COLORADO MILITARY ACADEMY
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 25th. CAP is highly recommended for 7th and 8th grades and is available to 6th grade students after the first quarter upon teacher recommendation and approval by the Commandant. CAP annual cadet membership fees are $41.
Please click on the CAP tab above for more information.
Click the link below to access the 2019-20 school calendar.
NOTE: The first day of school for all grade levels is August 14th, 2019.
CMA does not provide transportation to and from school for cadets.
What grade levels does CMA currently offer?
CMA currently offers K-10th for the 2019-20 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 2019-2020?
Grades 2, 4, and 5 are close to being filled, at which time a waitlist will be started.
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.
CMA charges a voluntary activity fee.
Before and After School Program
Before and after school care is available onsite through the Champions program.
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.
Our classes are targeted at 25 cadets per class.
Are there services for cadets with special needs, IEPs, 504 plans, ELL, or speech-language needs?
Yes. As a public school, CMA offers services for special needs. 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.
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.
Does CMA Service students who are gifted?
Colorado Military does service students classified as gifted-talented according to state criteria. For more information, please contact our Gifted-Talented Program Specialist:
What sports are offered?
Teachers will be sponsoring a variety of sports and clubs in the fall. Contact the school for a current list.
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.frenchtoast.com/schoolbox/schools/colorado-military-academy-QS5WGEN
For grades K-8 our uniforms include CMA's new logo, and we've added several items for cadets' comfort, including the following: short sleeve polo shirts, long sleeve shirts, girls jumpers, skirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts. Those 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 pants, belts, shoes, and socks to make shopping easier. Pants must be navy blue uniform pants. Those items can be purchased elsewhere, as long as they meet the requirements in our Cadet/Parent Handbook. (We have been made aware that Target sells uniform pants will double knees that come with a guarantee for replacement should the knees fail.)
High School cadets are required to become Civil Air Patrol members and will wear the Civil Air Patrol Uniform daily. They do not need to purchase any items from French Toast. CMA Cadet Squadron makes an effort to offer at least 1 ABU/BDU uniform to each cadet free of charge. (Sizes may vary.) CMA Cadet Squadron does not supply belts, boots, or other uniform accoutrements, but may be able to offer suggestions for affordable options. For more information on CAP program, please go to our Civil Air Patrol tab or contact the Commandant.
7th - 8th grade cadets who are members of CAP may wear their CAP uniform daily or they may wear the CMA uniform available for purchase from French Toast. We understand that meeting the size needs of CAP uniforms may present a challenge and CMA will try to assist in special cases when finding the right fit is difficult.
All 7th through 10th grades cadets must wear the CMA physical training uniform during PE classes. Shorts and shirt are required. Sweat pants are optional. French Toast will have those items available on their website.
Any cold weather or rain coat is acceptable outside, but indoors only the approved French Toast items are permitted.
It is the student/family responsibility to see that all uniforms are laundered regularly
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, cadets who are wearing a Civil Air Patrol uniform must follow CAP Uniform Manual 39-1 regarding authorized accessories while in uniform. For backpacks:
22.214.171.124.3. Back Packs. Black backpacks may be worn with any uniform combination. Only solid-color black backpacks will be worn with blue uniform combinations. BDUpatterned backpacks, olive drab and Air Force sage green may be worn with the BDU. Small logos are authorized. Members may wear a backpack on the left shoulder or both shoulders (not to interfere with rendering the proper salute). Backpacks will not have ornamentation, a high-gloss, designs, or hanging/dangling objects. Small gold or silver clasp authorized, but chains are not authorized
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. Paper applications are available at the Food and Nutrition Services office located at 5260 Geiger Blvd, Colorado Springs, 80915.
To pay for your cadet's meals online or view their meal history, enroll at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
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, 2019. 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, the schedule will follow the regular Blue/Gold schedule upon return. (If the school closure results in missing a Blue day, then cadets will return to a Gold day schedule).
If CMA has a 2-hour delay, school will begin at 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.
Are there employment opportunities at CMA?
Open positions are posted at www.coloradomilitaryacademy.org/employment.html