Peak Education is a nonprofit organization promoting college access and providing career readiness support to students attending our partner middle and high schools. Our program includes:
Many chances for Scholars to
help others, build community
and improve their resumes
Commitment to working alongside
Scholars' families and building
connections among family participants
Scholarship that ensure affordable access to college for Peak Education Scholars
Our Program supports students from middle school through postsecondary completion.
Hover over the photos below to learn more about our program at each level.
Introduce 7th and 8th graders to college and career readiness
personal agency and self-determination
grit, resilience, and growth mindset
social skills and social capital building
Engage in Full STEAM Ahead, a three-week summer program in partnership with The Colorado Springs school, emphasizing 21st century, experiential learning
the holistic college admission process
college and career plans
understanding of college and career options through conversations with community leaders and Peak Ed alums
financial wellness and literacy skills
Apply for college, scholarships, and financial aid
Opportunities to mentor Peak Ed high school student
Support transition to and through college with
regular check-ins with mentors
Moniker Scholarships to increase likelihood of college completion
Throughout the Program
with family members at semesterly meetings which include scholars' parents and siblings
in community through participation in community service activities that include Peak Ed scholars, past and present
Peak Education is on the move with new initiatives to keep talent from being wasted. We envision a new Peak Education model that builds on the success of our current cohort model in order to increase access to college counseling - ensuring more students are applying to well matched schools and equipped with knowledge about how to navigate the admission and financial aid application processes as well as how to successfully transition to and through college. Our strategic priorities have three primary components:
Maintain signature cohort program in Harrison High School.
Create new cohort models in other schools and school districts.
In partnership with school counselors, embed Peak Education staff into schools to engage directly in college counseling activities and help support the postsecondary achievement goals of partner school districts.
Ensure students are gaining financial access as well as admission offers through scholarships / need-based financial aid possibilities.
Expand our mentoring program that begins in 11th grade and continues through the completion of college.
Expand relationships with Peak Education mentors and staff during key points of the college experience.
Develop internship pipelines & connections between Peak Education scholars and city leaders in the community and industry.