2015-2016 News

  • Division 2 Winner

    Students Create Art Work As Part of #StopOnRed Campaign

    "We enjoy the opportunity to see the artwork from our students across the district," said Gene Hammond, District 49 transportation director. "To see the importance of safety on our buses through the eyes of those we serve reminds us of the important job we do each day."

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  • Springs Studio For Academic Excellence Graduation, 2016

    More than 80 graduates received diplomas May 20 at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs.

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  •  Naomi Perkins, SSAE fourth-grader, looks at the surface of the moon on a Google Expeditions Journey

    MRES & SSAE Come Together for an Expedition Across the Universe

    "It shows how well our district works together," said Lori Hall, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence. "Although we're at different schools, we really aren't different. We can learn, work and have fun together."

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  • District 49 Schools Re-open After Historic Winter Storm

    After three days of closures following an historic winter storm in north easter El Paso County, students returned to class Feb. 4 in District 49.

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  • Springs Studio for Academic Excellence students receive an award from Care and Share.

    SSAE Cares For Community With Bountiful Harvest of Love

    "Springs Studio for Academic Excellence is such an incredible partner of ours," said Care and Share's Shannon Coker. "Not only do they participate in Harvest of Love, they also volunteer in our gardens as a part of their Green Design and Technology class. The students want to be a part of the solution to hunger, that is incredibly evident by not only giving their time but collecting food and money to feed families in need."

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  • Santa’s Toy Express Lifts Holiday Spirits, Connects Community

    Santa Claus, played by retired firefighter Jim DeGeorge, greets children Dec. 5 during Santa’s Toy Express in District 49. Chosen from elementary schools across the district, some 47 children facing special circumstances during the holidays were bused to the morning activities.

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  •  Lisl Davies, twelfth grade at Falcon High School, talks to Board Director Kevin Butcher.

    Student Voice Joins Board of Education

    "Having the student voice for facilities and new courses, like were discussed tonight, are important," said Lisl Davies, twelfth grade at Falcon High School. "If the Board doesn't have the student voice, they probably aren't representing the students as good as they could be."

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  • Students Tend Community Garden For Green Design Class

    Eleventh-grader Joseph Enright, 16, picks beans Sept. 22 in the Care & Share community garden.

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Springs Studio Updates

District Updates

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    New School: Power Technical Early College

    One of two first of its kind schools in the state, District 49 and James Irwin Charter Schools have partnered to bring Power Technical Early College (PTEC) to the Pikes Peak Region. The school will serve grades 6-14. Students can earn a free associates degree in applied science while earning high school diploma.

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  •  PPEC Logo

    New School: Pikes Peak Early College

    Opening fall of 2016, Pikes Peak Early College uses online and blended learning, coupled with early college opportunities that foster college and career readiness through flexible and individualized pathways, to empower academic leaders.

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Springs Studio for Academic Excellence

Springs Studio for Academic Excellence (formerly Falcon Virtual Academy) engages students in an innovative, rigorous digital learning environment that prepares them for the 21st century and beyond. We provide high expectations that encourage critical thinking skills with comprehensive learning opportunities for every student. Learning occurs when students feel valued and engaged in the process.

School District 49

Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.