Portrait of a Graduate

By the time they graduate, our students will have developed the academic strength, character, and confidence to meet life’s future challenges in an ever-changing world. Specifically, an Aspen Academy graduate is:



  • Goal-orientated and purpose-driven
  • Eager to embrace the next learning opportunity
  • Technologically adept and creative in their pursuit of complex problems
  • Committed to acquiring knowledge not just for school, but for life
  • Inquisitive and intellectually independent
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Character and Leadership

  • Committed to enacting on the our values: be kind, do good, work hard, and make the world a better place.
  • Has a deep understanding of self, knows their person worth, and limitless potential.
  • Able to lead and influence others
  • Able to have challenging conversations with integrity and poise
  • Empowered to face challenges with resilience and grit


Community Strength and Service

  • Always mindful that relationships matter
  • A companion of those whose voices are not being heard
  • Compassionate and empathic
  • Globally-minded; recognizes and celebrates the differences in others
  • Aware of the interconnectedness within their own community

Aspen Academy has proudly graduated more than 200 students since opening in 2005. These students step into their various high schools and bring with them the commitment to be kind, do good, and make the world a better place.

Our college-aged graduates attend more than 20 distinguished universities across the country, including: {USE UPDATED MAP FROM 2015-2016 Annual Report}

  • Baylor University
  • Butler University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell College
  • Denver University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Washington

Since we focus on our community, our graduates often return to take part in special events. Whether it’s attending our annual fall carnival, speaking at our 8th grade parent reception, our head of school reception, our graduation, volunteering at our annual Gala, or just attending our annual alumni reception. Once you’re in the Aspen Academy community, you’re always a part of Aspen Academy community.