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Department of the Air Force
101 Falcon Pkwy
Schriever Space Force Base, CO 80912
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
None on base. Children living in base housing attend Ellicott School District 22. El Paso County consists of fifteen school districts and two in the outlying areas of Woodland Park, and Palmer Lake, Some local school districts include:
Recognizing that education is our most valuable long-term resource, commitment to quality education is evident in the educational system in the Pikes Peak region. Consistently ranking above the national averages for both SAT and ACT, area public schools feature innovative curriculum, programs for special and gifted students, and vocational enrichment programs. El Paso County includes fifteen school districts and three outlying districts. Colorado Springs, schools are accredited by the State, the Multi-State North Central Accreditation Association, or both. Additionally, Colorado schools must provide a kindergarten program, although it is not mandatory for pupils. The minimum age is five, with the birthday falling on or before 1 October.
Because housing was not available on Schriever, numerous Schriever personnel live throughout Colorado Springs. However, with the arrival of base housing, children residing on Schriever attend Ellicott School District 22. Ellicott School District is located approximately 20 miles east of Colorado Spring. The District covers over 229 square miles. The District pupil enrollment is approximately 940 students. Currently, there is one Elementary, Middle, and High School. There is a 14:1 student/teacher ratio, full-day kindergarten, and free preschool for 3-4 year olds. To accommodate Ellicott School's four-day school week, the Schriever Child Development Center has a School-Age Program available.
Colorado Choice State
The Colorado Board of Education recognizes that students may benefit from having a choice of schools to attend which is not limited by school boundaries. As such, both in-district and out-of-district students may enroll in programs or schools within Colorado Springs School Districts on a space available basis.
To apply for admission to a school other than their neighborhood school, parents complete a Choice Open Enrollment Form and submit the form to the school they wish to have their student attend. Annually, the open enrollment window is November 1 through February 15 for the next school year. Schools may accept applications after the open enrollment period on a space available basis.
Approved applications for choice open enrollment are valid up to the duration of the academic level (elementary, middle, or high school). Students must re-apply for choice open enrollment to attend a school other than their designated attendance area school at the next academic level.
If accepted, it's the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to that school of choice.
Information on individual School Boards and special education programs can be found on individual district web sites.District Contacts
Due to the amount of districts and schools in the Colorado Springs area, we recommend visiting the district's webpage to find information on bus routes, meals, after school activities, etc. The chart below has the websites for each school district:
Number of Schools
Elementary – 39Middle – 9High – 5Alternative/Charter – 1
Cheyenne Mountain District 12
Elementary – 5Middle – 1High – 1Alternative/Charter – 1
Academy District 20
Elementary – 22Middle – 4High – 5Alternative/Charter – 1
Manitou Springs District 14
Elementary – 2Middle – 1High – 1Alternative/Charter – 0
Falcon District 49
Elementary – 8Middle – 3High – 3Alternative/Charter – 1
Elementary – 6Middle – 2High – 1Alternative/Charter – 0
Lewis-Palmer District 38
Elementary – 5Middle – 2High – 1Alternative/Charter – 0
Woodland Park RE-2
Elementary – 3Middle – 1High – 1Alternative/Charter – 0
Widefield District 3
Elementary – 9Middle – 3High – 3Alternative/Charter – 1
Harrison District 2
Elementary – 14Middle – 3High – 4Alternative/Charter – 1
Pueblo District 60
Elementary – 19Middle – 5High – 4Alternative/Charter – 0
Only a parent or guardian may enroll a student in Colorado Springs School Districts. Along with a completed enrollment form for each student, you will need to bring:
There are several private schools throughout the Colorado Springs area. In addition to public and private schools, many Coloradoans choose to home school. Requirements for Homeschooling can be found on the Colorado Department of Education website.
Our servicing Educatoin Center is located on Peterson AFB. Representatives from various schools are available on Schriever AFB throughout the month, call 719-567-5927, DSN 312-560-5927 for school representative's schedules. . Limited services are offered on base, along with a variety of classes in graduate and undergraduate studies. Higher education facilities in the Pikes Peak region provide an abundance of educational opportunities - over 200 programs embrace arts, science, business, engineering, medicine, and law; 60 fields of study lead to postgraduate degrees.
Information on degree programs available in Colorado Springs can be found online.
Schriever SFB Education Center, call 719-567-2043/5779, DSN:312-560-2043/5779. Offers education/training and testing services. Our counselors assist and advise active duty on MilTA, CCAF, Dantes, VA education benefits, financial aid assistance and Skillbridge. On-base schools include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Our civilian training manager provides guidance on the civilian tuition assistance program (CTAP), developmental education programs and training resources. The test center offers WAPS,AFCT, AFOQT, CDC's and language testing (DLPT, DLAP & OPI).