General FAQs

What grades are offered by Colorado Preparatory Academy?

Colorado Preparatory Academy offers full-time enrollment for grades K-12. To be eligible for the program, kindergartners must be five years old and first grade students must be six years old before October 1 of the enrolling year.

What subjects will my child study?

Language arts, math, science, history, music, and art are the core courses. Kindergarten students receive math, language arts, and one other course. A full academic program for grades 9-12 is also offered by CPA

Does the program provide textbooks and other instructional materials?

Yes, we provide all the textbooks and instructional materials that are needed to complete the program. These books and materials are sent to students directly.

Will I have the opportunity to meet my teachers?

Yes, all students are required to attend a face to face enrollment conference before starting with CPA. This provides a excellent opportunity to meet teachers and staff.

Can my child work at his or her own pace?

The program is self-paced and flexible within the parameters specified by state law.

What happens if my K-8 student completes a course mid-year?

When a student completes a course, the Colorado Preparatory Academy will send him or her to the next level up until March 31 of any school year. After April 1, courses cannot be ordered again until the next fall. Teachers work closely with students to help pace the curriculum to meet the student's goals for advancement.

How much time do students spend on the computer?

We expect that students will spend no more than 20 to 25 percent of their time on the computer in the early grades. We believe in a balanced approach toward education. Computers help us provide you with effective assessment, planning, and time-management tools. Computers also act as powerful teaching tools that can motivate, stimulate, and inform children about the world around them. Computers do not, however, replace a solid education. Rather, they help facilitate one. That's why we use a unique multimedia approach that also includes a great deal of old-fashioned books, workbooks, and instructional materials.

Are there any face to face instructional options?

CPA understands the importance of face-to-face instructional opportunities, which may range from enrichment programs for gifted students to interventions with students who may be struggling.

Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?

Depending on a child's IEP, we can tailor our curriculum to meet your needs. To discuss your child's needs with us, please contact our office, and we will put you in touch with our special education team. Please consult Stacy Altman at saltman@k12.com, for any questions regarding Child Find and refer to the Falcon School District Special Education Policies for specific information regarding child find and students with IEPs.

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my gifted/talented child?

The beauty of our program is that it is flexible enough to meet children where they are in any given subject and take them where they want to go. So, for example, if your fourth grader is doing math on a sixth-grade level and reading on a fourth-grade level, we can tailor your curriculum and lesson plans to meet his or her abilities. Learn more.

How do students interact socially?

Throughout the year, students are invited to participate in school outings, field trips (e.g., to historical sites, museums, zoos), picnics, and other social events. We expect local clusters of students and parents to get together on a regular basis in their areas. We also are exploring new ways to interact socially using the powerful reach of the Internet. The online Family Directory provides a way for families to network with families in their region of the state. With online discussions and forums, new types of communities can be formed that are based not on geography and place but on shared interests.

Will this program intrude into my home?

There are no home visits as part of the program, and there are no cameras or any other intrusions into your home. This school was created to help your child obtain a first-class education and serve your family's needs. If you ever feel that it is not right for your family or your child, you can withdraw at any time.

How do I enroll my student?

Visit our How to Enroll section for information on enrolling your student in Colorado Preparatory Academy.

What is your Data Protection Policy?

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. Colorado Preparatory Academy is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records. 

Colorado Preparatory Academy takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. To view the Colorado Department of Education’s (CDE) website dedicated to the Student Data Transparency and Security Act, click here, or go to; https://www.cde.state.co.us/dataprivacyandsecurity.

Colorado Preparatory Academy collects Personal Identifiable Information (PII), as identified as on CDE data dictionary, for the- normal day- to- day school management and operations of student services as also listed on the CDE data dictionary fact sheet.  Colorado Preparatory Academy shares these Personal Identifiable Information (PII) data points, as identified as on CDE data dictionary, to the following third party in order that it can provide the day- to -day management and operations of student services to Colorado Preparatory Academy. The CDE data dictionary can be found at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/whatstddataiscollected.

Agreement Title Attachments Date Approved Purpose of Agreement
K12, LLC K12 ESPA 6.19.2014 K12 provides a variety of products and services including teaching and support staff, curriculum, online and learning management systems and student management systems.

 

A list of School Service On-Demand Providers (ODPs) that the school currently utilizes is located here. Upon request, CPA will assist a parent in obtaining an individual ODP’s data privacy policy. For assistance with this request, please contact Kimber Podsedek at kpodsedek@k12.com