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Announcement Archive

 
The Academy
Water World
June 14, 2017

Summer Office Hours
June 4, 2017

Summer School
May 30, 2017

Hello Wildcats,

As summer break is quickly approaching, we want to be sure you are aware of the summer school options for students entering all grades from Kindergarten through 12th. Please click here to see the full flyer and the details for what is offered at each grade level.

If you have questions, please contact Susan Wagar for K-6 and Stacy McCleskey for 7-12.


Junior High RYLA winners
May 25, 2017
Congratulations to Brenna Jatko, Connor Law, and Tanner Simpson for being selected for theYoung Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA)!  This is an award for current 7th graders, who have been recommended by their teachers, based on their leadership skills, integrity, personal responsibility, and teamwork. They will be attending a 5-day leadership conference in Larkspur, CO over the summer. Great job!
Last Day of School
May 17, 2017

K-12 Check-in
May 23, 2017

2017-2018 School Hours
May 3, 2017


Start and end times for the 2017-18 school year:
 
                                    M, W, Th, F                 Tuesday
North Campus            7:45 am - 2:55 pm      9:00 am - 2:55 pm
Main Elementary        8:05 am - 3:15 pm      9:20 am - 3:15 pm
Secondary                  8:00 am - 3:30 pm      9:35 am - 3:30 pm
 




 
End of Year Outline
May 2, 2017
The Academy - End of the Year Outline
Monday, May 1 Tuesday, May 2 Wednesday, May 3 Thursday, May 4 Friday, May 5  
    Graduation Meeting Mandatory for seniors and families
7 – 8 pm
  8th Grade Banquet
 
 
Monday, May 8 Tuesday, May 9 Wednesday, May 10 Thursday, May 11 Friday, May 12
  End of the Year Awards Ceremony 
7 – 8 pm
  Senior Finals Window Senior Finals Window
 
Monday, May 15 Tuesday, May 16 Wednesday, May 17 Thursday, May 18 Friday, May 19 Saturday, May 20
Senior Finals Window
Senior Yearbook Party – Pride Time
Senior Finals Window
Sr. Breakfast
7:30 – 9 am
 
Sr. Grades Due 4pm
Senior Luncheon
12:15 – 1:15
 
 
Seniors Last Day of School!
Bridging Ceremony
2 – 2:50
Senior BBQ
3 – 4:30
Parade of Champions
8:30 to 10
Rehearsal
10 - noon
Graduation
2 to 4
 
 
Monday, May 22 Tuesday, May 23 Wednesday, May 24 Thursday, May 25 Friday, May 26  
Finals
 
Finals
 
Finals
 
Finals
7:30 – 9:30 JH Field Day
9:30 – 10:35 JH Yearbook Distribution & Signing 
*Early release at 10:40

 
 
Girl's Soccer 3A State Champs!
May 24, 2017
 

Congratulations to the Girl's Soccer team for taking the 3A state title!

Graduation Ceremony
May 10, 2017

Front Range History Conference
May 23, 2017
On April 21, 2017 students who are enrolled in Front Range World History taught by Professor Rono, participated in the annual Front Range History Conference.  The conference is a chance for college students to present their research paper to a panel of Front Range professors.  This is a very large step for our high school students and they were most impressive.  Not only is it a big deal just to have our students involved in the conference, some won best paper in their historical category.  Never before have we had students so interested in this conference.  Their success is the Academy’s success and a reason to celebrate. 
Andrew Bolom-World War 1 and 2                                  
Justin Sexton- Hitler and the Master Race
Bella Darden – The Effects and Impacts of the First Industrial Revolution in the United States
Kristin Mesa- Queen Elizabeth I (awarded)
Amanda Warner- Women’s rights movement
Alisa Heinrich- Causes and Effects of the American Revolution
Jessica Hess- How Gunpowder Revolutionized Warfare (Awarded)
Neha Byati- The Refrigerator
Congratulations to our HS Girls Soccer Team!
May 23, 2017
A big Congratulations to our HS Girls Soccer Team!  They won their semi final game and will now compete for the 3A State Soccer Championship on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7:30 pm.  The game will be at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  Gate admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students.

 
Summer Youth Basketball skills Camps
May 18, 2017
2017 - HS Basketball (boys & girls programs) host 

Summer Youth Basketball skills Camps.  See attached registrations.  There will be 2 camps run simultaneously one for the boys and one for the girls for all elementary students. Each camper will receive a "Wildcat" camp shirt & other prizes.
 
It's a great opportunity for the "Wildcats" to learn and grow together in this fun youth camp. Girls will get to learn from this years Frontier District Champs!  The boys will learn from the Record Setting team that had a 15 game win streak this season!

Any questions please contact Stephanie Rodriquez 303-550-6399 or stephrodriquez@gmail.com 

Elementary Boys Basketball Camp​ Registration
Elementary Girls Basketball Camp​ Registration
 
Pikes Peak Regional Cube Competition
May 5, 2017
The Academy competed in the Pikes Peak Regional Cube Competition (approx. 30 teams there) yesterday and our top team (high school) won the event. The team had high school and junior high competitors on it and they were impressive, solving 25 cubes in 3 minutes 27 seconds.
The academy also took the silver medal for the solo competition, Congratulations to Brody Bryant.

All competitors from 3rd grade through 9th should be congratulated on an amazing season!
Congratulations Wildcat Sports Teams
May 10, 2017
Congratulations to the HS Baseball team for qualifying for the state Playoffs! They will be playing Saturday, May 13th vs Faith Christian at University HS in Greeley at 12:30 pm.

Congratulations to our HS Girls Soccer Team! They won their Quarterfinal game and will now advance to the 3A State Semi Finals on Saturday, May 20th. They are playing Kent Denver at the All City Stadium at 11:00 am.
 
Congratulations to the JH Girls Soccer Team!  They won the League Championship vs DSST on Monday, 5/16/17.  They were undefeated the whole season!

Congratulations also go to our JH Baseball team for making the first round of league playoffs.  They play Clear Creek today at 4:00 here at the school.  So come and cheer on your Wildcats!
Academy Sweep - All Groups Earn Goal
May 15, 2017

For the second year in a row, all Academy music ensembles: band, orchestra, and choir, swept the ratings and earned GOLD at the Elitch Gardens Music Festival!
AP Exam Schedule
May 1, 2017

Band & Orchestra Sign-ups Are Now Open!
April 26, 2017

The Academy Band and Orchestra program kicked off its 2017-18 recruiting with a special performance of the Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Orchestra on April 26 for our elementary students.  After the performance, our 3rd to 5th grade students were given the Elementary Registration Form for new students to sign-up.  These forms have everything you need to get going and will be accepted from now until August 18!

For students wanting to try out the instruments, we will have Instrument Petting Zoos on Monday, May 22 and Monday, August 14 at 6:30pm in the Elementary Gym.  

If you have any questions before signing up, email Mr. Hebert (derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org) or Mrs. Hann (hanna.hann@theacademyk12.org) or call us at 303.289.8088, extension 122.  We are also happy to setup in person appointments to chat with any family about our program!

*Please note that students who are currently in band or orchestra do not have to complete this form - they sign up in class with Mr. Hebert or Mrs. Hann.
Spring Gala 2017
April 20, 2017

The Little Mermaid JR
April 17, 2017

Tickets are available at the door and for purchase on-line up to 3 hours before each performance at the following link: http://bpt.me/2921417​
Wind Ensemble at CHSAA Music Festival
April 12, 2017
On April 6, Academy’s Wind Ensemble performed at the CHSAA Music Festival at Thompson Valley High School and earned the highest scores they have received in several years and an overall rating of Superior!  Only two other schools earned the Superior overall rating at the festival.


Chamber Orchestra at CHSAA Music Festival
April 12, 2017
On April 5, Academy’s Chamber Orchestra performed in their second CHSAA Music Festival at Thompson Valley High School.  The ensemble earned Excellent ratings on their stage performance and a Superior rating in sight-reading!  

Schedule for testing
April 5, 2017
Below is the schedule for all upcoming state testing:
PARCC/CMAS    
    Elementary (All Day) Grades 3 – 6 (PARCC)
 
 
Grade 5 (CMAS)
Monday, April 10 – Thursday, April 13
 
Friday, April 14
Monday, April 17
    Secondary  (All Day) Grade 7 Monday, April 17
Wednesday, April 19
  Grade 8 Monday, April 17
Wednesday, April 19
Thursday, April 20
  Grade 9 Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 21
  Grade 11 Friday, April 21
     
SAT Grade 11 Tuesday, April 11 @ 7:30 AM
     
PSAT10 Grade 10 Tuesday, April 11 @ 9:15 AM (Don’t be late to class or may be placed in study hall)
     
PSAT 8/9 Grade 8 & 9 Tuesday, April 11 @ 9:15 AM (Don’t be late to class or may be placed in study hall)
 
Prom, April 28th, 7:00pm-11:00pm
April 4, 2017
Prom will be held at ​the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Thornton
83 E. 120th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80233


After Prom, April 28th, 11:00-2:00
April 13, 2017
Students will have the opportunity to attend After Prom this year. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased with Prom tickets. After Prom will be at:
Margaret Carpenter Rec Center
11151 Colorado Blvd
 
Off Campus Lunch and Sign-out
March 14, 2017
The Academy
11800 Lowell Blvd.  Westminster, CO 80031-5097
    Phone: 303-289-8088    Fax:  303-289-8087    Website: www.theacademyk12.org
“Pursuing Truth, Wisdom, Excellence”
March 14, 2017

Greetings Wildcat Family,

I wanted to take this time to share some updates to our lunch and sign out procedures to better alert you of what we have in place to best serve the needs of our school community.

 As you may be aware, The Academy has a closed campus policy when it comes to lunch activities.  We want to celebrate the achievements of our seniors, who have accrued a 3.0 GPA from the previous semester, by allowing them the opportunity to receive open lunch privileges.  These expectations were presented to our students in grade level assemblies and applications provided to students who qualified.  For clarity purposes, off campus means anyone leaving the physical building, including leaving to hang out in their car.  If there is ever a need for a student to get an item from their car, we will do our best to work with them to retrieve it. 

Recently, we have had issues with 11th and 12th grade students who have not yet earned open lunch privileges leaving without permission.  This is obviously against the Academy's policy, is a safety concern, and sets a poor example for our younger students. Due to this, we have had to utilize our limited resources to find and redirect these students to their assigned locations; which has greatly impacted our learning community due to important members of our staff having to leave their strategic roles to follow up with these students.  I plan on meeting with the 11th and 12th grade students during their class meetings with Mr. Clark to address these issues.  It is my hope that you partner with us in letting your student(s) know that he/she currently is not able to leave school for lunch unless they have the approval of administration.  

Our previous procedure, for students who leave without permission, was a warning letter that reminds them about the policy, the second offense is a lunch detention, and the third occurrence is a suspension.  Effective immediately, administration has met and decided that in order to correct some of these ongoing issues, and in respect to school and student safety, any student who leaves campus without a parent coming in to sign them out will receive an in school suspension.  

At this time, we will be leaving the open lunch procedure in place, but only seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to leave campus.  We reserve the right to make changes and/or eliminate the policy altogether if it continues to be an issue that disrupts the learning community.  Our initial intention was to re-evaluate the GPA’s of our current seniors for open lunch during the spring semester; however, due to the aforementioned issues, we have not yet begun that process.  If the issues improve, we will look at potentially opening up the open lunch privilege to additional seniors and continue the procedure next year for our current 11th graders.  

Finally, I wanted to touch base regarding proper sign out procedures at The Academy.  We have had numerous instances of emails being sent by students from their parent’s emails, this is obviously a concern.  Please refer to the Academy Handbook (Page 19) that states that “Parents must be physically present to sign out their student.”  For students who drive themselves to and from school, we would require both an email and phone call from the parent stating their approval. 

Please feel free to give me a call or email if you have any questions.  Our concern is always the safety of our students and our campus.  Currently, we do not have the resources available to continue addressing these issues we are experiencing.  Your help on this matter will help us send a clear message about our expectations for our students during lunch and will help curtail the increase of incidents that are occurring.  

Best Regards 
Steve Krzyzanowski
Dean of Students
Steve.krzyzanowski@theacademyk12.org
PARCC/CMAS OPT out form
March 15, 2017


If opting your child out of testing, please click HERE to fill out and complete the form.  All forms need to be turned into the main office before 3 pm on April 7th (Elementary) and April 14th (Secondary).
 

Congratulations Alexis Loera
March 14, 2017


Congratulations to Alexis Loera for being named Sportswoman of Colorado for high school soccer.  Alexis was recognized at the Sportswoman of Colorado Banquet on March 12th.  We are very proud of Alexis and her accomplishments.  She is pictured with her parents Tia and Juan Loera who deserve some recognition as well.  Congratulations again on this prestigious honor!

Colorado Close Up
March 9, 2017

On March 5-7 seven Academy students attended Colorado Close Up. Colorado Close Up has given students an educational experience in civics since 1979. This year our students were able to participate in a mock trial with the Colorado Supreme Court, sit in the Colorado House and Senate Sessions, meet our legislators, tour the U.S. Mint, tour CBS News 4, hear from our Lieutenant Governor, interview a Lobbyist, and attend a House committee meeting! They learned a ton and had a great time as well.   

Congratulations Wildcat Basketball
March 9, 2017


This past weekend was action packed with Academy High School varsity and girls Jr High basketball. 

The Jr High A & B teams were undefeated through the regular season and then captured the League Tournament Championship, Saturday March 4th. The boys varsity had a season record of 17-6 setting a school record of most wins in a season.  They went on a 15-game win streak which included beating Jefferson Academy for the 1st time in school history. They finished 2nd in both the Frontier League and Districts this season and earned an 8th straight appearance in the State Tournament.  The girls varsity also had a record setting season.  They are the Frontier League District Champions and also earned an appearance in the State Tournament while earning All Academic 2016-2017.   

The following players have been selected to play in this year's All-Star Game which will be played on March 18th at The Academy (6 girls & 7:30 pm boys) Alex Rodriquez, Diego Gonzalez, Ronnie Garcia, Peyton Zamora, Garren Lahman, Mary Turner, and Dane Olson.  We invite you to come out and cheer on our Wildcats. 
11th Grade SAT Practice Test, February 28th
February 22, 2017
Please read here to get information on the SAT practice test. It is our goal to support our students to achieve the best possible SAT score that will provide them with the opportunity to attend the college or university of their choice
8th Grade Shakespeare Festival and Front Range Visit
February 22, 2017
On Tuesday March 7th, we have planned an all-day event for our 8th students. This day will include a 50-minute production of Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Julius Caesar, followed by workshops with the actors around bullying. 8th graders will have a pizza lunch, then walk over to Front Range Community College to learn about the classes they can take there in high school and beyond. The Julius Caesar performance will be filmed for advertising purposes for CSF. Because of the filming, the Shakespeare Festival has asked that all 8th grade students fill out a waiver. If you do not want your student to appear in the promotional materials, simply indicate that on the waiver. Click here to print a waiver/field trip permission slip and return by February 27th.
Art & Music Showcase
February 21, 2017



 
North Campus
February 15, 2017

 
Cornerstone Pediatric Dentistry Proudly Presents
An Evening with Author/Illustrator Janet Stevens
Friday, March 106:30-8:00pm
The Academy North Campus
rsvp is required, limit of 150 families
4th & 5th grade Band and Orchestra Concert (Canceled)
February 14, 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to cancel our 4th and 5th grade concert tomorrow evening (Wednesday, February 15). Unfortunately Mr. Hebert had to have his gallbladder removed and as many of you know, Mrs. Hann will be attending a funeral tomorrow. 

We will be continuing our planned schedule today. All Band A, B and C groups need to attend rehearsal with Mrs. Hann today. This will give us the opportunity to play together as a team and play through our music.


We are so sorry for the cancelation but appreciate you understanding and support during this time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to see Mrs. Hann.

Have a wonderful rest of your day!
Ski Club 2017
February 13, 2017

We were so lucky to have had the opportunity to be apart of the SOS Community!! We had the best time at Keystone Ski Resort. The weather was perfect, and so were the views. Our group divided up into skiers and snowboarders. We had the best time learning how to perfect our skills and enjoy the mountain. It was a great opportunity for students to enjoy, respect, and appreciate the beautiful mountains we have in Colorado. We are hoping to go again, as we are all loving the mountain air and beautiful scenery. Thanks for everyone who was apart of our Ski Trip 2017!!! We had the best time!!
Parent Teacher Conferences
February 8, 2017
Secondary, February 8 & 9, 4:00-7:00
High School teachers will meet in the North Gym and Jr. High teachers in the Elementary Gym.
The format of Conferences this year will be a little different than in years past. This year we encourage you to bring your student as we are utilizing a student- led philosophy. We are changing the format so students take more responsibility in their success. We feel that there will be more useful conversations as students give their perspectives on what is going well and what they need help with.
 
Elementary, February 8 & 9, 4:00-8:00
You should have already received information from your student’s teacher regarding how to schedule your conference. Parents are encouraged to bring their student to the conference, so they are able to participate in the progress of their learning.
Varsity Basketball - Pepsi Center Game
February 7, 2017


Yesterday both girls/boys varsity basketball teams played Jefferson Academy at the Pepsi Center, what an experience for our athletes! We had a fantastic turnout of student body, family, friends, cheer squad, administrators many many more, the coaches and players would like to extend a huge "THANK YOU" for your support! The season isn't not over yet join the teams Wednesday, Feb 8th, as they travel to Pinnacle  (84th & Huron) for conference games.  
Candygrams
February 6, 2017

The Academy Signing Day Festivities
February 6, 2017
 
Two of our Lady Wildcats have chosen to participate at the college level in athletics.  Lanessa Amador signed her letter of intent to play softball at Colby Community College.  Alexis Loera signed her letter of intent to play soccer at Santa Clara University.  Congratulations to both ladies for their outstanding accomplishments!!  
College Acceptance
February 6, 2017
In addition to our National Signing Day celebration, we also took time to honor the 54% of our seniors that have already been accepted to a college or university as well as the 5 students that have committed to joining our nations armed forces.  This was a wonderful ceremony where we were able to celebrate many individual achievements and show our Wildcat Pride.  This was another great opportunity to get our secondary students together and show our underclassman what they have to look forward to.

January Board meeting postponed
January 30, 2017
The Academy
 
Pursuing Truth, Wisdom, Excellence
 
Mission Statement: The Academy serves our students to develop college ready, exemplary citizens by promoting excellence in academics, character and relationships.
 
Notice
School Board Meeting Postponed
 
Notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of The Academy Board of Directors scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2017, has been postponed and will be re-scheduled to mid-February, actual date TBD. 
 
Posted and Dated: January 30, 2017

 
Daddy Daughter Dance - Friday, February 3
January 10, 2017

Winter Dreams
January 18, 2017
The Acadmy Vs. Jefferson Academy at The Pepsi Center
January 20, 2017

Finals Schedule
November 15, 2016

High School Study Hall Opt Out Form
December 13, 2016
High School Study Hall Opt Out Form
December 12-16, high school students will have finals during 1st and 2nd period. They will take part in focused study halls for the remainder of the day, to prepare for other exams. You may opt your student out of these study halls by reading and completing the following authorization.
No student will be allowed to sign out or leave school grounds without this form being on file.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. 3rd and 4th period will be an excused absence. (3rd Period begins: Tues. @11:50; Wed. & Thurs.@ 10:35)

  2. Excused students may not stay on The Academy grounds.

  3. I release The Academy Board of Education, and The Academy employees of events that happen during this time, off school grounds.

Click here to print an opt out form.
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Winter Break
December 1, 2016

Career Fair
December 11, 2016

The Academy is hosting its second Career Fair!

 

We are seeking local companies who would like to showcase their business.  If you would like to participate and help our students learn about exciting career paths please sign up! The more businesses we have the bigger our students can dream!

 

Students will be asking questions of the business reps in order to find out what those businesses do, skills that are needed, classes they should take, etc.

 

We provide a table, two chairs, signage, and internet access to each business that attends.

 

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

 

Who will attend:  8th & 9th Graders

 

Time:  Setup – 7:00 – 9:00 am (If businesses need to set up time. Arrive when you need to.)

 

          8th graders:    9:15 – 10:30

          9th graders:  10:35 – 11:45

 

You may contact the Junior High Counselor, Jennifer Drake, at 303-439-6148 or email her at Jennifer.Drake@theacademyk12.org to sign up or if you have any questions.

 

Guitar & Choir Holiday Concert
December 5, 2016

HS Finals Letter
December 5, 2016
Please click HERE to read the HS Finals Letter
 
New Lunch Schedule 3-12
November 20, 2016

Cheer Team, Frontier League Champions!
December 2, 2016

Congratulations to our HS Cheer team!  They are the Frontier League Champions!  The Cheer team competed in the CHSAA State Finals on Saturday and finished in 3rd place!  Awesome job Wildcats!
Join Us for Breakfast with Santa
November 24, 2016

Summit Hours over Thanksgiving Break
November 18, 2016

With the end of our first 2016 semester approaching quickly, we here at the summit would like to cordially invite you to join us for additional academic support with us at The Academy!
 

On Monday and Tuesday, of our Thanksgiving break, between the times of 8:30 to 11:30, we are offering an opportunity for you to bring your current GPA by focusing on subject(s) that are particularly challenging for you in a focused and student centered environment.

Having trouble getting caught up on missing work?

Having trouble understanding a specific unit of study?

We're here to help you in the summit, and we look forward to working with you to help expand your knowledge and ensure your success!

 

Monday Nov 21st

8:30-11:30

Math Support

Monday Nov 21st

12:30-3:30

English/Social Studies Support

Tuesday Nov 22nd

8:30-11:30

Electives/TC online Support

Tuesday Nov 22nd

12:30-3:30

Science Support



 
JH Course Selection
December 6, 2016
ATTENTION CURRENT 6th & 7th GRADERS

It’s that time of year to start thinking about course selections for next year!
The link to SignUpGenius.com is being emailed to parents/guardians of current 6th graders in order for families to sign up for individual or group meetings with Mrs. Drake, the Junior High Counselor, to select courses for 7th grade.  These meetings will take place during December and January. 

The same process will occur in January for current 7th graders and their families.

Stay tuned!

 
Colorado State Thespian Conference
December 9, 2016
Last week 44 Academy High School and 8 Junior High School students attended the Colorado State Thespian Conference (for students interested in Theater). Wildcats participated in multiple workshops and saw award winning student performances. A special congratulations to Kevin Ordoñez who received high marks in the solo monologue competition, which qualifies Kevin for National Auditions in Lincoln, NE next summer!
Fall Play
November 16, 2016
Congratulations to all students who participated on stage and off in the fall play UNTITLED! The plays were joyful and got better and better at each performance. The best part of the process is that everything was created by students, from the scripts to the sets, from the performances to the back stage movement, it was all student generated. Bravo Thespians, Bravo!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Food for Hope Project
November 30, 2016

The Academy Football Team had several players and families help pack 2000 Thanksgiving Meals for the Feed 8000 Food for Hope Project. These meals will be distributed to familes across Adams County who are disadvantaged and/or recently homeless. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped make our community better!
Fall Book Fair - November 7 - 10
November 8, 2016
Come shop our book fair at North Campus this week!

Monday - 7:40 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday - 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday - 7:40 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday - 7:40 am - 4:30 pm

If you are not able to visit the fair in person, feel free to shop online!  Just click here. Books will be delivered to the school approximately one week after the fair ends. 

Please feel free to contact Amy Coughenour with any questions at amy.coughenour@theacademyk12.org


 
​FALL PLAY ANNOUNCEMENT
November 7, 2016
The Academy Thespians Society Presents
UNTITLED: ORIGINAL SHORT PLAYS 

10 brand new short plays written and directed by the Advanced Theater Arts Class
Friday November 11th at 6:30
Saturday November 12th at 6;30
Sunday November 13th at 2:00
Tickets will be available at the door to the Elementary Gym
Student Tickets $3
Adult Tickets $5
Come enjoy these light-hearted, comical plays!!!

2017 High School Graduation Venue Change
November 4, 2016

To read the letter, please visit the Senior Class Info page under the High School tab.






 
Elementary T1 Awards
October 31, 2016
Dear Wildcat Families,
 
You are cordially invited to attend our Academy Elementary Trimester 1 Awards Assemblies on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
 
After listening to parent and teacher input, we are expanding our Character Awards to recognize students in all three trimesters, rather than waiting until the end of the school year to award them. The Character Awards will be given out during the grade level assemblies, and the Academic Honor Awards will be given out in the homeroom classrooms.
 
Please join us in celebration of our students’ excellence in academics, character, and relationships.
 
Schedule of Events
 
   
Character, Perfect Attendance, and
Pride Club Awards
North Campus Cafetorium
 
Academic Honor Awards in the
Homeroom Classrooms
 
Kindergarten
 
8:15am
 
9:00am
 
First grade
 
8:50am
 
9:45am
 
Second grade
 
9:25am
 
10:15am
 
   
Character Awards Main Campus Elementary Gym
 
Academic Honor Awards and Perfect Attendance in the Homeroom Classrooms
 
Sixth grade
 
1:00pm
 
12:30pm
 
Fifth grade
 
1:30pm
 
1:00pm
 
Third grade
 
2:00pm
 
2:30pm
 
Fourth grade
 
2:30pm
 
2:00pm
A few notes:
●     Award recipients will not be announced ahead of time. It will be a surprise at the assembly.
●     Please be sure to arrive early enough to sign in at the front office and to get your visitor sticker.
●     North Campus cafetorium doors will open at 8:10. Please allow us time to transition from breakfast and supervision to our assembly set-up.
 
