Best Alternative Schools in Colorado 2022: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best alternative schools in Colorado. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top alternative schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Alternative Schools Colorado

Best Public Alternative Schools in Colorado for 2022

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1Connections Learning Center on the Earle Johnson C06081200 JOHNSON ROADGOLDEN2.9000000
2Spring Creek Youth Services Center04123190 EAST LAS VEGASCOLORADO SPRINGS3.9000000
3Olde Columbine High School09121200 SOUTH SUNSETLONGMONT4.1000000
4Ridge View Academy Charter School071228101 EAST QUINCY AVENUEWATKINS4.5000000
5Adams Youth Service Center04121933 EAST BRIDGE STREETBRIGHTON4.7000000
6St. Vrain Global Online Academy09121200 SOUTH SUNSET STREETLONGMONT4.8000000
7Arapahoe Ridge High School09126600 ARAPAHOE AVENUEBOULDER5.8000000
8Mountview Youth Service Center05127862 WEST MANSFIELD PARKWAYDENVER5.8000000
9Gilliam School05122844 DOWNINGDENVER5.9000000
10Harold Ferguson High School09121101 HILLTOP DRIVELOVELAND7.4000000
11Snowy Peaks Junior/Senior High School0712PO BOX 7FRISCO7.6000000
12Frontier High School0912P O BOX 610ELIZABETH7.7000000
13Contemporary Learning Academy0912200 E. 9TH AVE.DENVER8.1000000
14Delta Academy of Applied Learning0508PO BOX 224DELTA8.5000000
15Welte Education Center0612330 LYCKMAN DRFOUNTAIN8.5000000
16ALLIES02056275 BRIDLESPUR AVENUECOLORADO SPRINGS8.8000000
17Prairie Creek High School0912P O BOX 889STRASBURG8.8000000
18Horizons Exploratory Academy0912349 EAST 9TH STREETSALIDA9.1000000
19Aspen Valley Campus07121450 CHAPEL HILLS DRIVECOLORADO SPRINGS9.5000000
20Marvin W Foote Youth Services051213500 EAST FREMONT PLACECENTENNIAL9.5000000
21Prep Academy06122727 COLUMBINE STREETDENVER9.5000000
22Montbello Career and Technical High School09124501 AIRPORT WAYDENVER10.0000000
23New Legacy Charter School09122091 NORTH DAYTON STREETAURORA10.1000000
24Legacy Options High School09126850 NORTH ARGONNE STREETDENVER10.2000000
25Discovery High School0912701 WIDEFIELD DRIVECOLORADO SPRINGS10.3000000
26Centennial High School0912330 EAST LAUREL STREETFORT COLLINS10.4000000
27Boulder Prep Charter High School09125075 CHAPARRAL COURT #1BOULDER10.7000000
28Patriot High School091211990 SWINGLINE ROADFALCON10.7000000
29Florence Crittenton High School091255 SOUTH ZUNIDENVER10.8000000
30Compassion Road Academy09121000 CHEROKEE STREETDENVER11.0000000
31Daniel C Oakes High School–Castle Rock0912961 PLUM CREEK BLVD.CASTLE ROCK11.0000000
32Denver Justice High School0912300 E. 9TH AVEDENVER11.0000000
33Platte Valley Youth Services Center05122200 WEST O STREETGREELEY11.0000000
34Paragon Learning Center09123000 LAKEVIEW AVENUEPUEBLO11.3000000
35Nikola Tesla Education Opportunity Center06122115 AFTON WAYCOLORADO SPRINGS11.5000000
36Chaffee County High School0712P O BOX 2027BUENA VISTA11.7000000
37Durango Big Picture High School0912215 EAST 12TH STREETDURANGO11.7000000
38Longview High School091213301 WEST 2ND PLACELAKEWOOD12.0000000
39Delta High School0912655 SOUTH MONACO PARKWAYDENVER12.1000000
40Summit Academy06125590 W EVANS AVE.DENVER12.2000000
41Vantage Point061210900 HURON STREETNORTHGLENN12.3000000
42Yampah Mountain School0612695 RED MOUNTAIN DRIVEGLENWOOD SPRINGS12.3000000
43Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning at Wyman06121690 WILLIAMS STREETDENVER12.4000000
44Eagle Academy09129375 CRESTHILL LANEHIGHLANDS RANCH12.4000000
45Endeavor Academy091214076 EAST BRIARWOOD AVECENTENNIAL12.4000000
46Community Prep Charter School0912332 EAST WILLAMETTE AVENUECOLORADO SPRINGS12.6000000
47Red Canyon High School0912PO BOX 4807EAGLE13.2000000
48Odyssey Early College and Career Options09122115 AFTON WAYCOLORADO SPRINGS13.6000000
49Yampa Valley High School0912325 7TH STREETSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS13.6000000
50Jeffco Virtual Academy06121829 DENVER WEST DRIVE BLDG #27GOLDEN14.1000000
51McLain Community High School071213600 WEST 2ND PLACELAKEWOOD14.1000000
52Lincoln High School0912230 WALNUT STREETFORT MORGAN14.4000000
