Education Guide 


Summer/Fall 2008
Thanks for picking up the Independent's latest guide to learning in the Pikes Peak region. Twice each year, we check in with public and private educational institutions to find out exactly to whom they cater and how interested parties can get signed up.

We're aware that our Education Guide doesn't reflect every single place from which to derive an education around here. There are trade schools, arts centers and places that let students develop new skills or reignite old passions. There are also tutorial services, supplementary education camps and workshops and specialized prep courses. We can't possibly fit them all. The best place to find that kind of information is the old stand-by, the local phone book.

That said, if you know of an organization or institution that should be included in the categories laid out here, please don't hesitate to e-mail scene@csindy.com to let us know.

Thanks again for reading, and best of luck in all your educational pursuits. And remember, never underestimate the power of brown-nosing the teacher for good grades.
The Indy staff

Post-secondary education
Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 3955 Cragwood Drive

Colorado Springs 80933


uccs.edu Founded in 1904, Beth-El College merged with UCCS (see listing below) in 1997. Now a college within the university, it works closely with Memorial and Penrose St. Francis hospitals, so its graduates benefit from real-world experience.

At the undergraduate level, Beth-El offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in nursing degree with different specialties available; an RN-to-BSN bridge program; a four-year Bachelor of Science in health care services degree with options in nutrition and sports health and wellness; and forensic health science. Additionally, Beth-El offers several certificate options for undergraduate and graduate students. Many courses are offered online.

Admissions: Call 262-3383 for information.

Accelerated BSN program: If candidate already has a bachelor's, a BSN can be obtained in 16 months.

The Colorado College

14 E. Cache la Poudre St.

Colorado Springs 80903

389-6000; 800/542-7214

coloradocollege.edu The Colorado College, founded in 1874, is a small, four-year liberal arts and sciences college with a student body of approximately 1,950. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks CC among the nation's top liberal arts colleges. CC is distinctive for its "block" plan, in which the academic year is divided into eight 3-week sessions, allowing students to focus on one class at a time.

Admissions: Applications are available online and from the college, and are to be returned to the admissions office with a $50 nonrefundable application fee. Students are required to take the SAT or ACT, provide a secondary-school transcript and two teacher recommendations, and answer essay questions. Financial aid is available.

Colorado State University at Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Pueblo 81001


gocsupueblo.com Formerly the University of Southern Colorado, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Colorado State University system. Its 275-acre campus offers 26 undergraduate programs and six graduate programs in applied natural science, business administration, industrial and systems engineering and nursing, as well as an M.A. in arts and teaching. Pre-nutrition/dietetics and English are offered in conjunction with Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In addition, non-credit, online courses may be used for professional development or personal growth and are not part of an academic degree program. Courses are available in a variety of topics, including computers, personal enrichment, entrepreneur/business, business administration/management, writing and Spanish.

Admissions: Students must submit an application (available online) with a $25 payment, ACT or SAT scores and a high school transcript (or GED test scores).

Classes are also held at three locations in Colorado Springs, including the Citadel Center, Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base.

The Division of Continuing Education offers these classes, in several majors, to meet the needs of working adults and military personnel in Colorado Springs. The entire curriculum of upper-division courses for degrees in social science, sociology, sociology/criminology, liberal studies (elementary education) and social work is presently available, as well as some lower-division general-education courses.

College America at Colorado Springs

3645 Citadel Drive South

Colorado Springs 80909


collegeamerica.edu College America's Colorado Springs branch offers programs in business, computer technology, medical specialties and graphic arts. Associate's degrees are available in computer programming, computer technology and networking, e-business management and accounting, medical specialties and graphic arts. The Bachelor of Science program includes accounting, business administration, computer science and health-care administration. Flexible and online classes are available, with financial aid for those who qualify.

Admissions: Interested students can contact an enrollment adviser via the Web site, or apply online. Applicants must be high school graduates or have a GED. Colorado Technical University 4435 N. Chestnut St.

Colorado Springs 80907


coloradotech.edu Colorado Technical University (CTU), founded in 1965, offers undergraduate, master's and doctorate degree programs for careers in business, management, criminal justice, public administration, visual communications and high-tech industries. Professional certificate programs also are available. Courses may be taken in a traditional classroom setting, online or through a combination of both. CTU offers a wide range of undergraduate online courses.

