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 next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary in room 119 (west building).
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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

  • Smart Cow PTO Fundraiser Tuesday, March 10
    Posted Mar 2, 2015, 12:58 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 1st Grade Music Program Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 12:51 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • PTO Meeting Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Childcare provided.
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 12:50 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • PARCC Testing Testing for grades 3rd through 6th grade begins Monday, March 2. See the calendar for specific days/times.
    Posted Feb 25, 2015, 12:49 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Oral Interpretation Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons
    Posted Feb 9, 2015, 9:02 AM 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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