Southern Colorado School Honored

A southern Colorado school was honored during National School Choice Week as an example effective education options for children.

Thomas MacLaren School was highlighted Saturday during a kickoff celebration in Houston, TX for National School Choice Week. The school was able to participate via satellite.

Thomas MacLaren School was chosen because it is a good example of what charter schools and school choice are all about, according to Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. He said the school has a challenging curriculum, parents who are involved in the school and "unbeatable" school spirit.

“Colorado Springs offers an amazing array of quality school choice options... Thomas MacLaren School is honored to be able to represent this great city and great cause,” said Mary Faith Hall in a news release. She is the Head of School at Thomas MacLaren.

The goal of National School Choice week is to let parents know about the education options available for their children. Featured schools include traditional public schools, charter, magnet and private schools, online academies and homeschooling.

Thomas MacLaren School is located in Colorado Springs. It opened in 2009 and serves students in grades six to 12.