"We used the Mountain Metro Rides Schoolpool Program for the 2013/2014 school year and we are very interested in participating in the Schoolpool Program again this year. This is a wonderful program that greatly benefits our students and their families." -Robin Nickel, Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and the Vanguard School
Schoolpool is a safe and convenient way to get your kids to school!
Mountain Metro Rides' Schoolpool Program provides a FREE schoolpool matching service for parents of children who attend the same school in the Pikes Peak Region. This includes all schools in the following districts (listed in numerical order):
- Calhan School District 1
- Harrison School District 2
- Widefield School District 3
- Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
- Colorado Springs School District 11
- Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
- Manitou Springs School District 14
- Academy School District 20
- Ellicott School District 22
- Peyton School District 23
- Lewis Palmer School District 38
- Falcon School District 49
- Edison School District 54
Schoolpool participants may pursue 'bike trains,' 'walking school buses,' or riding public transit together as healthy and economical alternatives to driving. Did you know that physical activity may enhance your child's alertness in the classroom?
Plus, if your schoolpool application has a match, Mountain Metro Rides will provide you with a free map of the area around the school with crossing guards, lighted intersections, and bike paths highlighted to assist you in planning the best route.
Instead of having and adult along for the entire walk or ride, designate block captains to stand outside and supervise the kids on their trip to school.
- Less congestion at drop-off and pick-up areas
- Fewer pedestrian hazards and less parking demand near schools
- Time savings - more easily manage school and work schedules
- Savings on fuel
- Fewer emissions
- Active schoolpool that incorporates walking or biking may enhance your child's academic performance*
*Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2011
How Schoolpool Works
To find out if you have a schoolpool match, simply fill out and submit an application. Mountain Metro Rides will provide you with a list of families that have children who attend your child's school and live nearby. Parents then contact each other and start a schoolpool based on individual needs and preferences.
Get started by filling out and submitting our online application today!
Common Questions About Schoolpool
Am I obligated to "pool" if I fill out an application?
No. The purpose of the match list is to provide you with a list of other families at the school who are interested in carpooling, biking or walking to school. The match list can also be used as a reference in case of emergencies or transportation problems.
I live too close to carpool, so why should I participate?
The Schoolpool Program is not just for carpooling, but for finding biking and walking partners as well. Also, students who live close to school can be picked up on the way by others who live further away.
I don't have time to pick up other kids - I barely have time to drop off my own child. Why should I participate?
If you barely have time to drop your own kids at school, schoolpool may be perfect for you. Simply indicate on the form that you would prefer that your child is a rider, then others with more time can pick up your child and you can share the expenses.
What do I do once I receive a match list?
Mountain Metro Rides suggests that you start by calling the first person on the list, since they should be closest to your home. Let them know who you are and why you are calling. After speaking with them, it's up to you to decide whether you feel comfortable sharing the trip with them. You can even arrange to meet them at the school to get to know each other better. Once you determine you would like to schoolpool, coordinate your schedules.