School Profile

Founded

SkyView Academy welcomed its inaugural students in grades PK-5 in 2010.

Location

SkyView Academy enjoys a view of the majestic Rocky Mountains from its location in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Hours

8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Middle School

331 students in grades 6-8 fill the middle school halls at SkyView.

Students

As highly motivated individuals, SkyView students participate in rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and outstanding fine arts programs. They embrace opportunities to explore new avenues of self-expression. They seek opportunities to serve the community and their school with service-learning projects. Teachers challenge them to live as life-long learners and honorable leaders.

Assessment Data

Information coming soon.

Matriculation

Upon completion of middle school, our students matriculate into our high school prepared for the rigor of a classical education. The emphasis on critical thinking allows students to demonstrate knowledge on the highest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. All student writing and Socratic discussion requires an evidence-based response from both primary and secondary sources.

Ratio

Student/Teacher ratio is typically 25:1 with some classes averaging a smaller ratio.

Faculty

Our teachers have an average of 8 years of classroom teaching experience and 37% of the middle school staff hold advanced degrees. Another 23% are currently working toward their Master’s degree.

Facilities

Comfortably settled on the lower level of the north side of the building, the middle school enjoys the perks of an All-American middle school experience. They demonstrate their athleticism on the beautifully manicured turf field and well-maintained high school regulation gym. Their creativity shines on the theater stage. Though the cafetorium is shared with the high school, middle school students enjoy separate lunch periods. The library offers both a variety of literary genres and a quiet study area for after school use. The fine arts department houses a theater, art room, band room and choir room. Individual, full-length lockers allow students a space to call their own.

Curriculum

SkyView Academy engages student learning through the use of the Core Knowledge Curriculum founded by E.D. Hirsch. Its unique structure connects student learning in a cohesive manner while developing critical thinking that is age appropriate. Additionally, it prepares students for the rigorous classical education found within the walls of our high school. While it aligns with Common Core standards, Core Knowledge demonstrates that students can exceed the state standards of education while developing a strong educational foundation. Students PK through grade 8 learn Spanish. Another key element of SkyView Academy’s curriculum is its focus on service learning. Students engage in opportunities that allow them to give back to the community. Finally, service learning creates a natural connection to the character education taught at SkyView.

Signature Programs

6th grade students participate in Outdoor Education, with 8th grade students travel to Washington D.C. to bring their social studies curriculum to life. In PE, students learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle. They challenge themselves to achieve the next level of fitness through physical fitness testing. The Hawk and Shield Award celebrate student gains and physical fitness. Additionally, students enjoy the ability to participate in theatrical presentations, to sing in choral festivals, and to display their artistic creations in school and district level art shows.

Transportation

Families transport their students to and from school, many forming carpools either on their own or through the WaytoGo program.

Athletics/Clubs

A variety of after school clubs and activities provide students the opportunity to explore hidden talents and interests. Additionally, SkyView participates in district and charter level athletics.