Flatirons Denver Campus

Denver Campus

2700 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
  • Sunday - 9:00, 11:00 AM
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West Campus

24887 Genesee Trail Road
Golden, CO 80401
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Lafayette Campus

355 W South Boulder Road
Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Saturday - 4:00, 6:00 PM
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Flatirons Academy

Opening Fall 2017

Vision

Flatirons Academy seeks to educate students in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ (Colossians 1)

Mission

Coming alongside parents in the education of students to glorify God in truth, goodness and beauty by providing a Christ-centered and classical education, so that they may bring the awesome life of Christ to a lost and broken world.

Enrollment

Enrollment has begun for the 2017-18 school year. For information regarding enrollment, please click on the Admissions tab.

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

View the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar.

Academic Supply List 2017-2018

View the 2017-2018 School Supply List.

Flatirons Academy Uniform Vendors

Information Meeting

Missed the Flatirons Academy Informational Meeting on September 25? Listen to the recording here.

 

Introduction to Classical Education

Flatirons Academy is a member of the Association of Classical & Christian Schools  and the Association of Christian Schools International.

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Flatirons Academy Phone: 303-284-1402

Warrior Workshops

Warrior Workshops are classes that are available for students to take after school to learn a new skill or participate in an activity that they enjoy doing. Providing these workshops will allow us to not only give Flatirons Academy students additional learning opportunities, but allow other students who do not attend Flatirons Academy or who are not in the age range to be enrolled at FA to experience new learning, meet new people and learn together in a safe learning environment.

Students who are in Kindergarten through 5th grade are able to enroll in Warrior Workshops. All workshops are $10 per session. These workshops are one quarter long, August 21st – October 13th.  A wait list will be created once the first 15 slots of each workshop are filled.  Registration for the workshops will be open from Tuesday, August 15th at 7am – Friday, August 25th at 7pm. Please contact Stephanie Koch (Stephanie_koch@flatironsacademy.com or (303) 284-1402) with any questions.

 

Monday

Beginner Spanish

Description: This course offers a general introduction of the Spanish language and Latin American culture through media, songs, short readings and basic conversation. The course is designed for students with very minimal or no previous knowledge of Spanish. We will have fun while learning new vocabulary and verbs through flashcards and role play. Most of the course is taught in Spanish, except for some required English explanations and when discussing cultural practices.

Science Exploration

Description: Do you like to tinker with things in order to figure out how they work? Then you are a scientist! Come join other scientists as we get to ask questions and make hands-on observations about plants, weather, fountains, balloons, boats, spider webs, and how your nose knows!

 

Tuesday

Art

Description: Students will have the opportunity to create fun art projects using their own ideas and creativity while also learning new skills.  Students will continue to grow their artistic vocabulary in this after school program.  In this program, we will use different types of media that is fun and engaging.

Tutoring

Description: Students will have time for extra homework practice and repetition with their peers. Reading and math fact practice will be encouraged followed by games that practice skills the students have learned.

 

Tuesday & Thursday

Mountain Lions Running Club

Description: This fall program includes six weeks of training focusing on skills to prepare young runners for track running and racing! Runners will meet with coaches twice a week after school and may also participate in two optional track meets. The fun and informative environment will include: form drills and analysis, fun runs, stretching techniques, conditioning exercises, cross country training, cool downs and running games.

 

Wednesday

Chess

Description: Chess At Three is the authority in early childhood chess. We understand the profound benefits of chess and the effectiveness of learning through storytelling. Our mission is to extend the benefits of chess through the power of storytelling. We create an unforgettable and interactive learning environment which teaches 100% of our children, as young as the age of three, to play and fall in love with chess.

The Chess At Three approach teaches much more than the rudimentary rules of chess. Chess At Three students also learn: The Importance of Sportsmanship, Literacy, Chess History, and Math, just to name a few.  Lessons include interactive moments, physical movements (chessercizes), and guidelines for game play at each level of development.

Parents will receive a weekly email with an explanation of what was covered in class and ideas for reinforcement at home. Learn more at chessat3.com

Warrior Spartan Training

Description: The bible talks a lot about warriors, God being a mighty warrior and how God calls us to be warriors. We will look at what it looks like to be a warrior physically and mentally. Warriors are strong but they are also wise and obedient. We will incorporate fun exercises and movements along with listening skills and obedience. Just like God’s warriors.

