A new Charter High School is opening in Highland Ranch Colorado called Skyview Academy welcomes its first class of 9th graders. A little more than half of the slots remain for the 100-student 9th grade class. This class will become the first graduating class of Skyview Academy.
This School is located near 470 and Quebec and is a school that will have pre-K to 12th grade. Last year was its first year opeing up and provided pre-k to 5th grade. This coming year will be pre-k to 6th grade and adding in the first high schoolers.
This school focus is on Spanish for all grade levels, character development and using core knowledge curriculum. I am proud to say my son had his first year at this school and has improved 2 grade levels in reading, knows more Spanish then I learned in high school and I really love how the school has shown character development with all the kids. The History and science he knows also amazes me. He knows about the war of 1812 and digestive system, how many different kinds of bees there are...etc and I could go on and on. Her is only 7 years old. The best part is that he is excited to come home and tell me what he has learned everyday.
The school has a requirement of having the parents volunteer 40 hours during the year. This helps bring in parents that are more involved with their kids to the school. It also helps as lower the cost to run the school, which is very much needed in each school district in the country. Kids are all at different reading and math levels so the same reading level or math levels are put in to groups so that all the kids improve. No gap in education for the ones ahead and ones behind in learning. Even if your kid is way ahead in math he will then be put in a group that is his level even if its two grades higher.
Another great thing is that the class size stays the same 25 per class for 1st and up no more and no less. When the high school is full with each grade 9th to 12th it will be smaller than a normal high school in the district. There is plans for 100 per grade level for the high school, but it may go up to 125 at the most for the high school due to demand for a good high school.
For more information please look at www.skyviewacademy.org