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  • Health and Wellness
Aspen Academy Contributors

Fall in Colorado can come with a mix of sun, snow, rain, high winds, and thunderstorms. As a reminder, this is our policy for dismissal, should there be inclement weather during pick-up.

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  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In raising awareness, building skills for self-care and care for others, and providing resources, Aspen Academy partners with parents and outside organizations to address this national issue of concern as we care for our students and families.

Dates and Important Information for Parents
  • Academics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • The Aspen Difference
Kristina Scala

More on AMP'd, Spirit Wear and Safety and Security from a recent letter from our Founder and President, Kristina Scala.

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  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
Mark Musselman

Most people struggle to ask for help let alone graciously allow themselves to receive it, yet we all need help now and again. Read more from Mark Musselman, Director of LiFE.

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership
Mark Musselman

As part of our LiFE curriculum, we’ll spend significant time over the course of the year on developing skills to start, own, and operate a business, either as an individual, a homeroom, or at the grade level. Learn more in this blog from Mark Musselman, Director of LiFE.

Back to School Success Strategies
  • Academics
Jessie Skipwith

Learn tips for a productive workspace, creating a culture of productivity, and strategies to empower the start of your year. 

Beginning of the Year Elevate Message
  • Academics
Jessie Skipwith

Your Elevate team is here to support you and your students in so many ways. The Elevate program consists of three primary areas of service; Social Emotional Health and Wellness, Strategic Academic Success, and Cultural Competency. Through these three areas of personal development, Aspen Academy remains truly intentional in its work to meet individual students where they are on their personal growth journey.

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership
Rachel Adkins

In our LiFE (Leadership, Finance and Entrepreneurship) curriculum, the concept of a SMART goal is first introduced in Kindergarten. Learn more from Rachel Adkins, LiFE Program Manager.

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  • Health and Wellness
  • The Aspen Difference
Mark Musselman

As the summer winds down and the start to a new school year is in sight, Director of LiFE, Mark Musselman, shares reflections and encouragement for the year to come.

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  • Academics
Chris Holtzem

As a teacher, technology manager and parent, I am often asked for advice about selecting technology and keeping students safe. Here are a few suggestions for what to look for in technology and security settings.

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  • Academics
Aspen Academy Contributors

Our Parent Civic Organization(PCO) is challenging all Aspen Academy students to read for 15 mins (Pre-K to 1 grade), 20 mins (2nd-3rd grade), or 30 mins (4th-8th grade) a day. You can participate by printing the age-appropriate sheets and completing the sheet with a parent TO WIN A PRIZE!  

Corey Sampson shares Middle School Celebrations with the Aspen Academy team during year end celebration.
  • Academics
  • The Aspen Difference
Aspen Academy Contributors

On Monday, our team of faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the end of the school year, embrace and recognize the remarkable accomplishments of this year including, 85% of Aspen Academy students being in the top 10% of U.S. students in math and reading!