Jefferson Academy Elementary
Home of the Jaguars
The next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Location TBA.
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School hours: 8:15 a.m.-3:15p.m.   Office hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Second Round Choice Enrollment begins on Tuesday, February 19, 2014. Forms will not be accepted until February 19th. Second round is for those that did not participate in first round. Students on second round will be added to the first round lists on a first-come,first serve basis. This form may be found under the Enrollment tab.
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

  • 4th Grade Music/Band Program Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 8:38 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 3rd Grade Music Performance Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 8:37 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • No School Friday, April 18th
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 7:40 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Class/Individual Pictures Wednesday, April 16th. Students will have class pictures and individual pictures taken.  There will not be any retakes.
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 11:58 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • JA Board Meeting Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Secondary School in the library
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 8:39 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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