A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
11800 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80031
Telephone
(303) 289-8088

Academy of Charter Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1250
7 responses
Average ACT
25
60 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,866
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,256/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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Academy of Charter Schools Reviews

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The Academy helped me find who I am. It is one of those places that pushes you to be a better you, while surrounding you with people who truly care about you. From teachers to students, to coaches, I know that I'm well cared for and I do not worry about my future. I've been accurately prepared for a life fulll of challenges and trials. Being a senior I find security in my wildcat family because they've been there through it all. The Academy is more than just a school, it's welcoming center for people who want to challenge themselves, get connected and reach their furthest potential.
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There are great things about this school and it has a lot of potential. Hiring and retention has not been satisfactory for the students. Teachers don't teach the content, then leave during the school year. It might be that support is needed from the administrative staff and/or established teachers on how to better fit in.

When new students are allowed to break student conduct rules, it is extremely frustrating for the students who are good students. Too much attention is paid to those that are disruptive.
I've had children in both the elementary and secondary wings. The elementary wing is overcrowded, and administration panders to the select few who live in neighboring Bradburn (and seem to have unlimited cash resources to throw around.) My child was bullied constantly, and administration did nothing to help the situation other than insinuate that my child was a problem child and encourage us to move him elsewhere.

The secondary side has had tons of problems with scheduling, and it doesn't get better when you reach senior year. The counseling office starts the conversation about post-secondary options way too late in the process, to the point that we have elected to be advocates for our own child's college options rather than work with the counselor. These students should be thinking about National Merit and college testing WAY sooner than second semester of junior year.

And, just as in elementary, the school is overcrowded. There are lunch periods which are so overloaded that children are forced to sit on the floor to eat.

And what's with the 'all animals are equal but some are more equal than others' mentality? We have students who are begging for assistance to get into college classes and are bringing solutions to the administration - students with near perfect GPAs and a history of responsible behavior - and their requests are ignored. But, there are students with past truancy behavior who are allowed to have 'modified' schedules or have access to tools to graduate early?

Academy was a pioneer 20 years ago. The charter school landscape has broadened and become more diverse in the last five years. There are far better options in Adams and Jefferson counties now.