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 10. Sincerely,
 
Dr. Sarah Gould                                   Mrs. Peggy Heath                                  
Elementary Principal Main Campus       Elementary Principal North Campus

Harvest Fest
October 27, 2016
Dear Academy Families,

The Academy Harvest Fest is THIS FRIDAY!  This is such a fun event for our students and we look forward to it every year  Please see below for important information about the event: 
  • Costumes Welcome!
  • Join us at 5:00 pm for dinner options (at an extra cost): Maddio's pizza, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, Pile High Burgers Food Truck and Firetruck Crepes Food Truck. 
  • PLEASE BRING CASH if you plan to go through the Haunted House or purchase pizza slices/Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. Credit Cards will be accepted for entrance to the event and at the two food trucks.
  • Event tickets: $10.00 per student (adults and ages 3 and under free). Purchase your tickets online at www.academyptoevents.com to skip the line the night of the event.  Online tickets can be picked up at the will-call table on Friday night.
  • Haunted House: $1.00 per person. CASH ONLY, to be paid at entrance of Haunted House.
  • Booths and games open at 6:00 pm
  • Trunk or Treat will begin at dusk and will be located at the south end of the Secondary parking lot. Bring your trick or treat bags! 

A huge THANK YOU to all the teachers and parents who are helping make this event great by volunteering their time, effort and of course candy! 
 
Traffic Advisory - US 287: 120th and Federal Blvd Intersection Improvements
October 27, 2016
The following is a traffic advisory for the US 287: 120th and Federal Blvd Intersection Improvements Project.
 
There will be pavement demolition and reconstruction in the intersection at 120th and Federal starting Friday night 10/28/16 at 7:00 p.m. through Monday morning 10/31/16 at 5:30 a.m
 
Westbound 120th Ave:
Traffic will be placed in two lanes and at times, be reduced to one lane. Right turns to northbound Federal will be permitted. Left turns to southbound Federal will not be permitted. Suggested alternate routes for southbound are Pecos and Sheridan.
 
Eastbound 120th Ave:
Traffic will be reduced to two lanes and at times, be reduced to one lane. Right turns to southbound federal will be permitted. Left turns to northbound federal will not be permitted. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Zuni.
 
Southbound Federal Blvd:
Traffic will be reduced to one lane. Right turns to westbound 120th will be permitted Left turns to eastbound 120th will not be permitted.  
 
Northbound Federal Blvd:
Traffic is prohibited from continuing northbound across 120th and must turn right onto eastbound  120th. Traffic must use a detour at Zuni to continue north. No other direction of traffic will be permitted.   
Upcoming College Visits
October 19, 2016
List of upcoming college visits:
 
University of Colorado Denver CO Deneshia Hearon Friday, 1/13/2017  
University of Denver CO TeRay Esquibel Friday, 1/20/17 - waiting for response  
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Amazing day last week!
October 24, 2016
Wednesday, October 19th was an amazing day for The Academy
​.​
 
​-  12th grade students applied to post-secondary school​s, scholarships, and continue​d​
    planning for life after high school.
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11th grade students participated in the PSAT and took part in college and career planning lessons.
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9th and 10th grade students visited and toured a college campus.

High School Schedule - October 19th
October 12, 2016
High School Schedule for October 19th
Grade Time Event
9th and 10th Grade College Field Trips All Day UCCS
    CCU
    Metro
    CSU
    UNC
11th Grade 7:30 am-12:15 pm
 
PSAT
12th Grade 7:30 am-10:35 am
 
Post Graduate Workshops
Opt Out for afternoon due by 10/14. Click here for Opt Out Form.
 
9th and 10th College Campus Visits.
For students who signed up to go to UNC, the bus will not leave the school until 10:00 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m. If you have plans right after school, please email Stacy McCleskey at stacy.mccleskey@theacademyk12.org to switch to another school.
 
12th Grade Opt Out 1/2 Day, October 19th.
All 11th grade students will take the PSAT exam on October 19, 2016. In an effort to minimize noise distractions, all 9th and 10th grade students will be out of the building all day on college visits and 12th grade students will be participating in post-graduate workshops from 7:30-10:35 am. After this time, 12th grade students will be given the option to opt-out of the remainder of the day. If you wish to opt your student out, please return the attached permission slip to the Administrative Office by Friday, October 14th. No student will be allowed to sign out or leave school grounds without this form on file or a parent/guardian notifying the attendance office. Students who elect to remain at school will be asked to work on course assignments in the Summit.
 
Secondary Picture Retakes, October 20th. 
This is for students who need to have retakes done or have not had a picture taken at all this year. In order to have retakes, the student will need to bring the original picture packet the day of retakes. Students need to sign up in the Main Office or Admin Office. 
 
Upcoming Events:
Fall Choir Concert 10/18
Fall Band/Orchestra Concert 10/27
 
Choir/Guitar Concert 7-12th Grade Tuesday, Oct. 18 @ 7:30
October 13, 2016
The choir and guitar programs kick off the school year with their first concert this coming Tuesday, the 18th.  The program will feature Jr. High, Concert, and Chamber Choir with special solo/small ensemble performances by the guitar students.  They have been working very hard to put together a great program - please come show your support!

When: The concert formally begins at 7:30pm, but guitarists will begin playing at 7!  Concert will end by 8:30pm.
Where: Rocky Mountain Presbyterian Church (in Bradburn Development)
Sounds of Fall
October 27, 2016
Sounds of Fall
The Academy HarvestFest 2016
October 12, 2016

Spirit night at Chipotle
October 12, 2016

3A Softball Tournament at The Academy
October 11, 2016
Congratulations to the HS Softball team for finishing their season as 7th seed!  The Academy is hosting the 3A Girls Softball Regional Tournament this Saturday, October 15th starting at 10:00 am. Admission to the tournament is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  Be sure to come cheer on your Wildcats!


 
Sheridan Ram Charger race
October 4, 2016

Bridget Turner placed 3rd in the girls middle school Sheridan Ram Charger race on October 1st. Way to go, Bridget!
Bingo
October 4, 2016
Looking for something fun and new to do with the kids this upcoming Friday off?
Join us Friday, October 7th for

Hosted by: ACS Interact Club
Where: 10657 Melody Drive
Northglenn, CO
Time: Starts 12:00 Noon
Who Can Play: Anyone 7 years and older with an adult. You can play for as little as $6.00 per person.
The Academy 2nd Annual College Fair
September 29, 2016

On September 22nd, The Academy hosted our 2nd Annual College Fair for 11th and 12th grade students. This year we had 14 college reps, as well as the Navy and Marines.

Students were able to ask the reps various questions, as well as interact with Academy alumni. The alumni shared their perspective on getting ready for college and experiences as they attend college.
Secondary Parent Teacher Conferences
September 27, 2016
 
High School Parent Teacher Conferences, October 5th & 6th4:00-7:00
The format of Conferences this year will be a little different than in years past. This year we encourage you to bring your student as we are utilizing a student led philosophy. We are changing the format so students take more responsibility in their success. We feel that there will be more useful conversations as students give their perspectives on what is going well and what they need help with. 
 
 
 
Jr. High School Parent Teacher Conferences, October 5th & 6th4:00-7:00
This year we are approaching parent-teacher conferences differently than we have in the past. We have found that with the advent of online grades, and greater communication expectations for staff members, the need for the traditional open house style of conferencing is not the best use of time for families or teachers.  The new schedule will be as follows:
 
4:00-5:45         Conferences with grade level core teams (by invitation only-core teachers not
                       available for drop-ins at this time)
                        All electives teachers available in the gyms from 4:00-7:00
 
5:45-6:00         Teacher break
 
6:00-7:00         Open house (all teachers at tables in gyms to speak to parents on a first come,
                        first serve basis)
 
Please know that should you want to speak to a teacher or teachers about a concern and feel like you need more time, we are happy to schedule an appointment another day. Requesting a phone call from a teacher is always an option for families as well.  To give more specific feedback, please fill out this survey as well:
P/T Conference Feedback Survey
 
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can route those questions through Stacy McCleskey at x450 or stacy.mccleskey@theacademyk12.org.
Thank You to those participating in the 2nd Annual Golf Classic
September 27, 2016

Winter Sports Parent & Athlete Meeting on October 12, 2016
September 27, 2016
Attention ALL JH & HS basketball parents and athletes:

Please attend this very important meeting with the Athletic Director, Aaron Riessen, and your head coaches on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7:00 pm. We will all meet together at 7:00 pm in the elementary gym with the Athletic Director and then split up into individual team meetings.

The athletic forms are available on the athletic page of the school website. You can turn in any athletic paperwork and sports physicals at this time.  This paperwork is due by the first day of practice.
Homecoming 2016
September 12, 2016

Dear Wildcat Families,

 

Homecoming 2016 has arrived!  This is an annual event that provides excitement for our staff and students and rallies us around a single motivation: being proud to be an Academy Wildcat.  Special care is taken during this week to provide a festive and inclusive atmosphere while keeping the integrity of a high achieving academic environment.  We would kindly ask you all to discuss homecoming week with your student(s) as well as encourage their involvement in the various activities: themed dress up days, first annual Wildcat Pride Bonfire Rally, athletic events, or the homecoming dance.

 

Here is a brief rundown of the week’s events:

 

During School

After School

Monday  9/12

Theme: Celebrity Day

JV Football vs. Middle Park, 4 pm

Tuesday  9/13

Theme: Tropical Tuesday

HS Softball @ Sheridan, 4:30 pm

Wildcat Cross Country Meet @ The Academy, 4 pm

Wednesday  9/14

Theme: Awkward Family Photo

 

Thursday  9/15

Theme: Colors

7th & 8th - Orange

9th   - Yellow

10th  -Red

11th - Green

12th – Blue

Powder Puff Football  - North Field

Juniors vs. Seniors - 1:50 – 2:50

HS Volleyball vs. Frontier Academy 4, 5 & 6

HS Softball vs. Platte Canyon, 4:30 pm

 

Friday  9/16

Theme: Wildcat Spirit Day

Pep Assembly - 1:50 to 2:50

HS Softball @ Gunnison, 4:30 pm

Cross Country @ Fort Morgan, 3:30 pm

Bonfire Rally 7 pm to 9 pm

East Parking Lot.

8pm Bonfire begins

Saturday  9/17

 

HS Softball vs. Eaton, 11 am

HS Football vs. Valley, 3:30 pm

North Stadium

Homecoming Dance 7 pm to 11 pm

 

We are looking forward to another fun and eventful year for our entire Academy community during our Homecoming celebration.

 

Thank you and Go Wildcats!

 

Cody Clark

HS Principal

 

Leigh Florita

JH Principal

 

Aaron Riessen

Assistant Principal / Athletic Director
Bronco & Jeans Day - tomorrow
September 7, 2016
It's not every NFL season that we get to start the year as defending Super Bowl Champions.  
In honor of tomorrow's season opener between the Broncos and the Panthers you can rock your best orange and blue with some jeans.  
 
GO BRONCOS!
The Academy 2nd Annual College Fair
September 7, 2016
The Academy is hosting the 2nd Annual College Fair on September 22nd from 9:00-10:35. The fair is open to all 11th and 12th graders. The following colleges will be represented:
UNC Greeley
CSU
CU Boulder
Johnson and Wales
Colorado Christian Univ
Regis University
Pima Medical School
Metro State University
Mesa State Univ.
Grand Canyon University
Western State (Gunnison)
Navy
Redstone College
Adams State
Front Range Community College

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with Academy Alumni to learn about their college experiences and to ask questions about the process. For information on more college fairs, and resources such as questions to ask at a fair, please visit www.CollegeFairsDenver.org or www.nacacnet.org.
HS Parents Sports Workshop on Developing Winners in Life Through Sports
September 2, 2016
How parents can help ensure their student-athletes' experience yields healthy developmental outcomes that will serve them far beyond the playing field. See flyer here.

Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Location: Elementary Gym
Contact: RSVP to Teri Caswell at teri.caswell@theacademyk12.org or 303 289-8088 x 108
Modified Schedule for HS Homecoming Week
September 6, 2016

Days impacted – Thursday 9/15 & Friday 9/16
Classes are to be 1 hr. 15 min. in length.  Advisory is to be held on Friday, not Thursday.
Thursday, September 15 Friday, September 16
7:30 – 8:45 1st Period 7:30 – 8:45 1st Period
8:50 – 10:05 2nd Period 8:50 – 10:05 2nd Period
10:10 – 11:25 3rd Period 10:10 – 11:25 3rd Period
11:30 – 1:15
 
 
4th Period
 
12:20 – 12:45 (lunch)
11:30 – 1:15
 
12:20 – 12:45 (lunch)
4th Period
1:20 – 1:45 Quick assembly in S. Gym (JH & HS) 1:20 – 1:45 Advisory*/Pride Time (Recess and Academic Support for JH)
1:50 – 2:50 Powderpuff game on North Field (JH & HS) 1:50 – 2:50 HS Pep Assembly in S. Gym
 
The Academy 5K COLOR Run/Walk
August 26, 2016
The Academy 5K COLOR Run/Walk is coming up on September 11th!  Please join us for the first of our fun Academy events. To register, print out the attached PDF and bring to your school teacher or front office.  You can also register online and find more information at www.academyptoevents.com.  The cost is 20.00 per person or 60.00 for a family of 4. Packet pickup begins at 8:00​ ​am, and the race starts at 9:00​ ​am.

This year the race will include a "Paw Hunt" for the kids- see how many paws you can spot on the trail!  We will also have music, a bouncy house and snow cones at the end of the race.  In order to guarantee a race
t-shirt, please register by August 29th.  Students can wear their race shirts on Fridays at school! Come out and join the PTO, teachers and staff for a great morning showing our Wildcat Pride!

5K Order Form
Student Pictures – September 1 (MC – 3-12 grade) & September 2 (NC)
August 24, 2016

The Academy will have Secondary picture re-takes and Elementary (main campus) pictures on Thursday, September 1.    

Elementary (north campus) pictures will be taken on Friday, September 2.

If you have misplaced your form, please click on the link below.

SECONDARY 7 -12 click here
ELEMENTARY 3 – 6 (Main Campus ONLY)  (Contact Susan Wagar)
ELEMENTARY PK – 2 (North Campus ONLY)  (Contact Maria Anderson)

 
Secondary Back-to-School Night - Aug 23
August 22, 2016

Back to School Night for Secondary Students (7-12) will be held on Tuesday, August 23, from 6 to 8 PM.  The purpose of this event is for parents and guardians to be able to meet their child’s teacher and become familiar with classroom expectations.


The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:00-6:15    Principal introductions and overview of evening (Main Gym)

6:15-6:45    Grade Level Breakout Sessions led by the counseling staff

  • 7th & 8th-What is a Skinnie? (South Gym)

  • 9th & 10th- Finding Success in HS. (Elem Gym)

  • 11th-The Plan for SAT success. (The Summit)

  • 12th-Post Secondary Planning. (North Gym)

6:45-8:00    Open House

7:00 & 7:30    Algebra I/Geometry Flipped Classroom Presentation (Stacy Fox’s Classroom 202)

  • Overview

  • Expectations

7:30-8:00    Potential college athletes (Richter & Riessen) (South Gym)

  • Parents of a student athlete who would like to pursue playing a sport in college

The open house portion serves as a meet and greet with the teachers and allows parents and guardians the freedom to prioritize and focus on classes they may have particular questions for.  If you feel additional discussion is needed with a particular teacher regarding your student’s needs please set an appointment so that you may discuss at a later date.  All teachers will have syllabi and contact information available in their classrooms.


This will be a fantastic evening to meet all of your student’s teachers, see where they will be spending their days, and formally kick of the 2016-2017 school year.


Attention Golfers
August 2, 2016
Save The Date Sept 10th, 2016!  This will be the 2nd Annual Academy Golf Classic
See flyer for registration and sponsorship opportunities. Proceeds help the following athletic programs (Boys/Girls Basketball,  Volleyball & Cheer Squad) Questions??? Contact Stephanie Rodriquez  303.550.6399 or email stephrodriquez@gmail.com

Flyer
Wildcat Culture and Climate Survey
August 18, 2016
Students click here to open the survey.
Secondary Beginning of the Year events
August 8, 2016

August 17: Secondary Soft Start

7th Grade and new Jr. High students to the Academy                                    7:30am-12:00pm

This will be a day to get familiar with the school and things they should be aware of as a Jr. High student. Students should report to the South Gym to begin their day and then they will wrap up with a pizza lunch.


9th Grade and new High School students  to the Academy                            11:00am-2:50pm

This will be a day to get familiar with the school and things they should be aware of as a High School student. Students should go to the east entrance for pizza lunch to begin their day.


August 18: Secondary Orientation Day                            7:30am-2:50pm

Students will rotate through a schedule to meet teachers and take part in different activities. We want to start our students on the right foot- engaged, excited, and ‘on-board’ for The Academy Way.


August 19: Amended A/B Schedule

This will be an A/B day combined. The regular schedule will be amended so students can visit all 8 of their classes.


We know this is a lot of information but we want to make sure you are aware of everything that will be coming up. If you have any questions, please contact the Secondary Admin. Asst. at stacy.mccleskey@theacademyk12.org.
 


North Campus New Parent Boot Camp
August 2, 2016

 

Please join us for our New Parent Boot Camp, Thursday, August 4 from 6:30-8pm in our North Campus Cafetorium.

Topics include:

*Information for getting started at The Academy
*Navigating Academy carpool 
*Technology essentials
*Parent Teacher Organization

Doors open at 6:15 and childcare is provided.

Rsvp at https://docs.google.com/a/theacademyk12.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTNxuxNb2xRkX3wt054m42rLKJ14Ln98oGvISv2n0eFkf4Jg/viewform

 


K-12 Check-in
July 14, 2016

2016-2017 K-12 Check-in Forms
July 15, 2016

We have check-in dates and times for turning in forms and paying fees on our website.  We will have forms available at check-in for those without computer access.  


To make sure your check-in experience goes smoothly, please download all your forms and bring with you to your desired check-in date and time.  Fees may be paid in advance through our website, to avoid long lines.  Bring your receipt and go to the express line.  You can pay by cash, check, or credit card.  Fees and lunch account will need to be paid separately.

Enter using the secondary entrance, on the east side of the building and allow approximately one hour to complete the process.

The following forms are mandatory; please turn them in during check-in:
 
All students
Basic Fees
Way to Go Opt-In
Health Inventory (only if health conditions have changed)
Internet and Computer Agreement
Immunization letter (Please read)
National School Lunch Program 
Grades K-2
North Campus is re-evaluating all student safety procedures, and you will receive your north campus pick-up form during Back-to-School Night.
Grades 3-6
Main Campus Pick-up form
Secondary (7-12) students
Secondary picture order forms will be sent separately before check-in dates.  Bring your payment and completed photo order forms with you.
Secondary Fall Picture Day flyer
Juniors and Seniors ONLY
Military Opt-out
Parking Pass Application

June 27, 2016

Academy Music Parents (AMP) First Meeting August 3
July 27, 2016
The first meeting of the Academy Music Parents Association will be on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7pm in Room 144 (Mr. Hebert’s classroom).  All music parents are invited to come and learn about the organization, lend a hand with our music program this year, and connect with other music parents.





 
Junior High Volleyball Preseason Camp
July 21, 2016
Parents/Guardians,
 
Is your daughter interested in volleyball? Does she have the need to compete?Then please have her join the junior high volleyball team by participating in our preseason camp.
When: August 1-4
Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $35 (early registration) 
         $45 (at the door)
Please fill out this form and turn it in to the front office. If you have any questions, please contact:
Coach Rodriquez: stephrodriquez@gmail.com
 
Hope to see you there!
Jr. High Parent Bootcamp
August 2, 2016
As the new school year approaches, we would like to set our parents and students up for success. Come and listen as Principal Leigh Florita, goes over the ins and outs of Jr. High and answers any questions you may have.
When: Thursday, August 11th
           6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Where:  Library


 
North Campus Drive Line
August 20, 2016
Parking lot usage and improved traffic flow for Drop-off and Pick-up procedures.





Band & Orchestra Signup for New Students
July 27, 2016


It’s not too late to sign-up for this year’s elementary band and orchestra program!  Fill out this quick form and our director Mr. Hebert will get in touch with you to confirm your registration!

https://goo.gl/forms/HGmYfRaAlMZNrT5W2

We will also host a registration at Elementary Back-to-School night on Monday, August 15 in the elementary gym.  We’ll have instruments that students can try out, registration tables to get signed up, and a music store on hand to take care of instrument rentals.

If you have any questions, email Mr. Hebert at derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org
Fall Sports Meeting
July 21, 2016
Fall Sports Parent & Athlete Meeting  - Thursday, August 11, 2016   7:00 pm

Attention All JH & HS Fall Sport athletes and parents for football, softball, cross country, boys soccer, volleyball and cheer:  Please come to this very important meeting with the Athletic Director, Aaron Riessen and your head coach on Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:00 pm. We will all meet together at 7:00 pm in the elementary gym with the Athletic Director and then split up into your individual team meetings.  

You can turn in any athletic paperwork and sports physicals at this time.
Loacation of School Supply Lists
July 18, 2016
We have moved the location of our supply list under the Parents & Students tab.  
 
Summer Office Hours
June 22, 2016

June 4, 2016


5th Grader Writes Letter For Admission To Grad School!
May 25, 2016
Natalia Zielinski 5th Grade student received a surprise visit from a few pharmacy students from CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy. With a clear vision of a career as a Pharmacist, Natalia wrote a letter asking for admission to the graduate school not realizing what a huge impact the letter would  have. This is no surprise to us that we have great teachers who motive and challenge our students to work towards their future goals. Thank you, Dr. Laughlin, for motivating and pushing our students! See the full story from 9 News here.
Parade of Champions
May 20, 2016
Before heading off to graduation rehearsal, our seniors donned their caps and gowns and graced the hallways one last time.  They were able to show all students, pre-k-12, the end result of 13 years of hard work.  Students and staff of all grades were happy to say congratulations and good-bye.  These seniors have definitely inspired us all.


HS Girls Soccer
May 20, 2016
Congratulations to the HS Girls Soccer team for making it to the 3A CHSAA State Semi Finals on Saturday, 5/21/16 at 1:30 at All City Stadium vs Colorado Academy.  Great job Wildcats!

Junior High Student Council
May 20, 2016
Junior High student council spend part of a day at the Denver Rescue Mission May 5th. They had a great time slicing up produce, serving food, and collecting food trays.  They learned a lot about their community and civil society. This will hopefully continue to be an annual tradition for our Junior High Leaders.
Fiddler on the Roof Jr.!
May 19, 2016
Congratulations to the many students who participated in the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! This year the musical included a full orchestra; many students running lights and sound and moving set pieces; a fantastic elementary chorus; a set designed and built by the Advanced Theater class; and a amazing secondary ensemble of performers. We look forward to continuing to build on this year's success with next year's musical The Little Mermaid, Jr.!!!
Notice of Proposed School Budget
May 18, 2016
Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Education of The Academy Charter School for the fiscal year beginning 2017 and has been filed in the office of Finance where it is available for public inspection.  Such proposed budget will be considered for adoption at a Regular meeting of The Academy Charter School Board in the Tutor Center on May 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
 
Any person paying school taxes in said district may at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget file or register his objections thereto.


BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dated: May 19, 2016  
The Annual Instrument Petting Zoo
May 18, 2016
Are you an elementary student?  Are you ready for an awesome challenge?  Are you ready to play your own music?  Well, it’s time to join the Academy’s band and orchestra program!

Come out to the instrument petting zoo on Monday, May 23rd at 6:30pm in the North (JH) Gym.  You can try out all of the band and orchestra instruments and get signed up for next year’s music classes at the same time!  We’ll even have info on how to get started this summer and how to get your instrument rental all setup.

