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The Connect Charter School

Charter | 6-8 | 254 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted April 10, 2014

I am a 5th grader and can't wait to go to connect I have read all the amazing rveiws from it and can't wait uuntil 6th grade so I can start to be more challenged than I am at Haaff Elementary I need to learn way more than I have all ready.


Posted August 1, 2012

I am currently in 6th grade and had to choose between this school and another. I was covinced the other was better until i took the tour. I am exited to go here, now that I truly believe that this is a great school.


Posted March 4, 2012

I started as a scared 6th grader afraid of anything and everything, but the teachers and students helped me shed my shell and remove my tail from between my legs. They are always there for me, are (usually) respectful, and help hold eachother up. There is definitely a lot less bullying here than other schools and we only have rare occasions when grafiti is discovered on the walls in the bathrooms. The teachers respect students instead of acting like they are superior, and friends don't remain friends, but become a part of the family. I have always been a straight A student, but the curriculum is challenging even to me, but not so much that my grades drop because of it. If anything, they challenge me just enough to make me want to try harder. At Connect I found an environment where I could be smart and not be made fun of. I'm now an 8th grader and scored a 26 on the ACT both years I took it, and was a member of the Varsity team both years I did Science Olympiad. I participated in History Day every year, and this year I created a website with one of my best friends. I would reccomend Connect to everyone because it is a place where miracles happen.


Posted February 15, 2012

This is a great school that will prepare students for High School and beyond. However, be aware that the mathematics curriculum only allows for a very few students (maybe 3-4) to participate in acceleration. So, if you are wishing your child to take Algebra in 7th grade and Geometry in 8th so that he or she will be ready for Algebra 2 and advanced math in High School to be competitive academically, you will most likely be disappointed. my student had a 98% in algebra and they refused to move her up. She is bored stiff and will now take Geometry in the summer to be able to move forward with advanced math subjects in high school. Otherwise, a pretty safe and academically sound school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2011

If you have a bright, ambitious child who wants to make something of their life, this school is manna from Heaven. There is a strong college prep curriculum, the teachers and staff have very high expectations of the students and there is no tuition. The students are treated like small adults. If this sounds like a fit, get your child on the wait list immediately. Enrollment is first come, first serve and the wait is a few years. I If your child has a history of poor academic performance and bad behavior at school, they will not be welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Connect is one of the best schools, no the best school i have gone to. Everybody becomes a friend including the teachers! Love it. Marz
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2010

i'd reccoment to anyone in the world!! great for act, high-school, and college prep... and practically free aside from occasional donations you may make :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2010

I'm a 7th grader a Connect and the school the work gets easier as the next year comes. we have a lot of time to our work in class, and sometimes we don't. The average time of home work is 10-45 minutes of home work every day. The connection are fun but they can be very weird. It is very weird because as the next year goes on 6th graders come to the school and it is very diffrent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Students are challenged, receive personal attention, & are happy at Connect. Make sure you get on the waiting list early!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

Connect is the best school ever. they will help you with anything you need, and you will make lots of friends. Marz
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2009

I currently attend connect as a 6th grsder and it is by far the best most fun school i have ever attended. The curiculum is easy to grasp and the teachers are always there to help out. Don't get me wrong, it has its chalenges but oncne i ajusted, it was very easy and fun. We do alot of hands on work and that makes learning that much more fun. There is not a large student body so there is a smaller amount of students to teachers wich really helps out. All in all, Connect is the best school and i am so greatful to attend that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

I went to school here from 6th-8th grade. I'm in high school now, and I still go to visit. I loved going there so much; the teacher and staff were like a second family. If it is possible; send your children to this school. The classes are challenging, but my high school classes are much easier as a result. --raegan
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

I must say, Connect is the best school I have ever been to. I would recommend it to anyone. We are able to participate in a variety of academic competions, such as spelling bee, geo bee, Science Olympiad, and History Day. I am an eighth grader this year, and I have participated in both History Day and Science Olympiad for the past two years and plan to do so this year as well. Another important opportunity we get is to take the ACT as seventh and eighth graders, and don't be mislead; we take the REAL test, not a practice. As a seventh grader, I scored a 21, when the average in the state is either 17 or 18. I couldn't have done that without the incredible preparation i received from my principal. Connect is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I think that connect is a awsome school. It really gets you ready for high school. I graduated from connect in 2008 and connect has made high school a lot eaiser. The teachers at connet will help you through your way to. They will do anything to get you to pass. Jeremiah Martin


Posted July 30, 2008

I am about to begin my 8th grade year at Connect, and all I can really say about the school is that it is incredible. The staff, the students, the curriculum and the environment all contribute to the undeniable excellence that is Connect. The classes we take are helping us to prepare in the very best way possible for highschool. Although i am not there yet, I have heard from many a-friend that the highschool classes are easy thanks to their wonderful preparation. By all means, go to this school and i promise you will not regret it! --leah
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2007

I Absolutly love this school. It is my second home. All the staff is great to us students. We love our school. When i wake up every morning I can't wait for what is going to happen. We go alot of places for our school activites. We even get breaks during lunch to go either Skating or Bowling. We also go out to eat for lunch once a week. Connect also has many extra activites. Student who are in grade 7th and 6th have a choose to take Act prep. This helps us during Highschool with a head start. This school is the best school I have been to in all my years of school. There is so much more to this school that you would love. That is why i recomd this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2006

Love the School! Im a student there and I can't wait to wake up everyday to go to school. the teachers are great, they really care about what you learn and they really like to see the students progress. They connect school staff is my 2nd family. Im in 8th grade and Im sad to leave! I dont know many kids who love school but connect does it to ya. We go staking, bowling, out to lunch,we even go hiking! We have great learning chances; we have an ACT class and we take the ACT in April.Oh I love it. We also clean our school, answer the phone, and we practice our manners in compatiton form! We learn how to become young adults while still having fun! If you are thinking about going to connect I wouldn't think I would just go! To conclude, Connect Middle school is one of the best!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2005

highest level of education available for middle school students in pueblo. excellent staff, good disipline, but not much extracurricular activity. parental involvment is very high and teachers and staff are truly interested in student's development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2004

My daughter attended Connect for 6-8 grade. When she started high school this year she was suprised how easy the classes were. Connect teachers assign class work that requires at least some time spent as homework. It is not so much that the children are overwhelmed, but it is enough that when they reach high school they are prepared for the work load. The administration has a very close relationship with all students and works to develop their academic abilities. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 58% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 61% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Reading

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch96%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Reading

All Students92%
Female98%
Male88%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English92%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male89%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English87%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant87%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch99%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant99%

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant88%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch95%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 57%
Hispanic 35% 32%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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