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.
Jeffco Public Schools 2013-2014 Annual Report is available (click here).

The next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Secondary in the library.
JA Elementary has reason to celebrate because our students read over 400,000 minutes this summer, earning JA the title as the number one Colorado school in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. JA will be listed in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records.
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

  • Picture Retakes Tuesday, October 20. Students need to bring in their picture packet, if they want a retake.
    Posted by Rochelle Cohen
  • No School Friday, October 16
    Posted by Rochelle Cohen
  • Book Fair Wednesday, October 14 - 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 15 - 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. in the Commons.
    Posted by Rochelle Cohen
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Wednesday & Thursday, October 14th & 15th. Students do not attend school on Thursday, October 15.
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 10:48 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Early Dismissal Wednesday, October 14 school is dismissed at 11;45 a.m. No lunch is served.
    Posted Oct 5, 2015, 10:47 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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