Imagine Indigo Ranch

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Imagine Indigo Ranch
District Falcon School District 49
Zone iConnect Zone
Coordinates 38° 55' 32.214", -104° 41' 36.834"
Address 6464 Peterson Road
City Colorado Springs
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-7360
School Information
Type primary school
Charter Yes
Established 2008
Principal Tina Leone
Asst. Principal
Grades K-8
Enrollment 831 (2013-2014)
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Website http://www.ticaindigoranch.com


Imagine Indigo Ranch in iConnect Zone, located at 6464 Peterson Road in Colorado Springs, is a charter school authorized by District 49 in 2007. The preK-8 charter school opened in fall 2008. The school is housed in a facility that is approximately 47,758 square feet, located at the intersection of Dublin Boulevard and Peterson Road. The building is two stories and complies in all areas with the Americans with Disabilities Act.[1]

Imagine Indigo Ranch is part of the Imagine Schools family. Imagine Schools is an education management organization. Their mission is to partner with parents and guardians in the education of their children by providing high quality schools that prepare students for lives of leadership, accomplishment and exemplary character. The school is committed to living that mission as well as exemplifying its motto, which states that students must be classically trained, culturally literate and globally prepared. The philosophy of Imagine Schools includes six measures of excellence. These six measures, outlining specific principles are what matter most to any school that chooses to align with the Imagine Schools charter school organization. They include adhering to shared values, parent choice and satisfaction, academic achievement, positive character development, economic sustainability, school development. Imagine Schools regularly evaluates all of its campuses using these principles. Faculty hold themselves accountable to a high metric of excellence with each measure.

Curricula[edit]

The public charter school uses a standards-based curriculum incorporating the Colorado standards, the core knowledge scope and sequence and the classical approach. Its educators follow the core knowledge scope and sequence preschool through eighth grade. Students take Latin in grades sixth, seventh and eighth. The school is project-oriented at all levels, which enhances the mastery of core knowledge content. The Saxon math curriculum is advanced one year for all grade levels. Teachers are all highly qualified and deliver an exceptional education to each student based upon their needs.

Student life at Imagine Indigo Ranch is not just about academics. Faculty educate the whole child by placing a strong emphasis on positive character development. Each month they focus on one core virtue. All of the core virtues are integrated and embedded into everything the school accomplishes. An equal emphasis on a strong character education program compliments the academic program and stresses character development and responsibility. Faculty members believe that students with great character make not just great students, but great citizens, too.

Extracurricular[edit]

The school offers an after school enrichment program through Champions. Students are also able to take part in well-established martial arts programs, Landsharks running club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and various sports offerings depending upon the season. These enrichment opportunities are available for all ages and ability levels.

Community[edit]

Another major component of the campus is the partnership with parents and the community. A high level of parent partnership and involvement is expected from both staff and parents. Parent and guardian involvement is a requirement and the majority of the school's parents exceed all the basic time requirements for volunteering. The Parent-Teacher Organization brings in thousands of dollars each year during fundraisers, and has an active membership of more than 100 parents and teachers. This body of membership serves on 13 different sub-committees, which provide essential help and support to many areas of the campus.

References[edit]

  1. "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.