New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

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New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

Hybrid learning model, elective classes give children choices

New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

Amy Spurgeon, a fourth grade teacher at The Juniper School, leads a lesson Tuesday during the second day of classes at the new K-5 charter school. The school is located above Big Picture High School at 215 E. 12th St.
Head of School Katie McCullough-Vanbuskirk gets to know her students during lunchtime on Tuesday, the second day of classes at The Juniper School. McCullough-Vanbuskirk said the school’s hybrid learning model sets it apart from the rest.
Stacey Mock leads her second-grade class in exercising Tuesday at The Juniper School. Mock said the learning style implemented at the elementary school is what attracted her, and so far, students are thriving.
Molly Hays, 6, lines up for lunch Tuesday at The Juniper School. The elementary school is chartered through Durango School District 9-R, and opened Monday after being delayed for a year after failing to receive a start-up grant from the Colorado Department of Education.
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