James Madison Charter Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 660 Syracuse St., Colorado Springs, CO
County: El Paso County
Phone Number: 719-391-3977

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Additional Information

President: Barbara Sallard
Principal: Kyle Morin
School Type: Core Knowledge
School Focus: Project-Based
Founded: 2005
Ages/Grades: K to 8
Student Demographics: 45% White, 27% Hispanic, 11% Multiracial, 10% African-American
School Setting:


School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7.5
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Labor Day, Fall Break, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Winter Break, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Spring Break, April Day

Fountain Valley

School Size: 100
Classroom Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1

Elementary school
Middle School


Core Knowledge Curriculum
CKLA Literacy
Everyday Math

Percentage of Graduating Class: NA
Support Services:

Special Education
School Social Worker
School Psychologist
Occupational Therapy
Speech Language Pathologist

Camp Programs: No
Summer School: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

1 to 1 student to device ratio

School Clubs:

Speech Competition

Library Resources: School library
Notable Graduates:


Bus Transportation: No
Admissions Deadline: October 1
Mission Statement:

James Madison Charter Academy inspires children to pursue personal growth and navigate a diverse world.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All children can succeed. It becomes the responsibility of school staff to provide the child with the right means to help them excel.

School Policy: James Madison Charter Academy requires uniforms for all students. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday students wear a green polo with khakis. On Wednesday, they are expected to wear a dress uniform. The dress uniform consists of a plaid jumper for girls with a tie and a white dress shirt, tie, and black dress pants for boys.
Staffing/Labor Regulations: All teachers at James Madison Charter Academy hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are either enrolled in an alternative teaching license program or already possess a Colorado Teaching License.
School Accountability: James Madison Charter Academy takes the Colorado Measure of Academic Success every April in grades 3 to 8 in the areas of literacy and math. Additionally, students in grades 5 and 8 take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success in science, and students in grades 4 to 7 take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success in social studies.
School History:

James Madison Charter Academy has served the Fountain Valley and Fort Carson Community since 2005. We take pride in embodying a family-first philosophy and tailoring our curriculum to our students' needs.

Notes/School Information:

James Madison Charter Academy is proud to offer the following to our students:

  • Fewer than 120 students in the entire school
  • Average class 15 or fewer students
  • Families-first atmosphere
  • Hands-on learning
  • Research-based instruction
  • Core Knowledge curriculum
  • Before- and after-school care
  • The only charter school in District 3 or 8
  • Just outside Ft. Carson gate 20

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