If you have any questions before Monday, email Mr. Hebert at derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org or call 303.289.8088, ext 122.  We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Rudi Barone
May 18, 2016
Congratulations to Rudi Barone for signing to play basketball with Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  He is pictured with his family, friends and HS Basketball Coach Ken Rutt.
Attention Elementary Girls
May 16, 2016
The Academy Girls Basketball program is hosting a girls basketball camp July 11-15th for grades 1st-6th. Please click here for more information. Contact head coach Steve Cancino Steven.cancino@theacademyk12.org or Stephanie Rodriquez stephanie.rodriquez@theacademyk12.org with any questions.   Early registration ensures camp t-shirt in appropriate size.
Finals Week Schedule
May 3, 2016
Finals for seniors and all students in elective classes will be held during the week of May 16th.​

Any JH student who has more than two finals on May 25 can make arrangements to take the extra exams another day.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

May 16 - A

May 17 - B

Senior Breakfast

7:30 – 9 AM

May 18 - A

Open Mic

Lunch in S. Gym w/ Seniors

May 19 - B

Last day for seniors

 

Bridging Ceremony, 2PM

 

 

May 20 - A

Grad Rehearsal 10 to noon

May 23

1A – Final

2A – Final

3A – Class

4A - Class

May 24

3A – Final

4A – Final

1B – Class

2B - Class

May 25

1B – Final

2B – Final

3B – HS Class

       JH Final

4B - HS Class

      JH Final

May 26

3B –HS Final

4B – HS Final

 

7:30-9:30 JH Field Day

9:30-10:35 JH Yearbook

                 Distribution &

                 Signing

 

*Early release at 10:40

 


Last Day of School
April 28, 2016

Spring Gala Basket Raffle Winners
May 10, 2016

Thank you all for participating in the Spring Gala Basket Raffle!  Congrats to all the winners.  The proceeds go directly back to the classrooms and clubs.

Pre K Summer of Fun Basket-  Mitch Wogoman

Kindergarten Feeling Lucky: Gaylene Granger

6 Front Row Kindergarten Grad Seats (Manimbo/DeGrazio): Tami Colver

6 Front Row Kindergarten Grad Seats (Olsen, Depew, Hahs): Melanie Nolasco

1st Grade Lets Dine Out: Rosa Becerra

2nd Grade Rockies: Brian Buehler

3rd Grade Book Lovers: Mitch Wogoman

4th Grade What Should We Do Tonight: Lori Crosby

5th Grade Monkey Bizness: Dawn Speedy

6th Grade Wine and Chocolate: Chris Ringenberg

Jr. High Coffee Lovers: Jennifer Park

Sophomore Colorado Basket: Jacque Hamele

Senior America Basket: Melanie Nolasco

Comic Book Club Basket: Liz Trujillo

Tri-M Love of Music Basket: Kurtis Loughry

If you haven't received your basket or been contacted, please email academyptoamberm@gmail.com to arrange pick up.

Congratulations Academy Artists
May 13, 2016

Whats Next?

All state-level top-3 finishing art is on permanent online display at: www.wildlifeforever.org/contest/winners/2016

All the First Place State Winners will be honored with display on the Wall of Fame of the 2016 State-Fish Art Expo held in Huntsville, Alabama during the FLW Cup, the World Championship of Bass Fishing, August 5-7th.
​Elementary Band & Orchestra Registration
May 9, 2016
We are now accepting new student registrations to The Academy’s band and orchestra program for next school year!  Any student who will be in 4th to 6th grade and wants to start learning to play an instrument is invited to sign-up.  This sign-up form will be available until the first week of next school year.

http://goo.gl/forms/FgAKyM4c0U

Thinking of joining us, but not sure what you want to play?  Come try out all of the instruments at our annual Instrument Petting Zoo!  At the petting zoo, you can hold and play all of the different band and orchestra instruments under the guidance of an instrument specialist. We’ll even have the music store on hand to get you started with an instrument and folks from the Broomfield Youth Symphony offering summer jump start lessons!  This is also an opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Hebert regarding what it takes to be in the band or orchestra.  

The Instrument Petting Zoo will be on Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm in the Junior High (north) gym.  Advance registration isn’t necessary - just show up!

Please note that if you are currently in band/orchestra, you should re-register on your class page.  If you are in 7th-12th grade and want to join, speak to Mr. Hebert.
Academy wins GOLD for third straight year!
May 9, 2016

The ACS music department took four ensembles to this year’s Elitch Gardens Music festival on Saturday, May 7.  All four groups - Festival Band, Chamber Orchestra, Festival Choir, and Guitar Ensemble earned the highest GOLD rating.  This is the third year in a row Academy has earned gold!  Congratulations to our music program!
April 28, 2016

Academy Spring Gala
April 25, 2016

Starting on Monday May 2nd:
• Parking Spot Auction begins
• Teacher Time Auction begins
• Basket raffle tickets sold after school at both campuses
• All-school auction items that are open to everyone

To participate/view these items, download the Handbid app on your phone or go to www.handbid.com.  Search Spring Gala.  Questions?  Email academyptoamberm@gmail.com
Junior High Summer School
May 5, 2016
June 6th - July 1st
Information Flyer
Sign-up Form
Congratulations to Leia Vadeen & Haleigh Pepe for their accomplishments on the Norse Golf team!
May 2, 2016

Leia Vadeen & Haleigh Pepe are on the Northglenn HS Golf team.  Leia Vadeen won the League Medalist again (2 years in a row) and the Lady Norse wrapped up the EMAC League Championship. Also, Haleigh Pepe received Honorable Mention All Conference. We are very proud of you!  
All-State Football Game
April 25, 2016
Congratulations to Larry (Trai) Crook and Zach Spears who have been selected by the Colorado High School Coaches Association to play in the All-State Football Game on June 10, 2016. The game is played at Adams State College. This is first time The Wildcat Football Team has placed two players in the game in a single season!
Junior - Senior Prom
April 25, 2016
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, April 29 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Church Ranch Event Center
10200 Wadsworth Blvd
Westminster, CO 80021
April 19th-Important Information for High School Students:
April 7, 2016
Instead of our regular late-start Tuesday times for the HS, all students in 9th through 11th grade are expected to be to school at the regular start time of 7:30 on Tuesday, April 19.  

All 11th grade students will be taking the ACT. We've been preparing for months, and all of the students' hard work is about to pay off! Remember to get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast! Good luck!​

In an effort to minimize noise distractions, all 9th and 10th graders will be attending college visits. Students will choose between University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State University, or Colorado Christian University. Students will share their choice during Pride Time in the next couple of weeks. Permission slips are due to Pride Time teachers no later than April 15th.

12th grade students will be given the option to opt out of attending school.  You may opt your student out of attending school this day by reading and completing this authorization. This form must be returned by April 15th to the Admin Office. No student will be allowed to sign out or leave school grounds without this form being on file. Students who elect not to opt out of attending school will be asked to work on course assignments in the tutoring center.
The Academy Thespians proudly present the spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
April 12, 2016

Performances Dates:
Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd at 6:30pm
Sunday April 24th at 2:00pm. 

Tickets:
$8 for adults
$6 for students ($3 for additional students from the same family)
You can do the cube!
April 22, 2016

2016 Southern Colorado "you can do the cube" Rubik's Competition.  Grades 4-10 competed in 5 teams from The Academy.  We also had 20 students compete in the individual competition.  There are 70+ students in the Rubik's club this year and 38 of them competed in the event.  
Boys and Girls Frontier League All Star Game!
April 7, 2016

Congratulations to Rudi Barone, Katie Edwards, Ronnie Garcia for being chosen to participate in the Frontier League All Star Game on 3/19/16!
The Academy K-6 Art Show is almost here!
April 4, 2016

A selection of K-6 artwork will be hung in the Main Campus elementary hallways and will be up April 14th - May 6th. Come see the show and celebrate our wonderful Academy Artists! The show will be available to view during and after school.
11th Grade College visits
March 31, 2016

As part of our push to prepare our students for college, our 11th grade students visited their choice of three college campuses on March 30th. Here is a group visiting Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Southern Colorado You CAN Do The Rubik’s Cube® Challenge
March 28, 2016


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
5 - 8 pm
Lewis Palmer Elementary School
1315 Lake Woodmoor Drive
 Monument, CO 80132






 
March 8, 2017

Spirit Night Wednesday March 16 at MadGreens
March 15, 2016

You MUST bring or show the flyer at the register for The Academy to receive 20%. Printed copies of the flyer will be at both campuses Main Office.

 
Academy Music announces Kaleidoscope of Music Benefit
March 15, 2016
This Wednesday, March 16, the ACS Music department is presenting its first annual Kaleidoscope of Music benefit concert.  The concert will be held at The Academy in the South (HS) Gym beginning at 6:30pm.  Tickets are only $5 individual or $20 for groups of 4-10.  Kids under 5 get in for free!

In addition to performances, our honor music society Tri-M will be providing concessions for sale; and our music booster club AMP will sponsor a silent auction full of fantastic items, tickets, and prizes.

All proceeds raised from this event will go to support the efforts of The Academy's K-12 music department including general music, band, orchestra, choir, and guitar.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  We hope to see you on Wednesday night!
Congratulations to our Wildcat Athletes that will be playing on college teams next year!
March 15, 2016

Congratulations JH Girls B Basketball Team
March 14, 2016
Congratulations to the JH Girls B Basketball team for finishing 1st Place in the Frontier League Tournament! Good season Wildcats!

New 3-6 Principal
March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016

Dear Academy Students, Staff, and Families,

After a thoughtful and thorough interview process, we are excited to announce that Dr. Sarah Gould has been selected as the new principal for our 3-6 Elementary beginning in the 2016-2017 school year! We are confident that Dr. Gould can and will carry on the school’s mission, vision, and values and lead us into a great future for The Academy!

The team followed an extensive process to bring us to this point.  To give you a little insight:
  • We screened over 25 resumes
  • We did phone interviews with 10 principal candidates
  • We brought back 5 of those to do demonstration lessons and lesson evaluations
  • 3 of those 5 were then chosen to return for a live interview and data                                         analysis demonstration
The hiring team deliberated extensively as each candidate brought many strengths and attributes that are important for our community moving forward.  Dr. Gould exemplifies what we’re looking for in a leader and is a great fit for our senior leadership team and community.
 
Dr. Gould comes to us from Adams 50 school district where she has served as the principal of Hodgkins Elementary for the past 8 years, with a total of 13 years of experience in PreK-12 settings, including charter school experience.  Some of the exciting highlights about Dr. Gould are that she:
  • has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and special education teacher.
  • took a school out of Turnaround to Improvement status.
  • is a trainer in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Thinking Maps, and Write from the Beginning . . . and Beyond, our K-12 writing program.
  • works to mentor new principals in her district.
  • has brought in over $1.2 million in grants.
  • serves as the core coordinator and adjunct faculty at Regis University in the Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education programs.  
  • has been published in numerous news articles at the national and international level.
  • is currently working with Dr. Robert Marzano on a publication on Parent Engagement Plans
 
We know everyone is anxious to meet Dr. Gould and we will announce those dates and times very soon, once we are able to coordinate with her schedule and ours.  We expect to have one meet and greet for the staff and two for the community (before and after spring break).

Academy Administration
Academy Solo and Ensemble Music Festival
March 7, 2016
This weekend, several of our students participated in the second annual Academy Solo and Ensemble Music Festival.  Students worked individually or in small groups to prepare music and then performed it Saturday morning for the judges.  Every participant this year earned either a Superior or Excellent rating!  

Congratulations to our band and orchestra students who participated: Jared Abrahamson, Alison Archuleta, Melissa Diaz, Tristan Doan, Kristina Heath, Jessica Hess, Garrett Johannsen, Aidan Keating, HaNel Kim, Logan Skulley, Michaela Smith, and Trevor White.
Congratulations to the Boys and Girsl Varsity basketball team
March 7, 2016
They fought and played until the end. Thank you parents,  grandparents,  brothers, sisters, teammates and friends for cheering us through the season.

Congratulations to the HS Boys Basketball team!
March 3, 2016

They finished 3rd place in the Frontier League tournament.  They play in the first round of the CHSAA State playoffs on Friday, 3/4/16 at Valley HS in Sterling, CO vs Colorado Academy at 8:00 pm.  Great job Wildcats!
 
Congratulations to our HS Girls Basketball team!!
February 26, 2016
They beat Middle Park last night and will now play in the league championship game on Saturday, 2/27/16 at 4:30 pm vs Bennett at Sheridan HS .  Well Done Wildcats!  We encourage you to go cheer for your Wildcats!

Academy New Family Welcome Night
February 19, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
6:30-7:30pm
doors open at 6:15
The Academy North Campus
12161 Park Centre Drive, 80234

rsvp at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aa8a623a6fb6-academy

~Childcare provided~

New incoming Academy families are cordially invited to attend our New Family Welcome Night. This event is geared toward new incoming kindergarten through second grade families. Any elementary family who wishes to attend is also welcome!

Purpose:  
meet and greet some Academy staff
learn more about The Academy Way
prepare to join our Wildcat Family

Agenda:
  1. Check in at the front entrance
  2. General Session in the North Campus gym
    • Our 13 year Relationship: High School Principal, Cody Clark
    • Welcome and opening remarks from K-2 Principal, Peggy Heath
    • Academy PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) annual events
    • Meet our staff
    • General Academy information
  3. Breakout Session
    • Building tours
    • Q & A with the administrators
 
Courage Retreat
February 19, 2016
On Thursday February 18th the 7th Grade students took part in the Courage Retreat. They had a fun time getting to know one another and then broke up into small groups for in depth conversations. They talked about stepping out to take a risk and showing acts of courage for themselves and others.


District Basketball Tournament
February 17, 2016
Congratulations to our HS Boys & Girls Basketball teams as they participate in the 1st Round of the District Tournament!  The HS Boys host the Lake County Panthers at 6:00 pm on Thursday, 2/18/16.  The HS Girls Basketball team will be playing here at The Academy on Saturday, 2/20/16 at 1:00 pm.  

The gate fees for all District games are now $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors over 60.  Frontier passes will NOT be accepted.  Only CHSAA & CHSCA passes will be accepted.
Career Fair
January 21, 2016
The Academy is hosting its first Career Fair! If you would like to showcase your business and help our students learn about exciting career paths, please sign up via the link below. The more businesses we have the bigger our students can dream!
The Academy Spelling Bee Winner
February 9, 2016
Congratulations to 7th grade student, Gavin Smith on winning The Academy Spelling Bee! He will be headed to the State Spelling Bee in March as a representative of The Academy. Way to go Gavin.


 
CandyGrams
February 8, 2016
The high school National Honors Society is selling CandyGrams for Valentine's day! To buy a CandyGram, fill out the attached form and return to the front desk of your school by February 9th at 3:30 pm. Candygrams will be delivered on February 11th

CandyGram Order Form
Spring Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting
February 8, 2016
We will be holding our Parent/Athlete meeting for Spring Sports on February 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the elementary gym.  This will include all girls and boys spring sports (Baseball & Girls Soccer) for junior high and high school.  If you attended the Fall or Winter Sports meeting, you will only need to attend the breakout sessions with the coaches starting at 7:30 pm.
 
Hope to see you there.
 
Aaron Riessen
Athletic Director
7th Grade Courage Retreat
February 5, 2016
February 18th, 8:00-2:00

This will be a great day to inspire students to follow their hearts instead of the crowd, use moral courage and make responsible decisions despite their fears. You may include payment with your permission slip or call (303)289-8088 to use your credit card. Click here to print a new permission slip and turn in as soon as possible.​

Information letter and permission slip
School Closed Today
February 2, 2016

School Closing

The Academy will be closed today, February 2, for inclement weather.  All after school and evening activities will be cancelled as well. 

Please check back on our website for the latest information.
Basketball Game Cancelled
February 1, 2016
The JHGBB game scheduled for 2/1/16 vs Kearney has been cancelled today due to the weather.
Ski Club!
February 5, 2016
22 Students ventured to Breckenridge, Colorado on Feb 4, 2016
They had the opportunity to ski with the SOS Outreach Society.
Students were able to learn to ski and/or snowboard
Students had the courage to ski the Imperial Chair Lift (highest lift in North America), and had some great turns on some difficult runs.
Students learned how to ski green, blue, and black runs.
We had the best time, and I am so proud of the courage and respect The Academy Students show all over Colorado especially the beautiful Breckenridge Ski Resort.
The Great Kindness Challenge
January 25, 2016
Check out The Academy's Great Kindness Challenge kick off video written and produced by our own Elementary School students!


The Great Kindness Challenge is nation wide week dedicated to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. Last year The Academy's Elementary School helped to set a new World Record for The Largest Collage of Cut-out handprints. We helped produce a number of the 181,946 collected handprints from 594 schools, and on May 11th, a team of energetic volunteers installed 104,108 handprints on the walls of the Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital. Over 6,000 square feet of wall space was blanketed with love which brightened the spirits of both the hospital patients and their families. PHOTOS

This week kicks off the school’s second year participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. The Elementary school will be reading books on Kindness, challenging each other to commit Random Acts of Kindness, creating Kind Cards for Kids, while working on completing 30 Acts of Kindness with their teacher and classmates.

Last year with help from social media we were able to get The Academy on FOX 31 News, click here to see! This week you can keep up with all of our Acts of Kindness by following us on Twitter @ACSWildcats. If you catch an Academy student or staff member in an Act of Kindness take a picture and tag us using the following: #ACSWildcats #StateofKind #RAKWeek2016.
Spelling Bee Winners!
January 22, 2016
CONGRATULATIONS!!
The following students are today's winners of the 3rd - 8th Grade Spelling Bee! These 9 students will compete in a final spelling bee on February 4th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The winner from that competition will compete in the state spelling bee representing the Academy!

3rd/4th Grade Bee:
1st place - Ben Merillat
2nd place - Logan Goebel
3rd place - Wyatt Reed

5th/6th Grade Bee: 
1st place - Olivia Yoon
2nd place - Camille Ellis
3rd place - Kara Hong

7th/8th Grade Bee:
1st place - Jana Chittarath
2nd place - Luke Morelli
3rd place - Gavin Smith
The Academy's Family Literacy Night @ North Campus
December 17, 2015
It’s All About the Journey 
February 25, 2016
 
The literacy team at The Academy is more excited about this night than any other we have hosted.  This year we will be hosting Emmy award winning entertainer and author, TIM NOAH!  Tim Noah is a songwriter and producer, nationally acclaimed recording artist, and star of stage and screen.  His captivating performances and engaging storytelling magic touch the hearts and minds of all ages, inspiring them to dream.
 
On Family Literacy Night, we will celebrate with Tim Noah’s expression of writing and performing through poetry and song.  The repetition and rhythm of his storytelling engages and pulls children in, holding their attention.  In his book Country Store, Tim also emphasizes the importance of persistence and resilience, vital character traits for young children to learn and adopt.  He also notes on the cover of the book “It’s All About the Journey”.  This theme will shine throughout the night as the children listen to Tim Noah’s stories and songs.
Congratulations Emily Marcus!
January 20, 2016
Congratulations to one of our seniors Emily Marcus!  Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO has awarded Emily an athletic scholarship for pitching on their softball team.  She is seen here with her softball coaches: Competitive League Coach John, Otero College Noel Wees, Academy - Zeke Hanger and Steve Fajardo.  We are very proud of you Emily!
Academy Band and Orchestra presenting two winter concerts
January 19, 2016
The Academy Band and Orchestra program is presenting two winter concerts on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.  The first concert is at 6pm and features our 6-7th grade ensembles.  The second concert is at 7pm and features our junior high and high school ensembles.  Both concerts are at the Broomfield Auditorium and are free to attend.  We hope to see you there!

 
1st Semester Award Ceremonies
January 19, 2016
This week The Academy will hold 1st Semester award ceremonies for all high school students in the High School Gym. The Senior ceremony will be held at 12:15 on January 20th. The Junior ceremony will be held at 12:15 on January 21st. The Sophomore ceremony will be held at 12:15 on January 22nd, and the Freshmen ceremony will be held at 12:45 on January 22nd as well.

The following students will be receiving awards, if you wish to attend please arrive at the school a few minutes early to allow for time to sign in with the front office. Please click here if you would like to see the students who will be presented with awards. 
Wildcat Basketball
January 15, 2016
Come out and support our Wildcat's as the varsity basketball teams play Jefferson Academy at the Pepsi Center!  Please see the attached flyer for details.  One ticket will gain admission to both the high school games and the Nuggets vs. Bulls game that evening.


Need a few more volunteer hours we have a few events that could use donations!
January 11, 2016
Sadie Hawkins Winter Dance - Donations are needed by NOON on Thursday, 1/14/16
canned soda: Pepsi, Spite, Diet
AA Batteries
Bottled water
individual size bags of chips
hot/cold cups 8oz
dessert size paper plates
cookies and brownies
individual bags of fruit snacks

Pride Paw Awards
It's that time again! We're gearing up to hold our end of semester Pride Pawdrawing! We'd love it if you'd like to round out your volunteer hours for the year by donating $10 gift cards (to anywhere kids might like) for our drawing. Over 1800 positive behavior referrals (Pride Paws) have been given out and we'd love to give then a little thank you for all their wonderful work! Our goal would be to give at least 10 out to Jr. High and 20 for High School.

General needs for both campus: Kleenex, dry erase markers, dry erase board cleaner, ziplock baggies: gallon, quart and Snack size please
General need typically get looked over but these donations are utilized by every member of the school and we can always use more! 

Don't forget,every $10 spent in any of the above donations counts towards one volunteer hour. A great way to get in all 36 hours before the end of the year if you're short a few. Donations need to be delivered to the Main Campus front office please.
Intent to Return
January 5, 2016
Parents,

It is that time of year again to secure your student’s spot here at The Academy for the 2016-2017 school year. Intent to Return Forms will be sent home with your student(s) on Tuesday, January 5th. Completed forms are due by Wednesday, January 13th to your student’s homeroom teacher for Elementary and Pride Time teacher for Secondary. If your form is not returned by January 13th, we cannot guarantee your student’s enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year. If you do not receive an Intent to Return from your student, please obtain one from the office. 

Also, if you have other students that do not attend The Academy but would like them to attend for the 2016-2017 school year, you will need to complete the Lottery Application. Please be sure to indicate that they have siblings already attending The Academy so they receive sibling priority. The application is available on our website, on the Enrollment Information page. The lottery window closes on January 15th. 

Thank you!
Academy student selected for Colorado All-State Honor Band
January 7, 2016
Congratulations to sophomore Garrett Johannsen for making this year’s Colorado All-State Honor Band.  877 students across the state auditioned and Garrett is one of only 29 sophomores to make it in!

ACT/SAT Testing Change
January 5, 2016
Dear Academy Families,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016. A new semester is about to begin and we are all rested and rejuvenated from Winter Break.  Before we jump into the new year I want to update you on changes to state testing information that applies to students in 10th and 11th grade.  The Colorado Department of Education has just announced a change in required, college admissions testing for high school students in Colorado. The CDE has selected the SAT over the ACT, which has been the state’s college admissions test since 2001. This came as quite a surprise to schools and districts around the state. According to the CDE, the selection committee chose this assessment because of its alignment to the high school Colorado Academic Standards.

What this means for our students moving forward (unless the change is overturned): 
  • All sophomores will be required to take the PSAT.
  • All juniors will be required to take the newly designed SAT.
  • Both sophomores and juniors will take the designated test on campus during the state testing window from early March to late April (specific dates to be determined).
  • PARCC exams in English language arts and math, part of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success system, will no longer be taken by 10th and 11th grade students in Colorado.

Unfortunately, this news doesn’t give schools much time to adjust. While we await additional testing details from the state we will begin revamping our test preparation materials, training for students and staff, and identifying the timeline, dates, and goals for the new tests.  Until final decisions are made for this spring’s test, we will continue to follow our ACT prep program that is provided to all juniors during our Pride Time class.   As of yesterday afternoon, it was reported that the Colorado Department of Education was working to create a transition plan that would have current 11th grade students take the ACT this year instead of the new SAT, although nothing has yet been confirmed.  It does appear that the state will be moving forward with current 10th grade students taking the PSAT this spring and the SAT in 2017.

Rest assured that our talented staff at The Academy will continue to guide our students to their best-fit colleges and universities of choice. I am confident that regardless of the what tests are selected by the state, the results will show that our students are prepared for the post-secondary school of their choice. More information on testing will be emailed to you once is it released.

Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.

For more information on the newly designed SAT and test information, please go to: https://sat.collegeboard.org/.

To view the CDE SAT News Release, please go to:    http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/20151223satselected

Sincere Regards,
Cody Clark, HS Principal
Tony Fontana Named New CEO for The Academy
January 4, 2016
Westminster, Co, January 4, 2016 – At 8:10 this morning Board President, Tamela Miller-Carlson, announced to teachers and staff the hiring of Tony Fontana as The Academy’s full time CEO. Fontana has been the consulting CEO for The Academy for the past four years and is now stepping into a full-time role with the school. 

Miller-Carlson briefed teachers and staff at the Professional Development meeting this morning recapping the reason for this new hire. “After we hired Dave Flooden, current CFO, in 2012 we realized that what we needed was too much for one person. Tony was then brought on to consult with the Board for strategic plans and we saw how much value he could be as a full time member of The Academy family.” 

Fontana owns his own consulting business, Performance Consulting, and has worked with eight other Colorado Charter Schools in the past. He specializes in coaching administrators in how to improve operational performance and instructional practices; budgetary efficiency; staff development; dashboards to improve performance; and governing board training. 
 
In a speech to The Academy teachers and staff Fontana announced, “One of my strengths is building a championship team and when I look out at you I see that potential. Our school is goal focused, growth oriented, and results driven. We are charter by choice and I value each of your choices to be here and continue along the path to success.” 

