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.
Absentee voting for new Board members will take place May 11- May 15 in the office during normal business hours. There is no proxy voting.

The next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary in the Commons for the Annual Meeting. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend, as those that did not absentee vote may vote at this time. New Board members will be announced at the conclusion of this meeting. The General Meeting will be held immediately following.
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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

  • Intermediate Drama Performance Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:16 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 5th Grade Music Program Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:14 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • PARCC Testing for grades 3rd through 6th grade this week. Please see the calendar for specific days and times.
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:13 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • No School Friday, April 24 - Staff Professional Day
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 1:12 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Field Day Thursday, April 23 for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade
    Posted Apr 20, 2015, 10:05 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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