Peak to Peak Charter School is a nationally recognized K-12 charter public school. The selected accomplishments listed below showcase the school's overall success; this is not a comprehensive list of student, staff, and school accomplishments. Additional accomplishments can be viewed by school year and in the Puma Spotlight. The accomplishments documents highlight milestones and recognitions for each year. Each accomplishment represents progress toward the Four Peak to Peak Pillars.
Top High School in the Nation
US News and World Report Best High Schools:2023: 158th Nationally, 4th in Colorado2022: 210th Nationally, 6th in Colorado2021: 114th Nationally, 2nd in Colorado2020: 109th Nationally, 2nd in Colorado2019: 233rd Nationally, 4th in Colorado2018: 111th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2017: 34th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2016: 64th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2015: 131st Nationally, 3rd in Colorado2014: 66th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2013: 58th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2012: 102nd Nationally, 2nd in Colorado2010: 76th Nationally, 1st in Colorado2009: 69th Nationally2008: 47th NationallyWashington Post's Most Challenging High Schools Index/Jay Mathews Challenge Index:2023: 137th Nationally, #2 in Colorado2022: 100th Nationally, #2 in Colorado2021: no published rankings2020: 133rd Nationally, #2 in Colorado2019: 126th Nationally, #2 in Colorado2018: 96th Nationally, #1 in Colorado2017: 95th Nationally, #1 in Colorado2016: 127th Nationally, #2 in Colorado2015: 94th2011: 50th
Daily Beast’s Top American High School, previously Newsweek’s Top 100 (no longer updated as of 2015):2014: 28th2013: 49th2012: 43rd2011: 29th2010: 35th2009: 61st2008: 40thAdditional Awards:2015: World Language Program Wins 2014-15 CLEAR 3-Star Award2013: 5280 Magazine’s Top Twenty Schools in Colorado2010: Best Public School in The Yellow Scene’s Best of the West Issue2007: 5280 Magazine’s Number One School in the Denver Metro Area
Graduation and Matriculation
Peak to Peak maintains high graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, graduating seniors are offered millions of dollars in scholarships. Click here to see a matriculation list of colleges and universities for each graduating class.
SAT and ACT Scores
In 2017, Colorado moved to the SAT score as the primary accountability measure for high schools. Peak to Peak students' mean SAT scores exceeded both the district and the state.2023: 2nd in BVSD; 8th in Colorado2022: 1st in BVSD; 6th in Colorado2021: 2nd in BVSD; 6th in Colorado2020: canceled2019: 1st in BVSD; 4th in Colorado2018: 1st in BVSD; 4th in Colorado2017: 2nd in BVSD; 4th in Colorado
Prior to 2017, the ACT score was used in Colorado as the primary accountability measure for high schools. Peak to Peak's average student ACT scores surpassed both district (Boulder Valley School District - BVSD) and state averages from 2005-2016.Peak to Peak's student ACT scores consistently ranked among the best high school scores in the state:2016: 1st in BVSD; 6th in Colorado2015: 1st in BVSD; 5th in Colorado2014: 1st in BVSD; 3rd in Colorado2013: 2nd in BVSD; 5th in Colorado2012: 2nd in BVSD; 4th in Colorado2011: 1st in BVSD; 2nd in Colorado2010: 5th in Colorado2009: 5th in Colorado2008: 2nd in Colorado
Academic Scholar Awards
U.S. Presidential Scholars:2019: 1 Semifinalist2018: 1 Semifinalist2017: 1 StudentBoettcher Scholars:2023: 1 Student2021: 1 Student2020: 3 Students2019: 1 Student2018: 1 Student2017: 3 Semifinalists2015: 1 Student2014: 1 Student2012: 1 Student2011: 1 Student
AP Scholar Designations:2023: 138 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2022: 157 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2021: 141 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2020: 166 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2019: 191 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2018: 145 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2017: 172 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2017: 162 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2016: 147 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2015: 159 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2014: 176 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2013: 106 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2012: 72 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2011: 100 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2010: 86 Students Received AP Scholar Designations2009: 82 Students Received AP Scholar Designations National Merit Scholars:2022: 2 Semifinalists2021: 6 Finalists2020: 7 Finalists2019: 6 Finalists2018: 5 Finalists2017: 4 Finalists, 12 Semifinalists2016: 4 Students2015: 2 Students2014: 8 Students2013: 5 Finalists, 1 Semifinalist, 8 Commended Scholars2012: 3 Semifinalists, 3 Commended Scholars2011: 7 Finalists, 8 Semifinalists, 9 Commended Scholars2010: 2 Finalists, 3 Semifinalists, 7 Commended Scholars2009: 5 Finalists, 9 Commended Scholars2008: 10 Semifinalists, 8 Commended Scholars2007: 3 Finalists2006: 2 Finalists, 8 Commended Scholars2005: 7 Commended Scholars2004: 1 Finalist
Athletic State Championships
- Performance/Excellence accreditation through the Colorado Department of Education (2003-present)
- College Preparatory Accreditation from North Central Association (2004-2012) and AdvancED (2012-2020)
- John Irwin School of Excellence (2003-2013)