 senior class had the highest ACT score average (25.0) for all of BVSD, and the third-highest for the entire state of Colorado.
800 Merlin Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026, United States
Peak to Peak is the only public school in Boulder Valley and the second in the State of Colorado to receive a College Preparatory Accreditation from the North Central Association (NCA). The NCA has awarded the college preparatory accreditation to 240 private schools in its region, while only 20 public schools have received this designation.
Peak to Peak Charter School is considered highly decorated. It has been named a John Irwin School of Excellence several times, a direct result of the school’s “Excellent" CSAP score. Additionally, it was named the number one High School in the Denver metro area by 5280, a Denver lifestyle magazine, in August 2007. During the same year, they were also named number 47 on the US News and World Report listing of best schools. The number of National Merit Finalists at Peak to Peak has traditionally been larger than the average statewide. In 2007 and 2008, thirteen students were given this prestigious level of honor.
In 2008, Peak to Peak Charter School was ranked 40th in Newsweeks “Top 100 Public schools in the US."
Peak to Peak High School Athletic Program 9th in Colorado 3A
The Peak to Peak High School athletic program was ranked 9th overall in the state among Class 3A high schools and 42nd overall among 330 Colorado high schools in the February 2007 Mile High Sports Magazine. The Mile High Sports ranking placed the Peak to Peak program second best in the Boulder Valley School District. 2005: boys’ Varsity soccer team took the Colorado 3A state soccer championship title. 2006: boys’ Varsity hockey team took the Colorado 5A state hockey championship title. 2007: varsity Track and Field team sent seven competitors to the state track meet. One student became the state champion in the 100 meter and repeated as state champion in the 300 meter hurdles. A girls’ relay team is the 4×400 meter relay champions. Another athlete finished third in the boys 400 meter dash.
2007: boys’ varsity Golf team won its first-ever regional golf title during the 4A Metro-East competition at Deer Creek Golf Course in Littleton on September 18. The team now qualifies for state competition. 2010: boy’s Varsity Cross-country Running places first at the Metro League meet, defeating longtime rival Holy Family.
2011: girl’s Varsity Tennis team finished third in Kent Denver School regional meet for their inaugural year at Peak to Peak Charter School. The three doubles team qualified for their first 4A state competition appearance in Pueblo, Colorado.
2011: girl’s Varsity soccer team finished first in the Colorado 3A state soccer championship finals.
2011: The Peak To Peak Cross Country Team is scheduled to compete at the Stanford Meet this fall. Only the seven top runners will compete.(Or the next in line) 2012 Girl’s Soccer 3A State Champion 2012: The Varsity Boy’s Baseball team made its first District Playoff Appearance