Child-Centered Gifted Education
Our approach to gifted education centers around understanding and nurturing the distinct developmental needs and talents of gifted children. It's not just about academic growth, but also their emotional, social, and ethical development. We believe in recognizing the individuality of each child, providing them with an environment where their unique abilities can flourish.
AcademyACL is a member of the Child-Centered Gifted Consortium, with members world-wide. The Consortium created a document that defines Child-Centered Gifted Education. This document illustrates AcademyACL's approach to the students we serve and our commitment to educating the whole child.
AcademyACL Board Resolution 2023-06
The AcademyACL Governing Board adopted the Child-Centered Gifted Education philosophy as a guiding framework for our approach to gifted education.
Multi-age classrooms, where students are grouped with their "idea-mates" experiencing advanced content.
A learning community focused on growth and progress over time using the Integrated Curriculum Model.
We provide multi-age classroom experiences and flexible, ability based groupings to give students the opportunity to grow at their own pace.Read More
Connect with other families and participate in engaging family-focused events and activities.Read More
We are a free, open-enrollment public charter school and part of the Colorado Springs School District 11 portfolio of schools.Read More
Discover a range of resources to support your child's education and development.Read More
Integrated Curriculum Model: Big Ideas, Advanced Content, Differentiated Instruction
Multi-Age Classrooms: A ‘continuum’ of increasing expectations for students is used over the course of two years in each Division
Teachers who specialize in the needs of advanced, gifted learners
Highly supportive and Highly challenging
At AcademyACL, we provide a supportive and challenging environment where gifted learners can thrive. Join our community today and discover the difference we can make for your child.