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

Planning for 2020-21

Posted on: 2020-07-22 02:39

Our first day for students this school year is August 31, 2020. We’re still finalizing plans with District 11, and we have a full-time Virtual School option for any family regardless of whether the rest of our school uses a different plan or schedule at a given time. Like all schools and districts, our contingencies have contingencies this year as we work to create options that are as safe and flexible as possible for our students, our families, our teachers, and the rest of our staff. These are challenging times indeed! But we are grateful to have a new and exciting building project that continues forward, with the first phase ready by August 31st, and the expansion space ready by January 2021. Check out #MissionPossibleBuild2020 and photos on Facebook, @AcademyACLConnect. We appreciate working with our families to make great things happen for our kids, with a highly challenging and highly supportive gifted education program.

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.