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Breakfast hours: During Covid-19 guidelines
Monday - Friday
7:30 am North Campus 
7:45 am Main Campus 
COVID-19 guidelines
We want to share that the health and safety of your student is our #1 priority. We meet specific hand washing, wearing clean gloves, sanitizing all contact services,  heating and holding hot, and cold temperatures. All food items will be packaged---no self service at this time. Students will be served a small group at a time and then take their breakfast or lunch to their classrooms. 
We have a new operating system--  Titan. Go to to view daily breakfast and lunch menus. Go to Check District Menu, type in Colorado Charter School Institute. At the filter click and choose The  Academy Charter. When you click on the menu item you will find, calories, saturated fat, carbohydrates, and allergy information.
You may also print the menu calendars on the right side.

As a participating school in The National School Lunch ( Breakfast Program ) we comply with the Healthy Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010. The complete implementation will occur over multiple years.

Changes include:
•    Choices of low-fat (1%) and fat-free milk
•    Students must select a fruit or/and vegetable with every meal (we offer fresh salad daily)
•    Specific weekly amounts of dark green, red/orange, and starchy vegetables will be offered
•    In addition weekly amounts of beans, peas, other legumes must be offered
•    All bread items contain at least 51% of whole grains
We are limiting:
•    Foods that contain added saturated fat and trans fat
•    Foods high in added salt/sodium
We also meet specific calorie ranges for grade levels

We are currently meeting all of these standards.

Breakfast is served daily starting at 7:30 am at North and 7:45 at Main campus .

Lunch consist of a main entrée, a choice of fruit, and /or vegetable, and milk.
Lunch Daily Weekly
K – 8 Paid $3.40 $17.00
9 – 12 Paid $3.60 $18.00
K – 5 Reduced-Price No Charge No Charge
PK – 12 Reduced-Price $0.40  $2.00
Free No Charge No Charge
Adult Meal $4.75 $23.75
Extra entree - after reimbursable meal $2.00 $10.00
Entree ONLY $2.75 $13.75
Milk $0.50 $2.50
Breakfast Daily Weekly
K – 12 Paid $2.10 $10.50
K – 12 Free/Reduced-Price No Charge No Charge
Adult $2.70 $13.50

The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provide low-cost or free meals to children each school day.

Do I Qualify?

Your student(s) may qualify for free or reduced priced breakfast or lunch if your household income meets the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines (based on household size and income), or if your family currently receives SNAP benefits. Your students(s) may also qualify if they are considered to be a foster child, migrant, homeless, or runaway.

To see if you qualify, please submit an online or a paper application. We ask that you complete the application to maximize available funding from state and federal resources, as well as to provide certain meal and other benefits that may be available for your child. The eligibility for these funds and programs is linked to whether your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.
Payment Information
Your student may pay by either cash or check.  If you would like to pay by credit card, click on Choose Colorado Charter School Institute as your School District.

**We are not affiliated with the food service program through the Adams 12 school district. Any applications for free and reduced-priced meals from Adams 12, or any other school district, will not be processed.**

The 2020-2021 online application for the free and reduced-price meal program is available using the link in upper right column ( Paper applications are available at the school offices and kitchens. Completed paper forms must be submitted to the Kitchen Manager or the front office at either campus location. New applications must be completed every year.

Any questions, please call 303-289-8088 x169.
How Do I Apply?
1. Complete an application online at
2. Pick up a paper application from your school. Return to your school office or Kitchen Manager.  Any questions, please call 303-289-8088 x169.
Please complete only one application per household, and allow for up to 10 business days for the application to be processed.
CSI will process your application within 10 business days of receiving your application. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email (if provided) or a confirmation letter. If you do not receive an email or letter from us within 10 business days, please contact
Non Discrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish) USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

As we are serving all “free to go meals” the monthly menu may be changed due to availability or an overstock. We try to offer a variety of meals to meet your student’s nutritional needs. You will notice there are several vegetables and fruits listed daily. Not knowing the exact availability of these items the nutrition service staff will select the choices for the day. Thank you for supporting our program. It is our pleasure to serve your students. NOTE: Smoothies for breakfast are only served at Main Campus.

We are having system problems, please refer to the Titan website for the May menu.
Sorry for the inconvenience.