My youngest child is now in her last year at CSCA, having attended since kindergarten. In those nine years she has become a scholar, a performer, an ambassador, and a citizen-in-training. The school's attention to every student, demanding curriculum, and caring staff are why.
I see leadership truly committed to student excellence while still being compassionate. And I see a culture of appreciation for achievement, something we miss too often in traditional neighborhood schools--all in a stately and inspiring campus.
The future for Colorado Springs Charter Academy looks as bright as any, and it's a school I go out of my way to tell new parents about.
The staff at Colorado Springs Charter Academy have mastered the art of "Leading" as opposed to "commanding". The kids (as well as the parents) revere CSCA because they absolutely know that educators care for them on a deeper level than just the assigned responsibility dictated by their jobs. Those kids love CSCA because they feel the staff's love for THEM. I personally had my daughter in two schools, one year each, prior to CSCA. The last school before CSCA, I was the Vice President of the PTO. It wasn't until 3 yrs ago when she landed at CSCA that I finally felt secure that she would be in a healthy and progressive environment to receive a quality education. The Head of School, Mr. Murphy as well as the entire staff, lead by example. They are the first to run a traffic line or mop a mess in the hall. These people are the kind of educators that the children will remember and credit into their adulthood. They practice a model of accountability and respect and it is reflected in our children's attitudes. My two children are receiving a "first class" education that rivals most private schools. My family could not be happier.
Terrific school with high academic standards, caring teachers and involved families. We chose this school although it is not in our district due to the high academic expectations and could not be happier. Children are expected to behave and are held to high honors and respect for all. The staff is caring and very involved in the education and extra curricular activities of the children. One of the key tenants of the school is volunteering and parents are very actively involved which makes a tremendous difference. The extra courses in Art, Spanish, Music are a bonus! And to make it better uniforms make live so much easier. We highly recommend the school to everyone and are thrilled at the progress our children have made!
Really great school. Friendly community, professional staff, clear curriculum. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for an excellent education for their child. Inspired academic rigor with joy.
My family loves this school's "Out of the box" thinking. The campus is beautiful, unique and keeps getting better each year. I'm grateful for a challenging academic experience as well as an education in core virtues.
The Love and Logic model incorporates discipline, responsibility, and academic achievement using research driven solutions for creating responsible children. This plan mirrors the philosophy of Colorado Springs Charter Academy’s “no excuses” core values.
This is an outstanding school for families who want to be involved. We have been here for 4 years and seen it grow and improve every year. You will not find it stagnant, as the staff are always implementing innovations, and I believe always trying (and usually) improving. As with other schools we have been at, this starts at the top. The Principal has been here three years and does a great job. Not afraid of change or making the tough calls. The teachers are professional and friendly, and really know their business. If you are looking for a cookie cutter school, move along, this is not for you.