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K-12
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Grand Junction, CO
 

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714 24 1/2 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505

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(970) 243-1771
(970) 243-2612
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May 04, 2015
I am really amazed how parents think it is more important the uniform that your kid is wearing than how your kid feels in this school. I am a parent and my daughter is in 1st. grade and we are done with Caprock. This school treats your kid like military they are so scared to ask to tell something because they never let them talk everything have to be like they say. When they talk in class they have to do laps in the playground, or they have to be standing at the door while others kids do fun stuff. there is more things that I would like to share with other parents but I would never finish writing. I have to be honest and say that the curriculum is really good and kids learn a lot but there is no reason to treat the kids so bad. I think they would learn so much more if they just let them be kids and don't make them feel so scared of everything. My daughter always says that her teacher is really mean. I don't like this school but I respect others parents opinion.

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May 02, 2015
We are coming to the end of our son's first year at Caprock Academy and are thrilled with this school and look forward to both of our children attending next year. The teachers, staff and administration have been great to work with and our son feels challenged in this environment. As parents we appreciate the dress code and the focus on character and citizenship. Overall, the school encourages the students to focus on improving themselves and the surrounding community, which is a win-win for all involved!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2015
We just moved to the Valley and enrolled our eldest child at Caprock for the 2014-15 school year. Coming from the traditional public school environment, he adapted quickly to comfortable (polo shirt and shorts/khakis) uniform. New to us and our son was teaching some courses using a Socratic method, which encourages automatic participation amongst all of the students in an orderly fashion, developing a deeper understanding of the concepts being discussed and teaching excellent communication skills from the outset. The school is funded based on the number of student enrolled, so as more parents enroll their children here, the more funding will be available to enhance the campus. The teachers our son has studied under have been excellent. Administration is top-notch. Great attitude towards volunteering at the school and giving back to the community amongst parents, teachers, staff and students.

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April 28, 2015
I love Caprock. The uniforms are great because other students dont bully me and other students who don't have the nice clothes. Also the teachers are amazing and none of them are harsh just some of the students who don't do their work will feel that way because the teachers get upset. Caprock teaches you that you are responsible for your own actions and that you will have to fix them it also teaches you about citizenshi, leadership, and character.

- submitted by a student

February 08, 2015
This is our 7th year at Caprock Academy. It has been a great fit for our children and we love this school. We specifically sought out a school that holds to a uniform dress code because we wanted our children to be in an environment focused on learning rather than one focused on what everyone is or isn t wearing. Caprock does a nice job meeting the education needs of its students. The ability grouping (for math and literacy) allows children to be taught and challenged at the level that will allow them to grow. One of our children is a high achiever and is ability grouped at the higher level. Our other child is ability grouped in a math class lower than his grade level and we have seen great improvement. What I especially love about Caprock is their no tolerance for bullying and disrespectful behavior. This allows the children to be themselves and thrive. We have always found the Caprock Adminstration to be attentive, responsive and professional. We have found our teachers to be engaged, available and willing to go above and beyond to help our children grow and learn. This makes a huge difference in a school!

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November 07, 2014
I love this school! The education my kids are getting is adapted to their own personal abilities (not the least common denominator). I really like that the kids are expected to be personally responsible and respectful to everyone. I will continue to send my kids to Caprock because it is a great place.

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November 06, 2014
Despite some of the bad press Caprock received, the school is amazing. My children have never (in 8 years of school at Caprock), said that they were bored at school. The teachers engage the students and the curriculum is fascinating. My eldest daughter is a very gifted student and she is taught at her level (she is in Algebra 1 in 7th grade). Music and art are an integral part of the curriculum and so is P.E. and recess. There is no cafeteria, but I don't mind making my kids lunch, especially after seeing the junk they serve at the other local schools. The sports program is young, but very energetic. Parents are required to volunteer, which allows us to get to know both the teachers, administration and the other students. It is okay to be a nerd at Caprock, and it is such a loving and supportive environment. Is the school perfect? No, of course not. Kids with learning disabilities will probably struggle. Politically, the parents are very conservative (we are not) but they are also very kind. We just avoid political and religious discussions. And yes, there has been some teacher turnover the last few years. But the replacement teachers have been top notch. 5 stars!

