As we step into the vibrant celebration of Black History Month, it's an opportunity not just to revel in the achievements of the past but also to leverage the increased awareness and skills gained through our ongoing learning across all races, ethnicities, genders, and other aspects of personal identity. This month is a joyous occasion for our school community, to reflect, celebrate, and unite in our shared commitment to increased cultural competency and inclusion.
Elevate Student Support Services
Each student shows up, learns, and navigates through the world differently.
Every student is capable of growth.
ELEVATE provides coaching, intervention, and professional development to support our teachers, parents, and students in achieving their full potential along the academic and social emotional continuum.
We operate on the fundamental belief that through an intentional, student-centered, strength based approach, we can create a paradigm shift in the way we support and empower each and every learner within our community.
Aspen Academy’s ELEVATE program takes a three-tiered approach. By doing so, we honor, cultivate, and celebrate strengths in all learners. Services include:
In our efforts to support students with a variety of learning needs and approaches to learning, it is important for us to be transparent that we are not a school that specializes in special education as it is traditionally known. Our current staffing offers us the ability to serve approximately 25% of all students and admissions decisions may reflect the limited capacity depending on available spaces.
B.A., Justice, American University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, LMFT, Chapman University
M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
Ed.S., Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri
Aspen Academy thrives on the spirit of partnership and collaboration, where families, students, and faculty come together to create unforgettable experiences. One shining example of this collaborative effort is the remarkable Lunar New Year programming brought to our school by a dedicated parent, Mrs. Jennifer McPhie.
Holocaust survivor Sara Moses visited Aspen Academy on Friday, January 19, 2024, to share her remarkable and moving testimony of living through and surviving the Nazi invasion of her home country Poland during World War 2. Most notably, as students and guest audience participants had the opportunity to ask questions, this interactive presentation was a dynamic experience that identified the end in mind of ensuring that the negative aspects of our history are not only acknowledged, but also actively confronted and understood.
At Aspen Academy, the spirit of unity is palpable as many of our families prepare to brave the cold weather and eagerly prepare to participate in the annual Marade—a powerful blend of march and parade—to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As we approach the festive months of December and January, our school community at Aspen Academy comes alive with a beautiful tapestry of traditions, cultures, and celebrations.