Acting Director Christa’s Message

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Wow, what an amazing first week! There are always bumps in the road starting a new school year, but seeing the smiles on learners’ faces has made CSA staff so excited for the year ahead! It is our greatest honor to be a part of your family’s education journey. Your learners inspire us every day.

As we mentioned last week, the district admission office has a significant backlog to get kids moved to their correct school in the district-wide information management system. Rest assured that all CSA learners have preliminary schedules and specific block schedules for every content area and for each elective. Also, while our additional 6th-grade math and science facilitator doesn’t start until August 28th, none of our 6th-grade learners have missed any content. We have paired them with either other 6th-grade facilitators or with a substitute facilitator.

Please review the Family Guidebook, including our CSA Core Values and Learner Creed:

Learner Creed:

  • As a learner at CSA, I will do my best to walk with integrity and honor those around me and avoid intentionally offending others. I will not accept the improper conduct of others and will GROW in Greatness, Respect, Ownership, and Wonder every day to make every moment of learning count. I promise to be an active participant in my education.

CSA expectations for school behavior are:

  • I will do nothing to harm myself or others.
  • I am responsible for my behavior.
  • We are each other’s keepers.
  • I take pride in myself and in my work.
  • I will leave it better than I found it.

A few additional back-to-school reminders:

  • Please remember to follow the drop-off and pick-up procedures as outlined here. Please note: the speed limit in the CSA parking lot, from entrance to exit, is 5 mph.
  • Join the CSA Family Connection Facebook page
  • Follow the Colorado SKIES Academy Facebook page
  • Carpool Signup
    • Once you sign up, you should receive a confirmation email with the map link. Please check your spam folder if you don’t see the confirmation email in your inbox. For reference, the carpool map may also be found on this page.
  • Learner fees can be paid here.
  • Punch passes for after-school clubs can be purchased here.
  • Lastly, the CSA Spirit Store is now live on our website! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the store that isn’t there currently, please email to request that your item be added.

CSA building in the forefront and sunset in the background

Please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar, including aviation-focused events happening next door at Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • Athletic Development on Thursdays
  • Top Drone Competition
  • CSA’s Young Eagles Fly Day
  • 2023-24 Academic and Before/After School Schedule
  • Athletic Department Newsletter
  • Thought of the Week


Colorado SKIES Academy
Colorado SKIES Academy is a free public charter school authorized by the Cherry Creek School District, open to students throughout the Arapahoe County and Douglas County areas. This STEAM middle school serving grades 6-8 is located at Centennial Airport next to Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight.
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