Preparing Students to Change Their Worlds

Education is a Lifelong Process

Our educational goals for students extend beyond the classroom; students are influenced by everything they see and do.

We provide our students with rigorous fundamental and foundational skill sets that prepare them to be successful in any academic environment or institution now, or in the future. We hold them accountable for the development of the content of their character, and for participating in activities that will help them achieve their full potential.

An education is only as strong as the vision, staff, students and advocates behind it. At CLA/VPA, we inspire a vision for education that empowers students to be leaders of our future, change agents in whatever professional environment they aspire to.


Evidence of Success

CDE SchoolView

Awards and Accolades

  • Finalist: The Succeeds Prize Transformational Impact in a Middle School Award
  • John Irwin Award
  • Center of Excellence Award
  • ELPA Excellence Award
  • Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award
  • ESEA Title I High Progress Reward School
  • High School Academic Growth Award
  • Foundations for Great Schools: Award Winning School
  • CDE nominated USDE Blue-Ribbon School
Fast Facts
Grades Served: PK-12
Enrollment: 908
School Day: CLA: 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.;  VPA 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School Year: CLA: 174   (5-day week);  VPA: 147 (4-day week; Tuesday-Friday)
Pre-Kindergarten 30 slots Colorado Preschool Program; tuition-free ½ day (Monday-Thursday AM / PM)
Kindergarten: Full day; tuition-free
Transportation: Free bus service within Adams 14 boundaries
Food Service: Free hot breakfast, lunch and snack programs: USDA National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.
Extracurricular: Sports, student government, yearbook, scholar ambassadors, newspaper, etc.


American Indian or Alaskan Native 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0%
African American 1%
Hispanic 94%
White 5%
Free/Reduced Lunch 86%
Female 54%
Male 46%
Gifted and Talented   4%
Special Education 6%
English Language Learners  74%Mobility Rate 3% Student:Teacher Ratio  19:1