“Having strong leadership is critical and we believe Tony is the person who can lead The Academy and continue our success toward meeting strategic goals.” Miller-Carlson.
Ugly Sweater Contest
December 28, 2015
This year’s winner of our annual Ugly Sweater Contest is Joy Vigil.  As you can see, she rocked the cat theme with a lighted Christmas tree on the back.
Congratulations Joy! 
2016 Youth Art Show
December 21, 2015
Thank you to all The Academy students who submitted artwork for the 2016 Youth Art Show at the National Western Stock Show. One of our entries from Mr. Meyer's 7th grade art class has won two general admission tickets for winning 3rd place Honorable Mention.
 
Student Grade Artwork Place
Kaden Anderson 7th Title: Outlaw Honorable Mention

All the winning artwork will be featured on the Kids Activities page of their website, http://nationalwestern.com/kids-activities/.

 
Breakfast and Lunch service for December 18
December 16, 2015
We wanted to remind you that tomorrow is a half day of school which means that breakfast and lunch will NOT be served at either campus.  

The Academy wishes you a safe and enjoyable break, and we look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.   
Secondary Revised Finals Schedule
December 15, 2015
 
Monday, 12/14 Tuesday, 12/15 Wednesday, 12/16 Thursday, 12/17 Friday, 12/18
B A B A B
Regular Class Day
 
 
 
No School
Snow Day
1A – Exam 3A – Exam 3B – Exam
2A – Exam 4A – Exam 4B – Exam
*3A class, 4A class *3B class, 4B class Early Release at 10:35 
Grades 7-12
1B – Exam  2B - Exam

 
Important items to note:
ü      *3rd period on Wednesday and Thursday will include two 42 minute class periods with a 6 minute passing period.
ü      The HS opt out on Thursday afternoon has been cancelled to accommodate all exams as well as keep the class review time that was in the original schedule.
ü      Families may follow attendance guidelines and excuse their student(s) during periods in which they do not have an exam.
Dismissal Times for December 18th
December 7, 2015
Dismissal Times for December 18th (1/2 day of school)
Secondary             10:35 am
Elementary            10:45 am
North Campus        11:00 am
 
No School today - December 15
December 15, 2015

School Closing
The Academy will be closed today, December 15, 2015 for inclement weather.  All after school and evening activities will be canceled as well. 

Elementary enrollment information night is also canceled tonight due to inclement weather. We will reschedule for January, date to be announced.

Please check back on our website for the latest information.

 
Congratulations to Tayllor Bruntz!!
January 25, 2016

Tayllor Bruntz was awarded a softball scholarship to Colby Community College in Kansas.  She had several coaches, family and friends come witness her signing today, 1/22/16.  Pictured with Tayllor are her parents Randy & Amy Bruntz and her coaches Robert Vasquez, Luke VonHagen, Mike Lujan, Zeke Hanger and Steve Kinnett.  Way to go Tayllor!
Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat
December 7, 2015
Thank you to all families that attended The Academy's "Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat" Night. If you weren't able to make it check out the evening's video that showed our students giving us a peek into life as a Wildcat! ​

Colorado State Thespian Conference
December 7, 2015

Academy Wildcat High Schoolers Attend The 51st Annual Colorado State Thespian Conference
35 High Schoolers participated in workshops on improvisation, technical theater, stage combat, playwriting, dance, and musical performance. They joined almost 5000 other Thespians (Theater Lovers!), watched top-notch plays and award winning student performance, as well as participating in the conference dance. This is the largest number of Academy Wildcats to attend the conference in recent history!!!
Junior High School Wildcats Attend the Junior Colorado Colorado State Thespian Conference
17 Junior High Schoolers participated in workshops on improvisation, technical theater, stage combat, and musical performance. This is the first time that the Academy Wildcats have attended the Junior Thescon. One of the highlights was the Academy students starting a dance party during the lunch break in which students from many other schools participated!
All State Choir
December 14, 2015

Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat
November 18, 2015
"Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat" Night will take place at 6:30pm on Decemeber 1st, 2015 at The Academy's Main Campus. This event gives Wildcat families the chance to see how The Academy fits into their child's future and how their child will grow and develop within The Academy. This night not only gives them the opportunity to learn about all the programs and possibilities that their child will have at The Academy in the upcoming years but they will get the chance to hear from the High School, Junior High, Elementary, and Pre-K to 2nd Grade Principals. All families are welcome to attend but the event is tailored for those families of students currently in Pre-K, 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 8th grades.

Please RSVP via the link below and remember, "It is a great day to be a Wildcat!"
RSVP Here
Secondary Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule
November 15, 2015

 

Monday, 12/14

Tuesday, 12/15

Wednesday, 12/16

Thursday, 12/17

Friday, 12/18

B

A

B

A

B

Regular Class Day

 

 

 

1A – Exam

1B – Exam

3A – Exam

3B – Exam

2A – Exam

2B – Exam

4A – Exam

4B – Exam

3A – Class

3B – Class

*Opt Out

Focused Study Hall

Make-Ups

Early Release at 10:35 
Grades 7-12

4A – Class

4B – Class

 

  • Thursday 12/17 is an optional opt out for our High School students.  We will hold focused study halls open to all students in the afternoon of 12/17.  More details will be shared in the coming weeks regarding the study halls as well as the process for opting your student out of class on that day
 

There are no changes to the bells.  

  •  All classes meet as normally scheduled including Study Hall, Student Tutor, and Student Assistant.
  • All normal attendance procedures apply.  Remember that we are a closed campus.
ACT Prep
November 12, 2015
The Academy is pleased to announce its ACT Prep Program for all 11th grade students. Currently the students are completing their first ACT practice test to provide a baseline before their four weekly ACT Prep lessons begin on November 30th and continues into April 2016 . 

During the program, Pride Time will be dedicated to reviewing that week’s lesson and preparing the students for the ACT test that will take place on April 19th. The Academy will pay for the April 19th test and provide free ACT Prep books to each student.(If your student needs the writing portion please remember that you need to register and pay separately for this section, as it is not required at all schools.) If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kelly Richter, M.A., 11th Grade Counselor. 

Why is the ACT important to me? The ACT is a college entrance exam, which means colleges look at your score as a body of evidence to determine whether or not they will accept you into their institution. In general, if your GPA is low, a high ACT score could be the difference between getting in to college or not. ACT scores are used to award scholarships as well. Schools and other agencies that award scholarships will look at your GPA and ACT scores to determine whether or not you will be awarded any money and if so, how much.

Please click here for more information.
The JH Boys Basketball game vs Bennett has been cancelled today due to weather.
November 11, 2015

School Closure Information
November 10, 2015
The changing seasons remind us that inclement weather can result in school being closed for one or more days.  We all need to plan ahead and be ready in case that happens.
 
Under all but the most extreme conditions, school officials have a responsibility to keep school in session.  When the weather is bad, but school is open, parents must make a family decision regarding attendance or late arrival for their children.  A personal contact by the parent or a written note to school officials will excuse a students’ late arrival or absence during these conditions.
 
Occasionally, the weather is severe enough that it is necessary to close schools in all or part of the district.  When this occurs, it is extremely important that working parents have pre-arranged child care available to them.  It is very important that parents make these arrangements now, since the weather is unpredictable and often we are hit with storms early in the school year.
 
Whenever it is necessary to close schools, the school immediately contacts the following TV stations:
 
KWGN – TV    CHANNEL 2
KCNC – TV    CHANNEL 4
KMGH – TV    CHANNEL 7
KUSA – TV    CHANNEL 9
KDVR – TV    FOX 31 NEWS
KTVD – TV    CHANNEL 20
 
Notices of school closure will also be posted on the front page of The Academy’s website at www.theacademyk12.org.

Notification is given prior to 6:00 a.m., or as soon as the decision is made to close during the day. Typically, the media will release information only if schools are closed.  In most cases, no announcement will mean that schools are open.

The Academy is part of the Adams12 School District.  If Adams12 School District is closed, The Academy is closed.
 
If it becomes necessary to cancel events exclusive to The Academy, i.e. parent meetings, concerts, or plays, The Academy will send out an e-mail blast though School Reach to notify families.
The Academy Hires New Communications Coordinator
November 10, 2015
Grove to be new communications and media relations liaison

Westminster, Co, November 9th, 2015 – Last Monday, The Academy hired Molly Grove, M.A. as their new Communications Coordinator. Grove will be working to develop and execute a comprehensive communications initiative that supports the school’s strategic plan while improving their internal and external communications. In addition to working on the school’s strategic plan, Grove will also be working to update The Academy’s online presence and media strategies.

The Academy is a charter school off  W. 120th Avenue that serves to develop college ready, exemplary citizens by promoting excellence in academics, character, and relationship. They have a North Campus that houses Pre-K – 2nd and their Main Campus houses 3rd – 12th grades. Grove will be working in tandem with both campuses to highlight student and staff successes. 

After her first few days on campus, Grove states, ‘I am so excited to be working with The Academy. Walking through the halls here you can really see the Wildcat pride. Each student smiles, says hello, and has something positive to say about the school; and the teachers and staff are updating me with all of the children’s’ success stories. I can’t wait to meet each and every one and share their stories with the community.”

“The Academy creates college ready students and Molly was hired to help the community understand everything that happens here and what services we provide for the children. We are constantly striving to improve upon our goals and with that come growth and development. Molly will work externally to help focus our messages while working to streamline our internal processes.” Tony Fontana, CEO, The Academy. 

For more information please contact Molly Grove at 303.289.8008 ext. 153 or stop by and tour the campuses. North Campus – 12161 Park Central Drive, Westminster & Main Campus – 11800 Lowell Blvd, Westminster
Whose Death is it Anyway? World Premiere this weekend!!!
November 9, 2015
The fall play, Whose Death is it Anyway?, an original murder mystery created by Academy students, will be performed this Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door: $3 for students and $5 for adults.  Who could the murderer be? Someone from the TV crew? The homeless family? The gang of thugs? The reality tv show teenagers? Or could it be the police who committed murder? Come to the Fall Play to find out who did it! Each performance will have a different ending!!!
The Academy Interact Club
October 30, 2015

We are proud to announce the establishment of The Academy Interact Club, a subsidiary of the Westminster Rotary Club.  This club offers an opportunity for students to get involved and help the community through service projects.
Check Out the New Thespian Society Mural in Room 191!
October 29, 2015

Thespian Society is an honorary society for secondary students who are committed to the Theater Arts. Thespian Society member Aidan Feinstein designed and painted this lovely mural (with the help of Alison Archuleta among other Thespians).This mural ties together the traditional comedy/tragedy theatrical masks with the four C's of The Academy Thespians: Creativity, Commitment, Community, and Communication. Bravo to Aidan, Alison, and the other Thespians who contributed to this lovely mural. Please stop by and see it when you get the chance!
Congratulations HS Boys Soccer
October 27, 2015

Congratulations to the HS Boys Soccer Team!  They are playing in the 3A State Boys Soccer Tournament at Pagosa Springs High School on Friday, October 30th.   We play Jefferson Academy at 3:00 pm.  Go be the best on the field Wildcats!
Junior High Yearbooks
October 23, 2015

Yearbooks are on sale now for The Academy Junior High! Students, these are the memories that will last a lifetime. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity! This year all purchasing is online at www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. The yearbook ID for our school is 9922816. The price is $35, and the deadline is December 11th. For more information, please contact Caroline Cutshall at caroline.cutshall@theacademyk12.org.
American Literature Juniors
October 23, 2015

Juniors of American Literature class involved in a Socratic Seminar discussing the theme of man vs. society in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Outdoor Education
October 23, 2015

6th graders had a blast the week of September 21-25. They went on a 5 day field trip that included classes in climbing, rappelling, archery, riflery, survival skills and much much more!
Academy Thespians Destroy Tauchman at Family Fun Run
October 20, 2015

Spanish teacher and world cultures icon Lauren Tauchman kept it close for most of the Academy 5k  Family Fun Run. Tauchman pushed herself to the brink, but the Thespian Society runners were simply too much for her. "They were like rabid dogs. Every time I thought I might catch them, they would sprint ahead." said an exhausted Tauchman. She went on to say, "This won't happen again. I will train harder, and get those Thespian next year! Do you hear me Thespians, I will get you!!!" The Academy Thespians ran together for the first time this year. With little or no training, they took the determined Tauchman down. Thespian Vice President Eden Weisz said, "We made a commitment to beat Tauchman. As individuals we couldn't have done it, but as a community of Thespians we were victorious."
Fall Instrumental Music Concerts This Week!
October 20, 2015
The Academy Bands & Orchestras present their fall concerts this Wednesday, October 21st, at the Broomfield Auditorium.  Students from 6th-12th grade will perform a wide variety of music including a few spooky surprises for the audience!

The first concert is at 6:30pm and features the Concert Orchestra, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band.  The second concert is at 7:45pm and features the Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Orchestra.  

Both concerts are free and concessions will be available provided by AMP!
​Congratulations to our HS Girls Softball team!
October 16, 2015
They are League Champions.  We are hosting the 3A Softball Regional Tournament on Saturday, 10/17/15.  The Wildcats play the winner of the Lamar vs Skyline game at 12:15 pm.  Awesome job Ladies!
Congratulations to the JH Volleyball "A" Team!
October 16, 2015

They finished in fourth place in the Frontier League. They are playing Bennett (ranked #1) in the semifinals on Saturday, 10/17/15 at Bennett at 9:00 am.
Great work and keep it up Wildcats!
Congratulations to the JH Football team!
October 16, 2015

They finished in 2nd place in the Frontier League!  They now play for the championship on Saturday, 10/17/15 at Adams City HS at 1:00 pm.  Awesome job Wildcats!
Junior High volleyball
October 15, 2015

The Academy's Junior High volleyball girl's "A" Team celebrates a win after beating Fitzsimmons to head into the semifinals in Bennett this Saturday. The girls finished with a 5-0 record for home games this season. Wish them luck as they head to the semifinals!
College Information Fair
October 15, 2015

On October 8th our Seniors ran a college information fair for our Juniors during Pride Time.  The idea was to give students a chance to research and present about a college of their choice and juniors to be introduced to colleges around the country.
 
Art for Anthony
October 14, 2015
A huge thank you to the many students, clubs, and parents who made the fundraiser "Art for Anthony" such a success. Academy students came together to create artwork to sell during Parent Teacher Conferences.  The money raised is going to Anthony (12th grade) and his family to contribute to the costs of medical expenses as he battles cancer. The Art Club, HS art students and Ms. Vigil's HS Graphic Design classes created piece to contribute to the cause. A special thank you to Ms. Hunter's father, at Avanti Print and Graphics, for printing out the student artwork as a donation. During Parent Teacher Conferences, the group raised $ 335. If you would like to purchase any of the remaining pieces, please contact Ms. Hunter (jennie.hunter@theacademyk12.org).
State Student Count Day- October 1, 2015
September 16, 2015
The Colorado Department of Education has identified Thursday, October 1 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2015-2016 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, please make every effort to have your student in attendance on Thursday, October 1. This includes arriving to school at the normal start time. Your assistance in this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as state funding for The Academy is directly impacted by the October 1 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact the school office. 

Thank you for your ongoing support for our students and school.
AMP Meeting Today
September 21, 2015
The monthly meeting of the Academy Music Parents Association (AMP) will today Monday, September 21 at 7pm at the Starbucks at 120th and Sheridan.  Please note that the time has changed from what was sent out in The Wildcat Pause on Friday.

All music parents are invited to attend!  If you have any questions, just email Mr. Hebert at derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org.  We hope to see you there!
Academy Students Cast in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
September 21, 2015
NORTHGLENN, CO — The nationally acclaimed and award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) is proud to announce that Eden Weisz, Angelina McCartney, Kendall Keller and Alison Archuleta have been cast in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG.  Performances will be held November 13-22 at the DL Parsons Theatre, located inside the Northglenn Recreation Center.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is a story about an eccentric inventor who sets about restoring an old racecar from a scrap heap with the help of his children. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins).  

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is proudly sponsored by the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF), the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Dodge Sign Company.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, November 13-22. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Call 303.450.8800 for individual tickets. Two shows for groups are scheduled at a reduced rate on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20 at 10 am.  Call 303.252.3866 for group pricing information.

Since 1994, the Northglenn Youth Theatre has had over 1000 participants and has produced over 70 shows.  NYT strives to provide youth in our community the opportunity to explore the world of theatrical performance through professional instruction and hands-on experience, all the while encouraging children to expand their talents and cultivate a life-long love for the arts. 

Northglenn Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized dynamic theatrical experience for children ages 8-18 operating since 1994. The DL Parsons Theatre is a 302-seat venue owned and operated by the City of Northglenn located on the south side of the Webster Lake Promenade inside the Northglenn Recreation Center.
Fort Morgan Invitational race
September 21, 2015
JH cross country boys came in 2nd place overall. Justin McGregor took 3rd place. Clayton Barrow and Gavin Smith placed in the top 10.

Emmalynn Miller placed in top 10 for the girls.
1st Annual Academy Golf Classic Tournament
September 16, 2015
The following sports programs; Football, Volleyball and Basketball boys/girls, are hosting the 1st Annual Academy Golf Classic Tournament at The Broadlands Golf course located at 4380 W 144th Avenue Broomfield, CO 80020 on October 12th.  We are looking for golfers as well as community sponsors.  If you are interested in supporting your fellow Wildcat community please contact Stephanie Rodriquez @ 303-550-6399, email: stephrodriquez@gmail.com or Mike Morris @ 720-841-0111, email: mlmomorris1@gmail.com. Please see the attachments below for more information:
ACS Golf Sponsors
Golf Registration Flyer

This is a great way to get out and meet members of the community as well as some of our coaching staff and student athletes!  

GO WILDCATS
Boys Cross Country
September 15, 2015
The Academy's high school boys cross country team earned the 2nd place team trophy at the St Mary's Wildcat Invitational on Sept 8th.  Five schools battled for the top spot at this event.  Team members from left to right are Cyrus Barker (Freshman), Joey Sansone (Junior), Jack Pilotti (Senior), Evan Holt (Freshman), Nate Papp (Junior), Spencer Krauss (Junior), and Josiah Martinez (Senior).  Way to go, boys!
St. Mary's Cross Country Invitational
September 10, 2015


Hailey Sanchez (Senior) eyes the finish line of the 3.1 mile course at the St. Mary's Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 8th.  Hailey finished 7th out of 55 runners in only her second cross country race.  The high school girls team finished with a solid showing of 3rd place out of six teams on a beautiful afternoon for a race.  Find more team information at www.facebook.com/acscrosscountry.
North Campus Library and Computer Lab Hours
September 10, 2015
Mondays - 7:40 am to 8:00 am
Tuesdays - 9:15 am to 9:35 am
Thursdays - 7:40 am to 8:00 am
 
Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian in the computer lab and library before and after school.
Enrollment Openings
September 2, 2015
We currently have openings in our Full Day Kindergarten program. If you are interested in enrolling your student, please come to the Main Campus to fill out a First Come, First Serve application. 
SCHOOL HOURS
August 19, 2015
Main Campus:    Grades 7 – 12    7:30 am – 2:50 pm Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri
         9:15 am – 2:50 pm Tues (late start )

                          Grades 3 – 6    7:40 am – 3:05 pm Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri
                                                 9:15 am – 3:05 pm Tues (late start)
 
North Campus:    Grades K – 2    8:00 am – 3:25 pm Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri
                                                 9:35 am – 3:25 pm Tues (late start)
The Academy Student Orientation Day
August 11, 2015
August 19, 2015

7th Grade and all new Junior High students – 7:00am – 12:00pm
9th Grade and all new High School students – 11:00am -2:50pm

Junior High Schedule:

7:00am - Pick up schedule before entering South Gym. Students will take part in an assembly and visit each class.
11:15am - Pizza lunch on Football Field.
12:00pm - Students to be picked up.

High School Schedule

11:00am - Pizza lunch on Football Field. 
11:30am - Pick up schedule before entering South Gym. Students will take part in an assembly and visit each class.
2:35pm - Return to South Gym.
2:50pm - Students to be picked up.

First day of school for ALL secondary students
August 20, 2015 at 7:30am.
A day schedule.

​New Change in the Volunteer office
August 3, 2015
We are pleased to inform you that Lisa Squire, who was previously our Volunteer Coordinator, has a new title as Community Relations Manager.  All her past responsibilities, such as Volunteer Office/Donations/Master Calendar & Events/Fundraisers/Facility Rentals/Usage Liaison for PTO & Athletic Booster, will still be handled by her office. 

She has done a wonderful job the last couple years by increasing volunteer hours dramatically.  We have gone from a very low 8,000 hours in volunteer time - to an astounding 45,000 hours.  This number speaks for itself.  We are getting better every year and wouldn't be where we are without everyone’s support.

If you have any questions/concerns/comments about volunteering, donations, or events at the Academy; please contact Lisa Squire at 303-289-8088 ext.107.

Congratulations Lisa!
 


 
Congratulations to Carly DiFraia
July 16, 2015

Congratulations to Carly DiFraia for winning 1st place at State for the Lions Peace Poster contest and participated at the International level.
Upcoming Events for Elementary
July 8, 2015


First Day of School for NEW STUDENTS TO THE ACADEMY (except kindergartners, see below) is August 19th.  Please drop your child off at 9:00 am and pick up your student at 12:00 pm.

First Day for ALL Elementary students is August 20th

Kindergarten students ONLY will attend class for ½ day (8:00 am - 12:30 pm) on
Thursday, August 20th
Friday, August 21st
and
Monday, August 24th
The Academy 2015-2016
July 13, 2015
K-12 Academic/Secondary Athletic CHECK-IN

Check-In forms for the 2015-2016 school year are available below. Please complete the appropriate forms and bring them on one of the following dates: We will have forms available at check-in for those without computer access

August 11th 8:00-4:00 Secondary Only & Athletes 
August 12th 11:00-6:30 Elementary or Secondary 
August 13th 8:00-4:00 Elementary Only 


Enter using the secondary entrance, on the east side of the building and allow approximately one hour to complete the process.

Fees: You can pay online through our website, to avoid long lines. Bring your receipt and go to the express line. You can pay by cash, check or credit card the day of Check In. Fees and lunch account will need to be paid separately. Elementary teachers will not take fees at Back to School Night.

Pictures– JH/HS-Aug. 24th; Elem. North-Sept. 1st; Elem. Main-Sept. 3rd

Secondary Students: supplies can be put in lockers and donated items can be turned in during Check-In.

Elementary Students: classroom supplies will be taken to the classroom at Back to School Night on August 17th.

North Campus Elementary Forms
Basic Fees
Pick-Up Form
Parent Agreement
Opt In
Internet and Computer
 
Main Campus Elementary Forms
Basic Fees
Pick-Up Form
Parent Agreement
Opt In
Internet and Computer
 
Grade 7-10 Forms
Basic Fees
Opt In
Internet and Computer
 
Grade 11 & 12 Forms
Basic Fees
Opt In
Internet and Computer
Military Opt Out

Health Inventory Form (Only needs to be completed if medical history has changed). 
***Attention*** 
Fall Athletes
The Fall Sports Parent Meeting will be 
Thursday, August 13th @ 7:00 pm in the Elementary Gym.
This is for football, volleyball, cross country,boys soccer, girls softball, cheer and includes both junior high and high school.
Every athlete must have by Aug. 17th
(available on our website)
 
Updated sports physical 
Participation Form
Emergency Form 
Athletic Handbook signature page
Athletic fee 
Jr. High $90
     
PTO check presentation
June 18, 2015

PTO presented the Academy with a check for $33,000 at the BOD meeting 6/15/15. They will be presenting another check later in the month as soon as all of the rest of the Spring Gala bid checks are received.
Chalk Art Festival
June 10, 2015

Academy students had the opportunity to attend the annual chalk art festival at Larimer square this summer. With twenty high schools participating in the youth challenge, Academy students were also able to be inspired by the talent of other high school students. Mrs. Smith guided students to create a design and then in collaboration they executed a wonderful masterpiece inspired by the surrealist art movement. 
​Congratulations to the Class of 2015!
May 26, 2015
We at The Academy are so very proud of our recent graduates and wish them well in all of their future endeavors.  They leave behind quite the legacy:

98% have been accepted to post-secondary schooling.

$4.5 million in scholarships.





 
2015-16 Band & Orchestra Registration
May 27, 2015
derek.hebert@theacademyk12.orgRegistration is now open for next year's band and orchestra program!  Follow the link below to fill out the registration form and get details on how to obtain an instrument.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hebert at derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org.  He will be available via email all summer.  

http://eleminstrumental.theacademy.schoolfusion.us

Please note - this is only for new band and orchestra students.  If you signed up at the Instrument Petting Zoo or you are a student already in Academy's band or orchestra program, you do not complete this registration.
Congratulations Blake Olson
May 26, 2015

Congratulations to Blake Olson for his awesome season finish in the 100 Fly!  On May 8th the preliminaries for League Championships for HS Swimming were held. Blake Olson broke the League record for the 100 Fly at that meet and then broke his own record the next day at finals.  He also came in 1st place in his other individual event, the the 200 Free.  His 2 relays came in first place as well.  Blake qualified in a total of 7 events for the State 5A tournament held at the Air Force Academy on May 15-16. Blake swims for NORJANS, a combined team of Northglenn and Thornton High Schools.
Graduation Ceremony Information-May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015
In light of the weather, we want to update you on the rain plan for graduation. The ceremony is a rain or shine event, and will proceed if there is light rain. Due to uncertain Colorado weather, we encourage all graduates and their guests to dress appropriately.

