About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide families with expert guidance on the college search, admissions, and financial aid process. Our dedicated counselors work one-on-one with high school students to identify their college goals and support them in the steps necessary to achieve those goals in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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Get to Know Us

Class 101 has been assisting students with college coaching and planning for over 20 years. Our clients have received hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money. Additionally, our college advisors have helped place students in a majority of the top tier universities in the United States. If you want to save a ton, contact Class 101!!

Charity Peak, Ph.D.

Owner & College Advisor

Dr. Charity Peak is committed to helping students connect their passions with their plans for the future. With 25 years of instructional design and teaching experience ranging from Pre-K to graduate school, Dr. Peak has administered multiple aspects of student success and faculty development programs throughout her career. Focusing mainly on the first-year transition to college, Dr. Peak has advised and coached hundreds of students to identify and pursue their unique path to success, be it technical school, liberal arts college, or comprehensive university. Prior to Class 101, she served as Academic Director for the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), where she designed and implemented programs to improve student success through exceptional teaching for all types and sizes of postsecondary educational institutions. Dr. Peak holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and has served as academic advisor and faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Regis University, and the University of Colorado. Prior to higher education, she taught at Cheyenne Mountain School District and Fountain Valley School of Colorado. Her comprehensive professional knowledge about the transition to college along with her ability to connect with students of all ages make her an asset to any family’s college planning process.

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Charity Peak, Ph.D.





1045 Garden of the Gods Rd. Suite O, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Our Students Know Best

Kai Oddo

This is the second time my family has worked with Class 101. With my college planner’s help, I was able to improve my grades and write an amazing essay while abroad in Frankfurt, Germany. This made the distance between the two of us negligible, even before social distancing measures were put in place! Without Class 101, I would have been lost within the endless information required for applying to college. Thank you for making this difficult transition year so much more bearable!

Kai Oddo

Centre College

Because of Class 101… wow, I really don’t think I can put it into words. I’m headed to my dream school. I have a resume that I’m proud of. I got my ACT score up. I’ve experienced the impact that positive affirmation can have on an overscheduled and under slept teenager. I understand the research process to find a school that fits for me. I’m not going to fall into the never-ending pit of despair that is student debt. I’m ready for whatever happens next.

I truly am.

Taylor Galavotti

High Point U

Because of Class 101 I have grown as a student and as a person. Preparing for college can be tricky for high schoolers. Picking a college, deciding a major, and preparing for the ACT are just some of the things that Class 101 has been able to help me with over the last few years. My college planner, Tom, was able to guide me through one of the most important chapters in my life and I am forever grateful. I joined Class 101 as a sophomore with very little idea of what direction I wanted to take my life in. Now, I am just a few months from beginning my first semester of nursing school at the University of Louisville. Without the help of Class 101, I would not have as much confidence in myself and my decisions. Every moment over the last few years has been worth it.

Julian Palmisano

U of Louisville

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