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Results Matter. Twin Peaks Charter Academy provides students with the foundations of virtue and character, building cultural literacy through a rigorous, content-rich curriculum in an encouraging environment. Our Legacy: “Academic Excellence”. Welcome .

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Results Matter

Twin Peaks Charter Academy provides students with the foundations of virtue and character, building cultural literacy through a rigorous, content-rich curriculum

in an encouraging environment.

Our Legacy: “Academic Excellence”

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  • Pete Wanninger, Board of Directors’ President

  • BJ Buchmann, Principal

  • Danielle Feeney, Assistant Principal

  • Mic Finn, Dean of Students

  • Marilyn Putrah, Registrar

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Established in 1997

First charter school in the St. Vrain Valley School District

Tradition of “Academic Excellence” (multi-year winner of Colorado Department of Education awards)

K – 8 School expansion 2007- 2011

New K- 8 facility opened in Fall of 2009

Planned High School expansion Fall of 2011/2012

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Full Day Kindergarten: 26 Students

Half Day Kindergarten: 20 AM/20 PM

Grades 1-5: Three Classes of 26 students

Middle School Grades 6-8: 183

2009 – 2010 Current Enrollment 632

2010 – 2011 Projected Enrollment 670

2011 – 2012 Enrollment 700

Students by the Number

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Results Matter

“Without data, vision cannot exist.”

Mike Schmoker

Give me data, Watson! I can’t make bricks without straw!”

- Sherlock Holmes

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Student Learning

School Processes

School Perceptions

“Data we should analyze for school improvement” -Victoria L. Bernhardt

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State Level

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

School Level Benchmark Assessments

Curriculum Based Measures (AIMSweb)

Classroom Level

Report Card Records

Student Products & Assignments & Tests

Monitoring Notes

Review of Assessments at TPCA

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Benchmark Assessments

  • Reading

    • Early Literacy (GrK-1)

    • Oral Reading Fluency (Gr1-3 All & NP Gr4-8)

    • MAZE Comprehension (Grades 4 – 8)

  • Writing

    • In progress 2009 - 2011 (GrK-8)

  • Math

    • Early Numeracy (GrK-1)

    • Computation (Gr2-8)

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What is it?

Data “warehouse” for curriculum based measures




“Report generator” – standard graphs

Tool for organizing the RTI process

Identifying students

Documenting and tracking interventions

Monitoring progress

Implementation of Alpine Achievement Fall 2009

Capturing Data & Understanding AIMSweb

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Where? (Weekly Team & Staff Meetings)

At team meetings: K – 5 (three teachers)

Middle School Teams Meetings

Specials Teams Meetings

Preparing School Improvement Plan

Developing School Action Plan

Building quality & expectations by using & applying data with staff

Reviewing Data &

Understanding Next Steps

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- Fall Conferences:

AIMSweb & CSAP Growth

- RtI Meetings:

As needed basis

Spring Conferences: AIMSweb

Accountability (2x & web posting of data is the goal via dashboard)

Communicating to our


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Rewards &


  • Quarterly Awards Assemblies

  • All School Events & Grade Level Assemblies

  • Individual Student Achievements

  • Core Knowledge Celebrations

  • Spirit Days

  • Dress of Choice Days

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School Governance

  • Board of Directors:Oversight of School Operations.Committees:Advisory to the Board

  • Accountability Committee

  • Curriculum Committee

  • Faculty Committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Finance Committee

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Opportunity for All

  • TPCA is a tuition free public school, open to all

  • Fair open and transparent public lottery

  • Gifted and Talented Program

  • Special Education services provided

  • Regardless of background or history, we believe that all students can achieve superior results at Twin Peaks

YMCA Before/After School Programs offered

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Growth of new students, parents & facilities

Maintaining and building systems; Culture-Order-Communications-Input with all stakeholders (students, parents, staff)

Expansion to high school 9 - 12