Details overview

Hours 8:10 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Dr. Mike Davis
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Day or Boarding offered Day school

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Environmental
World languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
Classical
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Honors track
Independent study
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Photography
6
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
4
Languages
including: French
Music Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Rock band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Computer programming
IT support
Engineering
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
German
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Mandarin
French
German
Spanish

Support

21
Facilities
including: Performance stage
College preparation resources (misc.) 150+ College Reps Visits
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Mentoring
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Level of special education programming None
Level of ESL/ELL programming None

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 78% 56%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 4% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Lacrosse
11
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
26
Clubs
including: Homework help / Study buddy club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Boys sports (misc.) Racquetball, Climbing, Yoga
Girls sports (misc.) Yoga, Racquetball, Climbing
Clubs Amnesty International
Art club
Arts and crafts
Book / reading club
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
Debate
Drama club
Foreign language and culture club
Forensics club
Game club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Recycling club
Robotics club
Sewing / knitting club
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Students HOPE
  AfricAid
  Design Thinking
Clubs - dance Modern
Clubs - language Spanish, French, Chinese
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:30 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) Advanced Placement Proctors
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically come from these schools Neighborhood public school
  Other private schools
  Charter/magnet programs

Awards

Community service award Summer Learning Institute
Year received 2011
Community service award Vanderbilt University Service Model
Year received 2013
Community service award Haiti School Partnership
Year received 2015
Academic award TEDxDenverTeachers Host
Year received 2013
Academic award Stanford U Teacher Tribute
Year received 2013
Academic award National Merit Scholars
Year received 2014

Teachers

15
Staff
including: Math specialist
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Dutch
French
Italian
Russian
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes

Enrollment

Learn more Www.coloradoacademy.org/admission
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
Tuition range (low) $18000
Tuition range (high) $25000
For the year 2015-2016
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012