Academy Charter School, A public school of choice



When: Friday December 15th, 6:00- 8:30p.m.

Where: ACS Gym

Dress Attire: Semi-Formal  (See Dress Attire poster and/or email for specifics)

Food: Provided by the ACS parents

Activities: Raffle, “Holiday” Walk, and a Photo Booth

Cost: $3 per person

We look forward to seeing you there!

READ TO ME Charity

$2 PAID DRESS OF CHOICE FOR CHARITY Benefitting READ TO ME, local non-profit READ TO ME is a small non-profit organization that provides books to low-income babies in CO hospitals. The U.S. Department of Education reports that 61% of low-income families have no children’s books in their home. Every child should have the opportunity to grow up with a book! Your donation will go directly to purchasing books. critical early months of brain development. In fact, researchers now agree that 85 percent of brain development occurs during the first three years of life. Thank you for your support! Kindest regards, Rebecca Erickson (mom to two ACS students, Nolan & Kate)

Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear Shop is opening back up today and it’s a perfect time to order Eagle’s gear for the holidays! Remember, spirit wear can be worn every Friday with normal uniform shorts, skirts or pants.  The store will only be open for a week, so don’t miss out! 

Click here for the store


Kindergarten Siblings

It is that time of year again when we ask for kindergarten siblings!  We will be using the District Enrollment tool this year and you will find instructions and the link on our website.  I would like to ask you to do two things if you have a kindergarten sibling student that will be eligible to attend school (5 years old by October 1st), please —

1)  Call or email me to indicate what class you would like your student to be enrolled in (full day, half day, or half day plus)


2)  Use the link on our website and put your kindergarten sibling in through the District enrollment tool which is through Infinite Campus.  Your student will have a priority above the other students that are in the lottery, so do not worry about this; but I need you to put your student in this way also.

This enrollment process will be open until December 1, 2017.

Information about Kindergarten Classes offered:

  • Full Day –  5 days a week, Tuition cost $400.00 per month
  • Half Day – 5 days a week, no Tuition
  • Half Day Plus 2 Full days (Tuesday and Thursday) — Tuition cost $175.00 per month

Thanks for helping me get your student enrolled for next year!

Anne Belfrage

Lottery / Open Enrollment

Beginning this year, Academy Charter will draw the lottery using the Douglas County School District Open Enrollment tool.  To  begin the process please click the link “Enrollment Info” in the menu bar above

  • November 1, 8 am – December 1, 4 pm: First Round of Open Enrollment for School Year 2018 – 2019
  • December 9 – 10: Enrollment offers sent via DCSD email based on space availability
  • December 15: Deadline to accept enrollment offer

Yearbook Orders

It’s time to order your Academy Charter School 2017-2018 yearbooks! If you order by the end of October you get 10% off of your order! We do not order yearbooks in bulk because they are all customized, so don’t forget to order as we don’t carry extras!

You can customize 2 free personal pages with your own photos that will be printed in ONLY your student’s copy of the yearbook! You can feature your favorite family and classroom events in the photos, making your yearbook a special keep sake for years to come. We also offer digital signing and stamps that you can send to friends and peers. These stamps and special messages will be printed in the autograph section of their yearbooks! We will be hosting workshops for parents or students that need help designing their yearbooks.

To order the yearbook, click this link: Treering Yearbook Signup

Our school pass code: 1014320535802819

Watch this video to learn more about personalizing your yearbook!

For questions on spirit wear or yearbooks, contact Angela McWilliams at

8th Grade IB Information Meeting

Hello Everyone,
We wanted to let you all know about our upcoming 8th Grade IB Information Meetings that will be held at DCHS on two different dates.  Both meetings will
start at 5:30, Parents and Students are encouraged to attend.

November 9th -DCHS Auditorium
December 7th -DCHS North Commons

We would appreciate it if you could tell your 8th grade students about these meetings.
If parents or students need more information, they can go to the DCHS website and click on International Baccalaureate or call me directly.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Tracy Hagan
Administrative Assistant
International Baccalaureate
Douglas County High School
303-387-1008 Phone

Battle of The Books

Dear Parents,

Hello! Welcome to another year of Battle of the Books! Mrs Kelly and I (Ms. Zimmerman) will be the coaches of the teams again this year. We are looking for seven members to make up a 3rd and 4th grade team and seven members to make up a 5th and 6th grade team.
For those of you who are new to the program, Battle of the Books is a reading competition that we do through the Phillip S. Miller Library. The students will get a list of ten books which they will read and study. They will attend weekly practices to prepare for the competitions. The weekly practices will be on Monday afternoons from 3:40 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. The competitions will start in February and they are held at the Phillip S. Miller Library. It is a fun and exciting program and it gets everyone to start reading!
If your child is interested in joining Battle of the Books, they will need to do the following things:
1. Be prepared to READ!!!!
2. Your child will read one book to try out for the team. They will need to read the book and prepare to take a comprehension test on the book after Fall Break.

3rd and 4th graders will read Brixton Brothers: The Case of  Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett

 5th and 6th graders will read The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Each child is responsible for getting the book to read. The books may be available at the public library or you may wish to purchase the book.
3. Prepare to take a test when we get back from Fall Break. The test will be in Ms. Zimmerman’s classroom on Thursday October 26th at 3:45 p.m. (right after carpool). This is the first Thursday after Fall Break. Mrs. Kelly and I will grade the tests and take the top 7 scores for each team. We will post the final teams on Friday October 20th.
That’s all you have to do! If you are interested and you have any questions, please contact either Mrs. Kelly or Ms. Zimmerman and we will be happy to help you!
We hope everyone has a wonderful Fall Break!
Happy reading!
Ms. Zimmerman and Mrs. Kelly

Fall Festival

October 20, 2017
6:00PM- 8:30 PM

Wristband Prices:
Pre-Sale Wristbands – $12
At the Door Wristbands – $15
4yrs and under – $8
Pre-Sale is Oct. 2 – Oct. 20 at ACS Front Desk

Carvinal Games and Prizes
Face Painting and Balloon Artist
Bounce Houses
Craft Fair and Used Uniform Sales
Trick or Treat Stree
Food Trucks: 100% Tacos, Dave’s Dogs, Funnel Cakes

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1551 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Fax: (303) 660-6385
Elementary Hours: 8:15-3:30
Middle School Hours: 8:00-3:30
Summer Hours Wed 9-2
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