About

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

  • CSI Distinction School
  • CDE 2019  accountability ratings

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Awards and Accolades

  • #1 High School in Colorado Charter School Institute portfolio of 16 high schools across Colorado according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools Rankings
  • Distinction rated elementary school; ranks in the top 10% of all elementary schools in Colorado
  • Finalist: The Succeeds Prize Transformational Impact in a Middle School Award
  • John Irwin Awards
  • Center of Excellence Awards
  • ELPA Excellence Awards
  • 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: 700
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 AM and PM sessions for 4-year-olds
Kindergarten: Full day; tuition-free
Transportation: Free bus service within Adams 14 boundaries (suspended during 2020-21)
Food Service: Free hot breakfast, lunch and snack programs: USDA National School Breakfast & Lunch Program.
Extracurricular: Sports, student government, yearbook, scholar ambassadors, newspaper, etc.

Demographics

American Indian or Alaskan Native 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0%
African American 1%
Hispanic 97%
White 2%
Free/Reduced Lunch 87%
Female 54%
Male 46%
Gifted and Talented   4%
Special Education 4%
English Language Learners  74% Mobility Rate 3%

Student: Teacher Ratio  19:1