Flagstaff Academy has been recognized as a 2019 Colorado School to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education. The moment you walk in the door at Flagstaff Academy, you start to feel the energy and exuberance for learning that permeates this K-8 school. With 300 of the 900 students enrolled in grades 6-8, Flagstaff truly is a small community that showcases big opportunities for students.
A clear and compelling vision based on three pillars of success provides a strong foundation for learning and growth at Flagstaff. Those three pillars are: Student Success, Professional Environment and Culture, and Financial Stability.
Students are actively engaged in a rich, dynamic learning environment that synthesizes interdisciplinary learning matter into the heart, which for them is a STEM focus. Flagstaff students are curious and caring. They demonstrate inquisitiveness and integrity. They access rigorous core academics and and access a long list of essentials like Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Drama, Physical Education, Art, Spanish, French, Photography, Animation, Forensic Science, Mythbusters, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Networks & Operating, Yearbook, Journalism, Robotics, Pre Engineering, Speech & Debate, Personal Finance, and Battle of the Books.
Flagstaff has developed a culture that is supportive, celebratory, accountable, and welcoming to students, staff, and faculty from all walks of life. Flagstaff Academy utilizes a multi-tiered Restorative Practices approach within the school’s culture and the result of this approach is a community that is committed to self-responsibility, self-discipline, and self-awareness of how words and actions impact one another. Staff and students embrace the philosophy embedded in 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens.
Connections are an important part of our the student educational journey at Flagstaff, from the connections they feel with their teachers, their peers, and the very school itself. Research has shown that this increased sense of connection results in better school performance. Our philosophy is to intentionally build relationships with our students and facilitate them between students every single day through Restorative Practices and a Positive Behavior Support System.
Flagstaff believes in emphasizing the positive and regularly recognizes their students , reinforcing everyday behaviors that exemplify our Dragon Core Virtues. At the same time, Flagstaff Academy is a high achieving school, one that has been awarded the John Irwin School of Excellence three times. Their students are actively involved in a wide variety of academic competitions ranging from VEX Robotics, Science Fairs, Destination Imagination and Future Problem Solvers.
Flagstaff Academy is led by Executive Director, Wayne Granger and Principal Katie Gustafson.