What is your typical student profile?
Here at Bolder Pathway, we don’t have a typical student. We have many different types of children with various learning and emotional needs. We are an inclusive environment with students who live and learn outside the box of traditional education. We have students that are Twice Exceptional and Gifted, are on the Autism Spectrum, have ADD, Dyslexia, or other learning disability, and developmentally delayed, as well as students with mild emotional behavior disorders such as Bi-Polar, depression and anxiety.
What is your classroom size and ratio?
At Bolder Pathway School, classrooms are limited to 4 students at the elementary level and 6 students at the secondary level. We also offer a transitional elementary/secondary classroom for students who are not ready for the rigors and independence of middle school, but are doing the majority of their academic work at the middle level or for middle school students who are below grade level in academics by more than 2 years. This classroom has 4 students. Our overall staff to student ratio is 1:3.
What curriculum and standards do you rely on?
Bolder Pathway provides a high standard of education by combining traditional learning outcomes with adaptive teaching methods to meet individual needs. We use the Colorado State Standards as the base, but have also added some additional rigors to our course content. Our curriculum, developed in-house, is fluid and easily modified for individual student needs without losing the core content expected for a college bound student.
How much is tuition?
Tuition starting Jan 1, 2018 is $19,293.30 per student. If your child requires one-to-one assistance throughout the school day, please contact us and we can discuss how to arrange for this need, as well as additional costs involved. We offer a monthly payment plan to all families for a fee to cover administration costs.
Do you require IQ testing
No. IQ profiles vary and a lower IQ is not always indicative of a child’s ability to learn. However, we do welcome these scores when they are available as another tool to help determine the best way to meet your child’s individual needs.
What grade levels do you serve?
Our school is for students between the ages of 5 and 21, covering kindergarten through 12th grade with college assistance programs for students dual enrolled or those that need extended time to complete their high school diploma.
Do you offer a part-time option?
Because of the high demand for so few spaces at our school, we are not able to accommodate part-time students.
How many students attend?
As of October 1, 2016 we have 16 students with room for a total of 44 students in our current location.
Are you Accredited?
As of January 1st, 2016 we have received Accreditation through the National Commission on Exceptional Schools. You can read about their Accreditation Standards here.
How do you track student progress?
We use several methods to evaluate and track student progress including online assessments at letsgolearn.com, KTEAII formal assessment, portfolio projects, and pre/post assessments. This information is collected and placed in the student portfolio, as well as provided to each family. Report cards come out quarterly and parents may request a meeting at any time for a progress update.
Do you teach social skills?
Social skills are taught on a daily basis through normal interactions during the school day. Students are taught compassion and empathy for their classmates.
What is a 504 Plan and how to you provide for a child on one?
The 504 Plan is a federal document that identifies accommodations and modifications that are needed for students with disabilities to access academic curriculum. We offer these plans so that families that wish to return to the public school system have the documentation in place needed to do so seamlessly. Any family attending Bolder Pathway School with an identified learning, emotional, or physical disability is eligible for a 504 plan and may request one at any time.
Does your year-round schedule accommodate family vacations?
Yes! Because each student is on an individual plan, we will simply continue with their academics at their pace and level when they return. Our year round program, with optional learning weeks, is built to be flexible for your family. Our school year is 190 days per year, 18 days more than the typical public and private school, which enables us to be more flexible with learning sessions.
How do you prepare students for graduation?
As students transition to the high school level, we begin to actively prepare them for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT as well as college course work. We also love to collaborate with the community and seek out opportunities for your child to learn outside of our setting. We are committed to developing these relationships so that your child can spend part of the day studying under or working with a local business for elective credits. They would attend Bolder Pathway School for the rest of the day to ensure they meet the core curriculum requirements put forth by the state.
Don’t see an answer to your question?
Contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.