How to Apply to Upper School
Grades 9-12
Choosing a school for your child is an important decision. We welcome your interest in Colorado Academy and look forward to getting to know you and your family through the admission process.

Admission Checklist & Timeline

List of 9 items.

  • APPLICATION FORM

    For the 2020-2021 school year, families may choose to apply to the wait pool, in the event that openings become available in the spring or summer.

    While the campus is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls. Note that CA will only schedule a Zoom interview for an applicant if we know for certain that there is an opening in the grade of interest. Click HERE to access the application portal.
  • PARENT STATEMENT

    As parents, you can provide us with insights about the applicant that no one else can. Your statement will help us learn about your child and your family more personally.  

    The Parent Statement Form is available to you once you submit the initial application form.
  • PARENT TOUR AND INTERVIEW

     
    While the campus is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls. Note that CA will only schedule a Zoom parent interview if we know for certain that there is an opening in the grade of interest.

    You may learn more about our campus HERE and hear directly from our teachers about  "Why I Teach."

    Click HERE to access the application portal.
     
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  • STUDENT SHADOW DAY

    While the campus is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admission team is working remotely and can answer questions through email or Zoom calls. Note that CA will only schedule a Zoom interview for an applicant if we know for certain that there is an opening in the grade of interest for the 2020-2021 school year. Click HERE to access the application portal.
     
  • RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS

    Recommendation Forms and the Transcript Request Form are available to you once you submit the student's initial Application Form. Please send requests to the appropriate faculty/staff at the applicant’s school.
    • Current English Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
    • Current Principal/Counselor Recommendation
    • Transcripts from Current and Previous School Year
    • Optional Coach Recommendation
    • Optional Arts Recommendation
    • Optional Teacher Recommendation (from a current teacher in a subject area other than Math or English)
  • ENTRANCE EXAM

    Either the ISEE or the SSAT is the recommended entrance exam for Grades 6 through 12 (and the ISEE is an option for applicants to Grade 5). CA will also accept results from any other recent standardized testing the applicant has taken.  

    For more information and to register, use the link below. Call the Admission Office at 303-914-2513 to request a waiver if the registration fee is a hardship.

    Register
  • OPTIONAL STUDENT VIDEO

    Student Video Submission (Optional for Applicants to Grades 6-12)

    To the applicant:  Please prepare a short video about yourself, and address one of the prompts below. The Admission Committee prefers a video that is less than two minutes.

    Videos can be funny or serious; the goal is to allow your personality to emerge. You may include another individual in your video, but be sure to include yourself as well. Thank you, and have fun!
    • Tell us (or show us) how you would contribute to the CA community. Feel free to demonstrate any special talents or skills, or simply use your words.
    • Tell us about something new you would like to try and why.
    • Tell us how someone else—a friend, classmate, sibling, grandparent, cousin, neighbor or pet—would describe your personality and character, including what they most value about you as a person. 
    There is an upload feature within the application portal where you may post your video. Please call us at 303-914-2516 with any questions.
  • FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

    Families who cannot meet the full cost of tuition at Colorado Academy can apply for financial aid. Applications for financial aid are considered separately from the admission process and do not influence the admission decision.

    Awards are made solely on the basis of need according to the guidelines of the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid, and the policies and procedures of Colorado Academy. We recommend starting the Financial Aid process after January 1, and completing the process by February 15.  Families applying after the February 15 deadline will be considered for the Financial Aid waitlist.

    Learn More About the Financial Aid Process
  • DECISIONS

    Upper School decisions for Grades 9-12 were available online at 4:00 p.m. MST on Friday, February 21, 2020.

    Please note: students applying after the February 21 notification date will be considered for admission from the wait pool if a space becomes available. There can be wait pool movement in the spring or summer, and we encourage you to apply if interested.

Heidi Chesley

Director of Upper School Admission & Financial Aid

Contact regarding: Upper School questions, admission and/or financial aid process.

Contact information: 
303-914-2572
Meet the Admission Team
CA Admission Calendar

 

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