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November 03, 2014
This is our 7th year at caprock Academy, and we couldn't be happier. In our 7 years, we have seen much growth and development, both on the part of our children, and the school itself. In those 7 years, we have NOT ONCE had an occasion where administration was unavailable, uncaring, or inadequate in their response to any issue we have approached them with. Staff, on all levels, have always been available for questions, quick to respond, and professional in doing so. To watch our children write essays, complete projects, and use vocabulary that far surpasses anything we have seen or heard from district high school students has been phenomenal. Caprock is not for everyone. Caprock IS for those parents who want to be involved with their children's education, want their children to be challenged on every level, want a head start on preparation for college work, and want their children to play a large role in helping their community and becoming outstanding citizens as they grow into adults. We have never had too much homework. We have never felt that the school was too regimented. We have never had a time where we felt we were not "heard". We are extremely proud to recommend Caprock.

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October 31, 2014
I have two children at Caprock and this is our 3rd year. We absolutely love this school!!!! It has been the best choice, BY FAR, for our children's education. They are geared toward education, and have a regimented routine that I think kids need! They study Spanish and Latin and an early age, which has benefited them greatly. The class sizes get smaller and smaller as the kids get older, especially in the high school program. This enables them to have a more intimate and one on one learning experience. The normal distractions that happen in public schools, don't happen here. In my opinion, wearing uniforms is one of the many pluses to attending Caprock Academy. This may not be the best fit for everyone, and parents need to be on board with this type of learning, in order that your kids be more successful. Parent involvement is a must - not just a suggestion. Kids have a say-so in their education, and it is up to them!!!

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October 31, 2014
This school is helping my kids reach far beyond what I ever thought possible. The uniforms are great! No clicks or drama about clothing. Love the Riggs spelling!!! No only are my two girls great spellers but I am finally learning all the rules:) Amazing parent involvement!!! LOVE THIS SCHOOL

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October 27, 2014
Caprock is in my opinion the absolute best school in Grand Junction! We have 2 middle school students in caprock and they love school, they are excelling in their classes, are excited about their own educations and futures. The teachers and staff are so wonderful to work with. We can't have asked for a better experience! We are so greatful for the privledge to be a part if this awesome community...the Caprock community!!

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October 25, 2014
I have 2 children at Caprock. One on his 5th year. Is Caprock for everyone? No. For our family, yes. The difference in my son's vocabulary was huge right away. Since then the art that my son recognizes, the subjects they discuss, books they read. It's a quality education. I don't love all the teachers, but I feel they are qualified and my children have always been more than happy with them. The rules are written for all to read, actually you sign off every year that you've read them. They aren't that difficult to follow. I believe it's a great place for my children. They are doing great and I feel they are learning at an accelerated rate.

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October 25, 2014
The mission of Caprock is to help all students achieve their highest academic and character potential using proven, accelerated academic programs, while providing a safe environment. For our two children this mission has been accomplished thus far. We love that much of the drama of public education is eliminated because of uniforms and the rigors of the academics. No time for drama when you're busy learning! And we love that caring community involvement is highly encouraged and taught. Our children feel very safe here and are excited about all the amazing things they are learning in art, music, history, and Latin. Spanish begins in 3rd grade and our son is enjoying that as well. Caprock is not for every kid or family, but for our family, we can say, "mission accomplished" and keep it up. We are thankful we have this option for our children!

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October 24, 2014
Caprock Academy has drastically improved my son's educational experience. He started in a public school where was terribly bored and there was very little structure in the classroom. We chose to move him to Caprock and he has flourished. They approach math and literacy at ability level offering 3-4 different classes for each grade level. This allows each student to learn at a rate that keeps them interested and makes them feel successful. I volunteer in the classroom and find it amazing how respectful and eager to learn the students are. They also have PE everyday as well as either Music or Art making a well rounded education for their students. I feel so fortunate to have my son there and my younger son will be starting next fall.

