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 2023 SPF  accountability ratings

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Awards and Accolades

  • Distinction rated
  • Center of Excellence Awards
  • John Irwin Awards
  • ELPA Excellence Awards
  • Finalist: The Succeeds Prize Transformational Impact in a Middle School 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: 635
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
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 97%
White 2%
Free/Reduced Lunch 87%
Female 54%
Male 46%
Gifted and Talented   4%
Special Education 4%
English Language Learners  74% Mobility Rate 11%Student: Teacher Ratio  19:1