I have been amazed and pleased at how well my 5 year old is absorbing and learning so much in the CMCA academic environment. The teachers have been welcoming and are really talented in teaching for each child's learning level.
I am very impressed with CMCA's curriculum. At Kindergarten, kids are taught to write in cursive, in History - they studied American heroes, Geography, Science. I couldn't believe that Kindergarten can be taught to solve Math problems under time pressured. Yes, they are taught to solve 40 questions on addition and multiplication for 3 minutes. These are just a few of the wonderful things my daughter acquired from CMCA's Kindergarten. Now, that she's in 1st Grade, the curriculum is more challenging. As far as teachers and Mgt are concerned, all of them are very friendly and supportive to kids. I could go on and on with all the positives about this school. If you want to hone your kids to excel, this is the school to be!
CMCA is wonderful! Where else can a 2nd grader read books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, learn long division, study the U.S. Constitution, recite Longfellow, and examine the structure of cells under a microscope?
The school expects a lot of the kids. However they also give the kids the tools they need to exceed. I live in district 12 and could send my children to one of the excellent elementary schools. However I don't think it would compare.
There is nothing comparable to CMCA. I could not imagine sending my daughter elsewhere. The positive energy within the school is electrifying. I particularly like the fact that the school is much more diverse than the other schools in District 12. And thanks to ability grouping in reading, math and spelling, my daughter is always challenged -- never bored or overwhelmed. But most important, CMCA doe not get fixated on CSAP tests as other schools do with their extra classes in reading and math leaving no time for anything else. CMCA, instead, espouses a very broad, rich curriculum that includes music, art, poetry, history and science.
The mission of Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and The Vanguard School is to help guide students in the development of their character and academic potential through academically rigorous, content-rich educational programs. My daughter has attended the school since kindergarten, she is currently in 8th grade. She has developed into a very caring, compassionate, loving girl that will achieve all her life goals with the lessons she has learned while attending CMCA. My son is in first grade and he is a delight to everyone and smart as a whip! We went on vacation and we took some summer homework with us; family members were watching him do his homework and could not believe what he had already learned in Kindergarten. The school is tops in CSAP's and SAT's. CMCA uses the Direct Instruction technique and it works. The kids are always on task and always motivated to succeed. CMCA is a uniform school which helps cut down on distractions (bullying). If you want to see the perfect example of the statement "No child left behind", review the records of CMCA's achievements. Google it, You will be impressed!!!
Our daughter loves being at CMCA . The quality of education is excellent. The teachers and principals listen and respond to our child's problems and needs. Couldn't ask for a better school.
We love this school because it provides our child with a great education. The teachers are great. There is a great open door policy so you have any questions the teachers and staff are always there to answer any questions. I like how my child is learning how to be a great person along with an outstanding education.
Our 1st Grader Loves CMCA. Her teachers are great and we feel blessed to have found them. Do your own research. No one school can be all things to all people, right! We visited Kindergarten last year & compared other district 12 and the private Colorado Springs School (CSS). CMCA will Prepare your children for success with a great foundation and instill passion for life long learning. I researched just the number of comments at all of district 12 elementary schools in March of 2010 and in total they were less than just CMCA alone. CMCA is great for us. Best Regards, Proud CMCA parents.
I love CMCA because my child is receiving the education that he deserves. He is constantly being challenged and expected to excel in his learning. The teachers care about providing the best edcuation for our future leaders.
This is the school for you if you want the very best for your child! The staff is excellent! This school puts all others to shame. All schools should learn from CMCA to better themselves.
My daughter is in 6th grade and has attended CMCA since Kindergarten. She has gotten a excellent education so far and has dearly loved every teacher shes had. Best choice I ever made was enrolling her in CMCA, the instruction she has received there will last her a lifetime.
Love, love, love this school!!! My children are challenged daily. The leadership is of the highest quality, exceptional integrity and love for the students. This is by far the BEST choice I have ever made..
Because not only do they teach academics, they teach character values as well.
I love Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy because my kindergartner can read and write in cursive after one month at the school. Direct instruction works! I wish all children had the opportunity to go to a school as wonderful as CMCA.
This school has teachers who are committed to helping students succeed. The leadership is inspiring and continually focuses on excellence. Students are challenged across the K-12 with a rigorous curriculum and opportunities for leadership development.
My daughter has attended CMCA for 2 years. This year will be her 3rd year (4th grade). We were homeschooling her prior to CMCA and I was nervous about the transition. I have been most pleased with the parent interaction from the teachers. I have had to ask for homework modifications due to her slow writing skills and they were very accommodating. If your child is doing more homework at night than the prescribed number of minutes (i.e. 30 minutes for second grade, 40 minutes for 3rd grade), make sure you give the teachers feedback so they can scale back for the entire class or give your child modifications. Very pleased with CMCA. Best school in Colorado.
All three of my children graduated from CMCA and were very well prepared for high school. You won't find fluff at this school. If you are looking for a top notch academic school, CMCA is for you. They manage to out perform very good affluent district schools year after year. Colorado charter schools receive much less than other public schools. CMCA is to be commended for achieving excellence despite this inequity.
In 2 years I watched CMCA go from an excellent school to a money begging organization. I spent so much money last year on things that public schools offer for free. If you are not rich and your child is not on a parent volunteer, teacher or principle favorite list, they are just shadows filling seats. The higher the grade the more favortism there is. If a child gets behind they offer no help. They just tell them it is their responsibllity. 6th = 8th grade you are expected to perform at college level. And I believe a child should not lose self esteem over any teacher or student making them feel stupid. My child will succeed without CMCA, because before this school exsisted doctors and lawyers were taught in public schools.
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