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October 23, 2014
My daughter has a learning disability. My husband and I felt that the public school atmosphere hindered her advancement. After we chose to transfer her to Caprock, she has moved steadily towards the goal of catching up with her peers. It is wonderful to see her blossom and show a much higher self esteem level than we ever thought possible. She loves her school!

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October 23, 2014
This is the first school year my son and daughter have attended caprock Academy. At first my children struggled to keep up with the assignments and homework. The curriculum is somewhat challenging but the benefits are amazing. My children have progressed wonderfully and they have learned so much. We are in the second quarter now and it is amazing how much information my kids have learned. It is relieving to know that my children are in a school that does not tolerate bullying. Caprock teaches their students to be respectful and polite to their teachers and their peers. Both my children enjoy going to school everyday, learning in the classroom , and finishing their homework every night without discouragement or hesitation. Their confidence has risen to a level that is absolutely astonishing and I know that I have made a great choice by enrolling them into Caprock. I'm thankful to have my kids in a school that guides their students in the right direction as they grow to be successful , respectful and intelligent adults.

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October 22, 2014
I have 4 children in Caprock and they are thriving. The school works with our family to meet the individual needs of each child through IEP's and testing. My children are learning to be learners and love learning. I feel my children are safe from outside harm and from their peers. I love that the rules are enforced for each child in every class. It helps my children know where the boundaries are. The education and environment are wonderful.

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October 10, 2014
My daughter attends Caprock and we love it. The uniforms are great! The teachers are supportive and qualified. The academics are rigorous and children are expected to be responsible for their own actions. The building is nice with appropriate climate control in the summer and winter. My daughter loves getting to utilize canyon view park for P.E. somedays. She also loves the Thursday hot lunch when she gets to eat from noodles & co, jimmy John's etc.

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September 25, 2014
We have been happy overall with this school. When we considered what school to send our daughter to, we had a few options, and settled on Caprock. It may not be the "popular" choice, but we put a high value on curriculum and student expectations. We believe homework is important and rules are a part of life. She occasionally complains about not being able to wear crazy colors in her hair or multiple colors on her fingernails, but the big picture is more important than nails and clothing. Even we, as adults, have dress standards for our workplace and would be reprimanded for not being in compliance. We love the small school atmosphere and the fact that when she does begin high school, all of her teachers will know her, not just see a name on a paper. As far as all the bad publicity last year, we all know the media gets the facts wrong all the time, and fails to even get the facts before reporting a story that will get them headlines. It's terrible that people judge the school based on social media stories with a major lack of accuracy. If it wasn't for Caprock, we would most likely be at a private school. No school is perfect, but Caprock has been perfect for our family

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August 19, 2014
I couldn't have been more disappointed with this school. The academics are rigorous, which is fine by itself, but God help the kid who needs any kind of extra services. This school certainly isn't there for them and has routinely left these students behind. As for the strict rules, you lay in the bed that you create. When a school wants to adopt a tight-fisted reign over their students, they really can't complain when they make national headlines for seeing the students as recipients of their rulebooks instead as human beings, and more importantly....as children. During the recent controversy over the girl who shaved her head in support over her friend with cancer, there was no 'drama mama' who was behind this as stated by someone else here. It was a school board who wrote rules so inflexible, that students wound up being mere cogs in a machine. They literally created the distractions that they claimed the rules eliminated. Schools don't exist to instruct the kids in being good, empathetic people, a job best done by their families, but when a school shows the opposite by their actions, an environment is created that impacts children in negative ways, socially and scholastically.

