About iConnect Zone

  • Falcon Virtual Academy The iConnect Zone is the only program like this in El Paso County. The “i” in iConnect stands for individual and individualized. This zone’s purpose is to provide a place where everyone fits. The iConnect Zone provides opportunities for students to maximize their learning potential. We believe that by being accessible to the students, families, educators and the other zones we can provide the best educational solutions to meet the individuals’ peak potential.
     

    Our Mission


    To interconnect effective educational systems which inspire individuals to realize their learning potential.

    To investigate and implement the best educational practices that lead students to succeed.

    To invest in students by challenging and developing citizens that compete in a global society.

    To invent settings and systems that empower individuals' learning, leadership and life.

    To inspire individuals with meaningful challenges and surround them with nurturing support to achieve ambitious goals.

    Autonomous

    are an independent entity within Falcon School District 49, possessing the freedom and flexibility to implement new methods, courses, programs, etc., as they relate to the success of our students.

    Resourceful

    are a solutions hub committed to gathering and sharing information, knowledge, teaching models and ideas that will maximize our students’ learning potential.

    Interconnected

    are a singular point of contact for students, parents, administrators, counselors, educators and the greater community looking for solutions, ideas, and inspiration.

    Committed

    We are committed to providing students, parents and educators with the tools to help the students realize their potential through engagement, collaboration, participation, responsiveness and family involvement.
     

    Accessible

    are accessible to anyone in the community who needs assistance in overcoming a challenge, finding direction and ascending to the next level in education.

About District 49

  • Our vision is to be the best choice in public education. We envision a future when every time a student, parent, or educator chooses a school district, we are the best choice they can make. We have a mission to Learn, Work, and Lead. Our commitment is to be the best place to learn, to work, and to lead. Every day, we create environments so that everyone associated with the district is always learning, working, and leading us to be the best.
     

    District 49 spans 133 square miles of urban and rural areas in Colorado, covering northeast Colorado Springs and the Falcon area of El Paso County. The district's central office is located at 10850 E. Woodmen Road in Peyton, Colo. As the fastest growing school district in the Pikes Peak region, it's currently serving more than 19,000 students within its portfolio of schools. The district offers school of choice options.

    District 49 is led by three chief officers rather than a single superintendent. The chief education officer, chief business officer and chief operations officer work collaboratively together, and directly with, department directors who are staffed with activity coordinators and specialists.

    • Peter Hilts, CEO
    • Brett Ridgway, CBO
    • Position Vacant, COO

Central Office Location