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Academic Calendar May 17, 19, 20: Final spring MAP testing May 17: All 4th quarter assignments due May 20: 8th grade return Chromebooks May 21: 8th Grade Graduation, Wings Exploration of Flight, 1:30 PM May 26: 6th-7th grades return Chromebooks… Continue reading

DreamUp to Space Teams Load MixStix for June Launch

What a way to start the week! Learners met at SCVi Charter School in Castaic, California, this afternoon to prepare experiments for launching to the International Space Station this June. With the assistance of facilitator Shawna Brown and Kathleen Fredette,…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Haanie Mohammed, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to develop the…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Sophia Siegen, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to develop the…

Meet a DreamUp to Space Team Member: Hutch Siegen, Team Carrot

By Grace Stumpf & Raegan Brown DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Colorado SKIES Academy, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar May 14: Presentations of Learning May 17, 19, 20: Final spring MAP testing May 17: All 4th quarter assignments due May 20: 8th grade return Chromebooks May 21: 8th Grade Graduation, Wings Exploration of Flight, 1:30 PM May… Continue reading

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the Colorado SKIES Academy approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being stale and rote, it’s filled with excitement. That excitement,…

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Academic Calendar May 3-7: Staff Appreciation Week May 14: Presentation of Learning May 17: Final spring MAP testing starts May 21: 8th Grade Graduation, Wings Exploration of Flight, 1:30 PM May 27: Last Day of School Prospective families, schedule a… Continue reading

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Academic Calendar April 26-30: Spirit Week April 30: Color Run. Sign up here! Prospective families, schedule a tour! See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy! Continue reading

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the Colorado SKIES Academy education model, we believe kids are more empowered to learn and retain knowledge when learning…

Family & Friends Virtual Paint Night to Benefit DreamUp Launch Teams

Wednesday, April 21 6:30 PM MT  Benefiting our current DreamUp to Space Launch Teams from across the network, who are preparing for the spring launch of their experiments to the International Space Station! Click the image below to register:

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

NASA’s Dr. Jacob Cohen Presents: The Hazards of Space Travel

April 19, 5:00-6:00 PM MT Join NASA Ames Chief Scientist Dr. Jacob Cohen and his team to learn about The Hazards of Space Travel. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity for a Q&A. Spaces are limited, so please…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar April 21-22: Learner-Led Conferences April 26-30: Spirit Week April 30: Color Run. Sign up here! Prospective families, schedule a tour! See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy! Continue reading

A Message from the Interim Director

Greetings, Colorado SKIES Academy families, Last week was really busy with a lot of visitors in the building. CSA hosted a Leadership Cafe, which will be used in the selection of a permanent director for the 2021-22 school year. Thank…

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Learner-Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

NASA’s Dr. Jacob Cohen Presents: The Hazards of Space Travel

April 19, 5:00-6:00 PM MT Join NASA Ames Chief Scientist Dr. Jacob Cohen and his team to learn about The Hazards of Space Travel. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity for a Q&A. Spaces are limited, so please…

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