For a third year Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette has made U.S. News and World Report's top 100 list for the best high schools in the nation. Last year the school ranked #69 and this year it's #76.
According to Peak to Peak's website, they are the only Colorado school to make the top 100 list this year and one of 16 charter schools in the nation to make the list. Another in the long list of accolades appropriately earned by Peak to Peak, a K-12 college prep school.
The U.S. News and World Report top 100 list is based on "college readiness." The magazine uses scores on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests to evaluate high schools.
Other Colorado charter schools to make the U.S. News and World Report list include, Silver level: Ridgeview Classical Schools, Fort Collins and Denver School of Science and Technology, Denver. Bronze level winner was Dolores Huerta Preparatory HS in Pueblo.