"Welcome to our new home," said Jess McAllister, Falcon Homeschool Program principal, as students arrived at Falcon Legacy Campus to begin the 2016-2017 school year.
Falcon Homeschool Academic Program eighth through twelfth grade students/ moved from a smaller facility, located on Mohawk Dr. in Colorado Springs, to Falcon Legacy Campus on US Highway 24 just south of Woodmen Road in Peyton.
"Imagine all of our kids who started in the program over at our small building," said McAllister, "they've grown and we have grown. We are in this big building that feels appropriate for their age."
The Falcon Legacy Campus is the site of District 49's original one room schoolhouse, which still stands today. Falcon Homeschool Academic Program shares a portion of the facility with Pikes Peak Early College.
"We are here Tuesday and Thursday," McAllister said, "and PPEC will use the space Monday, Wednesday and Friday."
During a welcome meeting, McAllister explained the layout of the campus to the students, who will now have access to dedicated classrooms for science, math, and other areas of study. "It provides more options, more flexibility and an environment for student learning that will better meet the needs of our kids."
"I like it," said Sarah Atkinson, eleventh grade student in the Falcon Homeschool Academic Program. "It seems a little more laid back than a normal school, but it's more structured than just being at home."