Colorado Timberline Academy

35554 Highway 550
Durango, CO 81301-0813
Tel: (970)247-5898
Grades: 9-12 | 26 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

Student Body

Total Students 26 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Colorado Timberline Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Grace Preparatory Academy Of Durango (11.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Columbine Christian School (10.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Columbine Christian School (10.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durango
    Columbine Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 80 students
    10.6 miles
    1775 Florida Rd
    Durango, CO 81301
  • Durango
    First Umc Christ Childs School
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: NS-PK | 60 students
    11.2 miles
    2917 Aspen Drive
    Durango, CO 81301
  • Durango
    Grace Preparatory Academy Of Durango
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: 9-12 | 22 students
    11.3 miles
    1159 E. 3rd Ave.
    Durango, CO 81301
  • Durango
    St. Columba School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-9 | 241 students
    12.2 miles
    1801 E 3rd Ave
    Durango, CO 81301
  • Durango
    Grades: PK-K | 56 students
    12.3 miles
    1689 W 3rd Ave
    Durango, CO 81301

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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