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State Testing

Brad Agee - Monday, April 17, 2017
Just a reminder that this week (4/17-4/21) is the time period for Twin Peaks students to take the PARCC & CMAS state assessments.  Please see the Assessment page for more information regarding times to avoid appointments.  Get some good rest and get to school on time for those morning exams!

Parent Communication #15

Brad Agee - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

News from March 10th.

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Parent Communication #14

Brad Agee - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News from February 24th.

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Parent Communication #13

Brad Agee - Monday, February 13, 2017

News from February 10th.

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Parent Communication #12

Brad Agee - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

News from January 27th.

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ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Brad Agee - Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A new page has been created to keep families informed on upcoming assessments.  The page can be viewed here.

EL/MS PARCC Report

Brad Agee - Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Spring 2015 PARCC data for grades 3-8 is in.  You can view the release here.

TPCA Wins STEM Competition!

Brad Agee - Monday, May 02, 2016

TPCA Wins the STEM Engineering Competition at Metro State University!!

For the second year in a row, Twin Peaks Charter Academy (TPCA) won the STEM engineering competition at Metro State University Math Day. Congratulations to the team of Esther Xu, Isha Karki, Abby Jenkins, and Alaynah Penalosa.

Approximately twenty teams of high school students compete at MSU Math Day. The goal of the event is to encourage interest in math and science while fostering constructive competition among area high schools. Many schools from throughout the Front Range participate, and each brings up to three teams. Students compete in three subjects: geometry, engineering, and algebra.

In the geometry competition, teams of students work together to solve as many geometry problems as possible in 45 minutes. In the algebra competition, students work together to solve twenty timed algebra problems. These are not simple problems - Mr. Carsten, a TPCA math teacher, described many of the geometry and algebra problems as very challenging!

Finally, in this year’s engineering competition, students were provided with materials to transport a piece of clay as close as possible to a given spot on an adjoining table. The TPCA team chose to create a zip line mechanism rather than a catapult or throwing device. The team’s knowledge of engineering and efficient planning were essential because, as they explained, “there wasn’t enough of anything so we really had to plan how to use our limited supplies!”

 

“This is just one example of many activities that our students are engaged in, and I credit their teachers and the rigorous education we provide to prepare them for these unique events” said Joseph Mehsling the newly established Director of TCPA.

The entire team of students and teachers are already looking forward to next year’s competition.

TPCA is a tuition-free public K–12 school of choice in the St. Vrain Valley School District. We provide students with the foundations of virtue and character while building cultural literacy through a rigorous, content-rich curriculum in an encouraging environment. TPCA is centrally located in Longmont on Sunset between Boston Avenue and Nelson Road.

For more information about TPCA, please visit www.twinpeakscharter.org or contact:

Joseph Mehsling, Director, 303-772- 7286 or via email.
David Yu, Secondary Principal, 303-772- 7286 or via email.
Teal Maxwell-Richards, Elementary Principal, 303-772- 7286 or via email.
Kathy DeMatteo, President of the Board of Directors, 303-775- 6991 or via email.

2015 High School PARCC Summary

Brad Agee - Friday, December 18, 2015


Dear Families, Staff, and Friends, 

It has been a busy and successful time at Twin Peaks Charter Academy, and as we head out to our winter break the Board and Administration would like to send you best wishes and provide an update on our most recent academic results.  

 On Monday, we received our data from last year's PARCC testing.  Our analysis is in its early stages, but the results are promising and in some cases excellent. 

Twin Peaks High School has achieved excellent academic results in multiple areas.

TPCA Ranks in the top 3 of district high schools.  

With some qualifications, you will find that our High School Results are quite impressive.

Please take a minute to review our results at the secondary level and share with a friend, here.

 See a comparative analysis of all High Schools in the Longmont area.  

 These results represent a fresh and reassuring look at the quality of our instruction and the true value that Classical Education adds to our curriculum mix.  

 The results from the Middle School and Elementary School will be analyzed and released when we return from winter break.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to offer congratulations to our teachers, administration, and staff.  The hard work and dedication of our staff continues to allow celebrations of academic excellence and student success.

 We would like to extend our best wishes for a safe and happy Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for allowing us to work with and enjoy your children, we look forward to seeing you again in 2016!

Board Strategic Objectives

Brad Agee - Thursday, November 19, 2015

On November 13th, Board President, Kathy DeMatteo, presented the strategic objectives the board has focused on for the last year.  In the presentation attached you will find the process and current status of the goals.  If you would like to get more information about the focus of the Board please join the conversation at their regular meetings the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, or at a committee meeting of your choice.

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