Renaissance Academy has closed its doors.
On September 30, 2008, the board and administration of the Renaissance Academy closed the school. For fifteen years, Renaissance Academy provided a unique program for gifted and advanced learners in this region.
A new, tuition-free, K-8 charter school for advanced, creative, and gifted learners.
Click here to find out more about Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning.
is the work of Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning. In addition to what worked well at Renaissance, AcademyACL is committed to developing a new premier curriculum based on the latest Colorado content standards. All staff will be highly trained to recognize and meet the unique needs of gifted students and to build top-quality reading, writing and math skills with scientific and historic inquiry as the driving force behind thematic units which also integrate music, the arts, physical health and education, Spanish and technology into core subjects.
New private Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Jr. Kindergarten is NOW OPEN.
Discovery Trails is now open and accepting enrollment for preschool, pre-Kindergarten, and Jr. Kindergarten children ages 3 to 6.
Discovery Trails prepares students to be lifelong learners by releasing the inherent capacities of each child through a balanced curriculum of both teacher-directed and student-directed activities. A paramount goal of our school is to develop a true passion for learning within the security of a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Their curriculum is a balance between planned activities that help children progress toward a defined goal and those unplanned experiences that emerge from a child’s interest. This is achieved through theme-based instruction that promotes interdisciplinary learning, active problem solving, cooperative-based activities and independent exploration in learning centers. Individualized attention is also offered to capitalize on each child’s strengths and challenges.
Much of the curriculum at Discovery Trails is in life skills. This provides a solid foundation for the academic curriculum. Challenging students to find their own solutions to everyday problems helps them to develop life skills and fosters self-confidence. The more the children believe in themselves and practice these skills, the more confident they become. As a child asks questions or requests help, their loving and patient teachers guide them to find answers on their own.
In addition to teacher directed instruction, Discovery Trails makes use of learning centers within the classroom. Learning centers encourage children to make their own discoveries in the ways they learn best, and are recognized by current research as being the most effective way for young children to gain knowledge. Each center in the classroom is purposefully planned with activities that promote exploration and skill development. They also offer theme-based curriculum, active problem solving situations, independent exploration, descriptive and receptive communication, and hands-on experiences.
These options are IN NO WAY affiliated with the administration of the former Renaissance Academy.