Monday message 08.14.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Here we go! We are so excited to welcome your learners back to school this Monday, August 14 to begin the 2023-2024 education journey with them!

Thank you to everyone who attended the New Learner Orientation and Back to School Block Party last Wednesday. We hope that you and your learner got the information you needed and had some fun. Rest assured, if you weren’t able to make it to the event, we will be ready on Monday morning to welcome your learner. We will provide them with their schedule and elective choices, handle any other logistical needs, and most importantly, make sure that they have a great first day of school!

Important update: Learners who have completed the CSA Enrollment Packet should come to school on Monday, regardless of the status of the Cherry Creek parent portal setup!

A few reminders about back-to-school topics:

  • 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 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.
  • The CSA Spirit Store is now live directly through our website! If there’s anything you’d like to see in the store that isn’t there currently, please email to request that item.
  • As stated last week, 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.

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:

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

Sincerely, Christa

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Colorado Skies Academy

Note: Please click the links below to learn more about each event.

Weekly In-Person Tours and Information Sessions:
School Tours for Prospective Families, 10:30-11:30 am, 4:30-5:30 pm on Tuesdays

Monday, February 12:
Simulator Training, 8:30-10:00 am

Monday, February 12:
Talk, Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Energy, “Bettering Human Lives: Perspectives on Energy, Climate, and Poverty,” 10:00-11:00 am

Friday, February 16:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Thursday, February 22:
Regular Board Meeting, 5:45 pm, CSA
Please join us to hear from the CSA learners about their trip to India!

Friday, February 23:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Saturday, February 24:
Public Safety Day, 10:00-2:00 pm

Monday, February 26:
Simulator Training, 8:30-11:00 am

More details to come, but please be aware that the next Presentation of Learning for 6th grade will be on Tuesday, March 5th and for 7th grade on Wednesday, March 6th.

*Admittance to Exploration of Flight is free for CSA Learners with their student membership. The EoF staff has a list of current CSA learners so all they need to do is give their name!

New CSA families receive a 20% discount on family memberships to Wings Over the Rockies Museum, valid at both museum locations (Centennial & Lowry). A daily entry fee may also be paid to gain entry to the events at the museum. Please contact for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

Top Drone Competition at CSA collage

Top Drone Competition

CSA’s Top Drone competitive drone soccer team competed against four other area schools on Saturday, July 22, at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Our coaches heard lots of compliments throughout the day about how organized, polite, helpful,…

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CSA Young Eagles Fly Day

Congratulations to all of the learners who completed their Young Eagles flight in June! Nearly thirty upcoming 7th and 8th graders from CSA learned about aviation first-hand when they took the controls of a real aircraft over the skies near…

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2023-24 Academic and Before/After School Schedule

As communicated previously, school hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00-3:30 pm, and 8:00-1:00 pm on Friday. We anticipate still following a block schedule (A/B days, splitting classes across two days). As a reminder, the block schedule consists of 90-minute…

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Athletic Department Newsletter

Evolve Performance presents The Turbo Newsletter Time is a fixed resource. Once spent, you can’t recover it; nor can you store it up for future use. Success is not determined by how much time you have, but by what you do…

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Thought of the Week

“Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective.” –Chris Carter