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 office will be closed beginning Thursday, May 26 and reopening on Monday, August 8. 
Due to our construction and having to temporarily move our offices, our fax is not available.

School supply lists may be found under the School Documents tab.
Please see the revised Traffic Pattern for pickup and drop off. Also located under School Documents (Parking/Map).

Parents interested in participating in the lottery for Jag Care (before/after school program), must submit a form by the end of our business day (3:45 p.m.) on Monday, August 8. Please click on the tab above for the form and more information. 

their child(ren) on First Round, do not need to participate in Second Round.

Second Round Choice Enrollment forms may be downloaded by clicking here.
The JA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary.

Click on the Building Construction/Renovation tab above and check out the pictures on our exciting project.
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

  • Jag Care Lottery  July 25 - August 8 - forms must be submitted by August 8 at 3:45. Click on the Before/After School tab.
    Posted May 24, 2016, 9:38 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Registration Thursday, August 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Commons.
    Posted May 24, 2016, 9:36 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Office Opens Monday, August 8, 2016
    Posted May 24, 2016, 9:36 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Jag Care Orientation Meeting Wednesday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.
    Posted May 24, 2016, 9:31 AM by Rochelle Cohen
  • Office Closed Thursday, May 26, 2016
    Posted May 24, 2016, 9:30 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.