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Littleton Academy Charter School

1200 West Mineral Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120
Principal: Mrs. Shelly Russell
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. 

About Our School

  • Enrollment: 465
  • Grades:  K–8
  • Attendance Rate: 97.76%
  • Average Class Size: 25 students per classroom
  • Uniforms required


Focus on school mission statement: To provide each child with a content-rich, academically rigorous education, using a well-defined sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly, and caring environment. 

Sources of Pride

  • The first charter school to open in LPS
  • John Irwin School of Excellence Award
  • Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award
  • Science Department has been recognized internationally on the website: www.biotrends.org
  • Students are selected from a wait-list lottery
  • Several teachers on staff for ten or fifteen years
  • Student dress code and behavior system
  • Core Knowledge Curriculum, phonics-based reading and spelling, achievement and ability grouping for math and reading
  • Academically-based kindergarten; half-day kindergarten in either AM or PM with optional K-plus enrichment program
  • Spanish, music, PE, library and technology lab are scheduled a minimum of once each week in all grades
  • Middle School students have additional elective choices and study hall options
  • Gifted and talented programs begin in Grade 2
  • The ITBS/CogAT standardized assessments are administered yearly to Grades 1-7; eighth grade takes the EXPLORE test
  • Clubs and organizations include Chess Club, Math Olympiad, Math Counts, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Science Fair, and Destination Imagination, TSA, ECybermission, NREL, Solar Cars, Robotics 
  • Competitive sports include soccer, basketball, volleyball, and cross country.
  • Prospective Family Open Houses are held twice during the year and dates will be posted on our website.



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