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

AcademyACL Returns to Virtual Learning

Posted on: 2020-11-13 12:49


Next week is Virtual Family Conference week!  Next week we will also be ALL VIRTUAL for students.

  • Monday through Wednesday we will not have onsite instruction, nor onsite study halls. Thursday and Friday were already scheduled for conferences.
  • We want to prevent having to send more students and staff into quarantines from onsite exposure, especially right before Thanksgiving.
  • Our teachers will use the time they are not on traffic, recess, and lunch duty to prep materials to send home with students, meet with families virtually, have things ready for conferences and follow-up questions ready afterwards, etc. — and to stay distanced from each other.
  • Last night, while the D11 board meeting was in session, El Paso County Health announced that the region is going down to “Orange” level and businesses are capped at 25%.
  • The actual dashboard numbers are more than twice the qualifications for a red “stay home” order. https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/covid19data-dashboard
  • The YMCA is still available, and you can contact them with questions- lcalhoun@ppymca.org
  • The D11 Food Service is still available, and you can email JENNIFER.KINZEL@d11.org to confirm the lunches you need each day.
  • Teachers will be putting materials together for pickup for students, and you will see sign-ups/times for those starting next week.

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.

OUR VISION

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 MISSION

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.

Academics

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 PTO (PAACL)

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.