Frequently Asked Questions
When is Apex Community School planning to open?
We will open for the 2019-2020 school year in the Meadows community in Castle Rock. The first day of school is Monday, August 5, 2019.
What grades will Apex Community School serve?
We will serve grades K-6 during the 2019-2020 school year, adding 7th grade in 2020-2021 and 8th and Pre-K in 2021-2022. However, we are assessing need in the Meadows and depending, could open a Preschool in the 2019/2020 school year. If this is a consideration for you, please complete this Preschool Interest Form.
How do I enroll my child at Apex Community School?
It’s simple! Complete this enrollment form to request your spot for the 2019-2020 school year. We will follow-up with you individually regarding next steps.
How do I learn more about Apex Community School?
Our founding team has scheduled informational meetings, webinars and also participates in several local community events. Checkout our Information Meeting Schedule to see what’s happening this month! You can also reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to setup a call.
Where will Apex Community School be located?
Apex built and owns the school facility in The Meadows located at 3565 Celestial Avenue in Castle Rock. We will be moving into this facility next summer as we gear up for our opening day in August.
Is there another school in the facility this year?
Yes. Currently our school facility is being leased to Ascent Classical Academy as they continue their search for a permanent location. Our lease agreement with Ascent ends June 30, 2019 and we will be moving our Apex team into the facility next summer. Here is a brief public statement regarding the nature of the lease between Apex Community School and its tenant, Ascent Classical Academy.
How will Apex Community School serve all learners?
Apex is committed to serving all learners and students meeting them where they are and encompassing gifted/talents, special needs (IEPs) and twice exceptional. Consistent and clear behavior expectations for students and unified classroom management skills for teachers, coupled with a robust, proactive student progress monitoring approach are the foundation for being able to provide individual students with the appropriate educational dissonance -- the challenging, but accomplishable experiences in each subject. Additionally, for literacy (reading/writing) and mathematics, instructional time will be blocked and students able to advance through instructional groups based on ability and pace. This model is research-based and proven effective for the vast breadth of student ability and need.
What makes Apex Community School different from other schools in our community?
Apex has a dual focus on academics and community involvement. In addition to the curriculum, students learn about core virtues such as integrity, civility, hard work and compassion, which will make them thoughtful neighbors now, and reliable co-workers in the future. Some Apex unique aspects include:
Commitment to utilize the school facility and land to the benefit of our local community, town, school district and county. Our facility is designed to be a benefit to community groups and a complimentary enhancement to the Town of Castle Rock.
Apex supports the Douglas County School District’s policy with regard to district-designated armed personnel on campus.
Will Apex Community School follow the DCSD school calendar?
Apex follows a school calendar closely aligned with the DCSD 2019-2020 school calendar. We will have the same Fall, Winter and Spring breaks as the rest of the school district and finish simultaneously on Friday, May 22, 2020, before the Memorial Day long weekend. Check out school calendar.
What are the intended school hours?
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What options does a family have for Kindergarten at Apex Community School?
We will offer free half-day morning and afternoon Kindergarten options as well as a full day, tuition-based Kindergarten option. Learn more about our Kindergarten program.
How old does a child have to be to enter Kindergarten at Apex Community School?
A child may enter Kindergarten if they are five years old on or before October 1st of the year of enrollment.
What is the intended class size at Apex Community School?
Apex is actively seeking to maintain an average teacher/staff to student ratio of 19 or less per classroom.
Will Apex Community School offer a before and after care program?
Yes, we will offer a before and after care program for the 2019-2020 school year. Please email us at email@example.com for more information or call us at 855.582.1200.
Will Apex Community School have a uniform policy?
Yes. Details are outlined in our Uniform Policy.
If a student is currently attending Ascent Classical School and wants to stay at the same location will they be automatically enrolled in Apex Community School?
If a student wishes to remain at our facility in the Meadows, they must request enrollment into Apex Community School for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete our enrollment form and we will follow-up with you individually regarding next steps.