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 Open Enrollment has closed.

Second Round Choice Enrollment (for those that did not participate in First Round) 
will begin on February 27, 2017.

These forms may be brought into the office, faxed (303-438-1046) or emailed to janet.mihalcin@jeffco.k12.co.us or shelly.cohen@jeffco.k12.co.us.
If you are faxing or emailing your form, please call to confirm that we have received it.

The next JA Board meeting will be held on May 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary library.

Check out our video "What to Expect in Kindergarten" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WH_hKhFxM&feature=youtu.be
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

  • Tuesday, May 2 School Safety Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Intermediate Art room (west building).PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:17 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • No School Friday, April 28
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:14 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Kindergarten Field Day Thursday, April 27 (morning) All half-day students will come in the morning and be released at 11:10 a.m. Full-day students will be released at 11:45 ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:12 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • 4th Grade Music Program Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 in Intermediate gym
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:06 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Smart Cow Social Tuesday, April 25 - Come and support JA!
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 11:04 AM by Rochelle Cohen
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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.