 

In case of extreme weather conditions, one of two things will occur:

  1. The ceremony is shortened with abbreviated speeches, but will take place as scheduled.
  2. The ceremony is postponed for a later time in the day.
Congratulations Yasmine Alonzo
May 22, 2015
One of our outstanding 10th grade students, Yasmine Alonzo, has been accepted to Children's Hospital's Medical Career Collaborative (MC2). Over 300 students applied to this program, and Yasmine is one of 45 students who were accepted. She will be participating in workshops, field trips, trainings, a seminar course, volunteer work, post-secondary guidance and coaching, and an internship through Children's Hospital and Denver Health for the next two years. Congratulations, Yazzie!
Walking "The Road" of Complex Language
May 18, 2015
Help promote the learning of our Advanced Placement Literature students by donating to Ms. Will's DonorsChoose grant.  You can earn volunteer hours for making donations to a teacher's DonorsChoose project! 
Click here for more information
High School Girls Soccer Team! Advances to the Semi-Finals!
May 15, 2015
Congratulations to the high school girls soccer team!  They have advanced to the 3A State Semi-Finals!! The game will be played at All City Stadium this Saturday 5/16 starting at 1:30 p.m vs Jefferson Academy.
Click here to watch highlights from the game at 9 News.

Directions: from I-25 exit South on University to Buchtel, go west on Buchtel to Franklin, go north on Franklin (after you cross I-25) the stadium entrance will be on your right.  

Directions: from University go west on Louisiana, go south on Franklin, (after the South High School parking lot) the entrance will be on your left.
Leaders of the Wildcat Pack
May 13, 2015
This past Tuesday, three of our student athletes had the great opportunity to attend the Leader to Leader Summit at the University of Colorado.  The students were: Katelyn Marcus 9th grade, Joel Franco 10th grade, and Katie Edwards 11th grade.  They were selected for their academic and athletic achievements as well as for their role as leaders on the athletic field.  The students listened to motivational speeches by representatives from the CU athletic department: athletic director, head volleyball coach, head girls basketball coach, and a panel of 12 student athletes.  The focus of the summit was on developing, establishing, and promoting student leadership.
​6th Grade Outdoor Ed.
May 12, 2015
6th Grade Outdoor Ed. will be held from Monday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je in Bailey, Colorado.  The cost is $230 for students and $115 for parent chaperones.  All 6th graders are encouraged to attend.  Attached are the informational forms, gear list, permission slips and medication forms. Questions?  Contact Mr. Gramarossa at dan.gramarossa@theacademyk12.org
 
Parent Info Outdoor Ed required items Camp Information and Release Form Permission Slip
General med form Allergy Anaphylaxis Action Plan Asthma Care Plan  

ACS Music Takes Gold at Elitch Music Festival
May 12, 2015

On May 2, students from the Academy band, orchestra, and choirs participated in the Elitch Gardens Music Festival.  Each group went in front of a panel of judges who scored them based on their performance.  All three groups earned the highest GOLD rating!
UNC's World Languages Day
May 11, 2015
The French V class won first place for original video commercial at University of Northern Colorado's World Languages Day.  Pictured are (back row, from the left):  
Myrielle Weingand, Alaina Nicholson, Trevor Weschler, Kitanna Hiromasa, Zariah Troutman, Mitchell Brewer; (front row, from the left): Jean-Michel Grosjean, Dyani Dussault, Haley Wattier, Ricci Schmid; (front center:) Zack Spears.

See the original video here
Academy Artists wins 1st place in the Lions Peace Poster competition at the State level.
May 8, 2015
Congratulations to 6th grader Carly DiFraia! Her Peace Poster made it to the state competition and won 1st place! Her poster will now move on to the international level of the competition. We are so proud to have such an awesome Wildcat representing our school and state. Way to go, Carly!
Congratulations to Zach Morgan!
May 6, 2015
He has just signed up with Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri for a full ride scholarship to play D-1 Rugby!  We are very proud of you!
The Academy choir takes NYC by storm!
May 4, 2015
 
April 23-27, 2015, 16 Select Choir members went to New York City to perform. They had the tremendous honor to perform in an historic event, the National Youth Jazz Choir at Carnegie Hall. The music was such a blast (although it was extremely difficult) to sing, and the choir did a beautiful job. They earned a true standing ovation in Carnegie Hall. It was the experience of a lifetime. 

While they were there, they visited the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, and the Juilliard School. It was so fun to see the places that inspired so much film, literature, and television!  
The trip was amazing and the students represented the Academy and the state of Colorado with pride and dignity. 
Project Pamper-A-Mom
May 1, 2015

North Campus staff are sharing their love and beauty as they have collectively gathered over 364 products (and still counting!) that are being used to create pampering Mother’s Day gift boxes for moms living at Growing Home and Still Water housing.  Special thanks to Jordan Murray, Kory Murray (After Care) and Robin Edmonds (Health Office) for taking a lead.
Congratulations Leia Vadeen
April 30, 2015

Leia Vadeen just wrapped up the EMAC League Medalist/Champion by over 17 strokes over her next competitor representing Northglenn HS. 
2015 Balldrop Winners & More
April 30, 2015
$1,000.00 - Cornerstone Pedatric Dentistry - Jennifer Ward
$   750.00 - Bingo Oasis - Rebecca Tramell
$   500.00 - GlobalSound Studios - Lori Reneau
$   250.00 - KravMaga - Steven Schleis
Spring Gala
If you can't make to the Spring Gala - be sure to purchase raffle tickets for the classroom baskets. There are 19 awesome baskets to choose from and tickets can be purchased at both campuses every day after school this week from 3-3:45pm.  Tickets are $1 each and students are welcome and encouraged to try their luck at winning too!

Ever wonder how to get an Academy Reserved Parking Spot? They are being auctioned off this week so don't miss out.Click here for more information.

 
ACT National Testing Day
April 27, 2015
Parents and Guardians of Juniors:
 
ACT National Testing Day is tomorrow, April 28th.  While the testing day falls on a late state Tuesday, I am requiring all Juniors to attend school at the regularly scheduled time of 7:30 AM.  ACT has a mandated start time of no later than 9 AM, therefore I would like all students to be on campus no later than 7:30.  Testing will begin at 8 AM and will end at approximately 11:50 AM.  The North Gym will be open to students other than Juniors who may be attending school early that day due to rides.
Summer School for High School Students
April 24, 2015
Summer School Online Credit Recovery is now available for our current 9th thru 11th grade students. 
Click Here for more details.

2015 Academy Youth Volleyball Camp
April 24, 2015
WHO:        Girls entering 3rd - 6th grade & Boys entering 3rd - 5th grade
WHEN:         Monday, 6/1/15  - Thursday, 6/4/15
TIME:        4:00pm  - 6:00pm
LOCATION:    Main Gym @ The Academy, 11800 Lowell Blvd. Westminster
COST:         $45/player, includes T-Shirt(all proceeds benefit the volleyball program)
DISCOUNT:    A one time, total family discount of $10 is available for siblings.
Elementary Summer School
April 23, 2015
We have several exciting summer school opportunities available this year. Check 
out the links below and set your child up to start the next school year strong!

Click here for Reading and Math on-line
​Symphonic Band Performs at CHSAA Festival
April 22, 2015

On April 21st, the ACS Symphonic Band made its 8th appearance at the CHSAA Large Group Festival.  Each year the band performs at the festival and receives critique, comments, and ratings from respected judges.  This year’s band received a rating of Excellent from the judges!  Congratulations to the band on another successful performance at the festival!
Classroom Spring Gala baskets
April 21, 2015
WHAT:   PTO will be selling tickets for the Classroom Spring Gala baskets 
WHEN:   M-F 4/20-5/1
TIME:     2:45-3:45pm
WHERE: Main Campus Entry & North Campus Entry
COST:   $1 / per ticket (cash/check/credit card)
JH Summer School
April 21, 2015
Summer school for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders is just around the corner! Please click on the links below and find out all about it!

Summer School Information Letter
Summer School Flyer
Summer School Signup

AMP Meeting Moved to May 4th
April 20, 2015
The Academy Music Parents meeting originally scheduled for April 20 has been changed to May 4th.  The meeting will be at 5:30pm in Mr. Hebert’s room.  At the meeting we will be finalizing plans for the end of the year music banquet and beginning to discuss plans for next year.  All music parents are invited to attend!
Elementary Teacher Requests
May 2, 2016
The Academy has a tradition of giving parents the opportunity to request your child’s teacher for next year.  The window is open from May 2nd – 6th, 2016 on the website only.  Observations and making a request are optional. Please do not ask a teacher to make a recommendation.  Keep in mind your request will be respectfully considered, but may or may not be honored depending on other factors.  It will ultimately be the decision of administration, and placements are final. 
To request a teacher, click here
 
Congratulations Emily Marcus
April 20, 2015

Junior Emily Marcus was honored Thursday, April 16th in Denver at the Capital Building for her runner-up entry in the Colorado Charter Schools Art Contest. Students K-12 were asked to draw themselves as future leaders. Emily was congratulated after the rally by Governor Hickenlooper. Her father Matt and her art teacher Mr. Meyer were there to support her in her great achievement.
Academy Prom
April 13, 2015
Academy Prom is this Friday April 17th.
It will be followed by the PTO sponsored After Prom Party.

Please contact Stacy McCleskey at ext. 109 for further details.​














 

​Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2015!!
April 1, 2015
 

 
81% of seniors have been accepted to post-secondary schooling and the acceptance letters continue to fly in.

$3.6 million in scholarships and counting.

Congratulations Ariyona Loera
April 14, 2015

Ariyona Loera signing her letter of intent for Otero Junior College to play soccer.
Elementary ​Last Day of School (PK-5)
May 1, 2015
May 28th
Main Campus Dismissal 10:45 am
​North Campus Dismissal 11:00 am
Beauty And The Beast
April 1, 2015
Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page.

Congratulations Trevor Weschler
April 14, 2015

Senior Trevor Weschler participated in the 64th annual Colorado All-State Band at the University of Northern Colorado held April 9, 10, and 11.  Trevor was one of 108 band students selected across the state from over 900 who auditioned to perform with the Symphonic Band.  At auditions, he earned the spot of second chair!  The band performed under the guest direction of Ray Cramer, a very well-known and recognized band director.  Trevor was an awesome representative for The Academy through the entire weekend!
Academy of Charter Schools Student Cast in Thoroughly Modern Millie
April 9, 2015
NORTHGLENN, CO — The nationally acclaimed and award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) is proud to announce that Kendall Keller of Academy of Charter Schools has been cast in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns”—including a flapper named Millie Dillmount—were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan.

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm and Sundays at 2 pm, April 24-May 3. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Call (303) 450-8800 for ticket reservations. Two shows for groups of ten or more are scheduled at a reduced rate on Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1 at 10 am.  Call (303) 252-3866 for group pricing and reservations.

Since 1994, NYT has had over 1000 participants and has produced over 70 shows.  NYT strives to provide youth in our community the opportunity to explore the world of theatrical performance through professional instruction and hands-on experience, all the while encouraging children to expand their talents and cultivate a life-long love for the arts.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is proudly sponsored by the City of Northglenn, Colorado Creative Industries, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF), the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Dodge Sign Company.  

Northglenn Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized dynamic theatrical experience for children ages 8-18 operating since 1994. The D.L. Parsons Theatre is a 302-seat venue owned and operated by the City of Northglenn located ½ mile south of 120th Avenue and Grant Street in Northglenn, Colorado.
Northern Colorado Science Olympiad
April 9, 2015

The ACS Science Olympiad team recently competed in the Northern Colorado Science Olympiad Competition at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins.  The competition was on Saturday, March 7.​   Honorable mentions go to Tomas Cabrera for 2nd place in an event called It's About Time.  Also, Thomas Machammer ranked 5th in the Bungee Drop event.  The team unfortunately scored one point too low to move on to the state wide competition.
Family Literacy Night
April 2, 2015

HS Chemistry
April 6, 2015

Ms. Laimans and the science department have been having some fun in Chemistry class with liquid nitrogen.  Whenever possible, we look for ways to make learning interactive and fun.  Ms. Laimans demonstrated the power of liquid nitrogen by freezing and breaking different items in class - including pennies, flowers, and oranges.  This provided a great visualization for material that was previously studied in class.
Congratulations to Wildcat Senior Yoona Kim!
April 6, 2015

Yoona was recently awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarship.  The Daniels Scholarship Program is a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.  We are so very proud of Yoona and wish her the best in college!
Academy Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall!
March 20, 2015
The Academy Select Choir is traveling to New York City on April 24-27 to perform in a National Youth Honor Choir.  They have been fundraising and working hard in preparation and are thrilled to represent Colorado and The Academy at Carnegie Hall.
Eat Froyo - Support ACS Music!
March 12, 2015
They say timing is everything and we are thrilled that just as the weather gets warmer this week we have our fundraiser at Zinga.  ACS Music will receive a portion of the sales throughout the entire day this Friday, March 13!  The Academy’s a-cappella group The Dynamix will even be singing live between 5:30 and 6:00pm.  The more sales we have, the higher percentage of profits we receive!

We hope that you will find time in your day to treat yourself to some frozen yogurt and help donate to the music program.  Zinga is located at 10343 Federal Blvd in Westminster (near 104th and Federal).
HS Basketball teams in CHSAA State Tournament
March 5, 2015
Congratulations to our High School Boys & Girls Basketball teams!!  They qualified to play in the 3A State tournament on Friday, March 6th.  The Girls play Lamar HS at 2:00 (at Sterling HS)  and the boys play Sterling HS at 6:00 pm.  Way to go Wildcats!

Congratulations to our JH Girls Basketball A & B teams!  They are playing in the Frontier League Semi Final Games at Adams City HS on Saturday, 3/7/15.  The A team plays at 9:00.  The B team plays at 10:15 am.  If they win, they will play for the League Championship later that day.  Go Wildcats! 
3/5 HS girls soccer game canceled
March 4, 2015
 HS girls soccer game scheduled for 3/5/15 has been canceled​ due to wet field conditions.
Kindergarten Orientation Night
February 26, 2015
March 5 ~ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
North Campus Cafetorium


If you have a kindergartner who has already been accepted and will be starting at the Academy in the 2015-16 school year, please join us for orientation night.  Our Principal, Peggy Heath, will be presenting and our High School Principal, Cody Clark, will also be speaking.  The building will be open for you to explore and the kindergarten teachers will also be available to talk with you and answer any questions you may have.

Students are welcome to attend with their parents. We look forward to meeting you on March 5!
Elementary Art Show!
March 30, 2015
We are putting on an Elementary Art Show this year to showcase the amazing talent and effort put forth by some of our very own K-6 students!Artwork will be displayed at the Main Campus from April 16th - 26th, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 16th from 3:30 to 6:00. We would love for you to come and make it a successful celebration!
Elementary Trimester 2 Awards Assemblies
February 23, 2015
Trimester 2 Awards Assemblies will be held Thursday, March 5 at the following times:

North Campus:
Kindergarten - 8:15 am
1st Grade - 9:00 am
2nd Grade - 9:40 am

Main Campus:
6th Grade - 1:00 pm
4th Grade - 1:30 pm
5th Grade - 2:00 pm
3rd Grade - 2:30 pm
Monday 2/23/15 school is in session
February 23, 2015
Both campuses are open and we a running on normal schedule.
​Winter Alumni Concert is This Week!
February 23, 2015
The Academy band and orchestra program welcomes back our alumni for a concert event on Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm at the Broomfield Auditorium.  Several graduates will be joining the junior high and high school ensembles as they perform their second full concert of the year.  The show leads off with our jazz program that has experienced tremendous growth this year.  Admission is free to all students, faculty, staff, and parents.  Come out and support music at ACS!
An Evening For the Arts
February 10, 2015
The Academy Music Parents Association announces it's annual fundraiser gala on Friday, February 20.  There will be hors d’oeuvres, a flavored coffee bar, silent auction, raffle, and door prizes.  The entertainment throughout the evening will be provided by Academy musicians. The grand prize raffle item is four one-day park hopper tickets to Disneyland!

The gala will be held on Friday, February 20 at 7:00pm at the Broomfield Community Center Lakeshore Room (280 Spader Way, Broomfield)

Discounted tickets can be purchased ahead of time at academymusicparents.bpt.me or through any of the music teachers.  Tickets will also be available at the door.
School Attendance E-mail
February 9, 2015
Dear Academy Families,

In addition to the attendance phone line, we have a new email address dedicated to attendance to better serve your attendance needs. Please send emails to attendance@theacademyk12.org if your student will be late or absent from school. This will ensure that your student's attendance is properly recorded. You do not need to call and send an email. One of these methods will be sufficient. 

Thank you. 
Free Advocacy Training for Charter School Parents
February 6, 2015
When it comes public education issues, no one's voice is stronger than that of a parent. When parents mobilize, speak up and work together, they can make a tremendous difference in helping charter schools to receive equitable funding and treatment. That's why the Colorado League of Charter Schools has coordinated a FREE Advocacy Training for Charter School Parents to take place on Thursday, February 26, from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Marriott Denver Tech Center. Click here to learn more. Click here to register (select "Thursday Kickoff Workshop Only"). 

HS Boys & Girls Basketball cancelled today
February 4, 2015
Lake County HS received a foot of snow, so we had to rescheduled the game to Saturday, 2/7.  2:30 JV Boys & Var Girls; 4:00 JV Girls & Var Boys.



 
Academy Mini College Fair
February 3, 2015
The Academy is hosting a mini College Fair during Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 11th & 12th from 4-8 PM! Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be present: University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, and Colorado Christian University. The representatives who attend these visits are often the very people who will be reading our students' college applications. The benefits of attending these college visits go way beyond gathering information. Please encourage your student to be proactive and meet face to face with these college representatives and start to make a name for themselves! We look forward to seeing you there!
Tri-M Attends State Leadership Conference
February 3, 2015
On Wednesday, January 28, our chapter of Tri-M (The National Music Honor Society) traveled to The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs to attend the annual student leadership conference.  The best and brightest musicians from all over the state of Colorado spent the day with guest speakers from around the state and country as well as rehearsing with college professors.  The day culminated with a combined band, orchestra, and choral performance with all 300 musicians.
​Senior Ads
January 30, 2015
Dear parents,

Senior ads will be going on sale, starting February 11th, 2015.  We will be providing a workshop February 11th and 12th during Parent Teacher Conferences in room TBA. This workshop is meant for parents to get a start on, or complete their child’s senior ad with help from a yearbook class member.  Parents that plan to attend the workshop will receive a 15% discount off of the total price of the ad.  Ads will be on sale until March 1st.  You are more than welcome to create your own ad by yourself.  Please email stephen.meyer@theacademyk12.org to purchase an ad, and with any questions.  We must be notified that you will be purchasing an ad before making one, as they are sold on a first come, first served basis.  Pricing is as follows:

Without Workshop:
Full Page- $80
Half Page- $40
Quarter Page- $25

With Workshop:
Full Page- $68
Half Page- $34
Quarter Page- $22
Congratulations to our All Conference Winners for the 2014 Football season!
January 29, 2015


Students are listed from left to right.
Caleb Dais - Honorable Mention
Devan Caswell - 1st Team
Jared Abrahamson - 2nd Team 
Billy Mays - 1st Team 
Trai Crook - Honorable Mention 
Josh Lozen - Honorable Mention
Zach Spears - 2nd Team 
Zach Morgan - 1st Team 
Erick Dovel - Honorable Mention 
Joel Franco - 1st Team 
Ryan Dovel - 2nd Team 
Isaiah Sanchez - 2nd Team
All Conference Winners for Cheer 2014
January 29, 2015


Congratulations to our All Conference winners for cheer 2014! In reference to the photo the students names are listed from left to right.
Yazzie Alonzo - Honorable Mention
Adison Schoefield - 2nd Team
Adriauna Toliver - 1st Team
Academy Cheer Clinic
January 23, 2015
All kids (Preschool-6th grade) are invited to come to The Academy Cheer Clinic on February 2nd & 3rd​. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the half time performance during The Academy’s Varsity boys’ basketball game on February 4th!​
Clinic: Monday, Feb. 2nd 3:15-4:30pm AND Tuesday, Feb. 3rd 3:15-4:15pm
Where:    Academy of Charter Schools (Main Campus): 11800 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031 - Main Entrance in the elementary gym.
Cost: $20 (includes a t-shirt, and entrance to the basketball game) *Please make checks payable to The Academy*
Ages:  Preschool – 6th Grade 
Performance: Boys’ Varsity basketball game half time performance – Wednesday, February 4th 7:00pm @ The Academy.
Please click here to view the Cheer Clinic Flyer
Spelling Bee Results
January 23, 2015
Congratulations to the top 3 spellers from each of our three spelling bees today. These students will participate in another spelling bee on Feb 5th from 2-3 in the Elementary Gym. The winner of that will advance to the state spelling bee!

3rd/4th Grade Bee:
1) Elle Inman
2) Grant Edelstein
3) Sophie Park

5th/6th Grade Bee:
1) Kaden Anderson
2) Shannon Jones
3) Olivia Yoon

7th/8th Grade Bee:
1) Adam Seville
2) Laura Cardona
3) Paulina Duque

We would love if you could all join us on the 5th to cheer these students on!
The Great Kindness Challenge
January 23, 2015
On January 26:
The Academy elementary is participating in the Great Kindness Challenge, Monday, January 26th through Friday, January 30th. Each student  and classroom will attempt to show fifty acts of kindness. Students will display daily activities that express how much they care for themselves, the school and others! At the end of the week each classrooms' door will decorated in a kindness theme.  We are all excited to be part of a week long challenge that we are sure will positively impact all who are involved. 

On February 2nd:
Monday, January 26th, marked day one of the Great Kindness Challenge.  Elementary, K-6th, participated in this week of kindness where each student and classroom was asked to attempt to show fifty acts of kindness.  The students were excited to participate and show how much they care for themselves, the school, and others!  Friday, January 30th, marked that last day of the challenge, which ended with a door decorating contest.  Winners will be announced Monday, February 2nd.  The winners from each grade level will receive an invitation to an ice cream social in the Elementary Cafeteria!  However, what's really exciting is that the culminating activity is a reflection on kindness, where students will trace their hand on a piece of paper and decorate it using the theme of kindness.  These hand-shaped cutouts will be briefly displayed before being sent out in hopes of contributing to a more collective project "Most Kind-Hearted Handprints" that could allow us to be in the Guinness Book of World Records!
Unique exhibition opportunity for 5th grade art work!
January 23, 2015
Cornerstone Pediatric Dentistry has been kind enough to loan The Academy space in their Westminster office to exhibit some of our wonderful ​5th grade artwork! The 5th graders have worked incredibly hard on their 1-point perspective cityscape drawings, and I am so excited to show some of these beauties off next to fantastic artwork from our North Campus. Congratulations to the following artists:
 
Makenzie Reinhart
Riley Foust
Melina Mendez
Natalie Rockefeller
Amelia Solmos
Joseph Kim
Maddie Mullholland
 
 
Please stop by and admire some great work by our students!
Cornerstone Pediatric Dentistry
11961 Bradburn Boulevard #300
Westminster, CO 80031
Two Wildcats selected for University of Colorado Music Outreach Program!
January 9, 2015


Emily Bunch and Dahlia Ortiz have been selected to participate in the University of Colorado "Trying on Teaching" program this spring.  Middle school musicians from across the region rehearse and perform while being taught by CU music education students and a select group of high school musicians from schools in the area.  Emily and Dahlia had to be recommended by ACS and then apply to the program.  Congratulations to both!
Breckenridge Ski Trip
January 6, 2015
On Jan 5, 2015, students from The Academy ventured to Breckenridge, Colorado to try their luck at skiing and snowboarding.  It was a great group of high school students who immediately fell in love with the mountains.  We skied and snowboarded all day at Breckenridge Ski Resort learning about new tricks, new levels, and new terrain.  It was a successful Ski Trip, and we hope to take many more.  The Academy went with SOS Program that was able to teach any skier or snowboarder at any level new tip tricks of the trade.  It is very exciting to see our students explore the great state of Colorado during the winter season.​
 
 
Secondary (Grades 7-12) Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule
December 2, 2014
Monday, 12/15 Tuesday, 12/16 Wednesday, 12/17 Thursday, 12/18 Friday, 12/19
B A B A B
  1A – Class 1B – Class 1A – Exam 1B – Exam
  2A – Exam 2B – Exam 2A – Class 2B – Class
  3A – Class 3B – Class 3A – Exam 3B – Exam
  4A – Exam 4B – Exam 4A – Class 4B – Class
  • There are no changes to the bells.  
  • All classes meet as normally scheduled including Study Hall, Student Tutor, and Student Assistant.
  • All normal attendance procedures apply.  Remember that we are a closed campus. 
Whole Foods Grand Opening
December 12, 2014

This past Tuesday, 12/9/14, Whole Foods at 120th/Vrain celebrated their Grand Opening and presented our Academy PTO with a $1000 check. This money will be used to purchase gymnastic mats for our North Campus. We are all very excited our PTO was one of the five local schools to be chosen as a partner in this community giving.
PTO Check Presentation
December 11, 2014

Today was a very exciting day in Academy PTO history as the school was presented with the first of many checks to fulfill the strategic initiatives.  PTO President Greg Weaver and PTO VIce President Holly Wogoman presented the $11,170.21 check to our four level principals (Cody Clark, Leigh Florita, Mitzy Lurvey, not pictured Peggy Heath & Amber Coniff) and David Floodeen, CFO. Thank you to the entire Academy community for supporting all of our PTO events as we continue to move forward with support for our school.
2014 Academy Christmas Ornaments
December 8, 2014

Pick yours up from the front office today!
Wildcats Attend the 50th Annual Colorado State Thespian Conference
December 8, 2014

Pictured above from left to right, back row:  Al Friedman, Anthony Stamey, Lora Eads, Nadia Feinstein, Dominic Summers, Connor White, Mikaela Parker, Hope Hendrick, Eden Weisz, Stephanie Belz, Emily Stunes, Bridgette Archuleta, Ms. Eva Norton.   Front row: Justin Jarvis, Hayze Law, Tori Lucero, Megan Galloway, Brendan Millburn, Aidan Feinstein, Meerue Kim, Mr. Zeigen. 

