Adams-Arapahoe 28j School District

Schools
59
Grades
PK-12
Students
40920
Type
UNIFIED
15701 East 1st Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011
(303) 365-7800

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)

Adams-Arapahoe 28j School District
Based on data from the 2018 school year
9
Grades
K-8
Students
599
Does not meet claims of gifted education. Nothing about the K-5 education is tailored to gifted learning models (can't speak to middle school).For twice-exceptional kids the school continually performs at a spirit-breaking level, the opposite of what we expected.The initial Kindergarten parent meeting began with the teacher sighing as she sat. That year our child said, "The teacher makes me feel like dirt."The principal doesn’t work well with gifted children, whose behavior is best addressed by positive reinforcement, and continually encouraged negative reinforcement.This school taught our child teachers can't be trusted, which has carried over to adults, and, to a certain degree, everyone.This principal is trying to get rid of any students who pose a challenge, i.e., gifted students, twice exceptional, etc. As evidence, we had multiple conversations throughout the school year about learning, medical issues, 504, etc. When our child spent the end of one semester and the beginning of the next with an undiagnosed illness that prevented focus and caused many early departures. Once diagnosed we explained treatment was ongoing, had certain requirements, and they wouldn't see immediate results. There was also a three-week absence due to pneumonia that included hospitalization for nine days and 4 days in intensive care. The principal "chose" to give our child an Unsatisfactory report card when having the option to use Medical Excuse. There was no prior communication about this and no academic history justified this. A teacher's notes even said that "there wasn't enough evidence to provide a grade," which was of course due to medical issues.With five years and many friends, we withdrew our child after a challenging multi-year decision to homeschool.When sending an e-mail to the principal, on a Sunday evening, that we have chosen to withdrawal our child from the school we immediately received a response from her saying, "Thank you. Have a great rest of your weekend."If you simply feel your child is smart and are proud of their behavior, then give Quest a shot. You won't gain much by doing so, but it should be fine.If you know that your child is brilliant but are at your wit's end regarding how to cope with your child's unrelenting energy and curiosity, then Quest will only complicate your life and stunt your gifted child's self-esteem.
PUBLIC
7
Grades
PK-8
Students
689
This school will crush your dreams of a good future. Any family or child with a vulnerability or disability is mistreated.
PUBLIC
7
Grades
PK-8
Students
697
Overall it is a great school. In 5 years have had very few issues and I see both of my children growing a learning in a healthy supportive environment.
PUBLIC
6
Grades
K-8
Students
543
Atrocious, horrible option for your child. Better off sending them to the public school in their district than this place. I will never refer people here.
CHARTER
6
Grades
K-8
Students
491
My daughter struggled academically and socially at her previous schools. This is her 5th school since preschool and I cannot express how thankful we are for the staff. My daughter has grown 2-4 years in each subject in the first quarter of school alone. Despite having learning disabilities the staff has shown her that she is fully capable, and have done it all in a way that shouts respect. I hope that other families are able to get the full benefit of this school.
CHARTER

Arapahoe schools - Adams-Arapahoe 28j School District is a unified school district that is located at 15701 East 1st Avenue, Aurora CO 80011. The school district serves 40920 students in grades PK-12.There are 59 schools associated with this district.

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