 

Thursday

Crafts

Description: Students will be able to draw, color, cut, and glue fun ideas and make them into amazing crafts.  These creative crafts will coincide with current events, holidays, favorite places and activities.

Tutoring

Description: Students will have time for extra homework practice and repetition with their peers. Reading and math fact practice will be encouraged followed by games that practice skills the students have learned.

 

Friday

Healthy Snacks/Nutrition

Description: Squish it, pat it, roll it up! Ooze it, chop it, and see what’s up!
So grab your bestie, let’s get our hands messy
And fill your tummy with something yummy.
We will be cooking, baking and preparing what we eat.
While creating, learning, and enjoying our treats.
Let’s get together and have some fun with food.
Trust me, it’ll put you in a good mood!

Drama

Description: Students can get their excitement and energy going with a fun-filled drama class. This workshop will build confidence in young actors and actresses while acting out biblical stories.

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in attending Flatirons Academy. It is exciting to see the great work God is doing in the Flatiron’s community. Flatirons Academy strives to fulfill its vision to educate students in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ (Colossians 1) by providing a Christ-centered and classical academic approach. The vision of Flatirons Academy guides our mission to come alongside parents in the education of students to glorify God in all truth, goodness, and beauty, so they may bring the awesome life of Christ to a lost and broken world.

Our admission policy opens the school to those who agree and are supportive of our philosophy, objectives, and educational standards as seen in the Flatirons Academy Family Handbook and whose children meet our enrollment standards. The purpose of Flatirons Academy is to serve families who desire not simply a rigorous private education, but a distinctively Christian education for their children.

As you consider a classical Christian education for your family, we strongly encourage you to learn all you can about the classical Christian philosophy and prayerfully consider if this is the right place for your family. If it is, please take the time to read over the application carefully and fill it out completely. The decision to attend Flatirons Academy should be made only after weighing all of the benefits and sacrifices that may be necessary.

Biblical principles permeate every subject taught at our school. Our staff is committed not only to academic excellence, but also to teaching students that God, through the Bible, shows us the best way to live in every aspect of our lives. If you are in agreement with the teaching of God’s Word, this school will complement the beliefs and truths taught at home. We look forward to coming alongside you as you educate your child.

Flatirons Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to our student body. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, athletic, artistic, or other school administered programs except where necessitated by specific religious tenets held by Flatirons Academy or Flatirons Community Church. Families do not have to attend Flatirons Community Church to be admitted to Flatirons Academy.

Application Procedures: (Please note – complete applications will be processed in the order they are received).

Step 1: Understanding Who We Are
We want your family to fully understand and embrace our classical Christian program, so it is required that all families read the Flatirons Academy Parent Handbook and An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents by Dr. Christopher Perrin, which is available as a PDF on our webpage. This reading will give you insights on what we do and why we do it. The reading of the Flatirons Academy Parent Handbook needs to take place before the application is signed and reading the Dr. Perrin’s guide needs to take place prior to the family interview.

Step 2: Application Forms
The application must be filled out completely, documents received and application fee ($100/student) paid before the application will be processed. Required documents consist of a copy of the student’s most recent report card, achievement test scores, teacher recommendations, copy of student’s birth certificate, and a family photo. Students applying for kindergarten only need the birth certificate and family photo. Applications can be brought to the Flatirons Offices or scanned and emailed to info@flatironsacademy.com.

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Step 3: Testing
Testing for all incoming students is required before admission. At the administration’s discretion, students may be exempt from this testing

Step 4: Interview
An administrator will meet with the family to discuss the completed application. This meeting provides an opportunity for both the family and Flatirons Academy to ask questions.

Step 5: Notification of Acceptance
After the above steps, have been completed, the Admissions Committee will review and make the final admission determination. Families will be notified in writing of the Admissions Committee’s decision.

