Welcome to the

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


September 2021

I can’t believe it’s September already! August flew by, and our students have started off the year in a flurry of activity. We have explored the school grounds, hunted for insects and natural objects to observe, explored music and made new friends. We are still accepting enrollment so please share our program with anyone you think would be interested.


September Calendar

6 - Labor Day, No school for MPA

15 - Picture Day 11:30-11:45, All homeschool students invited

30 - Scholastic orders due


Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, September 15th this year and our time slot is from 11:30 to 11:45. All of our homeschool students are invited, regardless of day of attendance. You are welcome to bring them to the library during our time slot if you would like to participate in school pictures. If you miss our time, check with Veronica in the office. They can often fit you in between other classes. Order forms will be coming home with your students next week. The photographers will be taking individual pictures this time. Class photos will be taken in the spring.


Scholastic Orders for August have been submitted. Thank you to all who ordered! Scholastic has been experiencing delivery delays, we will send books home as soon as they come in. If you are interested in ordering during September, please order online by the 30th. Orders will be submitted on the first of each month. Our class code is TYMCJ. Search Digital Flyers Here


Back to School Night was a big success. Thank you to all our families who joined us in person and online. If you missed it or are new to our program, you can view the recording here. As you will see, we are new to recorded meetings. It takes a minute to get going. Our sincerest apologies, we will get better at this!


Current Jeffco guidelines for Masks at School continue to require masking indoors for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status. We do have a small stack of disposable masks for children who need one but it’s a good idea to send a backup with your child in case the first one is lost or damaged. We continue to spend as much time outside as possible and wash hands at regular intervals.


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!

Ms. Melissé Segesman

Homeschool Program Director

Welcome to the MPA HS Programs!

Welcome to Montessori Peaks Academy Homeschool Programs! We have completed a year full of unique challenges and opportunities that have taught us so much. We are so excited to see you all in August! Until then, have a wonderful summer!

We continue to offer a one day a week, enrichment program for Kindergarten through 8th graders, through two different programs. Our intent is to assist the unique needs of our homeschool community with wonderful children's enrichment.

Our Options Programs are on Tuesdays K-2, and Wednesdays 3-5th and 6-8th graders .

The Friday Connections Program is for 1st-6th graders. Detailed descriptions are below.

Every school day is from 8:30-3:30. All students receive music, art, physical education, and library orders to check out books. In the future our after school programming may return with our variety of classes.

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 HS Primary (K-2nd) students on a sunny walk to get the wiggles out.

Connections Lower El. (1-3 grade) students nature journaling.

Mr. Tyler is our MPA music guide and works with our Connections HS students each week. (Music will look a little different this year, but will be had by all)

School mascot Dewey running in Dewey's Dash in October, '19. MPA raised $45,500 for our annual school fundraiser.

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