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Public charter
Colorado Springs, CO
Students enrolled: 155

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4635 Northpark Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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(719) 633-1306
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Map of CIVA Charter High School address.

April 01, 2015
I use to attend civa charter school, freshman year was amazing I made a lot of friends, Everyone was nice , accepting, wouldn't judge one another,and could express ourselves threw art,dance,theater, and the way we dressed and looked. There were a lot of great memory's but when attended shophmore year it wasn't so nice ,we got a dress code, teachers were a lot less fun and pumped and didn't teach as well , and kids weren't so nice a lot of bully's now and the dress code turned almost into a uniform and they were portraying us as something we were not. Civa was made for the arts for us to be ourselves a place were people who love different forms of art and people who weren't accepted by other people come together as a family but it changed there's nothing special about this school a lot of my friends are miserable there and I wouldn't recommend going.

- submitted by a community member

February 05, 2015
I am thankful for this school, as it really saved my son from all the bullying that comes with larger schools. My only concern is that the curriculum seems a little behind from other schools. I am not seeing anything to be challenging at all and seems to make some students "lazy" when it comes to school work and grades. Also, the communication between teacher/parent doesn't seem to be very important. Otherwise, I like the small school atmosphere and how well my son has been able to make friends here!!

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2013
The teachers really care about and work with students. The principle is awsome with the kids. There is a very good atmosphere of friendship at the school.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2012
This school saved my middle daughter from becoming a drop out to an outstanding member of the school and her community. This school is taking my youngest daughter to new experiences she would never have if she stayed in a large public school.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2012
The poster who gave CIVA one star is completely wrong about this school. The arts and music offerings are outstanding. Garage band? CIVA's choir wears uniforms and are lead by an outstanding music teacher. There's also band, theater, art, photography, even jewelry making. Tons of arts electives. And the format is very college like. Some classes are every day, some twice a week, it really helps students understand what college will be like. They learn to plan their schedules and study times and become disciplined learners. On top of that, the school offers a very small, family like environment where the students support and care for one another. You won't find bullying at CIVA. I'd encourage families to come check it out for themselves. The students who don't get anything out of CIVA are students who choose not to. This is far from an alternative school...it's a well rounded college prep and arts curriculum.

- submitted by a teacher

September 09, 2012
CIVA is a wonderful school. This is my second year here and I have never seen a school build their students like CIVA has. After just a semester at CIVA, I saw students morph from unruly children to responsible and dedicated students. It really is remarkable how contagious CIVA's positive attitude is. With such a great principal, it's no wonder that the teachers and students are so upbeat. If you're a student stuggling with your studies or with any social problems, there is no better school than CIVA. Because of the one-on-one method we use here, students are always guarenteed help. The way teachers and students help each other improve and challenge themselves is one of the most inspiring things I've ever seen in the education system. The principles that CIVA teaches also reflects in the students. Quantum Learning's 9 keys of excellence are almost always present in the students and teachers. I recommend and support this school 100% because without it, I wouldn't be half the student I am today.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2012
CIVA Charter High School is certainly not for students looking to be challenged. Definitely an "alternative" style school, the teachers are very relaxed and often turn a blind eye to obvious disrespect and misbehavior of the students. CIVA tried very hard to be a "family", which often comes before the student's education. Many of the teachers are more like students than role-models, which causes the students to easily take advantage of them. Claiming to be an "art-based" school, the extracurricular classes are poor at best. Only offering a few basic art classes and band classes that feel more like a garage band jam. I was disappointed in this school. The idea of it sounds so perfect, yet it is executed terribly.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2011
CIVA Charter School is a life-changing experience not only for students but for parents as well. Everyone becomes part of the family. Students that graduate from CIVA are well-educated, confident adults. The teachers really care about each individual student and their future. Even the principal know each student by name and genuinely cares about each of them.

- submitted by a parent

September 07, 2011
This school is amazing. I has been here for three years, and I would not imagine going anywhere else!

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2011
I hace been a student at Civa for three years. I beloved that Civa has changed my life for the best kind of future. I have been a leader here sence day one and I beloved this is my family and I am part of this family

- submitted by a student

August 31, 2011
This school does wonders for students self esteem...great small school environment, interactive classrooms, and the students are really free to be themselves in a safe, family-like environment. The kids are respectful and all treat each other like family. I've never seen a school like this...great arts program, college prep format, and strong academics. Love it!

