Aspen Academy students competing in tug-of-war at Curtis Park.
  • The Aspen Difference
Aspen Academy Contributors

The end of the year for Aspen Academy comes with remarkable traditions and experience for all ages. Here's an overview of that day for all parents interested in celebrating the big day on campus.

lightning in the sky
  • Health and Wellness
Aspen Academy Contributors

Spring 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.

Keeping Curious: Arab American Heritage Month and Asia American Pacific Islander Month
Jessie Skipwith

April has come and gone and May is upon us. As we wrap up April and recognize Arab American Heritage Month and prepare for Asian American Pacific Islander Month in May, I want to take a moment to reflect on the importance of celebrating and embracing our commitment to recognizing and staying curious about diverse, cultural backgrounds.

Be Kind to Your Mind - May is Mental Health Month
Jessie Skipwith

May is a month that is dedicated to increasing awareness around the importance of taking care of our mental health. One of the most important ways we can do this at Aspen Academy is by seizing the opportunities for growth and learning that this month offers. Our University of Denver Counseling Psychology interns are happy to present the following opportunities for self-care, education, and engagement with others in our Aspen community, all of which can contribute to better overall mental health.

Kelly and Tony - members of the Aspen Academy team
  • Gratitude
  • The Aspen Difference
Lisa Teets

As we approach the end of another amazing year and celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to take a moment to reflect about our team. This year has been filled with both remarkable accomplishments and heart-wrenching losses, and we honor both as we move forward.

Aspen Academy middle school students testing their suspension bridge model.
Cindy Hewatt

Being a parent of an elementary student can be fun, but also challenging. Sometimes it can feel like you are always nagging or arguing with your child about chores or them following directions.Here are some tips to help make these years go smoother, help you focus your energy, and help your child to feel more mastery and independence. 

children playing in summer
  • Academics
Justin Wimbish

Learning is a foundational human skill and we all have the capacity to challenge and grow our skills, which is something that can grow even throughout the summer months. Read more in this blog by Justin Wimbish, Student Support Specialist.

What Freedom Means to Me
  • Academics
  • Leadership
Sophia, 8th Grade Student

Aspen Academy 8th grade student, Sophia won the Regional Sertoma Club Essay Award for her essay titled "What Freedom Means to Me." Eighth graders from 20 different schools in the Denver area wrote essays on freedom and competed against each other with the hopes of winning the award. Sophia won the Aspen Academy contest and then her essay was given to an independent panel of judges not related to the Sertoma Club and she won the regional award. Congratulations to Sophia!

Parents gathered at event at Aspen Academy.
  • The Aspen Difference
Aspen Academy Contributors

Community is the pre-cursor to everything else at Aspen Academy. Parents, guardians and grandparents are invited to join us for a number of exciting upcoming events this spring!

Aspen Academy students presenting their book to Kindergarten Mentee
Marie Boneck

After spending several weeks studying, identifying, parsing out, reconstructing, and crafting their own complex sentences in grammar lessons, 5th Grade students all were given the opportunity to craft a fun children's story for their Kindergarten mentees with the working title, "If you Give an Aspen Student. . ." Learn more in this blog by 5th Grade Communications & Literacy teacher, Marie Boneck.

The Multiplying Effect in Aspen Academy Middle School
  • Academics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
Corey Sampson

Traditions, cadences, and seasons are important for our human brains. These moments create anticipation, excitement, and both short- and long-term goals. Learn more in this blog by Corey Sampson, Middle School Director.