BEST IN BUSINESS 2023: Training & Careers | Awards

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Non-public Faculty • The Colorado Springs Faculty (Courtesy The Colorado Springs Faculty, Picture by Wesley Bocxe)

Non-public Faculty

The Colorado Springs Faculty 

Based 61 years in the past, The Colorado Springs Faculty is a college-preparatory, day, and worldwide faculty serving college students from pre-Okay by twelfth grade. 

Greater than 330 college students attend CSS, which sits on 28 acres of the previous Claremont Property within the Broadmoor space. Interim Affiliate Head of Faculty Ellen Crow says CSS’ “dedication to experiential training” is what units it other than different personal colleges within the space. 

“College students and college alike are inspired to take wholesome dangers with the intention to stretch themselves, develop, and be taught,” says Crow. “We frequently ask ‘What’s doable?’ and search new methods to arrange college students for the dynamic world during which we reside.”

The Colorado Springs Faculty’s areas of focus embrace experiential training (together with Expertise-Centered Seminars and repair studying), social and emotional studying, effective and performing arts, athletics, golf equipment and actions, and management.

“With scaffolded, deliberately constructed instructional experiences, our college students enterprise out into the world to be taught and develop,” says Crow. | 719-475-9747

Silver: Fountain Valley Faculty of Colorado | 719-391-5251

Bronze: Corpus Christi Catholic Faculty | 719-632-5092

Faculty, College & Commerce Faculty


UCCS has over 11,000 college students, with near 800 school and 800 employees. “Our college students and employees contribute about $600 million annually in financial affect in El Paso County alone,” the college’s web site says.

“We’re right here to create the workforce of tomorrow,” says Chris Valentine, assistant vice chancellor of selling and communications at UCCS. “We’re understanding the wants of our group companions, enterprise locally, and growing applications to assist create that workforce.”

For instance, Valentine says that UCCS created a brand new aerospace engineering diploma attributable to an elevated want in aerospace engineers within the Colorado Springs space. “We simply graduated our first graduates from that program,” he says.

UCCS has college students from all 50 states and 82 nations, with college students borrowing a mean of $16,854 a 12 months — a 3rd of the nationwide common, in response to UCCS’ web site. Thirty p.c of scholars at UCCS come from low-income households, and 65 p.c of scholars keep in Colorado post-grad.

UCCS prides itself on being dedicated to variety and inclusion, devoted to military-affiliated college students, and dedicated to accessible, customized instruction. | 719-255-8227

Silver: Pikes Peak State Faculty | 719-502-2000

Bronze: Colorado Faculty | 719-389-6000

Faculty District

Academy Faculty District 20

Academy Faculty District 20 serves the Northgate, Briargate, and Black Forest areas, whose boundary additionally encompasses the Air Power Academy.

“Slightly over two years in the past, Academy District 20 applied our new worth statements,” says Allison Cortez, the district’s chief communication officer. “We hope this means to our employees, mother and father and group that we actually worth folks, relationships and high quality training.”

D20 is exclusive due to its “relationships and partnerships with our mother and father and group,” says Cortez. “We acknowledge all college students are distinctive, and the significance of parental alternative.” | 719-234-1200

Silver: Cheyenne Mountain Faculty District 12 | 719-475-6100

Bronze: Colorado Springs Faculty District 11 | 719-520-2000