Frequently Asked Questions
When will you open?

Our first day of school is September 1, 2021.

How do I enroll?

Step 1: Fill out an Intent to Enroll (ITE). Once we     receive your ITE, our founding principal, Dr Evelyn Cortez-Ford, will send you an Acceptance Letter.

Step 2: Go to the D49 website or office to officially enroll your child/children. You will NEED your Acceptance Letter,  Child’s Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (you will need this regardless if you live within district boundaries), and copy of ID.

Step 3: Reach out to let us know you are enrolled! We cannot wait for you and your kiddo/kiddos to be a part of our Spacious Skies Family!

*Make sure that you register for the 2021-2022 school year. The district site automatically sends new registrants to the current school year. 

 

What are your school hours?

Classes are scheduled from 8:00am-3:30pm on M,T,TH,F. Wednesday are early release days at 1:30pm. The school provides before and after school care each day including during early release Wednesdays. The school will be open daily M-F from 6:30am to 6:00pm.

Will you have before school/after school options for parents?
Both before and after school options will be available to students.
Will you have special programs (gifted, SPED)?
All children are welcome at Spacious Skies including children with unique learning needs. We will support the individual learning needs of students according to student need and law and as staffing permits.
What will the school calendar look like?

We will follow District 49’s calendar for start/end dates as well as vacations. We will designate our own teacher workdays.

Will you have full-day Kindergarten?

Yes we will have both a full-day and half-day Kindergarten option.. Morning Kindergarten will focus on projects, while the afternoon will be less structured.

What curriculum will you follow?
Our project-based approach integrates the Colorado Academic Standards with big ideas in science and social studies. Students will experience learning in mathematics, reading, communicating, science, social studies, physical education, health, and the arts. Technology, creativity, and critical thinking skills will be integrated throughout the curriculum.
What grades will you serve?

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

Will you provide transportation?

It is unlikely we will be able to provide transportation in our first year. However, we will work with families to determine if enough interest exists to possibly make it an option in the future.

Will you serve lunch?
Yes.
Who can attend Spacious Skies?

All children are welcome regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and income. We are located in D49 boundaries but you do not have to live in D49 to attend. 

How big will class size be?

K-2 will have classrooms of 20 students, 3-5 will have 23 students and 6-8 will have 26 students.

How old do students have to be to enroll?
Students will have to be 5 by August 1 st to enroll for Kindergarten, 6 by August 1st to enroll for 1st grade, etc.
What makes a charter school different from a public school?
“A charter school in Colorado is a public school operated by a group of parents, teachers and/or community members as a semi-autonomous school of choice within a school district, operating under a contract or ‘charter’ contract between the members of the charter school community and the local board of education. In a charter school, each student, parent and teacher chooses to be there.”
(Colorado Department of Education)