Monday message 07.17.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Plans are coming together for back-to-school in August, and I will keep sharing important updates as we finalize the details. For this week, I’m pleased to tell you that the revised academic calendar was approved by the board at the last meeting. The revised 2023-2024 Academic Calendar has been published on the website, found here.

I hope to see you at one of our last 2 remaining family nights this month! We’ll be exploring rocket engineering and design with Ms. Subba and Ms. Pierce. There will be information about the Civil Air Patrol with contact information so you can get your questions answered and learn more about future meetings and logistics. 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, 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. 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 allow us more opportunities to offer electives and clubs. I hope that you’ll join me at an event or two to talk about 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
  • Update: Summer Athletic Development
  • 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.

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CSA Young Eagles Fly Day

Congratulations to all of the learners who completed their Young Eagles flight last month! 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…

Summer Nights

CSA Summer Nights

There are two Summer Nights remaining in July from 6-7:30 pm for ALL interested, new, and returning families. We would love for you and your learner to join us for any or all of these fun-filled nights. Click the event…

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Fall Return Dates

Please mark your calendar for these Fall Return Dates! New Family Orientation is on Wednesday, August 9 from 12:30-5:30 pm. Back to School Block Party for all families, new and returning on Wednesday, August 9 from 5:45-7:45 pm. We will have…

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2023-2024 Schedule Changes

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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Update: SKIES Athletic Development

Greetings and happy summer CSA families, parents, and learners! The summer athletic development program has commenced. We are putting in great training, and effort and we are already seeing big results. The SKIES Athletic Development team will be training at…

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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

“If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?” -Steven Wright