Colorado Timberline Academy

35554 Highway 550
Durango, CO 81301-0813
Tel: (970)247-5898
Grades: 9-12 | 37 students
Colorado Timberline Academy is a non-traditional college preparatory, co-ed, secondary boarding/day school dedicated to changing the lives of students who have experienced difficulties in a previous high school setting.
Our mission is to prepare students academically and socially for the challenges they face upon graduation.
Through our diverse curriculum and outdoor programs we foster freedom with responsibility, creativity, and respect for self, each other and the environment.
Colorado Timberline Academy's primary objective is to provide an environment where a feeling of self-appreciation can be fostered.
When a student realizes that he or she is able to be successful, self-appreciation develops along with a sense of control over one's environment.
Consequently, the strong characteristics of students must be recognized and reinforced so that they realize that they are a success.
Once that initial success is recognized, students may utilize confidence and self-appreciation in dealing with other challenges, both academic and social.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 37 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Colorado Timberline Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size 8 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1800
Average ACT score 23
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $31,500
Tuition Notes Note: day student tuition is lower then residentual
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Cross Country, Cycling, Mountaineering, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, WeightliftingAlpine SkiingCross Country,
CyclingMountaineering,
Nordic SkiingRock Climbing,
SnowboardingSoccer,
Ultimate FrisbeeWeightlifting,

School Notes

  • Colorado Timberline Academy is a non-traditional college preparatory, co-ed, secondary boarding/day school dedicated to changing the lives of students who have experienced difficulties in a previous high school setting. Our mission is to prepare students academically and socially for the challenges they face upon graduation. Through our diverse curriculum and outdoor programs we foster freedom with responsibility, creativity, and respect for self, each other and the environment. Colorado Timberline Academy's primary objective is to provide an environment where a feeling of self-appreciation can be fostered. When a student realizes that he or she is able to be successful, self-appreciation develops along with a sense of control over one's environment. Consequently, the strong characteristics of students must be recognized and reinforced so that they realize that they are a success. Once that initial success is recognized, students may utilize confidence and self-appreciation in dealing with other challenges, both academic and social.

Profile last updated: 04/15/2016

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School Reviews

I started attending CTA this January and I love it! The teachers really care about you and will do anything to help you succeed. Whether it's giving you advice, a shoulder to cry on or working with you in study hall on their free time with classwork or studying for a test. I was nervous starting mid year but that was absolutely not a problem, everyone was welcoming and I fit in instantly. I plan on graduating from CTA and can't see myself anywhere else. The outdoor sports program is outstanding! I have tried things I never would've probably without coming here. I did not have a great academic history and since attending I have been an honor roll student all of my attendance at CTA. The bloc system keeps everything fresh taking a new class every 4-5 weeks and provides a new start in sequence classes, and with taking only 3 classes at a time it makes it easier to stay on top of all of your work. With the bloc system you can also finish classes and achieve credits in a very timely manner, I finished an entire year of biology in three months. By far the best decision I have ever made.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 05/02/15

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The average private school tuition in Colorado is $8,061 for elementary schools and $12,384 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Colorado is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).