This year we took our skills to new heights in 3 days of fun filled excitement! With 4,600 fellow Colorado theater students we had the opportunity to attend expert workshops on acting, dancing, directing, lighting and sound, preparing for college, and guidance on how to land the role of your dreams.  Our power packed conference included student performed, main stage evening entertainment at The Bellco Theater. Along with the Frequent Fliers ThesCon Circus, Thursday evening we saw the play Cash on Delivery, while Friday night’s ceremonies brought us Les Miserables, followed by a huge dance party. Saturday we continued learning with a variety of  workshops on playwriting, vocal boot camp, character exploration, and aerial flying!  We enjoyed an amazing time and want to thank our Theater Director, Mr. Zeigen and our Chaperones, Mr. Barry Hendrick, Mrs. Christina Lucero, and Ms. Eva Norton. To sign up to go next year talk to Mr. Zeigen 
The Outsiders
December 4, 2014


Come see the fall play, The Outsiders, Friday December 12th and Saturday December 13th at 6:30pm; and Sunday December 14th at 2pm in the Elementary Gym. General admission tickets are available at the door for $5 for students and $7 for adults. Don't miss this amazing story brought to life!!!
Fall Sport All Conference Award Recipients
December 4, 2014
Congratulations to our Fall Sport All Conference Award Recipients! 
Student names listed from left to right. 
Brenda Taylor Bruntz - Softball, Sergio Compean - Soccer, Lyndsey Werner - Volleyball, Holly Peek - Volleyball, Katie Edwards - Volleyball, Desiree Padilla - Volleyball, Emily Marcus - Softball, Erica Kendrick - Softball, Ty Stines - Cross Country, Makayla Marcus - Softball, Trai Crook - Soccer, Lanessa Amador - Softball, and Austin Paschke - Soccer - absent.

Veteran’s Day Breakfast
November 21, 2014


On November 11th, The Academy Elementary hosted our annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast.  We encouraged all Elementary students to bring family members or friends who are Veterans to show our appreciation for their service to our country.  Please enjoy this slide show of family and friends of The Academy.
Good Day Colorado Gold Star Teacher
November 21, 2014

Mrs. Hahs on Good Day Colorado
Our very own kindergarten teacher, Tammy Hahs, was awarded the Good Day Colorado Gold Star Teacher this week! Some of her parents nominated her and Good Day Colorado came out to film her class. Thanks, Mrs. Hahs for starting our Wildcats off with a love for learning.
Congratulations Maggie Zimmerman
November 18, 2014

In October, the Westminster Fire Department visited our 3rd grade class for Fire Prevention month.  Each year the city organizes a coloring contest and provides public education programming in schools.  The winners were announced, and one of our own, Maggie Zimmerman, from Mrs. Gomez’s class, won the “Brain Drain” coloring contest.  Maggie also won her class an ice cream party.
 
Way to go Maggie!

Academy College Fair
November 14, 2014
The Academy will be hosting the following colleges on Monday, November 17th in the library:  Colorado School of Mines, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Denver. The fair is open to Juniors and Seniors and will take place during pride time. Students who are interested in attending the fair must sign up with Ms.Gash or Mrs. Richter prior to the event.  Passes will be delivered to students when it is their time to attend the fair.
JH Boys Basketball game cancelled
November 12, 2014
The JH Boys Basketball game to Bennett has been cancelled today due to the weather.  It will be rescheduled.
Uniform Exchange - Open Saturday 11/8/14
November 2, 2014
For your shopping and exchanging convenience, the Uniform Exchange will be open this coming Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Main Campus; so mark your calendars and don't miss out on this special event. 
Congratulations to the HS Volleyball team!
October 30, 2014
They earned a slot in the 3A State CHSAA Playoff Tournament on November 1st at Platte Valley High School! They play Platte Valley HS at 9:00 am and Buena Vista HS at 10:30 am. Way to go Wildcats!
Open Enrollment Information Night
October 29, 2014
Thursday, November 13th, 6:00pm

Are you an Academy family who is wondering what the Secondary program looks like? Do you want to know if The Academy is the right choice for your child for middle school and beyond? Are you a family who is considering a charter school for the first time for your child’s middle and high school education? If you answered yes to any of these questions or have questions of your own you need answered in order to make an informed decision, please attend our Open Enrollment Information Night! Please click here to view the Open Enrollment Information Night Flyer.
Senior Portrait Submission
October 24, 2014
Seniors, and parents of seniors, deadline is approaching for Senior Portrait submission. Please turn them in by November 14th at 4:00 p.m. to the front desk or Yearbook Advisor, Mr. Meyer (stephen.meyer@theacademyk12.org).
 
Ideal delivery is of a high-resolution digital file via disc or email. Next best option is a large high quality print with instructions on how best to return it to you after we scan it. 
 
We also are requesting a childhood photo from every senior.
Congratulations to the Girls Softball Team
October 10, 2014


We are proud to announce that the High School Girls Softball team has qualified for the 3A State Playoffs.
Good luck and GO WILDCATS!

 
How to Register for The Academy's Webpage
October 8, 2014

Congratulations Tomas Cabrera
October 7, 2014


The Academy High School is very pleased to announce that senior Tomas Cabrera has been named as a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Tomas earned this honor with an exceptional score on the PSAT that placed him in the top 5% of students in the nation.  We would like to congratulate Tomas for earning this great honor and for being a fantastic representative of The Academy.

Click here to see the full press release.
State Student Count Day – October 1, 2014
September 19, 2014
The Colorado Department of Education has identified Wednesday, October 1 as the official statewide October Count Day for the 2014-2015 school year. To comply with this state mandate and ensure maximum attendance, please make every effort to have your student arrive to school at the normal start time on Wednesday, October 1. Your assistance in this important state requirement is greatly appreciated as state funding for The Academy is directly impacted by the October 1 attendance numbers. For more information, please contact the school office.

Thank you again for your ongoing support for our students and schools.
CandyGrams!
January 21, 2015
CandyGrams are coming!  The Academy's chapter of the National Honors Society is selling valentines with bags of candy and a song to students and staff PK-12.  North Campus CandyGram recipients will get their song via video.  If you would like to send a student or staff member at The Academy a CandyGram, please fill out the following form and return to the front office of either North or Main Campus with payment by February 9th at 3:00. Plain CandyGrams (with no message) cost $2, Personalized CandyGrams (with a message) cost $3.

Elementary Candygrams order form

Secondary Candygrams order form
80's day at The Academy
September 29, 2014

HS Volleyball Game Canceled
September 23, 2014
The high school volleyball game scheduled for tonight 9/23/14 has been canceled. Reschedule information will be posted as soon as its available.
HS Newspaper, The Scratching Post
September 24, 2014
The HS Newspaper, The Scratching Post, is now online! Articles will be updated frequently, so check often to keep up to date on The Wildcat community!
 
Audition for The Outsiders
September 22, 2014
Auditions: Thursday September, 25th from 3:30-5pm (sign up for a time outside of Mr. Zeigen’s Room - 145)
Call Backs:  Friday September, 26th from 3:30-5pm (be prepared to stay for some or all of the time)

Student Athletes participating in a fall sport may audition during first or second lunch on either Thursday the 25th or first lunch on Friday the 26th. Make sure to sign up on the Student Athlete sign-up sheet.

Please Read...Important Information!!!
  • Audition scripts will be available from Mr. Zeigen in room 145 starting after school on Monday, September 19th.
  • Auditioners should choose one character from the audition scripts for their first audition.
  • Students the call back list will be posted on Friday morning.
  • Cast List will be posted on Monday September 29th.
  • If you are interested in being considered for the play you must sign up for the Thespian Society fusion page and fill out The Outsiders Production Contract by 8pm on Saturday, September 27th to be considered for casting and tech.

Road Closure Info
September 22, 2014
Good morning, Wildcats.

During the coming four-day weekend of Friday, October 3 through Monday, October 6, the Colorado Department of Transportation intends to close Lowell Boulevard from the intersection at 120th Avenue south to our east (secondary) parking lot entrance.  Their purpose for the closure will be to replace the islands on Lowell Boulevard.

School is closed on Friday, October 3 and Monday, October 6, however activities are still occurring at the school including sporting events and our Homecoming dance.  Both parking lots will still be accessible using 118th Avenue as the entrance.  I have included a map below with green lines showing routes that will be available during this weekend.

While any closure is not ideal, we are pleased that CDOT has worked so graciously with us to do this particular work during times when our daily traffic will not be affected.


Academy of Charter Schools Students Cast in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
September 17, 2014
NORTHGLENN, CO—The nationally acclaimed and award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) is proud to announce that two Academy of Charter Schools students have been cast in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Kendall Keller will perform the role of Mr. Phillips; and Eden Weisz will perform the role of Mrs. Barry.
 
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is proudly sponsored by the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF), the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Dodge Sign Company.  Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., November 14-23. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Call (303) 450-8800 for ticket reservations.
 
This year, Northglenn Youth Theatre is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Since 1994, NYT has had over 1000 participants and has produced over 70 shows.  NYT strives to provide youth in our community the opportunity to explore the world of theatrical performance through professional instruction and hands-on experience, all the while encouraging children to expand their talents and cultivate a life-long love for the arts.
 
Northglenn Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized dynamic theatrical experience for children ages 8-18 operating since 1994. The D.L. Parsons Theatre is a 302-seat venue owned and operated by the City of Northglenn located ½ mile south of 120th Ave. and Grant St. in Northglenn, Colorado.

JH Cross Country Team
September 15, 2014
The JH Cross Country Team had a great race at a Platte Canyon in Bailey. Leila Daoud, Kristina Heath and Grant Smith all placed in the top 10. Several other runners finished in the top 20! It was a tough course at elevation and the Wildcats proved to be tough
St Mary's Cross Country Invitational
September 12, 2014
Kaitlyn Messick (11) flies to the finish of the 3.1 mile course at the St Mary's Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 4th.  The high school girls team finished with a good showing of fourth place out of seven teams on a perfect afternoon for a race.  Look for the meet schedule, results, and more pictures on the high school cross country page of our website.
2014 Elementary Science Expo
September 5, 2014
The Academy is proud to announce that this year's Science Expo will be Thursday, October 30th.  We can't wait to see all of the wonderful projects this year!  Also, we need judges so please consider volunteering. Please se the attachments below for more information.  Thank you!
 
Judge Request Letter Inventors Packet (6th Grade Only
Experiment Packet Academy Science Fair Flipchart

North Campus Start and End Times
September 3, 2014
Attention North Campus Families
We are in the midst of a pretty severe traffic problem caused by the construction along 120th Avenue.  This is creating a lot of stress for our Academy families, especially the those with students at both campuses.

Unfortunately, the construction is beyond our control.  In looking for solutions involving what we can control, we are going to temporarily change the start and end times for North Campus ​ONLY ​by ​five minutes. This means, we will start ​five minutes later at 8:00, and end ​five minutes later at 3:25.  Tuesdays we will start at 9:35 and end at 3:25.
This change is effective Monday, 9/8/14 and will be in effect until further notice.
Junior High School Play Auditions
August 29, 2014
Auditions for the Junior High School Play:
"THS PHNE 2.0: The Next Generation"

Wednesday, Sept. 3rd and Thursday, Sept. 4th from 3-4pm
Room 145
Students must sign-up outside of Mr. Zeigen's room.
No experience necessary!!!

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:00-4:15.
Most performers will not rehearse every day, except Friday's.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Zeigen at coleman.zeigen@theacademyk12.org
Secondary Back to School Night
August 20, 2014
Academy Families:

Back to School Night for Secondary Students (7-12) will be held on Tuesday, August 26, from 6 to 8 PM.  The purpose of this event is for parents and guardians to be able to meet their child’s teacher and become familiar with classroom expectations.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:
6:00 to 6:20 – Welcome Assembly in the South Gym, led by Mrs. Florita and Mr. Clark
6:20 to 7:30 – Open House.  
7:30 to 8:00 – Reception in the South Gym.  Refreshments and cookies served.

The event this year offers a different format from years past in order to offer a more efficient and productive evening.  The open house portion will serve as a meet and greet with the teachers and allow parents and guardians the freedom to prioritize and focus on classes they may have particular questions for.  If you feel additional discussion is needed with a particular teacher regarding your student’s needs please set an appointment so that you may discuss at a later date.  All teachers will have syllabi and contact information available in their classrooms.  Teachers will also be available for conversation during the reception.
 
This will be a fantastic evening to meet all of your student’s teachers, see where they will spending their days, and formally kick of the 2014-2015 school year.

See you next Tuesday!

Leigh Florita
Junior High Principal

Cody Clark
High School Principal
RTD, Road & Housing Construction Update​
August 20, 2014
Good morning, Wildcats.  As I stated in my communication last week, I am meeting with the Colorado Department of Transportation each week for updates on the construction project currently taking place at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard.

At this morning's meeting, CDOT confirmed that turn lanes on to and off of Lowell will be open during our pick up and drop off times.  Even with this commitment, still expect an impact on our traffic flow and please plan accordingly to allow extra time.

I have had many questions from parents of students who ride RTD.  The RTD route that previously stopped at the shelter at 120th and Lowell still stops at that location, however, this means riders are walking through some construction to get to the school.  CDOT stated this morning that the permanent bus stop will be reopened within the next three weeks.  Until then, we recommend using the stop located at the intersection of 120th and Bradburn and then walking through the Bradburn neighborhood to the school. This would allow students to avoid walking through both the 120th and Lowell project and the housing project currently working on the east end of the Bradburn neighborhood near the school.  Again, RTD still stops at 120th and Lowell, but until the permanent bus stop is reopened, the safer option is getting off at 120th and Bradburn.  

If you have any questions, feel to contact me at kyle.farner@theacademyk12.org.  Thank you and have a great day.
High School Welcome Letter
August 15, 2014
Hello Wildcats!

Please click  here to view the Welcome Back letter from our High School Principal Mr. Cody Clark.
Outdoor Education
August 14, 2014
The Academy 6th Grade Class will be attending Outdoor Education from Tuesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  All students are encouraged to attend.  The camp is located in Bailey, Colorado, about an hour away from school.  The cost for students will be $205. All students must fill out a permission slip and camp release form.  Please see the links to information below, and if you have any further questions, please email Mr. Barry at joe.barry@theacademy.k12.org.  All slips and payments are due by Friday, September 5.

In addition, we will be hosting an informational meeting on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6PM in the Elementary Gym.
 
Parent Information letter Permission Slip Camp Information and Release Form 2014
Allergy Anaphylaxis Action Plan General Medication Form Asthma Care Plan
Volunteer Application for Outdoor Education    

Road Construction Near the School
August 13, 2014
Hello Academy family,

As you may have noticed, the Colorado Department of Transportation has begun a major construction project at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard. The project started in June and is scheduled to be completed in January. This construction will impact traffic flow during drop off and pick up times, thus please allow extra time in your travels.

The main concern currently is the right turn lanes both onto and off of Lowell. CDOT has assured us those lanes will be open to ease traffic flow during pick up and drop off times. If you visit the school between 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM, expect those lanes to be closed until further notice.

We will do our best to communicate any updates we receive from CDOT as the project progresses.  
Secondary Lockers
August 13, 2014
Good afternoon, Wildcats

Even if their schedule did not list a locker, each student on the secondary side has been assigned one.  When students pick up their schedules on the first day of classes, locker numbers and combinations will be listed on the schedule page or alternate measures will be taken by Academy administration to pass along this information.  If there are issues with your student’s locker, please have them fill out a locker maintenance form in the main office or during Pride Time the first week of school.  Change requests for upper or lower lockers are fulfilled on a need basis first.
Uniform Exchange
August 8, 2014
We are happy to announce that the Uniform Exchange will be open on the following dates for PURCHASES only. (Please save your exchanges/trade-in for future dates as they have to clear out some inventory before taking any more items)

Thursday, August 14th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday, August 16th from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Student Fee Information
August 6, 2014
Due to the conversion from Infinite Campus to PowerSchool, there are minor glitches in the system and some student schedules may not be error free.  Schedules will still be distributed at check-in.  The staff is working diligently to correct schedules as quickly as possible.  All schedules will be corrected and online (through PowerSchool’s parent portal) on August 19th.  Login information will be distributed at check-in.

Next steps:

Go onto eFunds or see a cashier at check-in and pay all standard fees, NOT COURSE FEES. Standard fees are:
  • Planners
  • Lockers
  • Class
  • Technology
  • Materials/Textbooks
  • Graduation (seniors only)
Within the first two weeks of school, once you and your child have verified that the schedule is correct, go back onto eFunds and pay the remaining course fees.
Thank you for your patience and understanding through this transition.
Upcoming Elementary Events
August 5, 2014
All families please complete the parent agreement form before Back to School Night. 

New Family Orientation, Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm please click here for details and sign up to attend our New Parent and Student orientations.


Back to School Night for Elementary Families, Monday, August 18.
Please click here for details.
Main Campus
Social Hour in Cafeteria 4:30 - 5:15 pm (Come enjoy a popsicle with us and reconnect with friends!)
Super Fun Spirit Pep Rally in Cafeteria  5:15 pm
Classroom Visits 5:30 - 6:40
Session 1 5:30 - 6:00
Session 2 6:10 - 6:40

North Campus
Social Hour in Cafetorium 6:00 - 6:45 pm (Come enjoy a popsicle with us and reconnect with friends!)
Super Fun Spirit Pep Rally  in Cafetorium 6:45 pm
Classroom visits 7:00 - 8:10 pm
Session 1 7:00 - 7:30 pm
Session 2 7:40 - 8:10 pm


Testing is on August 19 all day.  Parents please sign up for a testing slot at Back to School Night with the teacher.

New uniform brands have been added to our dress code.  Please see the attached list on what is approved.

First Day of school for all Elementary students is August 20.

Fall Sports Meeting
July 30, 2014

There will be a JH & HS meeting for parents and students on August 6th at 6:30 pm in the elementary gym for all fall sports (football, volleyball, girls softball, boys soccer, cheer, and cross country).  You will meet with the Athletic Director first and then with your head coach.  Athletic check in will be August 7th & 8th- see athletic page on school website for forms.
​Important Information & Dates for Secondary Students
July 28, 2014
August 20    
First day for 7th graders, 9th graders, and new Academy Secondary students ONLY.
7th grade (and new Academy Junior High students) orientation will occur from 7:30-12:00.  Pizza lunch will be served.
9th grade (and new Academy High School students) orientation will occur from 11:00-2:50.  Pizza lunch will be served.
Lunch served on the football field.
Please note:  All elementary DOES begin this day as well.
 
August 21
All students' first day.
 
August 26
Back to School Night-Secondary
 
Also, as part of our change to our new authorizer (Charter School Institute) we have also moved to a different Student Information System called PowerSchool.  PowerSchool contains most of the same features you were accustomed to such as checking grades and attendance.  The staff has been working hard to get all of the student information, schedules, and records switched over to the new system, but as always with something new, we expect surprises and glitches.   Login information and parent instructions for logging on to the system will go out as soon as we have the system up and running.
Free and Reduced lunch applications
July 10, 2014
Free and reduced lunch applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 school year. You can pick up an application from the front desk at the Main Campus now. You can also pick up an application at the North Campus starting August 4th or fill out the application online by visiting our Nutrition Information page here, where you can also get more information about the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.
Uniform Exchange OPEN
July 17, 2014
Saturday, August 2nd  - Don't miss out! The Uniform Exchange will be open for business from 9:00am - 2:00pm at the Main Campus location. Bring in any gently used unwanted unforms for credit and/or shop for new clothes before school starts! All new and gently used uniforms will be on sale!
Join Our Board of Directors
May 23, 2014
The Academy Board of Directors is currently looking for individuals interested in joining the Board. We are looking to fill the following vacancy:
  • Class B (2-year term effective from date of activation through 6/30/15). This position is a PTO nominated individual.
Experience in marketing or business is preferred but not required.

Please submit your letter of intent, including your background information, why you are interested in joining the board, and special skills you may bring to the board to Valorie Glaser, Office Manager and Board Recording Secretary.
Attention Fall Sport Athletes
June 16, 2014
There will be a JH & HS meeting for parents and students on August 6th at 6:30 pm in the elementary gym for all fall sports (football, volleyball, girls softball, boys soccer, cheer, and cross country).  You will meet with the Athletic Director first and then with your head coach.  Athletic check in will be August 7th & 8th.

Choir Concert
June 9, 2014


On May 22, 2014, all secondary choir students performed in their final concert of the year. Their repertoire included Elijah Rock, Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye, and Follow the Drinking Gourd. Congrats to a wonderful year ACS choirs!

Finals Schedules
April 29, 2014
High School and JR High students and parents please click here for the finals schedules and important dates.

Graduation 2014
June 4, 2014


Congratulations to the Graduates of the Class of 2014!!  The Academy faculty and staff wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Here are a few pictures from last Saturday's ceremony - including a couple selfies from Mr. Clark.

2014 Elementary Science Expo
May 27, 2014


The 2014 Elementary Science Expo was a huge success! Please click here for a complete listing of results.
2014 Senior Band Members Final Performance
May 22, 2014

ACS Seniors (and friends) - One Last Time Together from Derek Hebert on Vimeo.
A group of seniors playing in their final band class of high school


Join the ACS Band and Orchestra!
May 19, 2014
Registration for the 2014-15 band and orchestra is now open!  Please click the link below to complete your child's registration and begin receiving updates from Mr. Hebert with everything you need to know about next year's music groups.  You can also check out the flyer for answers to commonly asked questions.

ACS Band and Orchestra Sign-Up

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Hebert at derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org or 303.289.8088 (ext 122)
State Tournament Results
May 19, 2014


Our Soccer and Baseball teams at our pep rally as they prepared for their state tournament games on May 9th & 10th.  Baseball made it to the first round of the 3A State Baseball Tournament.  Soccer made it to the second round of the 3A State Soccer Tournament.  The round of 16.  Good job Wildcats!

HS State Soccer and HS State Baseball
May 8, 2014
The 3A District Girls High School Soccer State Tournament will be held on Friday, May 9th starting at 4:00.  It is located at Peak to Peak High School 800 Merlin Dr., Lafayette, CO.  The Academy plays in the 6:00 game vs Alexander Dawson.  If we win, we would then play on Saturday, May 10th at Peak to Peak.

The 3A District Boys High School Baseball Tournament is Saturday, May 10th at Adams State University in Alamosa, CO.  The Academy plays at 12:30 vs. Gunnison HS.  If we win, we would then play at 3:00 pm.

Go Wildcats!
8th Grade Speaking Forum
May 14, 2014


8th grade speech students spoke at our very first annual Speaking Forum. Meagan Day (read by Mrs. Richter), Mary Turner, and Josiah Villarreal gave their speeches to 7th and 8th grade students ranging from an informative speech to an instructional speech. These students did a fantastic job!

Junior High Summer School
May 7, 2014
Junior High Summer School will be offered June 9th-27th.  This is a three week summer school with two session offerings; reading/writing and math.  Students who have failed one or more core classes or who have struggled with some of these skills are great candidates for these summer courses. Please click here for more information about the summer school session. Please click here to register by May 23rd.  Communication with more details will be sent out to families who register.
Junior High Speaking Forum
May 8, 2014
You are formally invited to The Academy Junior High's first annual Speaking Forum. Our 8th grade students have been working hard on their speeches throughout the semester for their Public Speaking class. A few have been chosen to share their speech with the rest of Junior High and parents who would like to attend.

If you would like to join us, here is some info:
Where: The Academy's North gym
When: Wednesday, May 14 @ 12:55


We look forward to your attendance with our first annual Speaking Forum. See you there!

Questions? Please contact Ms. Polintan @ liza.polintan@theacademyk12.org
Elementary Teacher Requests for the 2014-2015 School Year
May 5, 2014
It is our tradition for parents to have an opportunity to request teachers for the upcoming school year. For information regarding procedures, the teacher listing, and frequently asked questions please click here. Once you have observed the teachers for that grade level please click here for the Request Form.

