Details overview

Hours 08:05 AM - 03:35 PM
School leader Erin Kane
District Douglas County School District No. Re 1
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule AM and PM kindergarten
Traditional
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Humanities
Mathematics
Performing arts
Science
Technology
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
6
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
0
Languages
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught None

Support

10
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources (misc.) Flexible Ability Grouping
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Remediation
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 83% 56%
Hispanic 8% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 0% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 52% 49%
N/A 48% 51%
Male 48% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Fencing
5
Boys Sports
including: Fencing
20
Clubs
including: Art club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Soccer
Tennis
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Clubs (misc.) Many more; depends on teachers
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Rock Canyon High School
  Regis Jesuit High School
  Valor High School
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying American Academy takes an stern view of bullying and we work hard to help our kids identify social problems and learn how best to deal with them. We employ two full-time student counselors who provide year-round student education and support, and a bullying email "hotline" for our students to report bullying when they see or experience it. We want our school to feel safe and our students to feel empowered to make it that way.

Awards

Academic award Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award
Year received 2013
Academic award Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award
Year received 2014
Academic award John Irwin Schools of Excellence
Year received 2014

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Educational diagnostician
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff None

Neighborhood

Transportation details Charter schools are not entitled to publicly-funded transportation. However, for the convenience of our parents, American Academy contracts with DCSD Transportation Services to provide district buses to and from limited locations at the actual cost of transportation (parents pay $250.00 per student per trimester for a bus pass).
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Transportation options (misc.) DCSD buses with limited stops
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Douglas County School District
Partner website Http://www.dcsdk12.org

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details American Academy enrolls students via lottery each year. Please visit our website (www.aak8.org) for more details.
Learn more Http://www.americanacademyk8.org/waitlistentry.aspx
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 12/05/2015
# of applications received 2400
For the year 2015-2016
# of students accepted 350
For the year 2015-2016

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012