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​​​COLORADO MILITARY ACADEMY


​​​​TUITION-FREE ​​​​​​​​​​​​PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL GRADES K - 9

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GENERAL INFORMATION


SCHOOL HOURS
Elementary School 0830 (8:30am) to 1530 (3:30pm)
Middle School 0755 (7:55am) to 1535 (3:35pm)
High School 0755 (7:55am) to 1535 (3:35pm)

All high school cadets are required to join Civil Air Patrol (CAP) by Oct 15th. Please click on the CAP tab above for more information.

SCHOOL CALENDAR
Click the link below to access the 2018-19 school calendar.
NOTE: The first day of school for all grade levels is August 15th, 2018.




TRANSPORTATION
CMA does not provide transportation to and from school for cadets.

ENROLLMENT


What grade levels does CMA currently offer?
CMA currently offers K-9th for the 2018-19 school year. We will be adding a grade level every year until we reach 12th grade. 

Is there a wait list or lottery to enter for the academic year 2018-19?
CMA currently has openings in most grade levels.

To submit a Letter of Intent to Enroll for your child/children, click on the green Enroll button at the top of this page. You will find out within 24 hours if we have an opening for your child.

Can I register now for a future school year, like 2019-20?
The CMA lottery process for the future years is held each year on March 1.

Letters of Intent that are received AFTER February 28 will be considered on a first-come first-served basis and are placed at the bottom of the list after those who participated in the lottery. Priority is given to staff children, second to siblings of current cadets, and third to siblings of cadets already offered seats for the next school year.

Once a cadet is enrolled and attending they do not need to reapply for the next academic year.

What is the birthday cutoff for entering kindergarten and first grade?
Kindergartners need to be 5 years old on or before October 1. First graders need to be 6 years old on or before October 1.


What type of student excels at CMA?
Students who respond best to CMA's program are those who already demonstrate strong moral principles and have the courage to both confront wrong behavior and celebrate correct behavior, promoting pride and loyalty.  Our students are held to high standards in that regard.  Students are provided opportunities to work together and separately to master activities that challenge and promote critical thinking and perseverance.  Students are also encouraged to do their personal best and exceed measured standards of performance, as well as urging others to do the same while respecting everyone equally.

FEES


CMA is a tuition-free, public charter school.

Is there a monthly fee for full day kindergarten?
For the 2018-19 school year, there is no fee monthly fee for all day kindergarten. 

Before and After School Education (BASE)
We do offer Before and After School Education, which we staff with CMA employees. Before Care starts at 0600 (6am) and After Care ends at 1800 (6pm). For more information, please contact our BASE Supervisor, Ana Dos Santos at dossantos.a@coloradomilitaryacademy.org.




ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Is the school for military families only?
No, we encourage all families to consider Colorado Military Academy for their cadets.

CMA prepares cadets for today’s colleges and tomorrow’s careers by engaging cadets in a rigorous and high-tech curriculum in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through an environment of leadership development.

Our innovative educational advantages include advanced technology, meaningful parental involvement, cadet uniforms, consistent and enforced discipline policies, motivated staff, community focus, integrated character education and high academic growth and performance.

CLASS SIZE
Our classes are targeted at 25 cadets per class. 


SERVICES


Are there services for cadets with special needs, IEPs, 504 plans, ELL, or speech-language needs?
Yes. As a public school, CMA offers the same services as other neighborhood schools.  If there is a question of whether CMA is the best suited placement, a seat will be saved until the staffing team can meet with the family and facilitate a determination.  

We have revamped our Special Education Program to include two full time SPED teachers and three full time para professionals.


What if my child is below grade level in one or more subjects?
With your participation, a plan will be developed to provide support and help your child improve their skills.

Will there be any special services provided for children of military families?
The Department of Defense has provided a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) at Colorado Military Academy. The school MFLC provides brief, solution-focused, non-medical counseling to active military, guard, reserves, recently retired/separated (within 6 months) and their families. The school MFLC is a licensed clinician. Interactions with your child and/or family are kept in strictest confidence.  No records are kept.  If you are interested in learning more about the program, stop by the school and pick up a brochure or call the school MFLC directly at 719-367-0312. A “Parent Information Letter” must be signed prior to the school MFLC working with any child directly. 

