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  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Jennifer Gravlee

Each Monday, Leadership Coach Jennifer Gravlee shares a inspiring message with our team, called "Monday Motivation." She recently shared this and we thought families might enjoy the read and reminder about our focus!

Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Cindy Hewatt, School Counselor, LMFT

As we come to the last few weeks of a very unique and challenging school year, it is a great time to be aware of our own, and our children’s, mental health.  We have seen here at Aspen Academy what schools are seeing nationwide, an increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.  What I like to tell our students is that there are no “bad” feelings, all feelings are there for a reason, it is how we are able to manage those feelings that can be healthy or lead to more challenges. Read on for resources to support you and your students.

financial aid
  • Admissions
Lynda Sailor

At Aspen Academy, in addition to our commitments to next-generation education, leadership and entrepreneurial development, and community strength and service, we are committed to creating a community we love being around. Our families come from over 40 zip codes around the Denver-area, and represent different needs. For some families, we’re pleased to offer financial aid in support of their being at Aspen Academy. Learn eight insights about our financial aid program in this blog by co-founder and Business Officer, Lynda Sailor.

Save the earth tips from 5th grade students
  • Academics
Amber Craig

For Earth Day 2021, fifth grade students cultivated a list of important was for us each to "make the world better" and be good stewards of our environment for their work in Leadership. Check out their tips in this blog!

Sixth grade students standing near the donation box inside school for their Homelessness project.
  • Academics
  • The Aspen Difference
Jack C., Sixth Grade Student

As part of their service learning project, 6th Grade students collected donations to support in the cause of homelessness. Learn more in this remarkable "thank you" letter from Jack C.

Students showcase their animal research book in outdoor expo.
  • Academics
Jennifer Kubik

"One of my favorite things about Aspen is the exemplary curriculums used throughout the school! The language arts curriculum uses project-based units to encourage student ownership of learning." Learn more about the exciting transition 3rd graders are making in their reading skills as part of their recent project from long-term substitute, Ms. Jennifer Kubik.

Teaching Music In Person During COVID-19 [VIDEO]
  • Academics
Chris Holtzem

A global pandemic created an interesting challenge for music teachers during COVID. Learn more from Mr. Holtzem about how he and Aspen Academy students have navigated music education and the gifts this time has created for him as an educator and for the students.

screenshot of Pando Directory website.
  • Academics
  • Entrepreneurship
Theresa Letman

Close to a year ago, after making it through two rounds of “shark tanks,” pitching her business, an online directory to bring together community and celebrate local business, Quinn Mochan and her Pando.Directory were awarded the top prize in Aspen Academy’s unconventional 2020 business plan competition. Now, Mochan’s enterprise has been acquired by the school to further its legacy. Read the full blog to learn more!

Connecting as a Community: A Note from our PCO President
  • The Aspen Difference
Debbie Schwartz

Hear more on connnecting as a community from our PCO President, Debbie Schwartz, including invitations to upcoming events for parents! "In a year when many of our families are  each facing our own challenges, we can still play a special role here. It may not mean volunteering in the traditional sense, a simple call or email or saying “hi” to another parent at pick-up is just as important (if not more) than logging volunteer hours..."

Celebrating Our Community of Kindness
  • The Aspen Difference
Jessie Skipwith

Aspen Academy is grateful for the diverse tapestry of students, families and life experiences that are celebrated within our community. This spring we recognize the variety of historical and family traditions, religious celebrations, and the multitude of walks of life that make up our Inclusive Community.