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

Hybrid Schedule

Posted on: 2020-10-09 10:32


AcademyACL uses a ‘secondary’ class-switching model to move students into their needed-level for World of Math classes, and Art of Language (reading/writing) classes, at all kindergarten through eighth grade levels. The student’s needed-level is not by age or grade, but is determined by their mastery of standards from assessments used. Because this is more challenging during a pandemic where the creation of a smaller cohorts of students is needed (for both mitigation of virus-spreading as well as reduction of the numbers of students/staff who would need to quarantine in a given situation), AcademyACL is currently using a Hybrid Schedule model. Each student attends either on a Blue Day (Monday/Wednesday) or a Green Day (Tuesday/Thursday) with virtual learning on the non-in-person days, including Friday. Families/siblings and carpools are on the same schedule. Families have applied, if needed, for limited-space options into a virtual learning study hall for the non-in-person days if that was needed to support a work schedule. This schedule began October 5 and 6, and we will continue to monitor its processes and the local health data numbers, for an eventual transition when possible to adding more days onsite for each student, as safely and thoughtfully as possible.

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.