2014 Summer Volleyball Camps
May 6, 2014
Do you love volleyball? Would you like to increase your skills over the summer? Come join us!
 
Jr High Camp :
Jr. High Pre-Season skills camp for girls entering 7th - 8th grade. Boys entering 6th - 8th grade are welcome to attend. This camp will review the fundamentals of the sport and increase court knowledge to prepare players for the Jr. High season.
- DATE: Monday, 7/28/14 - Thursday, 7/31/14
- TIME: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
 
Camps will be held in the main gym at The Academy Charter School, 11800 Lowell Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031.
 
Cost per camp is $45/player which includes a T-Shirt. All funds benefit the volleyball program. A one time, total family discount of $10 is available for siblings.
 
Complete the registration attached for each camper and return to the main campus with payment to Heather Hanger, by Friday, June 27th, 2014 (additional $10 fee for late registrations, T-shirt size not guaranteed).
 
Campers are required to wear T-shirts, shorts, and gym shoes. Water bottle and knee pads are strongly recommended. If you have questions, contact Heather Hanger at heather.hanger@theacademyk12.org.



Join ACS Music for our final instrumental concert!
May 5, 2014
All secondary band and orchestra groups will perform their final concert of the school year this Wednesday, May 7th at 7pm.  The concert will be at the Mountain Range High School Auditorium.  Seating will begin at 6:45pm and admission is free - donations to support the music program are accepted at the door!  Come out and show your support of music at ACS!

Congrats to the Academy Band and Orchestra!
May 5, 2014


ACS performed at the annual Elitch Gardens Music Festival for the first time ever.  Judges listen and rate the ensembles, then award medals based on how the group performed.  Our orchestra earned the Silver Medal and our band earned the highest rating Gold Medal.

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team!
May 2, 2014


Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team!  They are Frontier League Champions!!  Check the website after May 6th for State playoff information.

Graduation Information Meeting
April 22, 2014
On  Thursday, May 1st, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the North Gym, there will be a mandatory "Graduation Information Meeting". This meeting will inform parents and students of the details regarding graduation rehearsals, graduation day, and events for seniors during the month of May. Students will also be given their "Senior Check-Out" packet detailing any outstanding fees, how to request a final transcript, and information on Cap and Gown Distribution Day.  If you have any questions please call the Academic Office at 303-439-6151.


Congratulations Sophie Park!
April 30, 2014


Sophie Park, a third grade student here at The Academy, recently participated in the Kawai Piano Solo competition hosted by the Boulder Piano Gallery. Sophie won 2nd place in the Division I group. Congratulations Sophie!

Making Positive Choices
April 22, 2014


On Monday, April 21st there was an assembly with all High School students themed "Making Positive Choices."  Officer Wilbur with the Westminster Police Department partnered with the Junior class student council members to inform students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol as well as how to make positive choices.  This has been an annual event that coincides with prom.

Time is Running Out!!!
April 21, 2014
Get your golf balls for the Ball Drop Fundraiser -
deadline is this Friday 4/25/14. 

Springzetti is quickly approaching as well - Saturday, May 3rd.
 
To purchase tickets for both events, please the link click below:
www.academyptoevents.com/

Prom 2014
April 14, 2014
Where: Coors Field
When: April 25th 7-11 pm
Theme: "The Four Seasons"

Junior High Spring Fling Dance
April 18, 2014
Dear Parents,

The Junior High Spring Fling Dance has been cancelled due to low ticket sales. Student Council will meet to discuss re-scheduling the dance for a later date in May. All ticket purchases will be refunded.

Thank you,

Junior High Student Council, Kelly Richter & Lisa Donkin
Nathanael Mena Mijangos Jr's "Yarn Bowl"
April 22, 2014


Nathanael Mena Mijangos Jr's "Yarn Bowl" has been accepted for Plinth Gallery's first annual Metroclay 303 exhibit. Metroclay 303 is a ceramic art competition where Nathanael's work will be competing against the work of high school students throughout the Front Range region of Colorado. The Plinth Gallery is located at 3520 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216. The opening reception and exhibit opens on Friday,May 2nd from 5-9 pm. Please join us in supporting the exhibited work of a very dedicated artist.

ACT and PLAN testing
April 9, 2014
Academy Community:
 
ACT testing for all juniors will take place on the morning of April 23rd.  During the ACT test our ninth and tenth grade students will be participating in the PLAN test.  Like the EXPLORE test taken in junior high, the PLAN will prepare our students to find success on the ACT.  Both tests will be administered during the times of 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.  Once the tests are complete, we will hold lunch, advisory, and fourth period as regularly scheduled.
 
**Seniors will not attend school on this day, April 23rd.**

ACS Music performs at the CHSAA Solo/Ensemble Festival
April 15, 2014


Four Academy musicians performed at the April 12th CHSAA solo and ensemble festival at Legacy High School.  Kevin Ordonez played a solo and earned an excellent rating.  Amber Gilpin, Samantha Swanson, and Mayan Veno played a trio together and earned a superior rating.  Congrats to all performers!

Congratulations to the ACS Symphonic Band!
April 15, 2014


The Academy Symphonic Band attended the CHSAA Large Group Festival at Rock Canyon High School on April 9th.  The band performed very difficult music and earned ratings of excellent and superior.  This is the seventh appearance by the band at the festival and ACS has consistently come away with the highest ratings.  Congrats, band!

Adams 12 District Art Show
April 9, 2014
The Adams 12 District Art Show is coming soon! Congratulations to The Academy students who have been selected for the show. The exhibit runs from April 10 - 13. Gallery hours are as follows:

Thursday: 4-7 PM
Friday: 4-8 PM
Saturday: 12-5 PM
Sunday: 1-5 PM

Worldwide Wildcats!!
April 8, 2014


During Spring Break HS Students in the World Cultures Club had the opportunity to visit Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.  Here is a picture of the group in front of the Louvre.

Willy Wonka, Jr. Opens this Weekend!!!
April 7, 2014
Come with us and you'll be in a world of pure imagination!


Over 100 K-12 students will take the stage this Friday (7pm), Saturday (7pm), and Sunday (2pm).

Pre-Sale tickets will be available this Tuesday and Wednesday from 3-3:30 outside the main office. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets will also available at each performance.

In the next two years we would like to grow the Theater Department substantially. Please consider bringing your check book to support our Theater Department Fundraiser!

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theater International, 421 West 54th St, NY, NY 10019 Broadway Junior materials copyright 2007 MTI Enterprises, Inc./ Words and Music by Leslie Briscuess & Anthony Newly, Adapted for Stage by Leslie Bricusee & Timothy McDonald, Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Wildcat Mural
April 7, 2014


Stop by the south gym to see the new mural on the wall.  This mural is the product of various Wildcat members' hard work over the past year.  A big thanks to the following people for a job well done:  Cody Clark, Aaron Riessen, Wildcat Booster Club, Lisa Squire, Babs Speer, Elvin Ryan, John Clark, Tom Steele, Mike Osborne, Christian Johnson, Keanu Squire, Daniel Korzh, Sarah Flynn, Samantha Duran, Preeya Pradhan, Savannah Striegel, Zoie Martinez, David Korzh, Ruba Sus, Naila Martinez, Maya Pradhan, Ammar Sus
Congratulations to Maya Elizabeth Newman
March 31, 2014


Academy student Maya Elizabeth Newman recently participated in an intellectual and personality competition. Based on her interview Maya Elizabeth was invited to compete regionally for the Denver title. She made top ten which qualified her to compete in the National Competition in Orlando, Florida. Maya Elizabeth and her mother traveled to Orlando and both had a wonderful learning experience.

The competition consisted of four age divisions with Maya Elizabeth in the younger 7 - 9 year old category. The girls represented the Cities of America with 71 cities included. Maya Elizabeth's ability to interview and respond to questions in a very intellectual way under the spot light and in front of hundreds of people in the audience was something we are very proud of. Both Maya Elizabeth and her mother believe our school played a big part in it: one of the many things she talked about was her love for reading, and that is something she has learned at The Academy. The competition consisted of 230 girls from all over the country and Maya Elizabeth placed in the TOP 10! It is important to point out that from the several girls in all four age divisions that represented Denver, Maya Elizabeth was the only person to make it to the very end. She came home with a trophy and a positive experience that she will carry through out her life. This was no beauty pageant nor vacation but hard work and well worth it!

High Schoolers read to elementary students
March 20, 2014

High Schoolers last week spent some time spreading their love of learning by reading to elementary students.  Great things happening at The Academy!

Museum of Nature and Science
March 18, 2014

Our 7th graders got to pilot the Museum of Nature and Science's new educational Mayan exhibit.

Congratulations Raeanne Sanchez!
March 13, 2014

Senior Wildcat Raeanne Sanchez signed her letter of intent on March 12, 2014 to play soccer for Western Nebraska Community College.  Congratulations!

An Evening With The Arts
March 12, 2014
The Academy Music Boosters are sponsoring an elegant evening of hors d'ouevres and desserts along with live music and a silent auction to support the ACS music programs.  Music will be provided by the ACS Symphonic Band and Choirs through the evening. 

The event is on Friday, March 14th from 7-10pm at Noah's Event Center in Bradburn. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased from the music teachers, main office, or music boosters.  Tickets are limited, so buy them early!  

We look forward to seeing you there in support of music at The Academy!  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Hebert (derek.hebert@theacademyk12.org)
Pump-Up to TCAP 2014
March 11, 2014

TCAP, ACT and More
February 28, 2014
We’re gearing up for our annual state assessments!  Assessments will be held March 12th-March 14th for secondary and March 3 – 14 for elementary.  Juniors will attend a required ACT Prep course on March 12 & 13. Seniors will not attend March 12-14. Click here for more information and the schedules, as well as information on the upcoming CMAS testing.

Colorado Close Up
March 5, 2014
The Academy recently sent five high school students to attend Colorado Close Up.  Jack Shannon, Kitanna Hiromasa, Chloe Willey, Yazzie Alonzo, and Morgan Davis participated in two days of intense interaction with government figures at both the state and local level.  In those days they experienced aspects of all three branches of government and listened to a variety of speakers, such as Lt. Governor, Joe Garcia and Mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock. Congratulations to these students!
Congratulations Academy Music Program
March 5, 2014

Congratulations to the Academy Music Program for putting on a terrific concert on Tuesday, February 25th!

College Bound?
February 27, 2014
The Academy is excited to announce the addition of seven (7) Advanced Placement (AP) courses designed to promote a well-rounded and rigorous learning experience that will better prepare our students for post-secondary education.
 
New next year:  AP Calculus AB - AP Calculus BC - AP Probability & Statistics -  AP Chemistry - AP World History - AP Spanish - AP French
 
These courses will complement our existing AP courses to offer a more robust college-level curriculum to our high school students.  Colleges often grant placement and course credit to students that obtain high scores on the AP exams.  Teachers have been AP trained and their course syllabi have been audited and approved by the College Board.
 
This is just one way The Academy is working to better serve our community.  Stay tuned, there is more to come!

District Basketball Playoffs
February 25, 2014
Our High School Girls & Boys Basketball teams are playing in the District Semi Finals this week at Clear Creek High School. 

The Girls Basketball team plays Thursday night at 7:30 at Clear Creek High School  vs. DSST.

The Boys Basketball team plays Friday night at 6:00 at Clear Creek High School vs. DSST.

Both teams have qualified for the 1st round of the CHSAA State tournament the weekend of 3/7 & 3/8.  Time and location is yet to be determined.

Congratulations Jordan Gillmore
February 24, 2014


Senior wildcat Jordan Gillmore has been accepted to the University of Colorado at Boulder!  Jordan was awarded the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship and with that has earned a full-ride scholarship package to attend.

Three Academy Students Cast in NARNIA
February 21, 2014
The nationally acclaimed and award-winning Northglenn Youth Theatre (NYT) is proud to announce that three Academy of Charter School students have been cast in Narnia. Gabby Wagstaff will perform the role of Specter; Kendall Keller will perform the role of Peter Pevensie; and Collin Hill will perform the role of Aslan.
 
Narnia is proudly sponsored by the City of Northglenn, the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF), the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Dodge Sign Company.
 
The show runs April 25-May 4 at the D.L. Parsons Theatre in the Northglenn Recreation Center and includes two performances for school groups on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $4 each for school groups of 10 or more when paid in advance. Call (303) 252-3866 for group reservations.   Tickets for the general public are $7 students/seniors and $8 adults and can be purchased in advance at the Northglenn Recreation Center or from a cast member.
 
Northglenn Youth Theatre is a nationally recognized dynamic theatrical experience for children ages 8-18 performing since 1994. The D.L. Parsons Theatre is a 302-seat venue owned and operated by the City of Northglenn located ½ mile south of 120th Ave. and Grant St. in Northglenn, Colorado.
4th and 5th Grade Music Concert Rescheduled
February 20, 2014
We are very excited that our high school basketball teams are in the play-offs this year. However, one of the play-off games conflicts with the 4th and 5th Grade Music Concert this evening, February 20th.

We have rescheduled the 4th and 5th Grade Music Concert for Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 pm.
 
Thank you for your understanding and good luck to our Wildcats!
District Basketball Playoffs
February 19, 2014
Congratulations to our HS Girls Basketball team for taking first place in the Frontier League last night.  They play here at The Academy on Saturday 2/21 at 1:00 for the District Quarter Finals. 

The HS Boys Basketball team will be competing in the first round of the District playoffs tomorrow, 2/20 at 6:00 v. Kipp here at The Academy. 

Calling out to the Wildcat nation to come support your teams!
Congratulations Amber Gilpin
February 19, 2014
Senior wildcat Amber Gilpin has been accepted to the School of Music at Northwestern College!  Amber successfully auditioned for the Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra.  She was also awarded an awesome scholarship package.  Congrats, Amber
Front Range Community College
February 12, 2014
All students wishing to take college courses at Front Range Community College (FRCC) next school year, regardless of whether you have attended there in the past, must attend this MANDATORY information meeting on March 3, 2014 @ 5:00 PM at FRCC , 3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, in the Rocky Mountain Room.

Please click here for more information.
Adams 12 District Bee
February 18, 2014
Congratulations to five Academy students who made it to the Adams 12 District Bee!! The competition at the District included a written round that consisted of the top 105 students out of 42,000 students in the district. Of that group, the top 30 students advanced to the oral competition.
 
Olivia Yoon (4th grade) and Jordan Burnett (6th grade) made it to the district written round.
 
The top 30 students from the written round advanced to the oral competition, which included:
Hadley Coughenour (5th grade) - 30th place
Zander Troutman (8th grade) - 18th place
Garrett Johannsen (8th grade) - 6th place and will advance to the state competition!
 
Please make sure to congratulate them for their accomplishments and hard work!

Congratulations!
February 14, 2014

Congratulations to Alex Garcia for signing a Letter of Intent to play soccer for North Western College, located in Iowa.  Go Wildcats!
Spring Sports Parent Meeting
February 11, 2014
There will be a Spring Sports Parent Meeting Thursday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.  in the elementary gym for both junior high and high school spring sports. If you attended either the Fall or Winter Parent Meeting, you will need to arrive at 7:30 p.m. for the individual sport's breakout sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact the athletic department.
Poetry Out Loud Competition
February 11, 2014
A tradition at The Academy is to conduct a Poetry Out Loud competition in February. This is part of a nationwide poetry recitation competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.
 
Essentially, every student in the high school chooses a poem to memorize and recites it in a class competition. The winners of those class competitions go on to our high school wide competition. The winner of this competition goes to the state competition.
 
Our competition will be occurring on February 12th. This is a Grades 9 – 12 event.
 
POETRY OUT LOUD ITINERARY: FEBRUARY 12, 2014
1:30-1:35: Classes come down to the gym and get settled
1:35-1:40: Introduction to Poetry Out Loud
1:40-2:40: The Competition!
2:40-2:50: Tallying of scores and announcing of the winner
 
Parents are welcome to attend this competition. We have seen some incredible recitations over the years, and I know this year will be no different!
JH Girls Basketball vs Kipp Rescheduled
February 10, 2014
The Junior High Girls Basketball game for today, Monday, February 10th, vs Kipp has been canceled and has been rescheduled for Friday, February 28th, at 4:30PM and 5:30PM.
Wildcat Selected for the Colorado All-State Honor Band
January 9, 2015


Senior Trevor Weschler has auditioned and been accepted to the 2015 Colorado All-State Honor Band at UNC in April.  Trevor was one of 908 musicians across the state to audition for the band - only 109 were selected to participate in the advanced group.  Congratulations, Trevor!
High school Parent Teacher conferences
February 3, 2014
During Parent/Teacher conferences on February 5th and 6th at 5:30 pm and again at 7:00 pm, Counselors will be in the Library presenting important information.  Please come and learn about our new graduation requirements, new course offerings, and the process for signing up for next year's classes.
Academy Annual Spelling Bee
February 6, 2014
The Academy held its annual Spelling Bee on January 23, 2014.  Approximately 20 Fourth and Fifth graders and 30 Sixth, Seventh, and Eight graders participated and the winners then qualify for the District Bee on February 12.


Emerging winners from the final round for 4th and 5th grade are pictured (right) second place winner Hadley Coughenour (5th Grade) and (left) first place winner Olivia Yoon (4th Grade).


Emerging winners from the final round for 6th – 8th grade are pictured (right) third place winner Jordan Burnett (6th Grade), (left) second place winner Garrett Johannsen (8th Grade) and (center) first place winner Zander Troutman (8th Grade).

Special thanks to Ms. Napoli and Ms. Sparks for hosting the event.

Creative Communications Poetry Contest
February 6, 2014

This past Fall all of Dr. Laughlin's  5th grade students entered into a Poetry Contest by Creative Communications. All winners would have their poem published by the company called A Celebration of Poets. All of the students' poems were selected to be published because of their complexity and difficulty of the writing. This is unusual, as the company's acceptance rate is usually about 50%. Congratulations to all of the poets and to Dr. Laughlin. We look forward to seeing you poems in print!

Boy Scouts Sports Breakfast Fundraiser
January 29, 2014

One of our 9th grade Eagle Scouts, Thomas Machamer, was on local television today discussing the Boy Scouts Sports Breakfast fundraiser in April. Also included a picture of Thomas with Peyton Manning, who is a keynote speaker for the fundraiser.
Senior Ads!
January 15, 2014
Would you like to celebrate this special moment in your special senior's life by dedicating a space in the 2014 yearbook just to them?

Senior Ads are now on sale!
Please follow the link below and complete the form to purchase.
A yearbook representative will then contact you for follow up.

Senior Ad Sales Form

Order your High School Yearbooks today!
December 9, 2014
High School Yearbooks -Use ID code: 6547815


Emergency Precautions
January 1, 2014
Academy Families: Please click here to view our Emergency Precautions and Crisis Management letter.
Westminster 710 Rotary club
January 21, 2014


On Monday, the local Westminster 710 Rotary came to the Academy to distribute dictionaries to the 3rd grade students.  For the past 10 years, the Rotary club has been distributing dictionaries to schools that reside in the boundaries of Westminster.  The students anticipate this event, and they are excited to receive their own dictionary.

The Rotary feels this is a good age to start using a dictionary. This is not just any dictionary.  Each book also contains important information such as an almanac, constitution, maps, sign language chart, and the kid’s favorite part the longest published word, which has 1,909 letters. The dictionary also has the students name in it!

We would like to thank the Rotary for giving their time and resources to help our students, especially Mr. Inman and Mr. Pugh.
Celebrating Art art contest
January 21, 2014

The Academy is happy to announce that two of our 6th grade students were chosen as finalists in the Celebrating Art art contest. Tina Nguyen and Kianna Duran artwork was chosen to be published in a book of collected student works. Congratulations Tina and Kianna!
Town Hall Budget meeting
January 29, 2014
Please click here to view the proposed revised budget that will be discussed in tonights Town Hall meeting with The Academy's Board of Directors.
Public Announcement
January 8, 2014
The Academy Board of Directors will be holding a public meeting on Monday, January 27. 2014. The board will be considering a new budget based upon a change in funding levels and student numbers. The proposed budget will be posted on the school transparency page. if you have any comments please send them to Lee Barratt (lee.barratt@theacademyk12.org) or you may attend the board meeting to present your questions.
Choir performances
January 17, 2014


So far this year, our choir has performed for one mixed concert consisting of both choir students and band students, and has volunteered to sing carols to the crowd of the zoo lights event at the Denver Zoo. In just one semester, the choir has shown their ability to work as a group and to sing music efficiently while demonstrating hard work and listening skills. This upcoming semester we have even more musical events to look forward to.  All choirs are currently working on both a Disney show and materials that will be performed at competition in the spring. We are excited to continue working on our musical skills and advance our capabilities within this semester as well as grow to be one big choral family.
Endangered Animal Savers
January 13, 2014


The Endangered Animal Savers (EAS) club is a group of seventeen students passionate about saving animals. These students pick up trash on the school grounds Read more…
Extraordinary Educator Newsletter
January 8, 2014



Dr. Sara Laughlin was asked to write an article for the Extraordinary Educator Newsletter published by Renaissance Learning (the publisher for Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math). Dr.Laughlin has found great success with her students in these programs. Check out what she has to say about her success here.
Adams County Career Expo
November 29, 2013


The entire 8th grade went to the Adams County Career Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart in November. More than 100 representatives from businesses, organizations and higher education institutions from around the Denver Metro Area were available for the students to meet and ask questions to learn about possibilities for their futures. Check out some pictures from the trip!
Science Rocks
December 18, 2013


This unit in 8th grade Science, the students are choosing one of four objectives from the state's Assessment Frameworks and have to create a model of the solar system to demonstrate their mastery of that concept. Never has learning been so fun!
Academy Drama Club travels to Colorado State Thespian Confrence
December 18, 2013



On December 5th The Academy Drama Club left Westminster and traveled down to the 49th Colorado State Thespian Conference, hosted by the Colorado State Thespian Society at the Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency hotel, located in the heart of the Denver Performing Arts community. The Thespian Society is committed to the advancement of educational theatre and sponsors the Thespian Festivals and theatre workshops, along with producing educational materials and providing college scholarship opportunities for students who are interested in theatre. Spending three days and two nights at The Comfort Inn, and enduring the lengthy walks in the cold to the Convention Center, The Academy Drama Club was able to experience and learn from the workshops the Thespian Convention provided with thespians all around Colorado and from neighboring states. The Drama Club left for home on December 7th, and intend to share the knowledge they were given with those around them to help strengthen The Academy’s thespian community.

--by Mikaela Parker, class of 2015
Lions International Peace Poster Contest
December 10, 2013



Broomfield Tri-County Lions would like to present the local winners of this years Lions International Peace Poster Contest from The Academy 6th grade classes.  The theme this year was "Our World, Our Future".  Congratulations to Josh Wagstaff (1st), Tina Nguyen (2nd), and Kianna Duran (3rd).
Students working on their dream vacation home floor plans
December 20, 2013

 

Here are some shots of studentsworking on their dream vacation home floor plans for geometry.
Immigration Day
June 3, 2013


In keeping with a long-standing tradition, our second graders recently
participated in Immigration Day.  Established by Ms. Lurvey when she
taught second grade at The Academy many years ago, Immigration Day is
a simulation designed to allow students to get a taste of what it was
like to immigrate to the United States through Ellis Island. Students
dressed in traditional clothing from their countries of origin and
went through learning stations including sailing to America, being
inspected and tested at Ellis Island, and celebrating citizenship.
Afterward, they enjoyed a feast of foods from around the world.

Thank you to all of our wonderful teachers and parent volunteers for
making Immigration Day a Success.  Miss Smith's mom even got into the
act.  (She was the Statue of Liberty.)

Cats Volunteer to the Homeless
June 2, 2013



The Academy football team recently volunteered to serve meals to the homeless in Denver. "THANK YOU and your players and parents SO VERY MUCH!!  I hope that everyone had a positive experience and felt blessed in helping others.  I hope that they will consider helping again, in a group or individually.  Please tell them and their parents who came I really appreciated their help.  God bless you all! Karen"
 
Mrs. Nelson, of Nelson Ministries

Pride Ambassadors and the 5K Fun Run
June 1, 2013
Pride Ambassadors are 6th graders that help serve at our school. These great students were at the finish line of the 5K Fun Run cheering everyone that crossed the finish line, handed medals to students and water to everyone. After the race they walked the trail backwards cleaning up along the way. Thanks Pride Ambassadors for serving at our school! We love what you do!