Admissions: Applications can be made online or with the assistance of admissions representatives, and a personal interview is required. A high school diploma or GED is also required. Various financial aid programs are offered. DeVry University 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80920


devry.edu DeVry University's Colorado Springs campus offers career-oriented education in business administration, electronics and computer technology, network systems administration and technical management. DeVry also offers these programs in an accelerated format. Master's degree programs are offered through the Keller Graduate School of Management. Many programs are offered online.

Admissions: An application (at the campus or online) must be completed, as well as an interview with an admissions representative. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Numerous financial aid packages are available and detailed online. Everest College 1815 Jet Wing Drive

Colorado Springs 80916


everest.edu Everest College offers vocational programs designed to help graduates prepare for specialized and entry-level positions. They include accounting, administrative assisting, business administration, computer information science (networking, programming, Web design), criminal justice, legal assisting/paralegal services, medical administrative assisting, medical assisting and medical insurance billing/coding.

Admissions: Prerequisites for admission include the successful completion of an assessment examination and an interview with an admissions officer. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Fuller Theological Seminary 540 N. Cascade Ave., #202

Colorado Springs 80903


fuller.edu Fuller Theological Seminary is a nonprofit, private institution that is one of North America's largest seminaries. The Colorado Springs campus offers coursework leading toward certifications and graduate degrees in theology and Christian leadership.

Admissions: In general, applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. IntelliTec College 2315 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs 80909


intelliteccollege.edu Founded in 1965, IntelliTec provides specialized career training and offers associate of occupational studies degrees in HVAC/refrigeration, architectural drafting and mechanical drafting, and programs for network systems administrators and automotive technicians. Free graduate placement assistance is available. The school is accredited ACCSCT.

Admissions: The school requires a high school diploma or GED, ability to read, write and speak English, and participation in a personal interview with an admissions representative. IntelliTec Medical Institute 2345 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80909


intellitecmedical.com IntelliTec Medical Institute was established in 1966. The school's programs include medical assisting, medical administrative assisting, dental assisting, massage therapy and programs to become medical lab technicians.

Admissions: The school requires a high school diploma or GED, evidence of good health, ability to read, write and speak English, and participation in a personal interview with an admissions representative. National American University 5125 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80918


national.edu National American University, a private institution, offers master's, bachelor's and associate's degrees at its Colorado Springs campus. Courses include accounting, applied management, medical administrative assisting, medical assisting, business administration, health care and information technology. MBA and master's programs in management are also available. Traditional and online courses are available. Regionally accredited through the HLC.

Admissions: You may call or write to NAU and request an application form, or apply online. Federal financial aid programs are available for those who qualify. Nazarene Bible College 1111 Academy Park Loop

Colorado Springs 80910


nbc.edu Founded in 1967, Nazarene Bible College seeks to train adults for the ministry. It offers associate of arts degrees in church ministries, Christian ministries, early education and women's studies. Bachelor of arts degrees in ministry are available with majors in pastoral ministry, Christian education ministries, Christian school education, music ministries, leadership and ethics, counseling for Christian ministry, Christian counseling and Bible and theology.

Admissions: Applications can be made online or by contacting the college. The college requires a high school diploma or GED, a testimonial essay and letters of recommendation. New Geneva Theological Seminary 3622 Galley Road

Colorado Springs 80909


newgeneva.org The Colorado Springs campus of New Geneva Theological Seminary offers coursework toward certifications and graduate degrees in theology and biblical studies.

Admissions: Students must submit a degree application form (available on the Web site), along with a $25 application fee by mail. Pikes Peak Community College Enrollment Services: 502-3000

Switchboard: 502-2000

Toll-Free: 800/456-6847

ppcc.edu Pikes Peak Community College was established in 1968 as El Paso Community College. The college offers two-year educational programs that enable students to qualify for admission as juniors at other colleges and universities. Also offered are programs in a variety of career and technical fields.

Admissions: An online application is available. Placement testing is required for all first-time, degree-seeking students. For information on financial aid and scholarships, call 502-3028. Centennial Campus

5675 S. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80906

The Downtown Studio Campus

100 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs 80903

Rampart Range Campus

11195 Hwy. 83

Colorado Springs 80921 Pima Medical Institute Colorado Springs Campus

370 Printers Pkwy.

Colorado Springs 80910


pmi.edu The Colorado Springs branch of Pima Medical Institute offers dental assistant, medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician and veterinary assistant programs. The school offers a full range of student services, including financial aid and lifetime job placement assistance.