53Southwest Open Charter School0912P O BOX DDCORTEZ14.4000000
54Vista Academy06124800 TELLURIDE STREET BLDG. 6DENVER14.6000000
55North Valley School for Young Adults09128990 YORK STTHORNTON14.7000000
56Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice0912300 W CHENANGOENGLEWOOD14.9000000
57North High School Engagement Center09122960 N.SPEER BLVDDENVER15.4000000
58Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy (VSSA)0512PO BOX 360MINTURN15.4000000
59Holyoke Alternative School0712545 EAST HALE STREETHOLYOKE16.0000000
60Polaris Expeditionary Learning SchoolKG121905 ORCHARD PLACEFORT COLLINS16.0000000
61Respect Academy09122285 SOUTH FEDERAL BLVDDENVER16.2000000
62R-5 High School0612455 N. 22nd St.Ste. BGRAND JUNCTION16.4000000
63Horizons K-8 SchoolKG084545 SIOUX DRIVEBOULDER17.0000000
64Jefferson Junior/Senior High07121315 4TH AVENUEGREELEY17.0000000
65The Bijou School09122115 AFTON WAYCOLORADO SPRINGS17.1000000
66Innovations & Options0612830 BRIDGE STREETBRIGHTON17.2000000
67Achieve Online06122115 AFTON WAYCOLORADO SPRINGS17.4000000
68Destinations Career Academy of Colorado06128601 TURNPIKE DR. SUITE 100WESTMINSTER17.6000000
69Byron Syring Delta Center0712345 PROSPECTMONTE VISTA17.9000000
70New America School – Lowry09129125 E SEVENTH PLACE BUILDING 905DENVER17.9000000
71RiseUp Community School09122342 BROADWAY STDENVER18.1000000
72Poudre Community Academy06122540 LAPORTE AVENUEFORT COLLINS18.7000000
73Dual Immersion Academy SchoolPK05552 A WEST MAIN STREETGRAND JUNCTION18.8000000
74Grand Mesa Choice Academy0712822 GRAND AVENUEDELTA19.0000000
75Centennial BOCES High School11122020 CLUBHOUSE DRGREELEY19.2000000
76Colorado High School Charter – GES09123093 E 42ND AVEDENVER19.2000000
77Excel Academy09121825 S. Federal Blvd.DENVER19.2000000
78Emily Griffith High School09121860 LINCOLN STDENVER20.7000000
79Career Readiness Academy09122883 SOUTH CIRCLE DRIVECOLORADO SPRINGS20.8000000
80Brady Exploration School09125220 W. OHIO AVENUELAKEWOOD21.7000000
81Pathways Future CenterKG12550 E. 124TH AVENUETHORNTON21.8000000
82New America School09125806 W ALAMEDA AVELAKEWOOD22.1000000
83Vision Charter AcademyKG121080 PIONEER RDDELTA22.1000000
84North Conejos Alternative ProgramKG12PO BOX 72LAJARA22.3000000
8570 OnlineKG12301 LANE 28PUEBLO22.5000000
86Bridges0912444 WEANT BLVDCARBONDALE22.8000000
87The Academic Recovery Center of San Luis Valley0912550 S. SYLVESTER AVENUECENTER24.5000000
88Academy of Urban Learning09122417 W. 29TH AVEDENVER26.0000000
89Eastlake High School of Colorado Springs09122520 AIRPORT ROADCOLORADO SPRINGS26.1000000
90New America School – Thornton0912601 EAST 64TH AVENUEDENVER26.1000000
91Colorado High School Charter09121175 OSAGE STREET #100DENVER26.2000000
92SOAR Academy06123201 WEST OXFORD AVENUEDENVER26.2000000
93Grand Mesa High School091256600 HIGHWAY 330COLLBRAN26.7000000
94Lester R Arnold High School09126500 EAST 72ND AVENUECOMMERCE CITY27.4000000
95Pikes Peak Online School09128601 TURNPIKE DRIVE SUITE 100WESTMINSTER28.1000000
96Vista Charter School0912P O BOX 10000MONTROSE30.2000000
97Monte Vista On-Line Academy0412345 EAST PROSPECTMONTE VISTA39.2000000
98GOAL Academy0912304 S. VICTORIA AVEPUEBLO44.6000000
99Estes Park Options SchoolKG121605 BRODIE AVENUEESTES PARK45.6000000
100Alamosa Ombudsman School of Excellence06122431 MAIN STREETALAMOSA45.7000000
101Cloverleaf Home EducationKG12312 CANTRIL STREET STE 101CASTLE ROCK54.4000000
102Justice High Charter School0612805 EXCALIBURLAFAYETTE56.0000000
103Options SchoolKG1214603 E FREMONT AVECENTENNIAL77.1000000
104AIM Global0612107 WEST 11TH STREETPUEBLO259.6000000
105Betty K Marler Youth Services Center06127862 WEST MANSFIELD PARKWAYDENVER
106Grand Mesa Youth Services Center0512360 28 RDGRAND JUNCTION
107Grand Mesa Youth Services Center0512360 28 ROADGRAND JUNCTION
108Lookout Mountain05122901 FORD STREETGOLDEN
109Mount View Youth Services Center05127862 WEST MANSFIELD PARKWAYDENVER
110Platte Valley Youth Services Center07122200 O STREETGREELEY
111Pueblo Youth Service Center04121406 WEST 17TH STREETPUEBLO
112Robert DeNier Youth Services Center0512720 TURNER DRIVEDURANGO
113Zebulon Pike05121427 WEST RIO GRANDECOLORADO SPRINGS

