Patriot Learning Center

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Patriot Learning Center
District Falcon School District 49
Zone iConnect Zone
Coordinates 38° 56' 2.0436", -104° 36' 20.1348"
Address 11990 Swingline NE Road
City Peyton
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-5505
School Information
Type alternative school
Charter No
Principal Tom Wilke
Asst. Principal
Grades 6–12
Enrollment 249 (2013-2014)

Patriot Learning Center, located in iConnect Zone at 11990 Swingline NE Road in Peyton, is a 6-12 middle and high School in an alternative setting, now in its fourth year. Educators facilitate a diverse, supportive and respectful community that combines the creativity and commitment of students, teachers and parents with lessons learned within their environment. Patriot Learning Center is a public school, however there is an application process for admission. In middle school, faculty members stress academics and affective education along with community service. In high school, they focus on credit recovery and graduating students. In both settings, they strive to create an environment where all students want to be in school and succeed.

Patriot Learning Center is a choice enrollment school. Students are chosen through the combined input of parents, the referring school, and the teachers and administration at Patriot Learning Center. They are admitted on a needs and numbers basis, with the final decision coming from Patriot Learning Center. If students do not take advantage of the center's unique opportunities, they will be sent back to their home schools, and other students will be admitted. In the high school setting, all students are required to pass the GENESIS program or they will not be admitted into the school. The program is designed to help students be successful in social settings. Educators concentrate on affective needs to help ensure improvements in student behavior.


The school also has a night school campus for high school students from 4-9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. It benefits from an experienced staff of career teachers. There are currently four core teachers in the high school and two teachers in the technology field. The school has four core teachers in the middle school, as well as a physical education and health teacher. Homework is only assigned as needed, and class sizes are rarely larger than 15 students. There are no lockers. The school uses online education in the high school, as well as direct classroom instruction with an emphasis on mastery learning. The school combines small classes, online resources, core curriculum, experienced licensed staff, independent study, work study for credit, job placement, counseling, elective credits, personal and close communication, personalized attention and an open-door policy.

The school also offers a GED prep program and testing facility for students 17 years of age and older. Classes are evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


At Patriot Learning Center, community involvement is essential to the school mission. Staff members work with senior citizens, Exchange Club, Colorado Springs Soup Kitchen, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Adopt-A-Road Clean-Up, Mill Dog Rescue, Goodwill, TESSA--an advocate group for battered women--as well as other organizations.