March 22, 2021

Dear AAK Families –

On Tuesday, March 9th, AAK’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Enhanced School Year model for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are excited to be able to increase our robust learning experiences for students by offering a more sustained instructional year.  Our Enhanced School Year will allow us to mitigate both the “summer slide” and “Covid slide” that we have seen in our students, while also preventing burnout for staff and students.  

In tandem with the Enhanced School Year Model, AAK will be offering optional programming during all out of school days (excluding holidays).  The cost for the program is listed below. We are currently seeking grant funding in order to offset the entire amount and make it free for all families, but we will not know until early fall if we are awarded those grants.  The amount for this program will not exceed the amounts listed below.

  • $0 for families qualifying for free lunch
  • $100/year for families qualifying for reduced lunch
  • $200/year for families that do not qualify for free/reduced lunch

This program will run on all out of school days from 7:00am-5:30pm and will offer additional enrichment opportunities aligned to the vision/mission and school’s program at AAK.  We are in the process of finalizing various community partnerships to help augment this program.  We will have an outline of what this programming will look like available this summer.  We will continue to offer free before and after school programming for all families on school days. 

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Mission: Within a supportive school community, The Academy of Arts & Knowledge offers a robust arts program that complements core academics, fosters critical thinking skills, and creates confident, creative individuals with the freedom to reach their full potential.

Vision: We will provide an environment that allows every student to reach their full potential.

AAK is open to all students residing in the state of Colorado. Enrollment decisions shall be made in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other protected class.

Students at the Academy receive instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies based on the Colorado Academic Standards. We set ourselves above the rest by integrating fine arts throughout our curriculum to enhance learning. Our teachers provide a safe learning community that allows students to take risks in their learning, while treating each student as a unique individual, and giving them opportunities to let their creativity flourish.

In addition to integrating arts into the core subjects, our students participate in 90 minutes of music, art, and wellness/physical education per week for a truly robust arts education.