American Academy prepares to open second campus in Parker
PARKER – American Academy hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new campus, which is opening in Parker later this month.
A group of dignitaries, school officials and parents gathered on Saturday, September 14 for the event that showcased the new school. The ceremony celebrated the opening of the school’s second campus.
The first campus, now located in Castle Pines, initially opened in 2005 in a Park Meadows strip mall. In 2009, the school built and moved into its current Castle Pines location.
With a wait list of more than 2,000 students, the American Academy Board of Directors and the Executive Director of Schools, Erin Kane, decided that it was time to expand the American Academy family.
The new building at Motsenbocker Road and Mainstreet in Parker is just about finished.
“We are right on schedule to start the Parker campus school year on September 23 and all of our families are so excited,” said Kane.
The school will replicate the successful Core Knowledge program, continuing American Academy’s emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Initially the new campus will welcome 700 students and 68 new staff members and will eventually grow to include kindergarten through eighth grade as well as American Academy’s pre-kindergarten program, KindiePrep.
“We accept all students that come through our lottery”, explained Kane. “We like to create an environment where the teacher can really target instruction at those students at exactly their level to make sure we maximize their growth.”
Parent Brandi Perry added, “One thing I love about American Academy is the ability grouping. It really meets the needs of both my students and where they are academically.”
Monday, September 23 will be the first day of school at the new location.