Special Events

Making Connections in Our Community

Every year we celebrate the opportunity to make connections throughout the Pikes Peak Region, into Denver, across Colorado, across the country, and even around the world. Here are some of the special events that enable great connections, activities, and celebrations for students.


February 29 - Gifted Education Mini Conference w/ Linda Silverman -

We welcome Dr. Linda Silverman to Colorado Springs! Dr. Silverman is an international author, speaker, and founder of the Gifted Development Center in Denver. Dr. Silverman will hold a keynote presentation  for educators from 9am to 10am, followed by informal breakout sessions including one by Guiding Bright founder, Tina Harlow.

Tickets are $15 online through February 26. Tickets at the door are $20 online. Seating is limited, so please reserve your ticket/s online as soon as possible. The proceeds are used to provide an honorarium for our special guests and the work of our Center for Gifted Resources that serves families across the Pikes Peak Region.

A certificate of attendance will be provided for 3.5 hours at the conclusion of the workshop.  Visit this link: tickets here

February 26 - Lottery Night @ 6:30pm - Families that have submitted enrollment applications are invited to attend the 2020-21 enrollment lottery held at AcademyACL.


January 25 - Ruth Washburn Information Fair

January 25 - Parent's Challenge

January 18 - Educating Children of Color Summit

January 14 - Kindergarten Night @ AcademyACL


November 14 - WATS Night- AcademyACL. 5:30pm.Dr. Amy Rushneck, the Executive Director of The Center for Bright Kids will present on the benefits of these testing opportunities for students in grades 3-9. While the presentation is primarily for parents, you are welcome to bring your students with you, but know that we will not be able to provide childcare. Please RSVP so that we can have an idea of how many of you might be interested.

We'll be a testing site for the PSAT 8/9 on February 10, 2020, and you can sign up for that testing session via the CBK website: www.centerforbrightkids.org.

A flyer for this event is in your child's Thursday folder, and I've attached one to this post as well. Please feel free to share with others in the community who might be interested or whose kids might benefit!


October 31 - Boo at the Zoo - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. 4:00pm-8:30pm. AcademyACL will have a booth and participating. Please come find us!

October 11 - Koats 4 Kids - Mining Exchange. 5:30pm-9:30pm.


September 14 - What if? Festival, Downtown Colorado Springs. AcademyACL will be at booth #89 in the Plaza of the Rockies building.