Groundbreaking school blends high school and college together
By Dave Knoche
March 3rd, 2017
The 4-year college experience isn’t for every student—and maybe PPEC's zero student debt, blended pathway can help.
The way we prepare students for the future is beginning to change because our economy is undergoing a makeover. The Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce published a report stating that by 2020, 65 percent of our economy’s jobs will require post-secondary education or training beyond high school. That means that students without these post-secondary milestones will only be applicable for 35 percent of jobs. Because of this, it is important to create programs that encourage students to pursue post-secondary education.
However, a four-year degree may not be the right path for every student.
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Dave Knoche, the Executive Principal of Pikes Peak Early College in Peyton, Colorado, is a strong believer in the enormous benefits of flexible, relevant and individualized educational models that meet the needs of non-traditional learners. Students at Pikes Peak Early College use online course from Fuel Education.