About JA

Proud to be a Jaguar!


  • Students have the opportunity to take up to 60 college credit hours while enrolled at JA
  • 18 different technology courses
  • Extensive fine arts programs
  • Challenging elective courses
  • Rated "Excellent" by the Colorado Dept of Education in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009
  • Been awarded the John Irwin Award three times.
  • Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award from the Colorado Department of Education.  This award recognizes the top 8 percent of schools in the sate, based on longitudinal student growth across 3 years.
  • Ranked the #1 Senior High and the #3 Junior High in Jefferson County for 2011-2012
  • Is a safe environment for students.  94% of our students report that they feel safe at school.
  • 98 to 100% Graduation Rate since 2010.
  • JA Graduates have averaged over $3.1 million each year in scholarship awards.
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 1 Boettcher Scholar Winner
  • 3 Daniels' Fund Awards
  • Over 60% of our faculty have earned a Master's Degree or higher.
  • On average, our teachers have been working with students for over ten years and are all Highly Qualified.


  • High expectations supported by strict behavior code
  • Student police each others' behavior
  • Small school where everyone is known


  • Amazing coaching staff
  • Competitive sports programs
  • Boys' Soccer District Qualifier
  • Girls' Golf, League Champion and State Qualifier
  • Boys' Golf, State Qualifier
  • Cross Country, State Qualifier
  • Track and Field, State Qualifier
  • Post season play for all our sports teams
  • Junior high competitive sports programs
  • Boys Soccer, Qualifier Middle School League
  • Boys Basketball, 7th Grade Team - Middle School League Championship