Jefferson Academy Elementary
Home of the Jaguars
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 a.m.
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.  - 3:45 p.m.
The office will be closed for the summer on June 1 and will re-open on Monday, August 3. 
Jeffco Public Schools 2013-2014 Annual Report is available (click here).

The next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m.
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First Round Choice Enrollment ended on January 30, 2015 and the lottery was held. We are beginning to contact the parents of students on the lottery to offer positions. Second Round Choice Enrollment begins on February 13, 2015. The form may be dropped off at our school, mailed or faxed. If you choose to mail or fax the form, please contact our office to make sure that it has been received. The Second Round Choice Enrollment form may be downloaded here.
History: In the Fall of 1994, a group of parents interested in a more traditional education for their children formed Jefferson Academy Elementary Charter School.  In 1996, the Junior High charter was approved and in November of 1998 the Senior High charter was added.  Jefferson Academy Schools were originally three separate charters with the Jefferson county R-1 Public Schools.  The Elementary and Junior High use the Core Knowledge content guidelines.  The Senior High uses a complementing education program called Coordinated Humanities.  All of the schools emphasize technology and character development in a rigorous academic environment.


The schools are governed by a board of directors of parents.  Charter schools operate with certain waivers from state law in the areas of curriculum, school calendar and personnel.  Funding for charter schools comes from a percentage of the money the State Legislature allocates for each student in Colorado.

One of the strengths of Jefferson Academy is the supportive school community and exceptional parental involvement.  Each family is expected to volunteer 20 hours at Jefferson Academy, as it has been determined that students do better academically if their parents are involved in their education.  The schools offer a variety of social events and extra-curricular activities in order to enhance the school community.


Recent School News

  • Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night & Instrument Fitting Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 p.m. for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade. Attendance is required. Ms. Gardner will be available from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to assist ...
    Posted May 28, 2015, 1:32 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night Wednesday, August 12 at 6:00 p.m. for 1st & 2nd grade. Attendance is required.
    Posted May 28, 2015, 1:28 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. for 6th grade teachers. Attendance is required.
    Posted May 28, 2015, 1:26 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Meet the Teacher - Kindergarten Tuesday, August 11. Miss Smith's  AM Kindergarten & Miss Barlett's full-day class at 5:30 p.m.. Mrs. Ryberg's full-day class at 6:30 p.m ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2015, 7:36 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Office Closed for the Summer The school office will be closed Monday, June 1 and will re-open on Monday, August 3.
    Posted May 28, 2015, 1:18 PM by Rochelle Cohen
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JA envisions a community of parents, teachers, students, and educational and business leaders working together to create a learning environment that engenders academic achievement, growth of character and the love of learning, resulting in responsible, productive citizens.
Mission Statement
The mission of JA is to help students attain their highest academic and character potential through an academically rigorous, content-rich educational program.

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