At Jefferson Academy, we pride ourselves in a strong faculty who cares about its students and its school culture.
Currently, our faculty works for about 20% less than Jeffco R1 teachers, yet our faculty continues to deliver superior and award winning education for our students.
The Foundation supports our faculty by raising funds for the school to defray the cost of brick and mortar. This allows our administration and finance committee to budget additional funds for raises, benefits, and professional training for our faculty.
Jefferson Academy becomes more competitive in attracting, developing, and retaining the best teachers.
Attracting and Developing and Retaining the Best Teachers
Improving Educational Programs
Jefferson Academy is an official CORE Knowledge School through 8th grade. Jefferson Academy encourages and provides growth in basic skills, with a fundamental approach and utilizes Core Knowledge.
The Core Knowledge Sequence is a detailed sequence of specific content taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science, and the fine arts. This curriculum provides a solid, coherent foundation of learning, while allowing flexibility for innovation by JA's educational leadership.
Jefferson Academy emphasizes the teaching of basics skills with a traditional and conventional approach, in a self-contained educational environment.
Our academically-oriented program is organized so that the entire class generally works as a single group on grade level material with ability grouping occurring where necessary.
Emphasis is placed on the basic pillars necessary for an academically sound education:
reading (with emphasis on phonics), mathematics, English, grammar, geography, history, government, penmanship, spelling, fine arts, physical education and science.
Homework is assigned on a regular basis with the goal of strengthening and/or enriching daily work.
Our senior high school is a college preparatory school with an emphasis on academics, character, and athletics.
Since becoming a K-12 (year 2000):