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August 08, 2014
I love this school. They have felt their fair share of growing pains. It is unfortunate that this school was drug through the mud on the whim of a drama mama. The school could not even speak about the matter because they are not allowed to discuss individual student situations. Had the whole story been able to be told, it would have had a completely different outcome. As for the teachers. They are some of the most dedicated and compassionate out there. There has been a change in the administration that I think will bring some positive change to the school. Resources are tight for schools that don't participate in the local district but this school has done amazing things, even with the constant cuts in educational funding. This school is not for everyone. It is for families who are willing to be involved in their children's education. It is not for families who want to just drop their kids at the door and never think about school again. It IS for parents who want their kids to be in an environment that is safe and caring. It is for families who know that their children are capable of more than what other local schools offer. My suggestion...check it out for yourself.

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June 12, 2014
I love this school and my kids have the thrived in Caprock's environment. I was shocked by the negative comments below but I guess there are always the parents searching for something better and will always be unhappy. The teacher's have been warm, knowledgeable and true role models to our children. We couldn't be happier!

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May 14, 2014
I am a student of Caprock and unfortunately I must agree with the more negative reviews. Some of the teachers are indeed either over qualified or underqualified to teach at Caprock. The discipline is either get in our nanometer wide line or get out of the school. They are understaffed with some teachers doing three subjects at once or possibly more. I would give it more than two stars but unfortunately the school is definitely lacking in funding, the students have no power but are given the illusion of power, and the rumors of students becoming more rebellious is frighteningly true. In fact next year many students will be transferring to different schools. I can only find a very, very small number of things. but these things are overridden by the harsh discipline, the lack of permanent buildings, the multi tasking teachers, and the obvious disdain the school has for the students. So only two stars can be given, one more than it deserves as a result of it's shameful conduct as a charter school. That star is earned because of the colorful teachers that make this school almost bearable.

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2014
Pulled my daughter from this school earlier this year. The academics were ok, but the teacher my daughter had in 2nd grade bullied her to the point my daughter would cry on her way home from school everyday. When I went to the headmaster for help, I was told that the teachers disciplinary actions are up to the teachers themselves. This teacher had my daughters desk by itself against a wall and held her in from recess for two weeks. My daughter had to write a letter to me saying she got in trouble for asking another child for her eraser back during "quite writing time". A year earlier, her first grade teacher had me take her to have her hearing checked because my daughters singing was off-key. I feel that between the inadequate teachers and the poor decisions made by the board- this school has a long way to go before it will be considered a decent school in this community.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2014
Pulling my child out of this awful school! They sent a child home for shaving her head to support another child with cancer...shame on this school and its staff!!! Shame, shame, shame!

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March 25, 2014
As mentioned in other reviews, I also believe that the teachers aren't at fault. Its the board who seem to care more about the bottom line than they do about the kids. Even with the great teachers here, with such a high turnover rate, it's extremely difficult to establish any continuity. My daughter received an okay education during her three years here, it should have been much better.

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February 07, 2014
Caprock Academy is filled with dedicated teachers and families. My children have been attending this school for four years and have learned so much about character and leadership. I am astounded regarding the previous comments stating that teachers are not qualified; this is simply not true. I have worked in many of the classrooms and find the learning environment to be positive and structured. The curriculum is exemplary and my children come home from school excited to teach me about what they know. If you are going to consider sending your child to any school, please take the time to do your research. Go to Caprock Academy, spend time in the classrooms, talk to the administrators, learn about the curriculum, and ask questions.

- submitted by a community member

January 13, 2014
A lot of the reviews on here are spot on. Last summer the school did loose a lot of qualified teachers because they pay peanuts . The problem lies with the board of directors who will not do anything to help the school get funding. Caprock is the lowest funded school in the state but still manages to get above state average marks. The school is very disciplined and does wear uniform. This is not recommended for all students. Some reviews state on here that none of the teachers are qualified to teach all I can say to that is that some are over qualified to teach at Caprock . Overall Caprock academy is a great school but unless the board change things they are going to loose more teachers this coming summer

