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Hours 8:05 AM - 3:35 PM
School leader Erin Kane

Programs

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Ceramics
6
Music
including: Orchestra
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
Academic themes / Areas of focus Engineering
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

12
Facilities
including: Art room
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) Flexible Ability Grouping
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Internet access
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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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%
Male 48% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Cross country
6
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
18
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Fencing
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Fencing
Soccer
Tennis
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Boy Scouts
Chess club
Community service
Cub Scouts
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Math club
Robotics club
Science club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Technology club
Clubs (misc.) Many more; depends on teachers
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
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
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically continue on to these schools Rock Canyon High School
  Regis Jesuit High School
  Valor High School

Awards

Academic award John Irwin Schools of Excellence
Year received 2012
Academic award John Irwin Schools of Excellence
Year received 2013
Academic award John Irwin Schools of Excellence
Year received 2014

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist
Educational diagnostician
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff None

Neighborhood

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

Learn more Http://www.americanacademyk8.org/waitlistentry.aspx
Application or enrollment process Yes
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