Admissions: Candidates should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Those who do not have a high school diploma or GED and are over age 18 may take a federally approved application test. All applicants must take an entrance exam and pass with a minimum score. PPNC School of Ministry 2130 Academy Circle South, Suite F

Colorado Springs 80909

Mailing address: P.O. Box 26538

Colorado Springs 80936


ppncmin.com Originally a Bible and seminary school for women, PPNC now has opened a department of men's studies. Bachelor's, master's, doctoral and certification programs are available in pastoral holistic ministry (for nurses only) and pastoral holistic counseling. Theology/religious studies also has bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs.

Admissions: An online application is available. Tuition costs vary depending upon the program. Regis University 7450 Campus Drive., #100

Colorado Springs 80920


regis.edu Regis University was founded in 1877 by a group of exiled Italian Jesuits. It is a liberal arts college that comprises three schools: Regis College offers a range of programs in liberal arts, sciences, education and business; the School for Health Care Professions offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs for careers in health professions; and the College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, academic certificates and non-credit corporate education for working professionals. Online courses and degrees are available.

Admissions: Each school has different admissions requirements. Contact the departments of admissions or visit the Web site for further information. A variety of financial aid packages is available; for assistance, call the financial aid office at 800/568-8932. Remington College 6050 Erin Park Drive

Colorado Springs 80918


remingtoncollege.edu/coloradosprings Remington College offers associate's degrees in science, programs in criminal justice, and Bachelor of Science degrees in criminal justice. Diploma programs for careers as a medical assistant and pharmacy technician are also offered.

Admissions: A high school diploma or equivalent is required for most programs. An interview with an admissions representative is required. Various forms of financial aid may be explored using links provided on the Web site. Troy University 8610 Explorer Drive, #101

Colorado Springs 80920


cosprings.troy.edu A regionally accredited institution, Troy University offers on-site graduate programs in management and international relations and additional undergraduate online degrees. The programs are organized with working and military students in mind; Troy offers many classes online and some classes in an innovative weekend format that allows students to earn credit over the course of two or three weekends. Classes are held on the Fort Carson campus at 1675 Long St., and the classroom at 5825 Delmonico Drive, #120.

Admissions: Call the number above for information. United States Air Force Academy HQ USAFA

2304 Cadet Drive, #2300

USAF Academy 80840

333-2520; 800/443-9266

usafa.af.mil Recognized as one of the nation's finest four-year institutions of higher learning, the U.S. Air Force Academy provides cadets with a solid foundation for a career in the Air Force and a life as an engaged citizen.

Admissions: Public law (Title 10) decrees that a cadet must be unmarried, with no dependents, and be older than 17, but younger than 23, by July 1 of the year he or she enters the Academy. Full details can be found at the Academy's Web site. University of Phoenix 866/766-0766

phoenix.edu The University of Phoenix offers undergraduate, graduate and associate's degrees, as well as doctorates, in many fields, including business, education, criminal justice, social and behavioral science, health care services and technology. Classes are offered in the evening and on weekends, with the working professional in mind. Most courses can be taken online. There is a 20-month degree program for associate's degrees. Online programs are available.

Admissions: For the undergraduate program, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 16 years of age and have access to an organizational environment where he or she can apply concepts learned in class. Graduate students are required to have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 and at least three years of significant work experience. Specific degree programs may have additional admissions requirements. To enroll, students can complete and submit a request-for-information form from the Web site or call. Once the request has been received, students will meet with an enrollment adviser. Phoenix Tower South Learning Center

28640 South Circle Drive

Colorado Springs 80906


Southern Colorado Campus

5725 Mark Dabling Blvd., #150

Colorado Springs 80919


The Pueblo Learning Center

121 W. First St., Suite 150A

Pueblo 81003 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.

Colorado Springs 80918

262-3000; 800/990-8227

uccs.edu One of four institutions in the University of Colorado system, UCCS offers a wide variety of bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as doctoral degrees. There are six colleges on campus: business and administration, education, engineering and applied science, public affairs, nursing and letters, and arts and sciences. UCCS also offers a number of graduate degrees through its graduate school and its Graduate School for Public Affairs.

