AcademyACL is a Free Charter Public School Guiding Gifted Learners in the Pikes Peak Region.

First Virtual Day for Students, August 31, 2020

Posted on: 2020-08-25 03:45

As we start our school year, we look forward to exploring the opening unit with all classes, K-8, for Our Wonderful World of Color, where students will explore all subject areas through the Big Idea of “Color” and all of its amazing facets. We will open virtually, with Google Classroom as our learning management system (LMS) for our students’ online experience. We look forward to improved health numbers in El Paso County so that, along with Colorado Springs School District 11, we can phase into adding in-person time. We have all-year, all-virtual available for all of our students, and our hope and plan is that, with improved health numbers, we can begin to transition to adding in-person days at the end of October for all of our students who wish to be onsite. Our opening unit will last the first two weeks, and then we will use assessment data to create the ongoing virtual math classes and reading/writing classes that are leveled for students’ needs. Students area enrolled in classes for any level of math or reading/writing that they need, regardless of their enrolled grade level.

We provide an academic home for advanced & creative learning, and a place for unusually advanced, gifted skills to flourish. Our gifted education specialty uses a higher degree of difficulty and more complex curriculum designed for academically gifted learners. We are a proud member of the Colorado Springs District 11 portfolio of school choice, and owe support students across the Pikes Peak Region.


We will create an academic home for advanced and creative learning, cultivate personal and standards-based excellence and leadership ability, and serve as a resource center for the gifted community of the Pikes Peak Region.


Our students and staff will investigate ideas and master advanced content, reflect upon their own progress, explore connections between disciplines, and lead others in positive ways to new heights in achievement and service to the community.


Students work in multi-age classrooms at highly challenging levels.

Community Connections

Our students, teachers, families, and community connect and grow together in many ways.

Gifted Resource Center

We support and advocate for gifted students, and share professional development, ideas, and awareness of needs.


Our creative and active Parent Teacher Organization supports families, staff, and students throughout the school year.

Curious about Enrollment?

Learn more about our enrollment process and what steps are needed to become a part of our student body.