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.

Our Annual Open House will be on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m
RSVP not required and children are welcome to attend.

Please see the revised Traffic Pattern for pickup and drop off. Also located under School Documents (Parking/Map).


The JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary.

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

Back-to-School/Meet the Teachers Nights are mandatory. Students not in attendance will be marked absent on August 22.                                                              

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

  • 1st & 2nd Grade Drama Performance Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 11:08 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • PTO Meeting Tuesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Childcare provided.
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 11:07 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 6th Grade Students Return Thursday, September 29 around 1:00 p.m.
    Posted by Rochelle Cohen
  • Summer Reading Challenge Assembly 1st grade awards will be distributed to classrooms after morning announcements.2nd & 3rd grade at 9:30 a.m. in the Intermediate gym4th & 5th grade at 9:50 a ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 12:06 PM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Dave & Buster Fun-Raiser Tuesday, September 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 12:04 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.