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A free PK-12 school of choice located in Westminster, CO

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Our Approach

As a school of choice, we take seriously our responsibility to design an intentional educational experience and communicate to families why they should choose us. 

The Academy's approach to delivering a compelling and responsive experience centers around three notions we call Navigational Stars – Prepare, Explore, and Empower – that keep us grounded in The Academy’s mission and vision as we set priorities and make decisions that impact instruction and school culture. 


All three Navigational Stars – Prepare, Explore, and Empower – simultaneously occur in a complete, cyclical fashion at each grade level to honor every student’s need to access all three as well as in a progressive, stepped fashion across grade levels to honor key points of emphasis along the spectrum of childhood development.

This graphic illustrates the application of The Academy's three Navigational Stars

When we say Prepare, we mean all students develop the academic skills needed to prepare for lifelong success.

When we say Explore, we mean all students explore their strengths and passions through real-world learning.

When we say Empower, we mean all students practice habits of mind that will empower them to lead their own futures.