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High Point Academy

Charter | PK-8 | 800 students

HPA is best known for its respectful and responsible students.
 
 

 
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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 6 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted November 28, 2010

My daughters r attending this year, & 1 of them attended last year. After reading reviews, I see that they r old, & outdated. My 1st daughter is just barely 5 & doing some reading. She loves school, has been able to work in groups, problem solve, & follow directions for a while now. My 2nd daughter who is 4 & also harder to teach has shown great improvement in drawing, writing, & spelling her name, which is incredible. The school has not only welcomed my desire to be very involved, but has capitalized on it by allowing me to channel my energies into helping out in the PTO & fundraising. If I ever go back to work, I will certainly attempt to work within this school because I believe that once they r settled in the new building in a few short weeks they will be stellar! Frustrations: lack of volunteer training. Communication has also been troublesome, but 4 year olds lose papers. Maybe email would be better? This being said, they r literally weeks from moving so things can fall through the cracks. All in all, this school is awesome, particularly for this area. I will continue to send my children to this school and recommend this school for the foreseeable future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

I have been working at HPA since it opened, and I can say with confidence that it is a wonderful place to send your children. The school is truly focused on academic achievement; the staff works very hard to meet the needs of all students. We have an amazing Learning Support Team for students with special needs, and we offer a well-rounded specials schedule: P.E. three times a week, and Spanish, Technology, and Wellness once or twice a week. Our wellness program has won two different awards! We also focus on developing student character; all of our students take part in service learning projects to help local and national organizations. And to top it all off, we're moving into a beautiful, brand-new building in January!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 2, 2010

As a parent, I could not ask for a better school! My son attends preschool at High Point Academy and I am amazed everyday at how much knowledge he brings home. High Point Academy is moving mountains in the area of academics and I am thrilled to be apart of this amazing adventure. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

HPA has a strong focus on student growth and achievement which follows the school's mission for academic excellence. The school's community, staff and parent involvement has been extremely beneficial to my child and our family. I am a proud parent and staff member of HPA; I'd have it no other way!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2010

I think HPA is an amazing school. It has many great teachers. The office is full of great people who are eager to help. I believe that the way HPA ability groups the students for reading and math facilitates learning in subjects that can be challenging for teachers and students alike. Excellent school.


Posted May 7, 2009

The administrators at this school are only concerned about there title. Children are out of control and CHARTER means one thing to them, 'BUSINESS.'


Posted April 6, 2009

Once this school has the ability to move into a longterm facility it will be one of the best schools on this side of Denver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

I have pulled my child out of this school. The administration does not have a clue of what they are doing. Except for 2 people; Dr. Lewis and Miss Wendy in the office, every other person that we have encountered at this school has been less than cordial. The language that the teacher used with our child was unacceptable, and this school is doing nothing but setting our children up for failure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

This school is great. As a parent, I attend PTO meetings, but I do not want to become involved in private matters between the teachers and their bosses. In almost any workplace there are those that do not feel 'supported' in one aspect or another, and some may decide to work elsewhere. There were a few great teachers that left last year, and that was unfortunate. Also unfortunate was all of the gossip and details (about their conflict) that was leaked to parents during that time. It was probably hard for some parents not to get caught up in that conflict. The teachers at this school are terrific and to say that the 'good ones are gone' and discount those parents and teachers who remain, sounds like sour grapes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

The teachers at this school are not provided with the support needed by the administration and many of the best teachers have left. Ask your teachers if they bring their own children to this school and it's a good indicator of the quality of school you have.


Posted July 14, 2008

This is a wonderful school. My 3 year old now 4 year has learned so much in such a little bit of time. I am now sending his little brother and have pulled my 2 older step sons out of a horrible charter school to send them here. The teachers a wonderful and the staff is pleasant to work with. What a awesome place for our children to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

This is our first year with The Academy at High Point and we are very pleased. After looking at other schools in the surrounding area, it wasn't hard to realize that this school best represented our values and beliefs of an educational system and a community. Disrespecting other students is not tolerated and is consistent with the general theme of an all inclusive school environment. The teachers and administrators care about the students and hold the students and parents accountable for the success of a well rounded student. This school should continue to expect its students, parents and teachers to share a love for learning , an awareness of ones health and a kindness towards one another. Go Huskies!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

We have 2 children at this school. They are both being tested for the gifted program and are doing wonderful at this school. We actually chose this school over private schools that we had our choice of and transfered out of the much vaunted 'Cherry Creek School' district. I am glad that we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

This is our second year with the Academy at High Point. We love the school and its staff. The curriculum is wonderful - above expectations! Great class sizes and a well balanced 8 hour/day activities. Thumbs up!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2007

This is a wonderful school. I am constantly amazed by the curriculum. What a gem of a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

This school is GREAT! The school day is longer and they focus on Technology and Wellness. They do reading at the same time for the whole school so kids can move up or down to their level. Love this school would recommend to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

This school is fantastic! The teachers are wonderful by really caring about the education that each child gets. The class sizes are great with real one on one attention on a daily basis. We just had an 'End of BASH' that was great. They provided games, face painting, food, and a great environment for the whole school community to get to know one another. Top notch school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

My child has become a better student in this school. My child has started to enjoy school again and is getting better grades! It is a wonderful school with a knowledgeable and caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
Black (not Hispanic)69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant85%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities61%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female58%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students59%
Female66%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students46%
Female60%
Male27%
Black (not Hispanic)52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)56%
Free lunch eligible30%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant46%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Science

All Students49%
Female58%
Male39%
Black (not Hispanic)36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible32%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English49%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%

Writing

All Students54%
Female65%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)70%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
Female27%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligible28%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%

Reading

All Students59%
Female53%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible67%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant59%

Writing

All Students37%
Female43%
Male32%
Black (not Hispanic)23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible44%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible28%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male58%
Black (not Hispanic)63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Writing

All Students57%
Female71%
Male47%
Black (not Hispanic)63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible45%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students25%
Female31%
Male15%
Black (not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible20%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch25%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant25%

Reading

All Students43%
Female48%
Male35%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant44%

Science

All Students20%
Female21%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible5%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch29%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities22%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English21%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant21%

Writing

All Students31%
Female38%
Male20%
Black (not Hispanic)35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Free lunch eligible15%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English29%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 32% 5%
White 29% 56%
Hispanic 27% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A41%
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
Thai, Hungarian
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title 1 Model Data Teams School (2010)
  • Commissioner's Choice Award (2009)
  • CBS4 "Fit 4 Colorado" School Challenge Award (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Thai, Hungarian

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Keri Melmed
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (303) 217-5153

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Amharic
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Thai, Hungarian
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Color Guard
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Cub scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • Girls on the run
  • Yearbook
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Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • High Point Academy is an award-winning wellness school. We ensure that our students spend their school hours in a healthy learning environment. We do this not only because healthy kids are better learners, but also because we want to promote healthy habits at a young age, thereby making it easier for our students to make healthy choices as adults. Our wellness program has been recognized locally by the Colorado Legacy Foundation and Channel 4 News, and nationally by the USDA.
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7 out of 10students were accepted for the 2012-2013 school year.


Students accepted for the 2012-2013 school year
813
Applications received for the 2012-2013 school year
1158

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Denver School of Science and Technology
Vista Peak
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6750 North Dunkirk Street
Aurora, CO 80019
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Phone: (303) 217-5152

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