Our academic program is evolving to create new opportunities.
Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, our English and Social Studies Departments will replace four Advanced Placement (AP) classes with Colorado Academy’s own Advanced Studies and Research (ASR) program, courses that allow students to have more agency, go deeper, engage in knowledge production, and pursue multidisciplinary questions.
The AP courses that will no longer be offered after 2022-2023 are:
- AP English Literature
- AP Economics
- AP European History
- AP Human Geography is no longer offered.
CA’s Science, Math, Computer Science, and World Language departments will spend the next two years engaged in a structured and intentional process to evaluate the progression of student learning and the role of Advanced Placement in those disciplines. We remain committed to the fundamental question of how we maintain and grow a strong academic program.
We know that the process of growing our ASR program will take time. We are committed to a thoughtful approach, one guided by CA’s Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) that includes faculty and Department Chairs as well as our Head of School, Upper School Principal, Director of College Counseling and Strategic Initiatives, and Director of Inclusivity.
Colorado Academy continues to be one of the most reputable independent schools in the country. We look to the future with a sense of optimism about the possibilities for our students and our program.