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Academy District 20's commitment to this program has allowed us to provide in-person instruction in core classes with low teacher/student ratios.  The success of this program can best be illustrated by the life changing stories of the students and families who have experienced the program.


  • The program is available for expelled students from the 7th through 12th grades. 

  • The program runs in person every other day, based on the high school’s block scheduling.

  • EPP provides small group instruction in English, Math, and Social Studies.

  • Students also take a Teen Choices or Discovery class to learn and practice strategies needed to succeed in school and society.

  • Students at EPP also gain a science credit through our online curriculum and teacher lead intervention.

  • In EPP, students may earn up to five credits per semester.  Students that are highly motivated can also gain additional credits in foreign language and Physical education through online coursework.

  • Parents/guardians are expected to provide transportation and keep an open dialogue with the staff.

  • There are consistent and high expectations for work completion and immediate interventions for student’s unfinished work. 


  • Parents are contacted by the program when the District official details the terms and dates of expulsion.

  • For more information on the program or to set up and informational tour, please call 719-234-1489.

Learning Success

  • Daily use of academic planners

  • No cell phones allowed

  • Daily calls to parents for incomplete student work

  • Communication and self-advocacy training for students

  • Student specific goal setting and celebrations

  • Home schools are contacted periodically to report progress of the student, make preparation for re-entry following expulsion and progress toward education.