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2011
CIVA is amazing! This school is a small, family like environment that allows the students to be themselves and does wonders for their self esteem. The classrooms are interactive, the teachers know and care about each student, and the students treat each other like family. Great arts program and college prep format. Take a tour...you will feel the positive energy and great things happening when you walk in the tour. This school is the best kept secret in Colorado Springs

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2011
CIVA focuses on helping their students, many of whom are square pegs and out-of-the-box types, discover who they are and who they can become. They believe in these kids, and the majority of the staff works hard to help the kids believe in themselves. This school is not for everyone, but it provides an environment that encourages and enables students who might otherwise not succeed, an opportunity to succeed.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2010
CIVA is a great school. We really have a since of friendship and family, This year the teachers have been 1 on 1 with students telling students if they need help see them and don't be afraid to ask. Another great part about this school is that there are very few people. The school this year including teachers is only 150 people. I belive the curriculum with there new books and teachers are great. They are having students move together as a class not leaving anyone behind. There is major support between people because of this. So far this year discipline has been better than my other schools.The parent involvement is great! I for one love to volunter for CIVA if school call I'm at school just give a time MOM.

- submitted by a parent
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July 13, 2009
My daughter was on augst 2007 and she said it was awesome i must agree with her, the teachers and administration worked 100% with her specially a spanish teacher from Puerto Rico helped her a lot. Now my daughter is studying to become a teacher thanks to that teacher who encouraged her to follow her dreams

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2009
This school is NOT an 'Academy'. Supposed to teach character and integrity but the school leadership lacks both. Stay away from this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 08, 2008
CIVA is the best schools my son has ever attended. They have challenged him and kept him growing. He is excelling academically, in the arts and even athletics.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2007
I believe that CIVA is a great school. We really have a since of friendship and family, This year the teachers have been 1 on 1 with us telling us if we need help see them and don't be afraid to ask. Another great part about this school is that there are very few people. The school this year including teachers is only 150 people. I belive the curriculum with there new books and teachers are great. They are having us move together as a class not leaving anyone behind. There is major support between people because of this. So far this year discipline has been better than my other schools.The parent involvement is great!

- submitted by a student

January 01, 2007
We where so exited to start at CIVA, but the school has fell very short of our expectations. The classes said to be offered are not available. The support from teachers in majority classes is lacking. We came from a small School with a close knit support system, This is not to be found at CIVA. We will be looking for another school next year.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2005
Good for out of the box learners. Great leadership

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2004
My student attended this school last year and we were very disappointed in the quality of the education, the lack of school discipline, and the school's low expectations of students. The school was advertised as an 'arts school' but few art classes were offered although both teachers were good. This year (2004)they only have a part-time art teacher which is one of the reasons my student opted out of CIVA. The school seems unsure of its focus...it calls itself a 'character' school but shouldn't every school be a character school? I think the school can doe all right with some at risk students but overall I think there are much better educational opportunities in Colorado Springs than CIVA high school. My student decided to go to Palmer High School since it had more diverse course offerings. My assessment of CIVA---Thumbs down!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2004
I am a 17 year old Senior at CIVA Charter High School. You see, I am a former home school student. And, due to the advancment of my mother's illness, I was thrown headlong into the public school system. To put it lightly, I was dissapointed; overcrowded, dirty, dissinterestded, and closed minded! For all of the test scores and the esseys (that of which I descovered are produced by a thin upper crust), these kids could'nt think! I was loosing hope until I came to find CIVA. The light at the end of the tunnel for an ADD, starving musician like me. Here we're treated like adults, so naturaly, we are expected to act like adults, and if we do, we get to shape our own school like adults. But I'm out of words, so stop by and talk with anyone. Here there's no crust...

- submitted by a student

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CIVA is authorized through Colorado Springs District 11. We have been serving the educative goals of families in the Pikes Peak region for 15 years. Our academic program thoroughly prepares students for collegiate success, while our character development program prepares students for life. All CIVA students receive a thorough offering of college preparatory academics along with fascinating electives in the arts including: theatre, film, art, choir, jazz, strings, dance and pottery. CIVA specializes in a Quantum Learning pedagogy, which is an interactive learning experience. Our athletic program features volleyball, basketball, bowling and ultimate Frisbee.


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CIVA Charter High School
4635 Northpark Dr, Colorado Springs, CO  80918
(719) 633-1306
Last modified CIVA Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
CIVA Charter High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top