How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications for enrollment of students in grades 3, 4 and 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
We are committed to providing a high-quality learning option for children from all backgrounds. For the 2023-24 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.
We want all students to be healthy, happy learners. We offer nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snacks and encourage all families to enroll their students in this program. We will assist families in applying for eligibility for free/reduced price meal programs.
What grade levels do you serve?
We are currently 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?
We intend to maintain a ratio of 1 teacher to no more than 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 8:00 AM and ends at 3:15 PM. Our 2023-24 school calendar will be published in July 2023.
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 2023-24 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.