Our student population is comprised of very willing and able students who strive to better themselves regardless of their different backgrounds. Our school is in one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of our Colorado Springs. Most of our students come from broken homes where they will either have no one at home while they are there or parents that just simply cannot afford to give the children what they need to succeed. This is where our school comes into play.
Our school is open from 6:30 am until 6:30 pm.
While our students are at school they receive a free breakfast for every student in the classroom as well as 85% free and reduced lunch and a healthy snack in after care after school. Many of our students rely on use for most of their meals throughout their day. Even on snow days our school will still be open, so that our students that can get to school can come and get their meals for the day.
The students at our school have one school sport to look forward to on a regular basis. Basketball means more to this school than almost anything. The younger students see the school's basketball players walking around and their jerseys and see them as superheroes. During Physical Education class our students pretend they are our high school basketball team rather than pretending to be NBA players. At the moment, our school has five basketballs and they are all five tattered and barely holding together. Being able to have more basketballs at our school would allow our students in our physical education classes to chase their dreams and learn the basics of basketball much more easily than before.
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