QUESTIONS? Call us Today: 719-434-6566

Enrichment & Challenges

Battle of the Books

  • Limo Lunch Challenge
    • Read ALL of the books on your list by April 1, 2017 and enjoy a Limo Lunch with Mrs. Myers. You must compete in Battle to be eligible.
  • 1st-4th grade, internal contest at AcademyACL
    • Standard 30 Grades 3-5, book list here
      • List starts with:
        Applegate, Katherine The One and Only Ivan
        Blume, Judy Freckle Juice
        Bulla, Clyde Robert A Lion to Guard Us
        Byar, Betsy Tornado
        Christopher, Matt Ice Magic
        Cleary, Beverly Muggie Maggie
        ...
        All ABB booklists are copyrighted.If you have any questions regarding which specific book/title or in a series of books/titles has been selected, please contact Beyda for Books.
  • 5th grade, Pikes Peak Region, book list here
  • 6th-8th, Colorado Springs School District 11
    • Battle of the Books List,  2017-2018 School Year        
      • Booked by Kwame Alexander
      • Grandmaster by David Klass
      • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
      • Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
      • I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifrenka and Martin Ganda
      • Listen Slowly by Thanahha Lia
      • March: Book One by John Lewis
      • Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt
      • Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
      • No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the
      • Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits by Jordan Romero
      • Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
      • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
      • The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson
      • The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
      • The Trollhunters by Guillermo Del Toro
AcademyACL's BEST Robotics Team

BEST Robotics Competition

This competition is for Upper Division students (Divisions IV and V). It runs only six weeks, and culminates in a demonstration of our robot’s prowess in Denver. We are one of only three Pikes Peak Region schools competing in the BEST Competition in any of the four Colorado BEST hubs this year. We hope to organize a local hub for this program soon.

AcademyACL’s Robotics webpage

Front Range BEST Robotics program

Rocky Mountain BEST Robotics program

Southern Colorado BEST Robotics program

Golden Plains BEST Robotics program

National History Day

2016 Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History

Young Chautauqua

Young Chautauqua Program

Fun Challenges