Advancing Academic Achievement

For students who have concerns about meeting the challenges of college academic requirements or for students who want to improve the study skills they may have learned in previous educational settings, Pikes Peak Community College provides the Academic Achievement Program. Courses in this program are designed to help students develop personalized learning strategies in the areas of time management, goal setting, note-taking, test-taking, textbook reading, memory development, and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to enroll in the appropriate study skills course prior to starting their degree or certificate programs.

AAA 109

Advanced Academic Achievement

There are two curricula for AAA 109: Ice House and On Course. Both courses have the same outcomes associated with enhancing student success; but are explored in different ways. The Ice House curriculum helps students achieve these outcomes by working through the process of identifying a problem to solve for others, working in groups beyond the classroom, interviewing members of the public and proposing a solution. The On Course curriculum specifically addresses aspects of student success.

Ice House: This course is designed to help students create greater success in college and in life. Students will be inspired and engaged in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this revolutionary new program will enable students to learn directly from the firsthand knowledge and experience drawn from a wide variety of successful "unlikely" entrepreneurs - ordinary people who transformed a simple idea into a sustainable success. Inspired by the life story of Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert and the entrepreneurial influence of his Uncle Cleve; the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program draws on eight fundamental concepts that can empower anyone to succeed.

On Course: This course is designed to help students create greater success in college and in life. Students will learn many proven strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Students will use guided journal writings, activities and discussions to explore these strategies; and as a bonus, learn to express themselves more effectively in writing. Students may never again have an opportunity quite like this one to discover how to create a rich, personally fulfilling life. I urge you to make the most of this extraordinary opportunity! If you do, you will dramatically change the outcome of your life—for the better!

For further information about the AAA 109, please call 719-502-3600.