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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 35 top alternative public elementary schools in Colorado, serving 5,732 students.
  • Alternative schools aim to help students whose needs may not be successfully met in regular schools.
  • Students who attend alternative schools and may be at risk of educational failure (as indicated by poor grades, truancy, disruptive behavior, pregnancy, or similar factors associated with temporary or permanent withdrawal from school).
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Colorado state average of 46%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is less than the state average of 17:1.

Top Colorado Alternative Public Elementary Schools (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Brighton Adams Youth Service Center Alternative School
    1933 East Bridge Street
    Brighton, CO 80601
    (303)659-4450

    Grades: 4-12 | 27 students
  • Alamosa Alamosa Ombudsman School Of Excellence Alternative School
    2431 Main Street
    Alamosa, CO 81101
    (719)937-2112

    Grades: 6-12 | 42 students
  • Brighton Brighton Heritage Academy Alternative School
    830 Bridge Street
    Brighton, CO 80601
    (303)655-2850

    Grades: 6-12 | 192 students
  • Castle Rock Cloverleaf Home Education Alternative School
    312 Cantril Street Ste 101
    Castle Rock, CO 80104
    (303)387-0100

    Grades: K-12 | 352 students
  • Denver Contemporary Learning Academy Alternative School
    200 E. 9th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80203
    (720)423-6900

    Grades: 6-12 | 167 students
  • Delta Delta Academy Of Applied Learning Alternative School
    239 E 6th Street
    Delta, CO 81416
    (970)874-0835

    Grades: 5-8 | 26 students
  • Delta Delta Vision School Alternative School
    Charter School
    1080 Pioneer Rd
    Delta, CO 81416
    (970)874-8226

    Grades: K-12 | 446 students
  • Denver Denver Center For 21st Learning At Wyman Alternative School
    1690 Williams Street
    Denver, CO 80218
    (720)424-2980

    Grades: 6-12 | 220 students
  • Grand Junction Dual Immersion Academy School Alternative School
    552 A West Main Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-6070

    Grades: PK-5 | 303 students
  • Estes Park Estes Park Options School Alternative School
    1575 South St. Vrain Avenue
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    (970)586-2361

    Grades: K-12 | 36 students
  • Denver Gilliam School Alternative School
    2844 Downing
    Denver, CO 80205
    (303)294-8930

    Grades: 5-12 | 1 students
  • Grand Junction Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Alternative School
    360 28 Road
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)242-8445

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
  • Boulder Horizons K-8 School Alternative School
    Charter School
    4545 Sioux Drive
    Boulder, CO 80303
    (720)561-5580

    Grades: K-8 | 348 students
  • Julesburg Insight School Of Colorado At Julesburg Alternative School
    102 West 6th Street
    Julesburg, CO 80737
    (970)474-3365

    Grades: 6-12 | 381 students
  • Lafayette Justice High Charter School Alternative School
    Charter School
    805 Excalibur
    Lafayette, CO 80026
    (720)935-1337

    Grades: 6-12 | 82 students
  • Golden Lookout Mountain Alternative School
    2901 Ford Street
    Golden, CO 80401
    (303)273-2600

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
  • Englewood Marvin W Foote Youth Services Alternative School
    13500 East Fremont Place
    Englewood, CO 80112
    (303)768-7596

    Grades: 5-12 | 35 students
  • Denver Mountview Youth Service Center Alternative School
    7862 West Mansfield Parkway
    Denver, CO 80235
    (303)987-4575

    Grades: 5-12 | 23 students
  • Colorado Springs Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center Alternative School
    2115 Afton Way
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (719)520-2701

    Grades: 6-12 | 223 students
  • La Jara North Conejos Alternative Program Alternative School
    635 Main Street
    La Jara, CO 81140
    (719)274-4220

    Grades: K-12 | 50 students
  • Aurora Options School Alternative School
    16500 E. Smokey Hill Road
    Aurora, CO 80015
    (720)886-7380

    Grades: K-12 | 620 students
  • Denver P.r.e.p. (positive Refocus Education Program) Alternative School
    2727 Columbine Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    (720)424-8451

    Grades: 6-12 | 171 students
  • Thornton Pathways Future Center Alternative School
    550 E. 124th Avenue
    Thornton, CO 80241
    (720)972-4723

    Grades: K-12 | 351 students
  • Peyton Patriot Learning Center Alternative School
    11990 Swingline Road
    Peyton, CO 80831
    (719)495-5505

    Grades: 6-12 | 201 students
  • Pueblo Pueblo Youth Service Center Alternative School
    1406 West 17th Street
    Pueblo, CO 81003
    (719)253-6025

    Grades: 4-12 | 13 students
  • Grand Junction R-5 High School Alternative School
    310 N 7th St
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970)254-6880

    Grades: 6-12 | 210 students
  • Durango Robert Denier Youth Services Center Alternative School
    720 Turner Drive
    Durango, CO 81303
    (970)375-2781

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
  • Denver Soar Academy Alternative School
    3201 West Oxford Avenue
    Denver, CO 80236
    (720)833-6825

    Grades: 6-12 | 97 students
  • Colorado Springs Spring Creek Youth Services Center Alternative School
    3190 East Las Vegas
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (303)866-6600

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
  • Denver Summit Academy Alternative School
    3111 W. Dartmouth Ave.
    Denver, CO 80236
    (720)424-2400

    Grades: 6-12 | 214 students
  • Minturn Vail Ski And Snowboard Academy (vssa) Alternative School
    948 Chambers Avenue
    Minturn, CO 81645
    (970)328-2832

    Grades: 5-12 | 177 students
  • Denver Vantage Point Alternative School
    10900 Huron Street
    Denver, CO 80234
    (720)972-5800

    Grades: 6-12 | 279 students
  • Denver Vista Academy Alternative School
    4800 Telluride Street
    Denver, CO 80249
    (720)423-7600

    Grades: 6-12 | 285 students
  • Glenwood Springs Yampah Mountain School Alternative School
    695 Red Mountain Drive
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    (970)945-9463

    Grades: 6-12 | 160 students
  • Colorado Springs Zebulon Pike Alternative School
    1427 West Rio Grande
    Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (719)329-6924

    Grades: 5-12 | n/a students
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