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"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


of the
Bijou School


Our mission at The Bijou School is to develop students with academic, social, and workplace competencies by providing individualized instruction in a supportive, alternative setting.

The alternative style of education offers:

  Individualized and small-group instruction.

  Individualized, personal and academic goal setting in a small-school environment.

  Contract learning that allows course content to be tailored to student needs and interests.

  Flexible time utilization, which permits the freedom to select a school schedule that can be coordinated with non-school obligations.

  Progress that is directly related to the performance commitment of the student.

  The opportunity to develop new, positive attitudes and habits about learning.

  The opportunity to develop job readiness and career skills.


Our students choose to attend an alternative school.

In order for them to be successful, they must assume responsibility for:

their own academic progress,

regular attendance,

time management, and


For more information see:


The Bijou School, an Alternative High School .... 2904 West Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO, 80904  719-328-7900

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