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Colorado Skies Academy will not move forward

The Colorado Skies Academy charter school will not move forward after failing to satisfactorily meet the first term of the Board's conditional approval.

After an extensive review process, the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education voted on Oct. 26 to approve the application for the Colorado Skies Academy charter school with conditions.

Read the full Board of Education resolution with conditions.

The first condition identified in the resolution required that CSA provide by Nov. 15 copies of intent to enroll letters/forms from prospective students, with the majority of those students required to be coming from Cherry Creek School District or neighboring districts.

On Nov. 15, CSA submitted a total of 24 letters of intent from prospective students. CSA's application stated it intended to open with 225 students for the 2018-19 school year.

Additional background information about the CSA application:

CSA sought a charter for a middle school only that would serve students in grades 6 through 8 with a theme of aviation and aerospace. The charter school will be located at the Centennial Airport and will offer curriculum rooted in piloting, engineering, experimentation and other STEM- and STEAM-based fields.

The approval process included an in-depth review of the application by district leaders and by the parent-led District Accountability Committee (DAC). Following the review process, the applicant provided extensive response documents addressing concerns raised by district leaders and DAC members. The applicant team also met with the Board of Education for two hours to present additional information and answer questions.

After completing the review process and meeting with the applicant, the Board approved the application with conditions.

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After reviewing the application and considering the full body of information, including supplemental materials and answers to questions, the board votes to approve application with a set of conditions that must be met.

November 2018

  • CCSD notifies the applicant that the district is excused from authorizing the charter after the first condition identified in board resolution is not met.
Posted 11/20/2018 2:26 PM
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