D49 Public Charter School | Located in Forest Meadows

Character Development is a priority at GPA

7036 Cowpoke Rd

Colorado Springs, CO 80908

School Hours

8am - 4pm

Summer Hours

Mon - Fri 8am - 12pm


GPA Preschool


We are excited to announce the opening of a 3 year old classroom this upcoming school year. If you are interested in enrolling your child please fill out the intent to enroll information. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Michel Lucero via email or at 719-424-8519.
Your child must be fully potty trained to enroll.


Enroll in Preschool at Grand Peak Academy

Grand Peak Academy Preschool is a full-time program where students attend Monday through Friday from 8:05 am – 3:05 pm.  We offer two preschool classes with 20 students each, and a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Tuition is at a cost of $900 per month with a $100 registration fee. Upon enrollment, children should be three years old and fully potty trained.  We currently enroll off a priority waitlist. Due to the structure of our program and curriculum, four-year-old children are considered first for enrollment.  All preschool students wear uniforms to school and bring a sack lunch from home.

We encourage each student in our preschool program to explore and embrace their imagination and creativity. We provide opportunities for children to build self-confidence, become problem solvers, and develop an excitement for learning.

Our curriculum meets the Colorado State Standards with objectives and standards posted in the classrooms.  Please see our Preschool Curriculum to see what your child will learn – Preschool Curriculum

Seats fill quickly so please complete our online Intent to Enroll Form to get on the waitlist

If you would like more information regarding our preschool program, please contact our Preschool Director, Michele Lucero, at michele.lucero@grandpeakacademy.org or 719-424-8519.

Intent To Enroll Form

The Grand Peak Academy enrollment process begins when a parent submits an Intent to Enroll Form. All Intent to Enroll Forms are time stamped in the order that they are received.

The Intent to Enroll Form is the first step in getting your students on the waiting list at Grand Peak Academy. Grand Peak Academy welcomes all students and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services.

4 Step Process

  1. Click on Intent To Enroll Form button, fill out the form as complete as possible.
  2. Once you hit submit, our Pre-School Director will receive your completed form, and will enter you into our system.
  3. The Pre-School Director will reach out to you with any questions and confirm your placement on the waitlist.
  4. Once your child’s spot is secured for enrollment you will receive an acceptance letter with additional instructions.


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Nakiesha Coleman-Colby

My name is Nakiesha (Kiesha) Coleman-Colby.  I was born in Dayton, Ohio. I come from a military family (Air Force) and I’m the oldest of 4 (I have 3 brothers). I’m married, with an adult son, and we now have a grandson.  I graduated from Mitchell High School here in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1995. In June of 1995 I started my career working with young children in Child Care Centers. I started taking college courses in Early Childhood Education in 2003. In 2017,  I completed all the required classes in Early Childhood Education from Pikes Peak Community College to receive my Early Childhood Education Director’s Certificate.   My hobbies are going to the movies, watching sports (Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche, and the Air Force Falcons), hiking, reading , and spending time with family and friends. My favorite colors are blue, orange, and pink. 

“Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think”

                                                    -Dr. Seuss

Michele Lucero

Hello! I am Michele Lucero the Director and Teacher in the Preschool program here at Grand Peak. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 29 years. I started as a licensed in-home provider then moved on to child care centers as a teacher working with all ages groups of children. After 17 years of teaching and more education I became a Director of large child care centers. I held this position for over 8 years then realized I missed being with the children. That led me to my position here at Grand Peak. I am extremely happy to be back with the children and part of the GPA team.

I am originally from California but I have been living on Colorado Springs since 1996. I have two grown children, a son and daughter in law and four grandchildren who all live in Colorado. Family time is my favorite time!

Working with children is a new adventure each day and I wouldn’t wan it any other way!

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