Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 provides our local staff, students, and families of District 8 access to the District 8 Food Pantry. Through a combined effort with Care and Share, we are able to help our community families in need with fresh produce, canned goods and other food items.
The food pantry is located at the Welte Education Center, 330 Lyckman Drive, at the south end of the building, near Peak Vista. The food pantry is open every Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The food pantry is open to District 8 staff, students, and families. Anyone accessing the Food Pantry will need to present their staff/student ID in order to receive food.
Because of restrictions with Covid-19, we are asking families to pull their vehicle up to the curb in front of the basketball court at the Welte Education Center. Someone will be ready to come out to your vehicle with a sign-in sheet and food bag.
Students attending Welte have the opportunity to earn college credit by taking a Career Start course at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) starting their junior year. Students will earn high school credit by passing a course with a "D" or better and college credit by earning a "C" or better in a course. The school district covers cost for tuition and provides transportation to PPCC for students. High school sophomores and juniors interested in taking a Career Start course at PPCC for their following year will have an opportunity to tour programs on the campus in February through a sign up sheet provided by the school counselor in January. Eligibility to participate in a Career Start course depends on grades, attendance, and behavior. In addition, Career Start courses must align with credits needed to graduate on time. The following attachment provides some more information about Career Start and courses offered.