AXL Academy is a PK-8 Expeditionary charter public school located in Aurora, Colorado. AXL meets students where they are to engage, empower and help all students achieve. We do this with integrated curriculum and expeditions. We believe students learn when given the freedom to move, ask questions and interact with the real world. Real connections are found at AXL Academy.


AXL Academy is a tuition-free PK-8 expeditionary charter school in Aurora that delivers academic achievement, character development and social equity through an active instructional model and a strong school culture.

Engage, Empower, Achieve

  • Engage – active learning approach

  • Empower –social equity and character development

  • Achieve – high quality work and mastery of skills and knowledge


  • Be present; Listen actively.

  • Honor other people's contributions.

  • Consider new ideas with an open mind.

  • Notice the good.

  • Question; engage.

  • Be prepared.

  • Persevere when things are hard.

  • Discover your strengths, values, passions, and responsibilities.

  • Seek positive change.

  • Show commitment through actions, not just words.

  • Be honest.

  • Know your purpose.

  • Represent yourself and AXL with dignity.

  • Do your fair share.

  • Be a good role model.

  • Leave no trace; treat materials and space with care.

  • Help others and make sure people feel safe and comfortable.

  • Welcome guests to our school.

  • Have wonderful ideas and share them without fear.

  • Risk trying your best.

  • Learn from our failures and mistakes.

  • Be willing to try new things.

  • Trust your crew.

  • Treat materials and space with care.

  • Reflect and revise.

  • Collaborate.

  • Use quality work habits.

  • Risk trying your best.


AXL Academy

Founded: 2008

School Colors: Navy, Blue, Orange

School Mascot: Owl

Grades: PK-8

School Type: Charter

Curriculum: Expeditionary learning with Integrated

subjects based in Common Core standards

Culture: Crew & Code of Character


Aurora Expeditionary Learning (AXL) Academy was founded in 2008 as a PK-8 Expeditionary Learning school. The founders chose the expeditionary learning model out of the belief students should be given the opportunity for real-world experiences and active learning through field work and projects. AXL continues in Aurora today to deliver real-world experiences for every crew member using expeditions, technology and a community-based environment. 


Education that engages, empowers and helps all to achieve.

14100 E. Jewell Avenue

Aurora, CO 80012


Phone: 303.377.0758 

Fax: 303.597.1547

Email: info@axlacademy.org

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