Homeschool Enrichment Programs at

Montessori Peaks Academy

Virtual tours are available by appointment.

We are happy to share our program information all year long.

Phone: 303-972-2627 x500 or email msegesma@jeffcoschools.us


Current Happenings

January 3, 2022

Hello MPA Homeschool Families,

Welcome to 2022! We hope that you all enjoyed a restful and joy filled winter break. We’re excited to see all the students as we return to school this week and next! Read on to see what’s going on in January and don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us for any reason. The weather outside is… COLD!! Be sure to send coats and boots (on snowy days) as we go outside in most weather conditions.



Dates to Remember

12/18 - 1/4 - Winter Break, No School

1/5 - Classes Resume

1/14 - Ice Skating Field Trip

1/17 - Martin Luther King Jr Day

1/31 - Scholastic book orders due



Choice Enrollment It’s time to enroll for the 22-23 school year! As you may have read in the district’s Community Update, due to the delays caused by security concerns, EnrollJeffco Round 1 enrollment will open January 10 and run through January 28, 2022. All applications received before the close of Round 1 (January 28) will be included in the lottery process for the 2022-2023 school year. Please Note: The time at which a Round 1 EnrollJeffco application is submitted does not increase the priority for enrollment. It is very important we have confirmed your student’s status of attendance for the 2022-2023 school year. This will determine how many openings we have. Students will automatically roll back into MPA if this process is not complete. However, it is vital that we have your correct information for future correspondence.


https://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/schools/enrollment/enrolljeffco


New students will need to be added to Enroll Jeffco to start the lottery process. Starting this year, upon acceptance to a program, you will be required to upload a copy of the students birth certificate and immunizations. Your account will be put on hold until documentation has been received.


We will no longer have the capability of assisting with your username and password in Enroll Jeffco. When the site is open back up, please use the site settings to assist you. You will need to know your student’s ID number. Call or email Veronica for this information at: (303)972-2627 or veronica.botcher@jeffco.k12.co.us


Ice Skating Field Trip Our Friday Homeschool groups will be going ice skating at the Evergreen Lake on Friday Jan 14, 2022 with the upper elementary students from the main building. We are inviting our Tuesday and Wednesday students to join us. Permission slips are due before the trip and chaperones are encouraged to join us. We will be traveling by bus with the other classes. If you feel more comfortable driving your child, you may meet us there at 10:00 am. If your whole family is planning to join us (siblings), the cost is $10 per person, and $7 skate rental, but there is no need to turn in the permission slip; just meet us at the lake and pay separately. The cost of the field trip is $15 per student and chaperone and includes skates. If you need assistance with the cost of this trip, please contact Ms. Melissé. No students will be excluded due to financial reasons.


Closures and Delays MPA follows all Jeffco District snow closures and delays. Please review the details on the following link. Jeffco Closures

Our Facebook Page Did you know that we have our own Facebook page. In addition to the MPA page, our Homeschool Program has a page all of our own. Ms. Melissé attempts to post every weekday. Check it out to see what we’re up to in the classroom, find useful resources to use in your curriculum at home, fun activities and more! This is also a great way to connect with each other and share our program with other homeschooling families.


Share Your Thoughts How has this school year been going for you, your family, or your students? What, if anything, would you like to see in the coming year? We would love to hear from you about how we can better support you and what types of expansion you would like to see as we move into our new space next year! We will be sending out a short survey this month and would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond.


2021-22 MPA HS Family Calendar



In-Person Tours are Back! If you have friends or acquaintances who are curious about or interested in our program, in-person tours are available on Wednesdays by appointment. Please contact Melissé Segesman to arrange a tour!

Basic Program Information Q and A's:

  • Is there a fee to attend?

Yes, there is a $75 one time material fee due at the beginning of each year. If we do not attend in person some or all of the year of this fee can be refunded.

  • Can I be dual enrolled in other programs?

You can only be enrolled in 1 publicly funded program at a time.

  • Can you be enrolled in an umbrella school as well?

Yes, as long as it is a private school.

  • Does MPA help with state testing?

We can offer state testing through 6th grade, please just notify the Director if you want to participate in the testing, there is no charge.

  • Does MPA Homeschool service IEP's?