Admissions: Applications are available from the college or online and are to be returned to the admissions office with a $50 application fee ($60 for graduate school). An official high school transcript, official ACT/SAT scores and transcripts of college coursework previously taken are required. University of the Rockies (Formerly Colorado School of Professional Psychology)

555 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs 80903


rockies.edu University of the Rockies, operated by Bridgepoint Education, is a graduate school offering an M.A. in psychology, a Psy.D. in clinical psychology and a Psy.D. in organizational leadership. Founded in mid-1998, it opened its doors to doctoral students in January 2000. Specializations include marriage and family therapy, professional counseling and organizational leadership. The university also offers continuing education programs for mental health professionals.

Admissions: Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in any field from a U.S. Department of Education-recognized institution. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5 may be considered on a selective basis. Candidates must submit a California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and Miller Analogies Test (MAT), as well as a signed UoR No Criminal Convictions form. An admissions packet may be requested from the admissions office or downloaded from the Web site. Some financial aid and loans are available. Webster University 5475 Tech Center Drive

Colorado Springs 80919


webster.edu/coloradosprings Webster University's main campus is in St. Louis, but one of more than 100 campuses across the world is in Colorado Springs. Students attend classes one evening a week from 5:30 to 9:30. Webster offers master's degrees in business administration, information technology management, human resources development and management, management and leadership, procurement and acquisitions management, and space systems operations management. Webster also offers a certificate program in government contracting. Many of these programs are available online. Classes are also offered at Colorado Springs' satellite office at Peterson Air Force Base.

Admissions: Students who have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and have a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be admitted; no entrance exams are required. Go online to see all information regarding admissions.

K-through-12 education: area school districts
Colorado Springs School District 11 1115 N. El Paso St.

Colorado Springs 80903


d11.org District 11 consists of 41 elementary schools, nine middle schools, five high schools, seven charter schools and six alternative schools. D-11 is the largest and most centrally located school district in Colorado Springs. Academy School District 20 1110 Chapel Hills Drive

Colorado Springs 80920


asd20.org District 20 consists of 19 elementary schools, five middle schools, six high schools and one charter school. Its test scores, graduation rates, college admissions/scholarships and student achievement awards put D-20 among the top-rated school districts in the state. Harrison School District 2 1060 Harrison Road

Colorado Springs 80906


harrison.k12.co.us The second-oldest organized school district in El Paso County, District 2 was officially organized on Aug. 20, 1874. It currently consists of 15 elementary schools, one K-through-8 school, three middle schools, three high schools, including New Horizons Opportunity School, and four charter schools. Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 1775 Laclede St.

Colorado Springs 80906


cmsd12.org District 12 consists of six elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school and one charter school.

The Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy is located at 1832 S. Wahsatch Ave. The Academy is designed for grades K through 8. It uses the Direct Instruction method for reading, math and spelling, and the Shirley method for grammar and writing. The Hirsch Core Knowledge series provides a systematic and incremental sequence of content-rich topics. Falcon School District 49 10850 E. Woodmen Road

Falcon 80831


d49.org Falcon District 49 is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the area. It consists of nine elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, with a new alternative high school opening next fall. The district strives to keep a small-town atmosphere as it grows. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 146 Jefferson St.

Monument 80132


lewispalmer.org Lewis-Palmer School District consists of five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one charter school. It prides itself on its relatively small size, and the resultant opportunities for increased individual attention. A second high school will open in this district in August. Widefield School District 3 1820 Main St.

Colorado Springs 80911


wsd3.org The students of District 3 are served by nine K-through-6 elementary schools, three junior high schools, two high schools and an alternative high school. The James Madison Charter Academy, located in District 3 but not partnered with the district, serves grades K through 7. Manitou Springs School District 14 405 El Monte Place

Manitou Springs 80829


mssd14.org The students of the Manitou Springs area are served by one high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. Manitou Springs is a small town, and District 14 is a small district, with an accomplished student body that represents the quirky nature of the community.

K-through-12 education: private schools
American Christian Academy Central Location

Colorado Springs 80909

633-1129 Currently offers tutoring services for grades 1 through 12, as well as an ESL (English as a second language) program. The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind 33 N. Institute St.

Colorado Springs 80903

Voice: 578-2100

TDD: 578-2101

csdb.org The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind is a state-funded school that provides educational services to those under age 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or blind or low-vision. For students beyond a reasonable commuting distance, on-campus living is available, as are after-school programs, athletics, peer advisers and work programs. Various living arrangements are available based on students' levels of independence.