1st Team All Conference
December 15, 2013


We had several students that were selected to be on All Conference Teams for fall sports. Those selected for 1st Team All Conference include:
From left to right:  Anthony Ramirez-Football, Jarod Abrahamson-Football, Devan Caswell-Football, Joey Ray-Football, JJ Pita-Football, Adriauna Toliver-Cheer.  Not pictured:  Tarabeth Herman-Volleyball
2nd Team or Honorable Mention for All Conference Team
December 15, 2013


These students earned a place on the 2nd Team or Honorable Mention for All Conference Team for our fall sports.
Pictured from left to right back row:  Seth Kreutzer-2nd Team Football, Zach Morgan-2nd Team Football, Elijah Morgan-Honorable Mention Football, Hank Sinkiewicz-Honorable Mention Soccer, Adison Schofield-2nd Team Cheer, Lyndsey Werner-2nd Team Volleyball, Adam Spears-2nd Team Football, Katelyn Theurer-Honorable Mention Volleyball
Pictured in front row:  Chris Johnson-2nd Team Football, Joel Franco-Honorable Mention Football, Jonathon Marquez-Honorable Mention Football, Zander Duran-Honorable Mention Cross Country
Not Pictured:  Billy Mays-2nd Team Football, Ashlee Propp-Honorable Mention Cheer, Alex Garcia-2nd Team Cross Country
Adams County Career Expo
December 15, 2013
The 8th Grade students of The Academy recently attended the Adams County Career Expo and met with representatives of different businesses and higher education institutions. Several of our students, listed below, were nominated by the vendors for their superior professionalism during the Career Expo!
 
John
        Pham        Academy of Charter Schools
Triston Austin        Academy of Charter Schools
Patrick Bonaguro        Academy of Charter Schools
Lora         Eads        Academy of Charter Schools
Kamau Kinoti        Academy of Charter Schools
Genesee McNeely        Academy of Charter Schools
Caitlin Morris        Academy of Charter Schools
Maxwell Moseley        Academy of Charter Schools
Ahmad Nofal        Academy of Charter Schools
Angel Pedigo        Academy of Charter Schools
Josiah Villarreal        Academy of Charter Schools
Katelyn Warren        Academy of Charter Schools
Hour Of Code
December 15, 2013
Hour Of Code

We live in a world surrounded by technology. Information, commerce, communication, and entertainment all rely on computers. But only a tiny fraction of us learn computer science, the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps, or web sites. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and everybody can benefit from learning the basics. Programming literacy is going to be key to your child’s future. And this year we’re joining a massive campaign to prepare students for the 21st century during Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9-15).

The Hour of Code campaign has an audacious goal: to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science. While your children will have the opportunity to participate at school, I  encourage you to participate, by visiting this website code.org to view the videos, try out some coding  yourself (I did and it was quite addicting),  watch how many lines are being coded across the U.S. this week, and have your children continue with learning coding at home. Who knows maybe you have the next programmer that will create something as popular as Angry Birds!

Check out some our students programming in the classroom. When I visited the 1st graders coding, they were having a great time!

High School Boys & Girls Basketball
January 11, 2013
The home and away contests versus Platte Valley have been cancelled for this evening, Friday January 11th.  The Platte Valley AD cancelled due to blizzard conditions and their transportation director has forbidden them to travel.
Senior Photos
October 3, 2012

All senior photos are due to the yearbook staff by
             November 1, 2012 

Requirements:  Photos must be 300 DPI or greater. (This is the resolution quality) Please turn in a hard copy of your photo.  You will get your photos back later in the year.  Please also attach a post-it note or index card with your first and last name, senior quote, baby photo, and a photo from the first year you attended the Academy.  Turn photos in to the main office- Attn: Ms. Loos.


Secondary Teacher Work Day
October 7, 2012
Friday, October 12th
 Secondary Teacher Work Day 
NO SCHOOL for Secondary Students Only!
Elementary Students will have school on this day!

Part-Time Office Aide Position
October 9, 2012
Looking for a part-time job? 
The Academy is seeking a part-time Office Aide to provide secretarial, administrative and clerical support. High School diploma or equivalent required. Prefer minimum 2 years of experience with computers and general office work. Work hours are 11:00 am to 2:45 pm, Monday thru Friday (student days only). No Benefits.
If you are interested, please send an email to jobs@theacademyk12.org along with a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation.
No calls please.
Strategic Plan 2012-2013
November 2, 2012
 Please click here to view the Strategic Plan for The Academy
Harvest Fest 2012
October 5, 2012
The Academy Community:

 

Due to the impending inclimate weather, we have decided to move PTO's Harvest Festival indoors. You will be able to enjoy all of the fun games, food, prizes, costumes and activities while staying warm and dry.

Please enter on the west side (main entrance of the building).


Homecoming Announcement
October 3, 2012
Important Announcement regarding the Homecoming Game and Dance

The Academy Homecoming Game will now begin at 4:00 PM and the Homecoming Dance will now begin at 7:30 PM and end at midnight. To see the letter that was sent home by our Assistant Principal/Athletics Director this afternoon, please click here.
Spirit Week
October 1, 2012
 The Academy 2012-2013 Homecoming Spirit Week (for Secondary Students)

Monday 10/1 -   Twin Day

Tuesday 10/2 -  Generation Day
JHS - Babies
9th - Toddlers
10th - College Students
11th - Working Adults
12th - Senior Citizens
Staff - Zombies

Wednesday, 10/3 -   Color Wars
JHS - Orange
9th - Yellow
10th - Red
11th - Green
12th - Blue
Staff - Purple

Wednesday 10/3 - Powder Puff Game 2:00 PM- 2:50 PM

Thursday 10/4 - Wonka Day (dress up like a character)

Friday 10/5 - Spirit Day

Friday 10/5 - Harvest Fest  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday 10/6 - The Academy Homecoming Football Game vs V. Kipp Academy  4:00 PM

Saturday 10/6 - Homecoming Dance 7:30 PM - Midnight

Harvest Fest 2012
October 2, 2012
Click Here to get information about the Harvest Fest - Friday, October 5th

Donations for Harvest Fest & Homecoming Dance
September 24, 2012
For Harvest Fest:

The Freshman Class is looking for donations for their booth "Wonka's Baseball Pitch"
They are in need of: 
12oz canned food
Cake Batter
Popcorn Balls
Large Suckers
Please bring labeled items to the main office by Friday morning. (label the items "Freshman Class")
Thank You so much!

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For Homecoming Dance:

Student Council is in need of a few donations for the Homecoming Dance. Attached is a list of items they need. If you can help out, it would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

click here



HS Varsity Football 9/29
September 28, 2012
This is to remind Academy Fans that the Varsity Football Game this Saturday, September 29th is being played at Adams 12 North Stadium. Even though we are guests against The Pinnacle, they also host their games at Adams 12 North Stadium. The game starts at 7:00 pm. 

District Twelve North Stadium
12500 Delaware St.
Westminster , CO 80234
2012-13 School Year Calendar
October 8, 2012
The Academy 2012-2013 REVISED School Year Calendar
The Board of Directors has approved a few changes to our calendar for the end of the school year.
The last day for 12th grade (remains the same) will be Friday, May 17th.
The last day for 6th grade students will now be Wednesday, May 22nd.
6th Grade Continuation will also be on May 22nd.
The last day of school for all other students will now be Thursday, May 23rd.
Please click here to view the revised calendar.
An Announcement from The Academy Board of Directors
September 21, 2012

The Academy Board of Directors is now recruiting for membership on committees. They are currently looking for individuals interested in becoming a member of our
School Accountability Committee.

If you have questions or are interested in being part of this committee,
please contact:

Secondary Parents (grades 7-12)
September 17, 2012
Wednesday September 19th and Thursday September 20th are Parent Teacher Conferences. This year the teachers will be stationed in their classrooms. There will be a sign up sheet outside of their classrooms for parents to sign up for a 5 minute session to speak with each teacher. Every teacher will have a designated 20 minute dinner break, which you will see on their sign up sheets. Teachers will make every effort to speak with you, however if time should run out or you could not speak with the teacher, there will be another sheet to sign. The teachers will contact you to make an appointment to speak with you at a later date.

Please print out your child's schedule and bring it with you to conferences. This will save you a lot of time by not standing in line waiting to have one printed out.

Maps will be available at the front lobby if you are not sure where the teacher's classrooms are. Students are welcome to join you during conferences. We look forward to seeing you!

FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED FOR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
August 31, 2012

FOOD DONATIONS IN
 NEED FOR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Our Parent Teacher Conferences will be held September 19th and 20th.
We are asking parents to donate food to provide dinner for the staff who will
be working on these days. For every $5.00 that is spent, it equals 1 hour of 
your volunteer time. Please keep a receipt of your donations in order to qualify
for your volunteer hours. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
It is very much appreciated by all!


MAIN CAMPUS  click here

NORTH CAMPUS- North Campus does not need anymore donations.  (Special Thanks to all who donated)
                            However, the Main Campus is still in need of donations.




Parent Information Night
August 28, 2012
The Academy Parent Information Night
Hosted by David Floodeen, Interim Executive Director
Wednesday, August 29th
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Located in the Main Campus library
 
Open to All
 
Town Hall Style
 
Topics:
Strategic Plan
 
Academic & Program Initiatives 
 (Late Start Tuesdays, Professional Development, etc..)

 
School Supplies & Secondary Back-To-School Night Information Forms
July 13, 2012
Elementary and Secondary School Supply Lists click Here

2012-2013 Secondary Back to School Night information click Here


PTO Fundraiser
August 27, 2012
 PTO & Village Tavern
Year-Long Spirit Night

Enjoy Village Tavern's extensive menu at a 10% discount while earning money for our school.
Click
here to view the flyer.



The Academy Mission Statement
November 21, 2008

The Academy’s mission is to assist families in developing exemplary citizens by equipping students with core foundational knowledge enabling them to be culturally literate, prepared for college, and virtuous in character.  We accomplish this through a rigorous curriculum of traditional content taught in a safe environment. 

Boy Scouts Sports Breakfast Fundraiser

One of our 9th grade Eagle Scouts, Thomas Machamer, was on local television today discussing the Boy Scouts Sports Breakfast fundraiser in April. Also included a picture of Thomas with Peyton Manning, who is a keynote speaker for the fundraiser.


Senior Ads!
Would you like to celebrate this special moment in your special senior's life by dedicating a space in the 2014 yearbook just to them?

Senior Ads are now on sale!
Please follow the link below and complete the form to purchase.
A yearbook representative will then contact you for follow up.

Senior Ad Sales Form

Order your High School and
Middle School Yearbooks today!
High School Yearbooks - $70 until March 21, 2014
(Use ID code: 6547814)

Middle School Yearbooks - $35
(Use ID code: 9922814)


Academy Families: Please click here to view our Emergency Precautions and Crisis Management letter.
What's Happening at The Academy?

As of 1/27/14 42% of our high school seniors have applied to four-year universities. Our goal is that 100% of our seniors apply to four-year universities.


Letters from the Board of Directors
August
Welcome Back!
September
A Roadmap, Results and The Academy Rationale (A Must Read)
October

Number, Numbers, Numbers, Oh My!
November
The Academy -Our Home for the Long Run

The World Cultures Club is offering a "Parents Night Out" as a fundraiser for their upcoming France/Spain trip. Please click below for more information:

Click Here
Click Here to view more of What's Happening at the Academy School.

Click Here to view more Accomplishments.
2012-2013 School Hours
April 14, 2012
2012-2013 School Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Elementary Main Campus (3rd-6th)  7:40 - 3:05  
Elementary North Campus (PreK-2nd) 8:00 - 3:25
AM PreK 8:00 - 11:00 am
PM PreK 12:25 - 3:25 pm
Full Day PreK 8:00 - 3:25 
1/2 day Kindergarten 8:00 - 12:30 pm
Secondary (7-12) 7:30 - 2:50

Late Start on Tuesdays
Elementary Main Campus (3rd-6th) 9:15- 3:05
Elementary North Campus (K-2nd) 9:30- 3:25
1/2 day Kindergarten 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Secondary (7-12) 9:15- 2:50

No Late Starts for PreKindergarten
Full Day PreK 8:00 - 3:25 pm
AM PreK 8:00 - 11:00 am


2012-2013 Elementary Parent/Student Handbook
August 19, 2012
Please click here to view the
2012-2013 Elementary Parent/Student Handbook

Attention Academy Athletes
July 23, 2012
Athletic check-in is this week. This will be for all secondary students who want to participate in football, cross country or volleyball. All paperwork that needs to be filled out and turned in, can be downloaded from the athletic page. All students must have a current sports physical, fill out the participation form, emergency form and pay the athletic fee. All documents are due at this time in order for any student to play a fall sport.

Junior High $90.00
High School $115.00
 
Athletic Check-in will be located in the main office. Dates and times are as follows:

August 1st    8:00-4:00
August 2nd   11:00-7:00
August 3rd    8:00-4:00

Payments can be made by credit card, cash or check. (no AMEX)  This is not a meeting with the coaches. This time is for athletes to turn in all required documents in order to be ready to participate.

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Academy Summer Hours
May 31, 2012
North Campus
Closed all summer

Main Campus - Exterior Doors
Closed except for scheduled events May 31 – July 27, 2012
Front door will be open Monday - Thursday's 9 AM to 3 PM for mail & deliveries only
Front door will be closed Friday's

Main Campus - Summer Front Office Hours
Open May 31 – June 1, 2012, 10 AM to Noon
Closed June 4 – July 27, 2012, open by appointment only
(closed Friday's, and the entire week of July 2 - 6)

2012-2013 Secondary Student Handbook/Planner
August 14, 2012
Click here to view the
2012-2013 Secondary Student Handbook/Planner


Nathan Levy
July 27, 2012

Nathan Levy will be making an appearance at our school on August 8th
Find out when by clicking Here
Robotics Club
June 3, 2012

Anyone interested in our Robotics Club?
Click on the Robot to get more information



The application is also attached

2011-2012 Parent Surveys
May 14, 2012
 Please take a moment to respond to one or more of the following surveys.  The school accountability committee values and needs your feedback!  The survey will be open until June 1, 2012.

Elementary Parent Survey

Jr. High Parent Survey

High School Parent Survey



Congratulations Soccer Girls
April 26, 2012
Going to State!
record of 13-2
Come and support them. First Round: Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00pm at The Academy against Roaring Fork.

Steel Magnolias-Drama Production
April 27, 2012
Please plan on attending the Secondary Spring Production of Steel Magnolias. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the show begins each evening at 6:30 pm.

May 3rd, 4th and 5th.


Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and children under 7 years old are free.
Senior's & Parent's Graduation Meeting
May 1, 2012
Attention Parents of Senior Students:

Please plan on attending our graduation meeting
with your senior student to get all of the information
regarding this special event!

When: Tuesday, May 8th
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Elementary Gym (small gym)

Pay for Fees Online
August 13, 2012
Pay for Fees Online
Need to pay student fees? Click here to pay online! You will need your child's student id number to set up an account and pay for the fees. Your child's teacher can give you the student id or you can get it from your IC Parent Portal account.

Elementary Teacher Request
April 23, 2012
Elementary Teacher Requst Forms
Click here to see the list of elementary teachers for 2012 - 2013
Click
here to fill out a teacher request for elementary for 2012- 2013

Elementary Pajama Party
April 5, 2012
 The Elementary Pajama Party, sponsored by the High School Newspaper Class, has been cancelled for April 6th.
Prom
April 3, 2012
Prom is almost here!
HELP US OUT!

Click here to get more info

NHS candidate forms available online
March 23, 2012
Attention High School Students!  If you received an invitation to apply to
NHS, click the link below (attachment) to download the application.  
Applications are due to Ms. Will or Ms. Loh by April 13th.   

Click here to get one!

North Campus
March 21, 2012


The North Campus will be closed Friday, 23 through April 1



Spring Break Building Hours
March 20, 2012





Please pick up this PDF to see what times the school will be open during Spring Break thanks.

Click Here to see!

Effective Monday March 19
March 19, 2012
Effective Monday, March 19, 2012, The Academy Food Services will no longer accept any charges resulting in negative balances to patron accounts. All outstanding balances must be paid in full by April 6, 2012.
Patron accounts with negative balances will not be allowed to obtain items from  our A'la Carte line.

Thank you for your understanding.


Information on Norovirus and Pertussis
March 15, 2012
Parent Important Information!

Please read these letters from the Health Department regarding Norovirus and Pertussis.


Norovirus PDF
Pertussis PDF


Information on Take Your Child to Work Day
March 15, 2012

Parents if you are interested in Taking Your Child to Work Day on April 26th please pick up these forms to get all the information on participating.

Guidelines PDF
Parent Form-Must be turned in by April 20th  PDF
Formulario de matriz española PDF



Attention Senior Athletes! -- Deadline for WABC Scholarship Application April 9th
February 26, 2012
The Wildcat Athletic Booster Club (WABC) Scholarship was created to assist student athletes graduating from the Academy who demonstrate the potential for success. Last year, the WABC awarded $4,500 in scholarships. Don't miss your opportunity to apply for this annual scholarship! The application deadline is April 9, 2012. Click here to download the application.


Attention: Junior High Baseball
March 1, 2012
Practice for Junior High Baseball will start March 12th after school.
All paper work, physicals and money is due at that time.
Thank You!
February 16, 2012
Thank you for all of the food donations for Parent/Teacher conferences!!  The teachers enjoyed a wonderful salad bar with many different toppings, bread and a host of desserts.


Enrollment Process for returning students
February 13, 2012
Parents,

We are beginning the enrollment process for the 2012-2013 school year and part of that process is determining which of our current students will be returning to The Academy. Parents of Kindergarten through 6th grade students- Your students will be bringing home their Intent to Return on Monday, February 13th. Forms need to be returned to their AM teacher by Thursday, February 16th. Parents of Junior High and High School students- please print off the form below, fill it out and return it to the main office by Thursday, February 16th.

Please fill out a form for each student currently attending The Academy. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Serna, Registrar, at 303-289-8088, ext. 103.

Click HERE to download form



Parents Sign up!
February 7, 2012

Food Donations needed for parent teacher conferences on February 16th
Candy Grams!
February 3, 2012


National Honor Society is selling Candy Grams from Februrary 1 to 10. Candy Grams are $2 for a generic message and for $3 you can have a personal message. To purchase, fill out the following PDF and return it to the main office. Or, buy it from the NHS table during lunch!
School Closure, February 3, 2012
February 2, 2012
Due to inclement weather, school will be closed on February 3rd. All activities are canceled as well as the after school program.
Junior High Information Night
January 26, 2012
 
Date: February 23rd, 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
What: Junior High Information Night
for current and prospective students and parents.
 
To RSVP click HERE.
Important Letter from The Academy Board of Directors
January 23, 2012


Parents and community members,

First of all, thank you for choosing The Academy to assist you with the education of your children.  We assure you that all decisions made by the Academy Board of Directors are made in the best interest of the students.

Thank you to those of you who took the time to give us feedback on possible measurements for the new Strategic Plan.  This plan will provide us with a measurable road map to increase student achievement and improve the learning environment in alignment with The Academy Mission.

The measurement committee came up with the following five measurements for the PreK-12 school as a whole: Graduation Rates, Internal Grades, College Acceptance, ACT Scores, and CSAP/TCAP scores.  They are finalizing the culture measurements at this time.  Please look for further updates that will be posted to the website.

In the midst of evaluating how best to achieve our goals, it has become apparent that there is a need for better PreK-12 alignment.  To attain this ability we are supporting the Administration’s request to have a late start one day a week, beginning the 2012-2013 school year.  During this time, the teachers and administration will be able to communicate and share ideas within a structured environment. This will benefit our children because it will give our great teachers the ability to become even better.
We are still working out logistics on the late start.  To answer a few of the questions you might have:
1) There will be supervised areas available at both locations for children of families that need to be dropped off early.
2) This will not decrease our teaching time.  Some of the other teacher in- service days have been eliminated.
3) We are currently planning on Tuesdays with a probable start time of around 9:30 a.m.
In trying to become more transparent to the members of our community, we wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible to help you plan for the next school year. We will let you know more as it becomes finalized, so please look for more announcements to come.   

Sincerely,
The Academy Board of Directors

The Academy Security System
January 6, 2012
Attention All!


Starting January 17, 2012 the Main Entrance at the Main Campus will have an active security system. All visitors will need to ring the buzzer to gain access to the building. The doors will remain locked until school personnel authorize your entrance.

The Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey
January 5, 2012
 It's time to take it! The Parent Engagement and Satisfaction Survey for 2012. Parents please take a moment and help us out with this survey on how we are doing as a school. This survey will be ready January 30 and will go through February 10, 2012. This survey will help the Adams 12 Board of Education.
 
Click Here for the English Version
Haga clicaquí para la versión en español


To download a PDF version and to take into the school click Here
Para descargar una versión en PDF y tener en la escuela, haga clic aquí


Strategic Planning Committee Letter to Community
November 21, 2011
Click here to view an update from the Strategic Planning Committee.
CAP Program
March 6, 2012
Attention all Junior high and High School Athletes!


Students please sign up to help with the CAP (Comprehensive Athletic Physicals) program click here for more information!





2012-2013 Enrollment Meetings & Tour Information
October 31, 2011
The  Information meetings and tours are designed to give a broad overview of The academic program for those families who are considering The Academy as a educational option for their children.
ENROLLMENT MEETING & TOUR SCHEDULE
Elementary
6:30 PM
November 15, 2011- North Campus
December 1, 2011-Main Campus
January 11, 2012- North Campus
February 9, 2012-Main Campus
 Junior High School Tours
9:30 AM until 11:00 AM
November 8, 2011
November 22, 2011
December 6, 2011
High School
8:30 AM until 10:00 AM
November 15, 2011
November 29, 2011
December 13, 2011

1:30 PM until 3:00 PM
November 10, 2011
December 8, 2011
CLICK HERE TO RSVP CLICK HERE TO RSVP CLICK HERE TO RSVP
New Secondary Bell Schedule
October 27, 2011
Effective Monday, October 31, 2011
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Dear Academy Community,
In response to requests from our families, community, and staff; in order to hopefully ease traffic congestion at the main campus in the afternoons, we are changing the secondary bell schedule so that students in grades 7 through 12 will end their school day at 3:15 pm.  The beginning of the day remains unchanged (we begin at 7:45 am).  Please click here to view the revised bell schedule. This schedule will take effect Monday, October 31st.

Attention
September 1, 2011
Board Meeting Date and Time Change
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The Board of Directors' meeting has been changed to September 19th at 6:30 pm. The meeting will still take place in the library.
The PTO meeting will start at 6:00 pm also on September 19th.

Phone Troubles!!! REVISED!
August 16, 2011

We are now back online with our phone system. Thank you for your patience!

Main Office Summer Hours
June 15, 2011
Front Office Closed June 13th thru August 5th, except for deliveries and appointments.

2012-2013 Enrollment Meetings & Tour Information
November 1, 2011
INFORMATION MEETING & TOUR SCHEDULE
The information meetings and tours are designed to give a broad overview of The academic program for those families who are considering The Academy as an educational option for their children.
       Pre-Kindergarten     
6:00 PM
January 26, 2012
North Campus
12161 Park Centre Dr.
Westminster, 80234
Elementary
6:30 PM
February 9, 2012
Main Campus
11800 Lowell Blvd.
Westminster, 80031
Junior High
9:30 am-11 am
1/18/12
1/25/12
2/1/12
2/8/12
2/15/12
2/22/12
2/29/12

High School
8:30 am-10 am
1/24/12
2/7/12
2/21/12
1pm - 2:30 pm
1/19/12
2/2/12
CLICK HERE TO RSVP CLICK HERE TO RSVP CLICK HERE TO RSVP CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Elementary Back to School Information
July 18, 2011
Back to School Night

August 22nd
This is when you will find out your chid's teacher. Class lists will be posted then.
North Campus:
4 pm - 5 pm Picnic (bring your own dinner and a dessert to share)
5 pm - 6:10 pm Classroom Visits
Main Campus:
5:30 pm - 6:30pm Picnic (bring your own dinner and a dessert to share)
6:30 pm - 7:40 pm Classroom Visits


Your Help is Needed!
April 28, 2011

Junior High Activity Night

Help us prepare for our last Junior High Activity Night on Friday, May 13th. Click here to see how YOU can help!
Now Enrolling!
April 27, 2011

Click here for more information on enrollment or call Ann Deese @ 303.439.6148

There is no wait list for 10th-12th grade applicants!


East Parking Lot
January 6, 2011

Dear Parents of Secondary Students,

As the weather and driving conditions become more challenging in the winter, please follow the follow the following practices when dropping off and picking up your students in the rear of the school:

1.    Pull your vehicle as far forward as possible. This includes moving forward to the area beyond the “crosswalk hump”. This area is designated as a secondary drop-off location and drivers are not using it effectively. There is plenty of room for everyone if we all do this.

2.    Make sure that your children/riders are prepared to get out of the vehicle quickly so that you can be on your way and make room for other drivers.

3.    Please use your blinkers when parking and pulling out of your parking area.

4.    Watch for directions from the person attempting to direct traffic.

If we follow these practices, stress will be reduced, students will be on time for school and parents will be on time for the many obligations that they have during the day.

Thank you!!

 Mr. K.

No Smoking On Campus
September 28, 2010

Reminder:

It is district policy that there is no smoking in any school building, this includes, the parking lot and anywhere on school grounds.
West Parking Lot Procedures
August 23, 2010
Those using the West Parking Lot, please follow the entrance/exit procedures found HERE.
Visitors to Schools
February 1, 2010
The following Superintendent Policies 1200 and 1210 detail the guidelines for visitors to our school. They are policies that The Academy family must follow as we have not been granted a waiver from the District. It is the intent of the board, administration, and staff to follow them in spirit and fact to safeguard your students and our staff.



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