Monday message 12.04.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Please be on the lookout for your learner’s Winter MAP test results to come home this week. We recognize that testing can cause anxiety and apprehension in some kids, and we appreciate our learners' perseverance and effort to complete their tests. The data we glean from the results is invaluable and will help each of our learners get the scaffolding and support they need to succeed.

As mentioned last week, we are starting to prepare for the 2024-25 School Year. We need our current CSA Families to complete the Intent to Return/Not Return process, found here, by December 31, 2023.

Starting in January, CSA would like to host Speed, Multidirectional Agility, Quickness, and Strength Training on Tuesdays with the assistance of Elite Speed Sports Performance. This is the same organization that has been co-coaching the Athletic Development program with Coach Cronin on Thursdays. Elite Speed trainers offer physiological, biomechanical, and interpersonal relationship building that isn’t found in any other public school programs.

For the partnership to be financially feasible for CSA, we need at least 10 learners to participate in the class each week. If your learner wants to participate in this speed, agility & strength training program, please email

Please read the articles in this week’s message including an update from Coach Cronin about Athletic Development, the many ways to support CSA, a reminder about the Wingman for a Day program, details about upcoming events, and more.

In gratitude, Directors Coryell and Motley

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.

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Athletic Development Training

Message from Coach Cronin: Please take a moment to read the Athletic Development program recaps for week #10 in the SKIES Athletic Newsletter below: Inbound Week #10:

Wingman for a Day

CSA Wingman For A Day

Host a WINGMAN FOR A DAY and earn your wings! When? Every Wednesday in December and January from 8 to 11 am! As a proud CSA learner, we are recruiting you to invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives to climb…

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Mission Discovery Summer School!

Exciting summer opportunity for learners: Turn Ambition into Reality at Mission Discovery Summer School! At Mission Discovery, we provide a unique opportunity for you to connect with fellow visionaries, gain insights from NASA astronauts, and collaborate on a project that…

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Weekly Schedule: Simulator Use at Exploration of Flight

The simulator visits to Exploration of Flight (EoF) continue to go very well. This experience gives learners the thrill of flight in pilot-quality simulators! Learners will be using the simulators for 1.5 hours on Mondays, 8:30-10 am, and Fridays, 9:30-11:00…

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CSA Wishlists & Ways to Donate

We’ve had some parents and community members inquire about wish lists and ways to donate. Currently, we have 3 main ways to donate: 1. DonorsChoose – an online platform where teachers can post requests for classroom resources. Current projects hoping…

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Thought of the Week

“The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math, and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.” -John Glenn