Acting Director Christa’s Message

Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

As I said last week, I will keep sharing important updates as we finalize the details for our return to school on August 14th. For this week, I’m pleased to tell you that the revised Family Guidebook was board approved at the last meeting and has been published on the website here. This includes the continued policy of having school fees in lieu of a school supply list. For the 2023/2024 academic year, fees are $200 per learner. Please refer to the family guidebook for more information.

Important reminder: All families, returning and new, must update and complete their Parent Forms each year before their child(ren) can attend school. This webpage includes information about Parent Forms for the 2023-24 school year. Parent Forms can be accessed from within PowerSchool. To access the PowerSchool SIS: Parents tile, please login to the MyCherryCreek Parent Portal, found here. Please note that the Parent/Guardian who starts the Parent Forms must complete them. For Parent Portal and Additional Parent Forms Documents and Useful Links click here.

Remember to mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 9th! We will host new learners and families from 3:30-5:30 pm to review CSA school policies, share our school culture and community, explore our learning environment, and other orientation topics that are important to know as a CSA learner and family.

The CSA Back to School Block Party will be from 5:45-7:45 pm, and that will be your opportunity to handle any last-minute paperwork, meet the facilitators, learn more about CSA’s parent-organized carpool system, get your carline number for learner pickup, and more! Please look at the Fall Return Dates for logistical information and details on the fun activities we will be hosting.

We are adding more CSA Summer Nights in August and we’ll be exploring rocket engineering and design with Ms. Pierce, creating Cartesian divers with Ms. Motley, with more to come later in August. I hope to see you there! We will continue to provide information about our Civil Air Patrol squadron partnership with contact information so that you can get your questions answered and learn more about meetings and logistics. In the meantime, you can visit this link to learn more about the national program, and this link will give you a glimpse into the local squadron that CSA partners with. There will be pizza, drinks, and snacks available for purchase at every CSA Summer Night event, and we have a wheel spin for CSA swag!

We are always looking for parent and learner volunteers to help us during our recruiting and community-building events so please visit this signup genius link to see other places that we’ll be this summer and sign up to help get the word out about our fantastic school! More learners in our program mean more opportunities to offer electives and clubs at CSA.

I hope you’ll join me at an event or two to share your experience at CSA. As always, please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • CSA Young Eagles Fly Day
  • CSA Summer Nights
  • Fall Return Dates
  • 2023-24 Schedule Changes
  • Summer Athletic Development
  • 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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