History

Learn more about our roots

Indian Peaks Charter School(IPCS) was originally conceived as Indian Peaks Academy in 1995 by a group of parents anxious for educational choice in Grand County, calling for a rigorous content-rich curriculum, foreign language in all grades, and a 5-day school week. At first, a lack of facilities prevented the school from opening; however, parents continued to search. Five years later, the Grand County Education Complex was created and Indian Peaks Charter School - a parent driven, free, public school - opened its doors in September 2000.

School History

Indian Peaks took the next five years to implement the vision of the founding families. Now demonstrating successful academics and having students involved in various aspects of the community beyond our school, Indian Peaks is proud of our students as they truly become aware and exemplary young citizens. Through generous efforts and sacrifices of our Educational Team and Families, IPCS offers Grand County children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade a rigorous curriculum coupled with small class size, which typically leads to academic success. Believing that a child's education is like a three-legged stool involving Parents, Student, and Teachers, communication between school and home is critical. Collaboration and interdisciplinary learning are vital in providing students an education to encourage retention of information and application of studies. Collaboration goes beyond instruction, in projects and activities in which older students mentor younger students and take an active leadership role in the school.

Currently in the process of a major Capital Campaign to aquire a new building and renovate our old ones, we are very excited for the future growth and continued success of our program.

Growing Up IPCS Video

Enjoy our video with footage shot during the 2010-2011 school year. A special thank you to Mr. Adam Perkins and his 2010-11 7th and 8th grade class for their fine contribution.