Unfortunately, no. We are an enrichment program and do not service IEP's. If your child has an IEP, you will need to sign a waiver with the district to enroll in our program.

  • Are there parent volunteer hours?

No, we do not require any volunteer hours for our HS program parents, currently we cannot have parents in our buildings for health and safety.

  • Does MPA provide academic curriculum?

No, at this time we are purely an enrichment program.

  • Do families still have to submit a letter of intent to the district?

Yes, you should notify the district of your choosing that you are homeschooling.

  • Do you have to be in the Jeffco District to attend?

No, you can be in any district as long as there is space in the program.

  • Can a family attend both the Options and the Connections program?

So sorry, but no. It's one or the other, Options or Connections.

MPA Homeschool Mission

It is the mission of the Montessori Peaks Academy Homeschool Programs to share a Montessori philosophy enriched and prepared environment with homeschooled students and their families. To activate the curiosity of learning and foster group and peer to peer communication and deep thinking skills. To offer experiences that are more difficult to provide in a home environment, while encouraging social, emotional and academic support for the growth of the whole child.


MPA Homeschool Vision

It is the vision of the MPA HS Programs to honor the homeschooled child and share in their growth and learning using an inquiry based approach to the Montessori philosophy.


Options Description

Students from K-8th grade attend one day a week from 8:30-3:30. The Options Program offers multi-aged grouping in a Montessori environment. Tuesday is K-2nd grade, max of 20 students with 2 instructors. Wednesday has 2 classes; 6-8th grade and 3-5th grade. Both have smaller class sizes. The days consist of a Dalcroze Music class with our own Ms. Lori Forden, along with art lessons and physical education time. Nature walks and nature explorations are enjoyed each week when the weather permits. Options students in the lower grades study themed units encompassing each academic subject. We strive to help students activate their previous knowledge and build with our presented units. We implement activities that are difficult to administer at home providing a school-like comfortable learning environment.

Our 3rd grade+ students participate in 1/2 a day of project based learning; choosing a project, developing a plan of action, budget, proposals, and at the end of the semester, completion. The rest of the day is filled with art classes, nature exploration, Montessori materials and more.

In our programs all children are respected as individual young people and invited to explore their learning styles and preferences. We work with our students with a constructivist exploratory form encompassing the Montessori philosophy of learning.

Connections Description

Students from 1st-6th grade, attend on Fridays each week. They receive supplemental Montessori lessons on a themed unit of study, music class, art and PE along with library time. The day is from 8:30-3:30, including recess/outdoor organized gross motor skills.

Connections students enjoy a one day a week school enrichment program to be social, explore learning in a group environment and having a community of similar students. We encourage individuality and recognize the value of their homeschooled education. We encourage learning exploration with in a themed unit.

School Behavior

Each Enrichment Program encourages a Growth Mindset way of thinking, participating in class and with peers. Our behavioral expectations for all people at MPA fall under our school 5 Pillars of behavior; I will show....

1) Kindness

2) Integrity

3) Respect

4) Effort

5) Safety

Homeschool Programs Staff

  • Melisse Segesman: Home School Program Director and Lower Elementary Connections Guide

msegesma@jeffcoschools.us

303-972-2627 x 500

  • Sarah Stephens: Primary Options, Middleschool Options and Upper Elementary Connections Guide

sarah.stephens@jeffcoschools.us

303-972-2627 x 500

  • Karen Buschman: Primary Options and Elementary Options Guide

kbuschma@jeffcoschools.us

303-972-2627 x 501

Registration

Visit our Enrollment and Registration page for more information.

The Friday Connections Upper Elementary students working on an engineering project during work cycle.

Celebrating Maria Montessori's 151st birthday with the sun created by our middleschoolers.

Lunch in the Peace Garden

Papel Picado, cut or pecked paper art from Mexico, designed by our middle school students

Recent Love Letter~

I wanted to let you know (again) how much my family appreciates our son's fabulous teachers and your great program. He came home and told us that his teachers were really happy he came and stayed all day with a big smile on his face. I tell them lots how we adore them but I wanted to make sure you know that your program is really loving and wonderful. We are so happy to be part of it. ~ Primary HS Options Parent