• Amazing coaching staff
  • Competitive sports programs
  • Boys' Soccer District Qualifier
  • Girls' Golf, League Champion and State Qualifier
  • Boys' Golf, State Qualifier
  • Cross Country, State Qualifier
  • Track and Field, State Qualifier
  • Post season play for all our sports teams
  • Junior high competitive sports programs
  • Boys Soccer, Qualifier Middle School League
  • Boys Basketball, 7th Grade Team - Middle School League Championship
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. 



  • High expectations supported by strict behavior code
  • Student police each others' behavior 
  • Small school where everyone is known


Since becoming a K-12 (year 2000):

  • Students have the opportunity to take up to 60 college credit hours while enrolled at JA
  • 18 different technology courses
  • Extensive fine arts programs
  • Challenging elective courses
  • Math and Science
  • Rated "Excellent" by the Colorado Department of Education in 2004-2005 and 2008-2009
  • Been awarded the John Irwin Award three times
  • Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award from the Colorado Department of Education 
    This award recognizes the top 8 percent of schools in the state, based on longitudinal student growth across 3 years.
  • Ranked the #1 Senior High and the #3 Junior High in Jefferson County for 2011-2012
  • 94% of our students report that they feel safe at school
  • 98 to 100% Graduation Rate since 2010
  • JA Graduates have averaged over $3.1 million each year in scholarship awards
  • 1 National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 2 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 1 Boettcher Scholar Winner
  • 5 Daniels' Fund Awards
  • Over 60% of our faculty have earned a Master's Degree or higher
  • On average, our teachers have been working with students for over ten years and are all highly qualified
  • Elementary teacher to student ratio 1:15