Step 6: Records and Tuition Arrangements
Before the student will be allowed to attend class, all required records and method of tuition payment form must be submitted to the school office. Required documents are permanent records from your child’s previous school, health form completed by a physician, immunization records or waiver, and emergency contact form. Parents will enroll with FACTS, our online tuition management service. Tuition may either be paid in full in July with a 10% discount, in two payments (July and January), or monthly.

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Admission is offered in the following priority order after applications have been approved:

  1. Children of Flatirons Academy/FCC faculty and staff
  2. Early registration families (Year One Only)
  3. Siblings of current students
  4. Those on the previous year’s wait list

Wait List
If there are more applicants than spaces available, names of approved applicants will be placed on a wait list in the order the applications were processed. The priority order listed above applies to the waitlist.

Employment

Currently, Flatirons Academy is no longer accepting applications. Keep checking this site for future employment opportunities.

Hiring Process

VOLUNTEER

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FAQ

What curriculum will Flatirons Academy use?

While the curricular decisions will not be made until later this calendar year, there are some known specifics that will guide the decisions.

Our curriculum will follow the philosophy and purpose of classical Christian education.  To equip students to be life-long learners there will be an emphasis on the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic, and the curriculum will reflect the truth, goodness, and beauty of God.  Flatirons Academy will be academically rigorous in an endeavor to equip students to reach their God-given potential. Since all things come from God, all learning is interrelated and all subjects will be taught as part of an integrated whole.

For more information on classical Christian education, download this pdf.

Phonics will be the primary means of reading instruction, quality literature will be used, history will be taught rather than social studies, and Latin instruction will begin in third grade and continue throughout all grades thereafter. Flatirons Academy will also provide instruction in the fine arts which will include music and art. The teaching will involve the study of the masters in each field and skill development in each discipline.  Physical education will also be required for each grade since God desires us to take care of our bodies and we need to be ready for whatever task He sets before us.

Since we will begin with grades K-3, which is in the grammar stage of development, much memorization will be required and accomplished through recitation, singing, and chants. This will include Scripture, math facts, vocabulary for various subjects, timelines, lists, etc… All of this memorization will instill the tools of learning in the students’ minds. This will form a strong foundation for the learning yet to come in the next grades and stages.

What grades will be available starting in 2017 and what is the plan for adding additional grades?

Flatirons Academy will begin with grades K-3, adding an additional grade each subsequent year. While the possibility of having additional grades in the first year was stated, the plan is to begin with these primary grades. There is no immediate plan to begin a preschool.

May I register my students not old enough for Kindergarten for 2017-18?

I am so pleased that there are families that want to register their babies, but alas it is too early. Please wait until the year before your child will enter kindergarten to register. Our kindergarten students should be 5 years old before June 1st of 2017. Enjoy these precious young years while you can, because kindergarten will be here before you know it!

Where will the school be located?

The location of Flatirons Academy will be the Lafayette campus. This campus will house the elementary school Kindergarten through fifth grade. The permanent location for grades six through twelve is yet to be determined.

How do I get more information about Flatirons Online Academy?

We are currently working on developing the online academy, but this program will not be available in the initial year as there are numerous factors to take into consideration. The online program will happen, but not until Flatirons Academy is in full operation.

Will there be a multiple student discount?

There will be a 5% multiple student discount available to families that are enrolling more than one student at Flatirons Academy.

Will athletics be available at Flatirons Academy?

There will be high school athletics at FA. However, in the earlier grades students will be encouraged to form teams with their local recreational leagues. In many cases there are enough interested students from a private school to form a team made up of fellow classmates. Still, we will not want to be exclusive with our teams for elementary students. We want to reach as many as possible with the love of Christ. Hopefully, others will see the hope that is within us as our students participate in the community.

How do I find out about employment opportunities?

The hiring process will begin in January of 2017 with jobs being posted and applications available before that time. Flatirons Academy will hire teachers, support staff, and will need many volunteers.

How do I find out about employment opportunities?

The hiring process will begin in January of 2017 with jobs being posted and applications available before that time. Flatirons Academy will hire teachers, support staff, and will need many volunteers.

Will Kindergarten be full day?

