"To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity; of life; of the marvelous structure of reality..." - Albert Einstein (from the Personal Memoir of William Miller, 1955)
About The Bijou School
The Bijou School is a non-traditional high school for students that have not found success in the mainstream high schools for a variety of reasons. It is a self-paced, rigorous learning environment that allows students that are academically challenged as well as those who are academically gifted to work at a pace that allows them to experience success. Teachers and staff work hard to satisfy the academic, social and workplace needs for all students using a variety of instructional and relational strategies and programs.
The Bijou School had its beginning in the fall of 1994 as "EOP-East" with fifty students in a former radio station approximately the size of a three bedroom house, with the founding Principal Wayne Hutchison along with 2 other teachers. The school has moved four times and has had four names, and is now housed at the Historic Whittier School on the west side of Colorado Springs (in Old Colorado City) with a student population of between 135 and 150 students and 25 staff members. Fifteen years later the staff and community of The Bijou School continue to provide a quality education in an alternative setting for students who thrive on a different way of learning.
The Bijou School serves students who have been unable or unwilling to meet the academic pace or social requirements of the traditional high school. Our students, therefore, are self-paced, and we employ Continuous Enrollment, allowing students to be enrolled through out the year.
¤ 100 Points represents 100% towards the completion of a credit, so, for example, when a student has earned 65 points in a course that student is 65% done with that credit with a minimum of a grade of "B."
The Bijou School, an Alternative High School .... 2904 West Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904 719-328-7900
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