Best Private Alternative Schools in Colorado for 2022

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LONGMONT231335 DRY CREEK DRLONGMONT0.86
2BROOMFIELD ACADEMY2127203 W 120TH AVEBROOMFIELD2.79
3BRIGHT HORIZONS232420 W 8TH STLOVELAND3
4SEPTEMBER SCHOOL141796 ARAPAHOE AVEBOULDER3.59
5PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF ERIE AT VISTA RIDGE232998 RIDGEVIEW DRERIE3.6
6ABIDING HOPE PRESCHOOL246337 S ROBB WAYLITTLETON3.95
7FAMILY OF CHRIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER23675 W BAPTIST RDCOLORADO SPRINGS5.38
8DENVER STREET SCHOOL-EAST CAMPUS14171585 KINGSTON STAURORA5.88
9PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF SPRINGS RANCH333805 TUTT BLVDCOLORADO SPRINGS6
10WILLOWS CHILD LEARNING CENTER236865 S QUEBEC STCENTENNIAL6.87
11PADDINGTON STATION231301 QUEBEC STDENVER7
12MOUNTAIN STATES CHILDREN’S HOME1217PO BOX 1097LONGMONT7.08
13PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT TORREY PEAKS235483 W 118TH PLWESTMINSTER7.14
14RIVENDELL SCHOOL OF NORTHERN COLORADO2101800 E PROSPECT RDFORT COLLINS7.14
15FOREST HEIGHTS LODGE SCHOOL814PO BOX 789EVERGREEN7.33
16PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF BRIARGATE232380 BRIAR RIDGE PTCOLORADO SPRINGS7.56
17PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT HIGHLANDS RANCH BUSINESS PARK239055 RIDGELINE BLVDHIGHLANDS RANCH7.89
18PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT THE FLATIRONS231680 COALTON RDSUPERIOR8.27
19CROSSROADS SCHOOL11171212 S TERRY STLONGMONT8.29
20THE GODDARD SCHOOL2311450 S PINE DRPARKER8.42
21PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT SHADOW CANYON234105 SISKIN AVELITTLETON9.5
22HIGH MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE1617531 COUNTY ROAD 5ALEADVILLE9.6
23PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF CENTENNIAL2313331 E EUCLID PLCENTENNIAL9.61
24APPLETREE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN33545 W 10TH AVEBROOMFIELD10
25CROSS OF CHRIST PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN2312099 LOWELL BLVDBROOMFIELD10
26PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF THORNTON2312899 GRANT DRTHORNTON11
27VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY279355 PEACEFUL VALLEY RDCOLORADO SPRINGS11
28ESPREE CHILD LEARNING CENTER245811 GLENEAGLES VILLAGE PKWYHIGHLANDS RANCH12
29COLORADO HERITAGE EDUCATION SCHOOL SYSTEM3172032 35TH AVE STE A # 504GREELEY13
30PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT STANDLEY LAKE248430 CHURCH RANCH BLVDWESTMINSTER14
31BELLE’S & BEAU’S ACADEMY AT THE FARM236150 S TOWER RDAURORA15
32BELLES & BEAUS ACADEMY236150 S TOWER RDAURORA15
33FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN246100 S DEVINNEY WAYLITTLETON16.36
34VILLAGE CHILD LEARNING CENTER239400 E BELLEVIEW AVEGREENWOOD VILLAGE18.75
35PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WEST WOODS2416395 W 64TH AVEARVADA20
36ST JOAN OF ARC EARLY LEARNING CENTER2412735 W 58TH AVEARVADA36

 

For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.

 

For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!

 

Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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