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Colorado SKIES Academy’s Exploratorium Facilitator Holly Pierce Inspires Learner-Led Projects

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools A couple of years ago, veteran K-8 educator Holly Pierce was thinking about leaving the profession. Fast-forward to today, and not only has Pierce not left teaching, but she has been invigorated…

Colorado SKIES Academy Learners Talk about Exploratory SmartLab!

CSA learners interviewed one another for a Creative Learning Systems contest. Hear what they have to say about their hands-on deeper learning experiences in the Exploratory SmartLab!

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 26: Field Day Celebration May 26: 6th-7th grades return Chromebooks May 27: Last Day of School. Early release (1:00 PM) Prospective families, schedule a tour! See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy! Continue reading

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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: Field Day Celebration May… Continue reading

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, learners from our network in grades 5-12 are inspired to…

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,…

Upcoming Events

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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