The Counseling department at Prospect Ridge Academy is focused on nurturing and cultivating student success. Academically our focus is to challenge students to stretch their perceived boundaries to reach new information and processes that previously felt just out of reach. We help students to push past knowledge barriers and encourage individual thought and invention.
Academics is only one area we provide support and assistance to our students. We also want to create leaders that have a strong moral foundation from which to work from when faced with a challenge. Character education is ingrained daily through the classroom and supported by guest speakers, assemblies, community service and peer support. Our character education platform uses the Quantum Learning curriculum “8 Keys of Excellence.”
College Prep Counseling
Our college prep curriculum begins in 6th grade and continues through graduation for all of our students. PRA utilizes a college prep platform called Naviance to provide information, direction and guidance as students investigate their post-high school lives. The counseling department uses this information to assist the student in creating a 4-Year academic plan and utilizes goal setting and task management to keep students on track and point them down an academic path they are passionate about.
During each high school year, students visit a Colorado college or university. Over the course of their tenure at PRA students have the opportunity to visit public and private schools, as well as larger campuses and smaller settings. Beginning in 11th grade, college admissions representatives visit our campus to talk with students and answer any questions.