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October 06, 2013
At one time this school had great potential. The curriculum taken from a fantastic school in Fort Collins proves to be exceptional. Sadly the execution of the administration and lack of teacher training has over powered the effectiveness of the curriculum. The school does not meet the needs of many of its students, it teaches to the top and the rest are left behind. Students are not provided with the correct research based support they need. If your child struggles in any academic area they should not attend this school, and the school administration will be happy to see you go. The Dean tried to recruit us back, until I mentioned my child had a reading learning disability. His tune changed and he told me he thought it was better my child was somewhere else!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
First of all I am a student at Caprock and I have been with Caprock since the beginning. I disagree with many parents opinions on here. The reason that the kids need to hurry is because we all only have 45 minute classes. Therefore there is not enough time to be running around and goofing off. The point of the line is to keep things orderly. We have over 700 students at the school that are all changing at various times. Order is needed. As for the parent on here that said our school is liberal...then the school isn't for you. I don't not understand why parents go aroun teaching their children that it is ok to go back and bash a school simply because of a few things you dislike. At Caprock that is very discouraged. Now please. Enough of this it angers me to no end to see people hate on Caprock just because we have different practices.

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2013
So much about this school is alarming. Questionable practices abound. The teachers are evidently of the opinion that they are personally qualified to assess, diagnose and treat functional behaviors. Add to this the fact that Caprock's TCAP scores are in most cases below the districts scores, and I truly question the value of the education received here.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2013
Four years ago I was full of praise for this school; the cirriculum and teachers. The Core Knowlege cirriculum is the best, but the school now, not so much. Parents, read your handbook. Bottom line is the headmaster is the decision maker about the advancement of the chlldren --*not* the parents. If that doesn't play into the hands of the liberals, I don't know what does. They'd love to take away parental authority. We found out the hard way. I'm thankful we still have freedom in the small things -- like, removing our children and homeschooling! Oh, and agree with previous poster about administration -- that's the problem.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2013
Caprock Academy lost nearly half it's qualified staff last school year as a result of poor leadership of the unqualified, punitive, and inefficient administration.. Sadly, the administration and unqualified staff have depreciated the education that was once offered at this school. The headmaster should be more involved with what is happening among the classrooms, students, teachers, and between all. The curriculum director should have far more qualifications for her position and should follow through with effectively training staff. She has never even been a teacher herself! My children were only receiving one 15 minute lunch and one 15 minute recess a day. Often my children spent their recess time practicing how to line up in a "Caprock line", or a militant silent line. Upon entering the doors to their classroom building in the mornings, on time, they heard, "hurry hurry let's go, let's go time to get to ability groups." They were always rushed to move from one subject to another. My children are above grade level in all academic areas, but yet are not conifident in their own abilities as a result of their time at this school. To be continued

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July 26, 2013
I am so disappointed in this school! My nephew has attended Caprock since kindergarten, and I keep waiting to be impressed by his knowledge...I've been let down, unfortunately. He has had teachers who set very low standards for him year after year; such as turning in assignments two weeks late and only losing a half of a point after numerous reminders from the teacher (I was shocked!) He still received a "B" every time! That is the opposite of Love and Logic... This is only one of many examples of how "easy" the teachers have been on him, it is sad. His math workbook consisted of only basic math (and he is in 4th grade!!) and it was about half the size of other math workbooks I have seen in the school district. My nephew has very low self esteem, horrible social skills and an unimpressive education. Granted the school is not entirely to blame, it does play a HUGE role in the 160 days he attends (that is 5 days LESS than elementary age children attend in school district fifty one public schools by the way) I hope this school improves where needed for his sake.

- submitted by a community member

June 05, 2013
The real truth about this school, its a good school,but not sure if I recommend this school to everyone."So called teachers" since the majority of them dont have a teacher's degree and anyone can teach there if you know how to follow rules and curriculum its outlined for them. They want parents to volunteer 40hr per child. They do enforce the rules and if you dont like them or question anything they say there s the door you can always go to another school. Students are required to do community volunteer on their own.Uniforms are required. Oh and dont be late for any assignments automatically 50% off the grade. Ive seen discipline such as running or jumping jacks for the whole recess. I do like the structure of the classes students know what to expect each day and they are always learning, they switch classes even for kindergarten, and put in class s based on their abilities and its a very safe environment. They will keep kids back a grade if they are not where they should be with grades. Grading can be quite harassed there. Overall if you can handle the politics and rules then all means go there, even with uncertified teachers they will get a decent education.

