• Big Picture College and Career Academy

    A Big Picture Model School

    Big Picture College and Career Academy is a Big Picture-inspired school, where students are at the center of learning.

    BPCCA's Mission:

    Big Picture College and Career Academy guides students to explore their personal interests and passions through engaging, authentic, and rigorous experiences to create life-long learners empowered to succeed in their chosen career paths.  

    At BPCCA, students experience a college-preparatory environment balancing classes, seminars, independent learning, real-world learning through professional internships, and access to college courses.

    Students, parents and a community mentor are active participants in the design and assessment of the student’s personalized learning plan, which starts with the student’s own interests. Learning Plans are framed by independent project-based learning, real-world learning through professional internships, and access to college courses.  

    By staying with the same advisor and a small advisory for all four years, students are supported by a strong culture of high standards, accountability, and support. BPCCA students learn to become problem-solvers, lifelong learners and cooperative members of the community, preparing them for college, careers and beyond.

    Distinguishing features of BPCCA

    Authentic Assessment

    • Exhibitions
    • Gateway
    • Narratives – student and teacher
    • Student-centered Learning

    Independent projects and learning

    • Learning Through Volunteering (LTV)
    • Part of a small learning advisory (approx 20 students)
    • One-on-one meetings with an advisor

    Real World Learning

    • Large-group and small-group volunteering
    • Job Interviews and Professional Shadowing
    • Internships - two days per week learning in a real-work setting
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    School Address:
    7350 N. Broadway Ste. 200,
    Denver, CO 80221

    Phone: 
    303.853.1690

    Director: 
    Brian Barringer
    BarringerB@mapleton.us

    Instructional Guide:
    Stan Hickory
    HickoryS@mapleton.us

    School Hours:
    8:30 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.