(Memorial Park photo taken by Cindy Valade)
Woodland Park School District (WPSD) is nestled in the shadow of Pikes Peak approximately 20 minutes “up the pass” from Colorado Springs and 87 miles from Denver. At 8,465 feet the Woodland Park area provides an opportunity to enjoy the scenery, outdoor activities, and peaceful life of Colorado. The area is home to approximately 20,000 citizens, and includes the towns of Woodland Park, Divide, and Florissant. There is a great diversity in the socioeconomic make-up of the communities.
Woodland Park is a major hub for outdoor recreation offering hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, camping and many other opportunities that promote a healthy lifestyle and allow community members to enjoy the beautiful environment. The City recently renovated Memorial Park which sits in the center of town. The park offers a place for families and community members to gather and enjoy the wonderful amenities and view of Pikes Peak. The park is home to the Woodland Park Farmer's Market in the summer which is the most popular farmer's market in the Pikes Peak Region. The most recent addition to the City is the Woodland Park Aquatic Center. This state-of-the-art indoor facility provides endless enjoyment for our youth, adults, and senior citizens. An intergovernmental agreement between the City and WPSD provided opportunities for the District to incorporate swimming into the curriculum and develop competitive high school swim teams in the 2018-19 school year.
Education is the foundation for a vital community. The goal of the WPSD is to provide quality education through a strong community-school relationship. The community recognizes the importance of a strong education system. WPSD shares a close working relationship with the city and county governments. The Board of Education and superintendent meet quarterly with elected officials and other leaders in local government for discussion of current issues and collaboration. There are many enthusiastic parents and community members who are involved in WPSD's Building Accountability Committees, Parent-Teacher Organizations, and other volunteer educational programs. WPSD invites all area citizens to become partners with the District’s education staff, for they believe a PERSONAL INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION is an investment in the future of Teller County.