Kindergarten will be full day. The mornings will include all of the academics needed to prepare for first grade, while the afternoons will include art, music, PE, and more practice on the skills learned in the morning. The afternoon will also be the time to explore more science and history along with many other learning opportunities. The morning academics combined with all of the additional activities of the afternoon will give our kindergarten students a robust well-rounded educational experience.

What is the plan for adding grades?

Flatirons intends to add a grade per year. Adding more than one grade per year is within the realm of possibility, depending on how the interest and the school progresses. The possibility of beginning the middle school with all three middle school grades at once (6-8), and doing the same with the launch of the high school has been discussed. Again, the plan is one additional grade each year, but you never know. What is certain is we will grow each year. The speed at which we grow is in God’s hands.

Will you have a gifted program?

It is wonderful to have academically gifted students! The curriculum at FA will be rigorous and many will view it as an accelerated program, but we will not have a separate gifted program. I have previously had students in classes that have been gifted with genius level IQs and they did beautifully with a classical Christian curriculum. In some cases, parents did choose to give their children additional opportunities outside the classroom to expand their learning and skills. I encourage all parents to do this since you are the primary teacher in your child’s life. With our emphasis on excellence in all we do to the glory of God, the students will accomplish great things.

Will there be a before and after school childcare program?

As of now, there are no plans to have before and after school childcare.

Will students be required to wear uniforms?

Yes, all students of Flatirons Academy will wear uniforms. The desire of FA is to create and promote an learning environment where dress is not a distraction to the educational process. The motivation for the policy has grown out of the following principles:

  1. Since our vision is to educated students in Christ, through Christ and for Christ we need to acknowledge him in all of our choices.
  2. All human actions, including outward manifestations such as clothing, reveal and communicate the disposition of the heart at some level. It is our desire to address these heart issues in one uniform policy rather than seeking to anticipate and curb the numerous manifestations of it that surface throughout a year with a less consistent dress code.
  3. Clothing represents the vocational calling of a person, and inherent in the uniform policy is a desire to create an environment where undue attention is not drawn to specific students. The neat appearance created by a uniform enhances a ready-to-learn atmosphere.
  4. Uniforms help engender a cohesive presentation of the students in our school. When our students are in uniform it communicates, aesthetically, that they are part of the same team, working toward the same goals. The student is part of a group identity that strives for excellence and the code establishes a tradition toward that end.
  5. The uniform code should save parents money. The uniform code de-emphasizes the social impact of dress and helps focus the student on character and academic issues.
  6. The uniform code addresses security. On field trips, students in uniform aid the teachers in keeping track of everyone. On the playground or in the school, teachers and staff can clearly identify students from outsiders.

Do you have any suggestions for parents that can’t afford tuition even if they are awarded the $3000 scholarship?

This is a tough dilemma to be faced with. On one hand you want the best education for your child, but on the other hand you may not have the resources to make it happen. There are other ways to give your child an excellent education, but first make sure that it is accurate that you “cannot afford it”. It is a sacrifice for many to send their children to private school and to many of those families believe that the sacrifice is worth it.

 

Will students change classrooms for art, music, and PE?

Yes, students will change classrooms for art, music, and PE. The Lafayette campus is a wonderful facility and affords Flatirons Academy a lot of space and options for optimizing the students’ learning and need for movement and change of atmosphere.

 

Will you have special education classes?

All people are made in the image of God and all have their strengths and weakness. By God’s grace it is the desire of Flatirons Academy to educate all students well to the best of our ability. We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as we employ methods and techniques that enable each student to persevere and reach their potential.

At this time, due to the absence of resources required to provide for their educational needs, students with severe learning disabilities will not be admitted. Admitting students with learning disabilities will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on the extent of the disability, the student’s willingness to learn, parental support, and the school’s ability to meet their specific needs.

Flatirons Academy has a heart for those that struggle with learning differences and understand that many families desire to have their children learn within a school that teaches with a biblical worldview. It is our hope that as we grow and develop as a school, we will be able to provide the services needed for these incredibly special individuals.

 

Where will the students have recess?

Our students will have recess in what was formerly the Garden Center on the north side of the building. In this space we will be able to put playground structures and equipment for our students. When more space is desired for kickball, basketball, four square, etc., we will utilize the north parking lot that has a tremendous amount of space for students to run and play.