- submitted by a parent

December 19, 2012
If there was an option for a negative star rating, this would be a perfect example for it. There are two reasons why this school still exists: the public school district is a joke and the teachers. I could go on and on listing all of the insanity that the administration reigns (pun intended) down on their staff and students. The concept of the school is great. Academic success could be the product of the "Classical Education" model the school attempts to employ. However, "the system" only works if the teachers are able to receive adequate training and have time to meet all of the ridiculous demands of the school. They receive neither. They are treated like they are expendable. The administration is dysfunctional and uses bullying, neglect, brow-beating to "motivate" their staff. The teaching staff has an extraordinarily high turn over rate. They do not listen to anyone. You are either 'with them or against them'. The administration are experts at evading issues and deception, cronyism, and blurring the facts to control the message. If this sounds like a school for you, then click your heels and goose step your way down to the school and pick up an enrollment packet

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October 12, 2012
Very disappointed with administrator and negative environment. School should be fun! So glad we went with a different school (Appleton).

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July 18, 2012
This school is very structured, motivated by character values as well as high academics. Uniforms offer less distractions; high expectations from faculty and parentaly involvement create a challenging atmosphere loaded w/ support and direction. Can't say enough about our personal experience. our chidlren are thriving and looking forward to the challenge of this school year!

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May 06, 2012
My children have been attending this public charter school for three years. I was excited about the classical education Caprock stated it could provide. I still want them to have this type of education but I feel that my children have begun to "wilt" as individuals. Both of my children deal with teachers and aides who yell at them, publicly criticize their work, and treat them as second rate people. My children have begun to give up on school because "nothing they do is good enough." My youngest is an A-B student and is in constant fear that he will fail his classes because that is what his teacher keeps telling him. My oldest may have to repeat her grade because of excessive tardies, not because of absences or her grades. I have given my children the option of going to a different school next year. The ONLY reason that my son doesn't want to change schools is because he doesn't want to have to make all new friends.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2012
Our son, who is gifted and challenging, has been in elementary grades at Caprock Academy for 4 years. His teachers have demonstrated remarkable dedication and compassion - and an extraordinary desire for our son to achieve excellence. They have truly embodied Caprock's mission in helping him realize his highest academic and character potential. Caprock does implement Love and Logic(L&L), a philosophy founded over 30 years ago, and the approach of choice among educators and parents. L&L: states the importance of adults providing limits in a caring way; trains educators to stay calm and avoid provoking, threatening, moralizing or lecturing when interacting with students; views childhood misbehavior as an opportunity for helping children grow through their mistakes; encourages methods that help children learn to be responsible and gain self-confidence; asserts that sharing control and stopping undesirable behaviors early are most effective; and values children and places a heavy emphasis on the importance of treating them with respect and dignity. Caprock Academy is now K-12 and in its permanent home. We are so grateful to Caprock's founders, administrators and teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2012
My enormous disappointment with District 51's poor administration and continued low standards led me to seek a better curriculum for my two children at Caprock. I believe Caprock's literacy program is very adequate and the math program only marginally adequate though far better than that offered by District 51's entirely worthless math program. They use Singapore math but unfortunately rush through the books to meet deadlines and leave children with insufficient knowlege of basic and essential knowlege to build their skills. I love uniforms too, but Caprock is militant about them. Teachers seem qualified, but are pushed to carry out a harsh environment where children are yelled at, singled out and humiliated for simple mistakes. My children easily mastered the curriculum but the harsh environment and unprofessional and unkind conduct practiced daily by teachers here has robbed my children of their love of learning and self confidense. Both are so unhappy, we will undoubtedly leave for 2013. They say they practice Love and Logic with a military bent. That's not love or logic and it's highly ineffective. Imagine what kids here could do if they actually used love and logic.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2011
I have 2 kids at Caprock. They are completing their 3rd year. The curriculum is the best. The classical education in which the model after is superior. I love the way they teach history. You learn the same thing every 3 years, but on a deeper level as they get older. The teachers are terrific. Character accountability is awesome!

