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 charter is for a middle school only that will 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. If all of the conditions outlined in the approved Board of Education resolution are satisfied, the school is expected to open in fall 2019.
"We look forward to the Colorado Skies Academy team working closely with the district to meet the conditions we have outlined and to create a successful school that ultimately reflects the high standards of the Cherry Creek School District," said David Willman, president of the CCSD Board of Education.
- CCSD receives application for the Colorado Skies Academy (CSA) charter school.
- CSA team provides supplemental materials to the Board in response to questions and concerns raised through the review process.
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.