Admissions: Students are required to have a documented hearing and/or vision loss, as defined by Colorado eligibility guidelines. Colorado Springs Christian School 4855 Mallow Road

Colorado Springs 80907


cscslions.org Colorado Springs Christian School, a nondenominational K-through-12 Christian school, provides biblically based education. Also offered are home-schooling programs and the Handprints Early Education Center preschool. The Colorado Springs School 21 Broadmoor Ave.

Colorado Springs 80906


css.org The Colorado Springs School gives students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade the opportunity to "learn by doing." The college-prep curriculum allows students to apply academic concepts to classroom activities and to field studies on campus, in the community, in the nation and around the world. Small classes, a college counseling process that begins in middle school, and individualized guidance in high school coursework, testing tactics, essay writing and interviewing help each student present the best possible profile to colleges and universities.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to students who qualify. Transportation offerings to the school are available throughout Colorado Springs. Cornerstone Baptist Academy 3615 Vickers Drive

Colorado Springs 80918

593-7887 A K-through-12 Christian school for church members only. Corpus Christi Catholic School 2410 N. Cascade Ave.

Colorado Springs 80907


corpuschristicos.org Grades pre-K through 8. Divine Redeemer Catholic School 901 N. Logan Ave.

Colorado Springs 80909


divineredeemer.net Grades pre-K through 8. Evangelical Christian Academy ecaeagles.org Pre-K-through-6 campus:

2511 N. Logan Ave.

Colorado Springs 80907


Grades 7-through-12 campus:

4052 Nonchalant Circle South

Colorado Springs 80917

597-3675 Fountain Valley School 6155 Fountain Valley School Road

Colorado Springs 80911


fvs.edu Fountain Valley School, founded in 1930, is a private boarding and day school that stresses rigorous academics for grades 9 to 12.

Admissions: An application (available online), a personal interview with an admissions officer and standardized test scores (preferably the Secondary School Admissions Test) are required. Contact the admissions office at admission@fvs.edu for further information and a campus visit. HillSprings Learning Center 1257 Lake Plaza Drive, #120

Colorado Springs 80906


hillsprings.org HillSprings Learning Center is a nonprofit, half-day learning center for K-through-8 students with learning disabilities or ADD. Hilltop Baptist School 6915 Palmer Park Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80915


hilltopbaptistschool.org Grades K through 12. Immanuel Lutheran School 828 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs 80903


ilsfalcons.org Grades pre-K through 8. Pauline Memorial Catholic School 1601 Mesa Ave.

Colorado Springs 80906


stpaulcos.org/paulinememorial.html Grades pre-K through 8. Pikes Peak Academy 5590 N. Nevada Ave.

Colorado Springs 80918


pikespeakacademy.net An alternative Christian high school. Pikes Peak Christian School 5905 Flintridge Drive

Colorado Springs 80918


ppcseagles.net Grades pre-K through 12. Renaissance Academy 2760 Fieldstone Road

Colorado Springs 80919


renpac.org The Renaissance Academy is an independent day school for gifted students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8.

Admissions: Admission is based on a personal interview with the admissions manager for parents and the student, school recommendations and test scores. Contact the school for current tuition rates. Payment plans are available, as well as financial aid for one year only. Springs Adventist Academy 5410 E. Palmer Park Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80915


saaschool.org Grades K through 9. St. Mary's High School 2501 E. Yampa St.

Colorado Springs 80909


smhscs.org Founded in 1885 by Sister Columa Gallavan of the Sisters of Loretto, St. Mary's High School was one of the first schools in the Pikes Peak region. St. Mary's High School now is an independent, coeducational Catholic high school with more than 350 students. St. Stephen's Classical Academy 631 N. Tejon St.

Colorado Springs 80903


ststephensclassicalacademy.com Grades pre-K through elementary.

Montessori schools
Montessori schools are based on principles developed in 1907 by Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician. Learning through all five senses is emphasized, and children are allowed to learn at their own pace, choosing activities from numerous possibilities. Children are placed in multi-age groups, which encourages older children to share their knowledge with younger ones. The following Montessori schools are located in Colorado Springs: Born of the Golden Mountain Montessori School 306 W. Brookside St.

Colorado Springs 80906


goldenmtmontessori.com Buena Vista Elementary School (part of School District 11) 1620 W. Bijou St.

