Old Colorado City (Historic District)
Was once the town of Colorado City, but is now a neighborhood within Colorado Springs. The commercial district is on the National Register of Historic Places (1982). Founded during the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Colorado City was both a supply hub and gold ore processing center for the mining industry, serving up to some 50 coal mines located in the Colorado Springs area. It was even the capital of the Colorado Territory for a short time. Today, Old Colorado City (OCC in local jargon) is a funky neighborhood west of Colorado Springs. It’s a popular tourist area you can easily make into a fulfilling day trip exploring souvenir shops or cutting-edge boutiques, eating at its many award winning restaurants or finding just the right painting, sculpture or yard art decoration at one of the local art galleries. And OCC is home to some the most popular events of the Pikes Peak Region like the three-day Territory Days street fair or the whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Dat. There’s always something to do in OCC.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Colorado public universities are no longer requiring standardized test scores for freshman admission; legacy and family relationships are no longer allowed in the process as well. Each district sets its own graduation requirements. There are no specific courses or number of courses required by the state guidelines other than those legislated by law. One course in Civics, History and Civil Government of the U.S. and of the State of Colorado, and by 2023, one course that incorporates genocide and holocaust studies.
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