CPS views art from an intuitive and therapeutic vantage point. Classes include: Art Therapy, Contour Drawing, Intuitive Painting, Mixed Media Encounter and Open Art Studio. Students are encouraged  to connect with their hearts and let go of perfection, which enables the hidden artist on the inside to emerge through various mediums, such as acrylic paint, air dry clay, collage, elements of nature, fibers, found object sculpture, journal-making, mask-making, oil and soft pastels, and watercolors.

Community Project Learning

Community Project Learning is a way for our students to learn through actively participating in the community. Students earn academic credits by working with several local nonprofit groups: Concrete Couch, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, and Kids on Bikes.  The outcome of our community project learning is that our community members develop a meaningfully involvement with our students and see first hand the approaches used to educating our students and our students develop healthy relationships within the community while acquiring new skills.

Culinary Arts

CPS students are involved in preparing lunch every day.  They have the opportunity to become “Servsafe Certified” in order open up future career opportunities.




DJ Workshop

DJ workshop is designed for a student to learn the basics of mixing music live for parties and special events.

Expeditionary Learning

Community Prep School has several outdoor adventures throughout the year to help students become immersed in the outside world.  Not only can the students earn credit through these adventures, but they also have the opportunity to learn and grow in unfamiliar environments.  We do a variety of trips, anywhere from a local one-day activity to week-long camping excursions in National Parks throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.



CPS offers lessons for ukulele, guitar, piano, voice, and music production in our recording studio.  CPS also partners with the Colorado Springs Conservatory to offer advanced music lessons.


CPS offers a beginning digital photography class, focusing on basic camera operation, composition, and artistic expression. CPS also has a full professional dark room and offers a film photography class. Students have the opportunity to continue advanced classes at PPCC and The Bemis School of Art through our concurrent enrollment program.