Jefferson Academy Elementary
                                            Home of the Jaguars
School Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
First Round Choice Enrollment begins on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 and ends on Friday, January 29, 2016 (3:45 p.m.). The form may download by clicking here.
The next JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Secondary library.
Jeffco Public Schools 2013-2014 Annual Report is available (click 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

  • Medieval Faire 4th Grade - Friday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym.
    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 8:25 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 3rd Grade Music Program Thursday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Intermediate Gym
    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 8:24 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Book Fair Wednesday, December 2 in the Commons from 2:30 - 6:00 p.m. Buy one, get one free.
    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 8:21 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 23 - Friday, November 27
    Posted Nov 13, 2015, 12:12 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Early Dismissal Friday, November 20. School dismissed at 11:45 a.m. No lunch is served.
    Posted Nov 13, 2015, 12:11 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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