Colorado Springs 80904


d11.org/buenavista Hope Montessori Academy 2041 Chuckwagon Road

Colorado Springs 80919


montessorichild.com Hope Montessori Academy 6353 Stetson Hills Road

Colorado Springs 80922


montessorichild.com Hope Montessori Academy 18075 Minglewood Trail

Monument 80132


montessorichild.com Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy 7675 Lexington Drive

Colorado Springs 80920


rm-montessori.com Woodland Hills Montessori School 3215 Woodland Hills Drive

Colorado Springs 80918


Other public school resources
Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services 4825 Lorna Place

Colorado Springs 80915


ppboces.org Founded in 1968, the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services serves 14 school districts in the Pikes Peak region. The Pikes Peak BOCES helps member school districts find the best use of educational dollars by offering services in technology planning and implementation, program development for non-English-speaking students and more.

Homeschool support
CMCA Home School Connection 2948 E. Fountain Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80910

477-6715 A one-day-a-week enrichment program for home-schoolers in grades 1 through 11.

Online resources
college-scholarships.com/colorado.htm Provides comprehensive information on Colorado colleges, universities, career colleges, technical colleges, vocational colleges, technical schools, vocational schools and online degree programs.

Continuing education
City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way

Colorado Springs 80905


springsgov.com The city of Colorado Springs offers a multitude of learning opportunities for people of all ages through recreation centers, community centers and senior centers. Facilities include those owned by the city and those secured through cooperative agreements with schools and recreationally focused entities. Classes range from academic to recreational. Colorado Springs School District 11 Community Education Mailing address: 1115 N. El Paso St.

Walk-in registration: 1033 N. Franklin St.

Colorado Springs 80903


d11.org/communityed District 11 offers dozens of community education classes for children and adults, with classes that range from various kinds of dancing and foreign languages to beginning computer skills and managing rental property. They take place in the district's schools year-round. Colorado State University at Pueblo, Division of Continuing Education 2200 Bonforte Blvd.

Pueblo 81001

719/549-2316, 800/388-6154

coned.colostate-pueblo.edu CSU-Pueblo CONED also offers extension sites in Pueblo and in Colorado Springs at the Citadel Center, Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base. Paragon Culinary School 3125 Sinton Road

Colorado Springs 80907

578-5740; 866/FOOD-101

paragonculinaryschool.com Run by local five-star Chef Victor Matthews, Paragon Culinary School (PCS) is designed to be an alternative to larger culinary schools. It is a 24,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art site featuring an open kitchen, comfortable classrooms, banquet hall, art gallery, locker room, offices and dorms. PCS focuses solely on culinary arts and restaurant management, with intensive training by award-winning chefs and world leaders of the field. Beyond a general college or school for regular hospitality managers, PCS is designed to assist in the creation of great future chefs and restaurateurs. PCS also offers three-year certifications. Pikes Peak Library District ppld.org The Pikes Peak Library District offers book discussion groups, computer classes and numerous other learning activities for the community. Meetings and classes take place at PPLD libraries, branch libraries and online. Most activities are free or require a nominal fee. The PPLD has also opened an eBranch, which can be found online at ebranch.ppld.org. Briargate Branch

9475 Briar Village Point

Colorado Springs 80920


Cheyenne Mountain Branch

1785 S. Eighth St.

Colorado Springs 80906


East Library

5550 N. Union Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80918


Fountain Branch

230 S. Main St.

Fountain 80817


Monument Branch

1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive

Monument 80132


Old Colorado City Branch

2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave.

Colorado Springs 80904


Palmer Lake Branch

66 Lower Glenway

Palmer Lake 80133


Penrose Public Library

20 N. Cascade Ave.

Colorado Springs 80903


Rockrimmon Branch

832 Village Center Drive

Colorado Springs 80919


Ruth Holley Branch

685 N. Murray Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80915


Sand Creek Branch

1821 S. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs 80916


Ute Pass Branch

8010 Severy Road

Cascade 80809

684-9342 The PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning 30 E. Rio Grande St.

Colorado Springs 80903


visitpillar.org The PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning offers classes to all. More than 40 volunteers in the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization develop the curriculum, instruct classes and provide organizational structure. Class topics range from history and personal safety information to spiritual cinema. There are classrooms on-site with some at various locations around town, and fees vary.


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