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May 17, 2011
We have 2 kids at Caprock and absolutely love it. The way they teach is totally different and for the first time our oldest is constantly being challenged so she is not getting bored to death in class like she was in the other public schools. I couldn't see our kids going anywhere else in the county. We absolutely love the teachers, staff and administration at Caprock. The parents that have rated this school poorly need to wake up. Yes there is a school uniform policy. Kids go to school to learn not for a fashion show. I personally like the uniforms. They also teach the kids that actions have consequences which I think more schools need to step up and make students more accountable like Caprock does. I also like the fact that farents and students have community service they have to do. It builds a stronger community both school community and community at large.

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May 17, 2011
I have 2 kiddos at Caprock. It is the most amazing school. We started our oldest at another elementary in Grand Jct. We were very disappointed at her progress. And even more so when we asked for her to advance when she became bored. But Caprock is geared toward setting the pace with your own child and allowing each child to excel at his or her own speed. The Core Knowledge curriculum and the character building should be a part of every school system. Because it has an advanced curriculum, there is a learning curve when switching from other schools. But it is by far the best school on the Western Slope!!

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May 16, 2011
I have 2 older children that went K-12 in the local school district. When my youngest came along and it was time to enroll her in school I was not about to go through the local district again. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! The curriculum is wonderful, the ability grouping offers so much flexibility for a students learning style. Militant?? Nothing could be further from the truth!!! My child has been at Caprock since kindergarten and has always been in a safe environment with caring teachers and staff. The discipline model is the Love and Logic program. The character education is wonderful. Some in the community fail to understand is that Charter Schools, at least in this District, do not get any local property tax money for their facilities. The excellent money management of the Administration and Board of Directors has, within a relatively short time, allowed for the purchase of the new land and the building of the new brick and mortar structure. This is a wonderful school and because of the dedication of the Administration, Staff, Board, Students, Parents and Community, is contiuniung to grow and develop and is going to be one of the States top schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011
We have seen our granddaughter flourish at Caprock. She has loved her teachers at Caprock.

- submitted by a community member

April 22, 2011
Many of the teachers are uncertified and lack experience teaching. The school is militant and it is a very stressful environment for the children.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2011
Caprock Academy will be relocated to its permanent site (including a new bricks and mortar main building with a cafeteria/gym/auditorium and high school science lab) for the beginning of School Year 2011-2012. The new location also offers greater room for the playground and sports fields.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2010
Usually people who have trouble with the headmaster have trouble with authority. Not a problem! Find another school in town where you can just slide right on by. Parents sign the agreement that says they will abide by the Caprock Academy Family Handbook. Why sign something you have a problem with? Seems odd to me!

- submitted by a community member

April 08, 2010
I agree with the comment about the headmaster. She is completely unresponsive to questions or concerns. Teachers are militant. There is essentially no play area and extremely limited to no recess time. If you have a bright, energetic child this school is not for you, especially if you want your child to love learning. If you have an advanced child, I would highly recommend a differenct school. Teachers are inflexible and discourage creativity. Your child must do exactly what the teacher says, exactly how the teacher want is done and will be punished for thinking on their own. Students are not allowed to question a teacher or anything she says. The teacher is always right, even when she isn't. After all the hard work that went into this school it is extremely disappointing and not at all reflective of the excellent schools it is supposedly modeled after.

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July 29, 2009
Caprock is now K-12. Things are moving forward in big steps. My child just started the second year (3rd Grade) in Caprock and she loves it. Challenging and very high quality education.

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June 22, 2009
This used to be a great school. The headmaster is not the best I've seen and some of the teachers here are, in my opinion, the worst kind of teacher...fanatical and inflexible!

- submitted by a parent

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Caprock Academy
714 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO  81505
(970) 243-1771
Last modified Caprock Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Caprock Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top