SPORTS


What sports are offered?
For the 2018-19 school year, we will be offering boys basketball and girls volleyball. Other sports will be offered depending on cadet interest. If there is a sport that your child would like to play but we do not offer at this time, we have collaborated with D11 and our cadets can play at the nearest school.

UNIFORMS

Are uniforms required?
Yes.  CMA is excited to announce a new partnership with web based school uniform supply company, French Toast.  CMA uniforms may be purchased from French Toast by following this link:  https://www.frenchtoastschoolbox.com/schools/colorado-military-academy-QS5WGEN

Our uniforms this year include CMA's new logo, and we've added several items for cadets' comfort, including the following:  long sleeve shirts, girls jumpers, sweaters, and sweatshirts.  Those four items are optional wear, but must be ordered from French Toast and not procured elsewhere.  Additionally, pants, skirts, and shirts must be purchased from French Toast.

The website includes belts, shoes, and socks to make your shopping easier.  Those items can be purchased elsewhere, as long as they meet the requirements in our Cadet/Parent Handbook.

9th grade cadets will wear the Civil Air Patrol Uniform daily, and do not need to purchase any items from French Toast.  6th - 8th grade cadets who are members of CAP may wear their CAP uniform daily, so they may not need to purchase items from French Toast.  Cadets may want to purchase uniform items to show school spirit when not in uniform.

For 6th through 9th grades, cadets must wear the CMA physical training uniform.  Shorts and shirt are required.  Sweat pants are optional.  French Toast will not have those items available on their website until approximately August 6th.  If French Toast is unable to deliver the PT uniform prior to Aug 15, cadets will be excused from wearing the PT uniform during PE class the first week.

Uniforms from last year are acceptable.  We have some items from last year in our supply room, which we'll continue to sell from our Front Office.  Summer office hours are Mon-Thu 8-4 and Fri 8-3.

Any cold weather or rain coat is acceptable outside, but indoors only the approved French Toast items are permitted.
Middle School cadets who are enrolled in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have the option to wear the CAP uniform daily, instead of the CMA uniform.

High School cadets are required to become CAP members, and their school attire will be CAP uniforms. They will wear ABUs (camouflage) on most days, and their “blues” on others.  For more information on the CAP program, please go to www.gocivilairpatrol.com. Ordering information will be provided at a later date.

What are the guidelines on backpacks?
Backpacks should be age/school appropriate. While there are no color and style guidelines, backpacks should be selected for their purpose and suited to the environment.

Additionally, for middle school cadets who are enrolled in Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and all high school cadets their backpacks must follow Air Force Instruction 36-2903.

"6.3.4.3. Back Packs. Back packs will be solid black, olive drab, Air Force sage green or ABU pattern in color, and may be worn with any uniform combination. Small logos are authorized."
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SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM


Is there a school lunch program?
Breakfast and lunch are offered on site by Colorado Springs School District 11. CMA encourages all families to submit a free and reduced lunch application even if they do not qualify. This is the same application that D11 uses as their general lunch application.

To apply online for free or reduced meals, go to https://www.myschoolapps.com/. Select District 11 as the school district to which you are applying. Eligibility Guidelines are also available on the same website.

To pay for your cadet's meals online or view their meal history, enroll at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/.


SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS


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IMMUNIZATIONS


Does CMA follow state requirements for immunizations?
Yes. Please provide a hard copy of your cadet's immunization record or exemption form along with the CMA Cadet Health Plan to the Front Office of Colorado Military Academy by August 1, 2018.  Click on the buttons below for more information about immunization records:

 


INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES


What are weather alert procedures?
​CMA follows Colorado Springs School District 11 for decisions regarding school delays and closures.  CMA will send out emails, posted in the top right hand corner of our main website and post it on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/coloradomilitaryacademy when we have delays or closures. 

Families can also receive this information by watching the local news, listening to local radio stations or downloading the District 11 app on your phone to receive their alerts. 

If CMA has a school closure, school will resume the following day after the closure (the schedule will follow the regular Blue/Gold schedule.  If the school closure results in missing a Blue day, then cadets will come back to a Gold day schedule). 

If CMA has a 2-hour delay, school will begin at 0955 (9:55am) for Middle and High School cadets and 10:30 for Elementary cadets.  No breakfast will be served on a 2-hour delay schedule.


EMPLOYMENT


Are there employment opportunities at CMA?
Yes, information about employment, including a Teacher Job Description, can be found at www.coloradomilitaryacademy.org/forms.html .