Colorado Online School 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, kindergarten students 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?

Kindergarten students receive math, language arts, and one other course. Language arts, math, science, history, music, and art are the core courses for most grades. There are also other courses in the appropriate grade levels, such as world languages. High school students also have access to AP® courses, as well as numerous electives.

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 an 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?

In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades K–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online.

Are there any face-to-face instructional options?

CPA understands the importance of face-to-face instructional opportunities and we offer options for in-person instruction, which may range from enrichment programs for advanced learners to interventions with students who may be struggling.

Do you provide curriculum for special needs children?

Can you accommodate the accelerated learning needs of my advanced learner?

How do students interact socially?

Will this program intrude into my home

How do I enroll my student?

Where can I find the most recent Colorado state school report cards?

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.

Agreement Title AttachmentsDate ApprovedPurpose of Agreement
Aug 8, 2023K12 ESPA6.19.2014K12 provides a variety of products and services including teaching and support staff, curriculum, online and learning management systems, and student management systems.