Admissions

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How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for enrollment of students in grades 3, 4 and 5 for the 2022-23 school year.

 

To apply for enrollment of your child at Catch a Star Academy, please complete our online Enrollment Application by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” link below. Alternatively, feel free to contact us at info@catchastaracademy.org or (303) 800-3326 if you would like to apply in person

 

Once we review your application, we may reach out to you to request additional information. Otherwise, we will contact you to schedule a meeting with you and your child to discuss our learning program, evaluate your child’s needs, and determine if Catch a Star Academy is the right school for your child.   

 

 

To help us evaluate your child’s current academic level and needs, we would also like to receive a completed Teacher Evaluation Form from your child’s current or most recent elementary school teacher. You may send the following link for completion by your child’s teacher, or you may provide us the teacher’s name, email address and phone number, and we would be happy to send them a link for completion.

 

If you have any questions regarding Catch a Star Academy’s enrollment process, please do not hesitate to contact us.  We are here to help families and students with an easy enrollment process and a smooth transition to Catch a Star Academy.  

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

We are committed to providing a high-quality learning option for children from all backgrounds. For the 2022-23 school year, with the generosity of our supporters, all students will be able to attend Catch a Star Academy tuition-free.  While families will not be required to pay tuition, we will accept donations to help cover the costs of field trips and other special activities. To support the school's eligibility to receive funding under certain programs, families will be asked to submit household size and income information. 

Before and After School Program

We offer a before and after school program to meet the needs of working parents. Families will pay an additional fee for this program. Please contact us for more information about the added care we provide.

Meal Program

We want all students to be healthy, happy learners.  We offer an affordable, nutritious breakfast and lunch and encourage all families to enroll their students in this program.  We also offer afternoon snacks for students attending our after school program. We will assist families in applying for eligibility for free/reduced price meal programs.

Admissions FAQs

What grade levels do you serve?

For the 2022-23 school year, we are accepting students entering grades 3, 4 and 5 who are performing below grade level or who are otherwise struggling to learn in a traditional classroom setting.

 

What is the school’s average class size?

For the 2022-23 school year, we will have two teachers who will partner in teaching up to 20 students, a ratio of 1 teacher to 10 students.

 

What are the days and hours of school?

Our school calendar generally aligns with the Aurora Public Schools calendar for the convenience of families, with certain modifications that we feel improve our students’ learning experience. See our calendar for the 2022-23 school year here. The school day starts at 8:15 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.

 

Do you offer before and after school care?

Yes. We offer a before and after school program to meet the needs of working parents. Students enrolled in the program may arrive at school at 7:30 AM in the morning and stay until 5:45 PM in the evening. This program includes after-school study help and fun, play-based learning.

 

Do you offer special services or support for students with special needs?

While we make every effort to accommodate many unique student needs with our individualized learning programs, because we are a small school, we are not able to offer special services for severe learning disabilities or certain other special needs. We will evaluate each prospective student’s needs on an individual basis to determine if we are able to serve such needs.

 

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Yes. For the 2022-23 school year, with the generosity of our supporters, all students will be able to attend Catch a Star Academy tuition-free.  While families will not be required to pay tuition, we will accept donations to help cover the costs of field trips and other special activities. To support the school's eligibility to receive funding under certain programs, families will be asked to submit household size and income information. 

 

Does Catch a Star Academy meet all education requirements in the State of Colorado?

Yes. Our learning program meets the State of Colorado Academic Standards for the grade levels served.

 

Will my child be required to take assessment tests as part of the enrollment process? 

We will primarily evaluate prospective students based on answers to questions in our Enrollment Application form and Teacher Evaluation form, discussions with parents and students, and students’ school records (test scores, teacher notes, report cards, etc.). We may ask prospective students to participate in short assessments to better understand their proficiency level to determine if our learning program is right for them.