Spacious Skies Charter School

For Project Based Learning

– Opening Fall 2020 –

Spacious Skies, a project-based learning school, guarantees each child a quality education by providing joyful and challenging learning experiences in a safe and caring environment.

welcome

Spacious Skies is a free public K-8 charter school that opens up the world to students in all its beauty and wonder.

In our first year, Spacious Skies will serve students in Kindergarten through third grade. We will increase a grade level every year until we reach 8th grade.

Our Values

Enduring reverence for children and childhood

We recognize childhood as a stage in development and believe it should not be rushed. Students at Spacious Skies are immersed in developmentally appropriate programs and lessons when taking into consideration age, interest, and ability.

Steadfast respect for parents as educational partners

We look at families through a strengths-based lens and demonstrate empathy and understanding in all our interactions. We partner with families in meaningful ways that serve to enhance students’ educational experiences and ensure their success.

Profound trust in teachers as professionals

Teachers at Spacious Skies work collaboratively and purposefully toward increased student learning and school improvement. Teachers are leaders of improved instruction and are designers of curriculum and lessons.

Deep understanding of how children learn

We are dedicated to ongoing study of children and how they learn. We employ methods that are appropriate for children and the content.

Spacious Skies in the Community

Principal's Chat

Thursday March 5

6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Starbucks

6082 Stetson Hills Blvd 80923

Evelyn is holding Principal's Chats, which are optional informal talks with parents. Join her at local coffee shops to meet me, talk about your child, ask questions about the school, and offer ideas about your best hopes for your child's education.

Navigating School Choice

Thursday March 5

11:00 am - 12:00 noon

High Prarie Library

7035 Old Meridian Rd, Peyton CO

Spacious Skies will host an information meeting on school choice for parents of children age PreK-2nd grade. Light snacks provided. Children Welcome.  Topics include:

  • What is school choice?
  • Types of schools.
  • What families should consider when choosing a school.
  • How does enrollment work?
  • Spacious Skies as an option.

 Principal's Chat

Wednesday March 11

2:00 pm -3:30 pm

Java Punk Coffee

4029 Tutt Blvd 80922

Evelyn is holding Principal's Chats, which are optional informal talks with parents. Join her at local coffee shops to meet me, talk about your child, ask questions about the school, and offer ideas about your best hopes for your child's education.

Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Saturday March 14

12 noon

Downtown Colorado Springs (Tejon St.)

Spacious Skies will have a float in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  We are looking for SSCS leprechauns to walk with us.  Contact Evelyn at drevelyn@spaciousskies.org if you want to join the fun.

CASPA Southern Teacher Job Fair

Friday March 20

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Colorado

Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80933

Spacious Skies will be at the 2020 CASPA Southern Teacher Job Fair.

Principal's Chat

Saturday March 21

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Starbucks

5980 Dublin Blvd 80923

Evelyn is holding Principal's Chats, which are optional informal talks with parents. Join her at local coffee shops to meet me, talk about your child, ask questions about the school, and offer ideas about your best hopes for your child's education.

Principal's Chat

Friday March 27

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Wayfinder Coffee Co

6140 Austin Bluffs Pkwy 80923

Evelyn is holding Principal's Chats, which are optional informal talks with parents. Join her at local coffee shops to meet me, talk about your child, ask questions about the school, and offer ideas about your best hopes for your child's education.

Spacious Skies at Glance

  • School day: M-T and Th-F 8:00-3:30; W 8:00-1:30
  • Before and after school care (school open from 6:30am-6:00pm)
  • Emphasis on whole-child development
  • Designated blocks for language arts and math instruction
  • Small class sizes for personalized learning
  • Enrolling K-3 grades for 2020 school year

 

Using a project-based learning model, we will offer our diverse student population real-world learning experiences that are both challenging and joyful.

Using a project-based learning model, we will offer our diverse student population real-world learning experiences that are both challenging and joyful.

project-based learning

As students engage in relevant lessons, they will enhance their personal, social, and intellectual capacities. With our child-centered focus and broad-based curriculum, Spacious Skies is a much-needed option for families in the Pikes Peak region.

Want to Enroll?

We are currently accepting Intent to Enroll (ITE) forms. Parents must request enrollment into SSCS by filling out an online ITE form.  Submitting this ITE does not obligate the student to attend Spacious Skies, nor does it guarantee admission.