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What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school of choice. Charter schools receive funding the same way that traditional public schools do, yet they are free from many of the regulations that govern traditional public schools. Administrators at charter schools have more authority to make decisions about learning methodologies, curriculum, staff – essentially every aspect of the school. In exchange for greater autonomy, charter schools are subject to greater accountability. In other words, charter schools must prove that they are staying true to their mission, program, goals, etc. To learn more about charter schools, visit www.charterschoolcenter.org.

Do I have to pay tuition?

No. All charter schools, including High Point Academy, are tuition-free. The only exceptions are for preschool and full-day Kindergarten, which require tuition because, like all public schools, we don’t receive funding from the state to cover these costs. Please visit our preschool page for details on preschool rates. Full-day Kindergarten tuition is $275 a month. For families that qualify for reduced lunch, tuition is $125 a month, and for families that qualify for free lunch, tuition is $25 a month. To see if you qualify for free or reduced lunch, check out the federal income eligibility guidelines (on page 3 of the link).

What about the activity fee?

Student activity fees cover the cost of activities like field trips and service learning projects. High Point Academy requires a student activity fee of $50 per student, per year. The preschool activity fee is $25.

What makes High Point Academy unique?

High Point Academy is unique in many ways. Please visit 11 Things That Make Our School Unique to learn more.

What are the school hours?

The school hours are Preschool-5th grade 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6th-8th grade 8:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesdays, school gets out at 2:00 p.m. for preschool-5th grade and 2:10 p.m. for 6th-8th grade so that our staff can meet in data teams. Morning preschool hours are 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon preschool hours are 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Why do you require uniforms?

We require our K-8 students to wear uniforms to ensure that they focus less on outward appearances and more on character. We also hope to save parents money; uniforms are often less expensive than other types of children’s clothing.

What specials classes do you offer?

We offer physical education, Spanish, wellness, technology, art, and technology. Please check with your child’s teacher to determine the specials schedule for this quarter.

Why do you release school early on Wednesdays?

We release our students at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in order to provide our staff with professional development and the opportunity to meet in data teams.

What is service learning?

Service learning is a method of teaching, learning, and reflecting that combines academic curriculum with meaningful service to the community. All of our K-8 students participate in service learning projects. In the past, HPA projects have helped organizations such as the Denver Dumb Friends League, the Denver Rescue Mission, the Colfax Community Network, the Red Cross, and the military.

How do I enroll my child(ren)?

Please see our enrollment page for instructions on how to enroll at our school.

 

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