Monday message 09.18.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

What an amazing week of celebrating all of the amazing skills and accomplishments our learners have gained throughout their introductory project, City in the Sky! We hosted the final Presentations of Learning (POL) for 7th and 8th-grade learners this past Thursday and Friday, and we learned so much about different planets and their viability to support cities with human life. We hope that you enjoy the picture collages in the articles below! We also had our first shelter-in-place drill last week and the learners did a great job finding shelter and following directions.

As we’ve communicated with learners and families, schedules will be adjusted next week to group learners in their core content classes based on their demonstrated ability as measured by their NWEA MAP testing scores. Electives will remain the same through the end of Quarter 1. During this schedule update, we will also be condensing 6th grade from three sections to two based on the total number of learners we have in the grade.

Friendly reminder to review and initial your learner’s student planner each evening (M- Th). Learners who have 4 consecutive sign-offs from their parents and guardians received a free Kona Ice ticket for redemption! We have noticed quite a few learners consistently forget their lanyard. Your support in reminding learners about the importance of wearing their photo ID lanyard correctly is greatly appreciated. Please take a moment to review these important back-to-school reminders and continue to review our CSA Learner Creed and Community Expectations with your learner. Also, we’ve had some parents and community members inquire about wish lists and ways to donate. Currently, we have 3 main ways to donate, found here. 

Please be sure to check the articles below which highlight upcoming CSA events including the CSA Parent Training on Flight and Drone Simulators, the CSA Parent Action Committee (PAC) kickoff meeting, and Wingman for Day details. You'll also find information about the many aviation-focused events happening soon at Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight!

Sincerely, Christa Coryell CSA Acting Director

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.

CSA Parent Training on Flight & Drone Simulators and Aircraft

Please join us this Thursday, September 21st from 4 – 5 p.m. for the CSA Flight & Drone Simulators and Aircraft! CSA Facilitators are excited to offer learners the thrill of flight in pilot-quality simulators next door at Exploration of…

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Important Back-To-School Reminders

Please take a moment to read these important reminders. Your support is greatly appreciated!  Cell phones- Cell phones must be in backpacks by the start of the Flight Crew (period 1) and must remain in backpacks until the dismissal bell….

Group of 5 CSA leaners standing together behind their POL project

Photo Recap: Grade 7 Presentation of Learning

Enjoy the photos below from the Grade 7 Presentation of Learning event that took place on Thursday, September 14th! Please email any videos and pictures that you took from this event to

2 CSA leaners standing together behind their POL project

Photo Recap: Grade 8 Presentation of Learning

Enjoy the photos below from the Grade 8 Presentation of Learning event that took place on Friday, September 15th! Please email any videos and pictures that you took from this event to  

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CSA Parent Action Committee – Help Needed

The CSA Administration and Staff are grateful and appreciative that Ms. Amanda Mack has volunteered to be the President of the CSA PAC this year! Please join us for an informational kickoff meeting on Tuesday, September 19th, 3:45-5:00 pm in…

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Athletic Development at CSA: Exciting News from Coach Cronin!

We are thrilled to announce that CSA’s SKIES Athletic Development Program will be partnering with Elite Speed Sports Performance, the chosen company to facilitate Sports Performance training for UC-Health Inverness Orthopedics and Spine Surgery Center. Coach Cronin shared that “Elite Speed…

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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…

Wingman for a Day

CSA Wingman For A Day

Host a WINGMAN FOR A DAY and earn your wings! Just 2 more Wednesdays this month: September 20 and Wednesday 27  from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. As a proud CSA learner, we are recruiting you to invite your friends, neighbors,…

2 CSA Learners playing on a computer in a large classroom

What is Project-Based Learning?

At Colorado SKIES Academy, Project-Based Learning (PBL) is at the core of what we do. PBL is a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects, preparing them for life in the global…

3 CSA learners proudly showing off their team building project

Individualized Learning Plans: September 21 & 22

Colorado SKIES Academy embraces the whole child, focusing on both social-emotional and academic skills. At the start of each school year, in lieu of the traditional parent/teacher conference, learners and their facilitators, in collaboration with parents/guardians, create an Individualized Learning…

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Fall Athletic Department Newsletter

Mr. Cronin’s Evolve Performance Fall Turbo Newsletter is below and it is full of inspiration and training sequences. Enjoy!