Frequently Asked Questions
What is "Crew"?
Each classroom is a crew; a group of peers working together to accomplish the learning objective or project. Each student is called a crew member to celebrate their identity within the crew. Crew is an extension of the community where each member brings skills, opinions and collaboration to accomplish goals.
Class sizes range depending on the grade level.
We offer Spanish club after-school for any students who would like to learn or expand their Spanish-language knowledge.
Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum
AXL uses the evidence-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum of Positive Action.
Yes. We have a partnership through YMCA beginning at 6:30am and ending at 6:00pm. For more information and to register, click here.
Parent Teacher Organization
AXL's Parent, Educators And Kids (PEAK) program meets every month. Visit the PEAK page for more information.
While AXL does not provide transportation, the school has partnered with Schoolpool for an AXL-only carpool option. AXL is also conveniently located near the R-line Florida light rail station.
Visit our support page for more information.
Click here to review AXL's Dress Code.
AXL Academy is a very rigorous and fast-paced environment. Please do not allow your scholar to miss school except for serious illness and the most extreme extenuating circumstances. If your scholar will be missing school, please call 303.377.0758 x200 before 9 am.
In accordance with our handbook, we ask every family contribute at least 12 hours to the school every year. To log your hours, please click here.
Local Food Bank
Food Bank of the Rockies provides a mobile food pantry in communities where more food assistance is needed. There are no eligibility requirement or restrictions to receive assistance. Clients should bring their own boxes or bags to take food home in. Food is provided on a first come, first served basis. Located across AXL at 14000 E Jewell Ave.
This site also offers The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to low income Colorado residents receiving some form of public assistance.
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About AXL Academy
What does expeditionary mean?
Expeditionary is the style of instruction at AXL. We believe crew members learn with an active "expedition" rather than by sitting in a classroom being taught one subject at a time. Crews explore a topic or theme in depth by working on projects that call for inquiry, physical exploration and community service, all based on learning objectives built from Common Core Standards. AXL Expeditions are challenging, interdisciplinary and real-world investigations that engage, empower and help all crew members achieve.
What grades are offered at AXL?
AXL offers grades Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grades.
Why do you have trimesters?
Instead of a quarter or semester, we arrange the school year into trimesters to allow a more organic break between expeditions.
What are your hours?
Please visit our Daily Schedule.
What does AXL stand for?
AXL stands for Aurora Expeditionary Learning.
How long has AXL been operating?
AXL was founded in 2008.
What is the school mascot?
What are the school colors?
AXL's school colors are navy, cerulean blue and orange.
Contact the Administration
Visit our staff page to contact the administrator(s) by email or join Admin during the monthly coffee with Admin session.
Contact the Teacher
Visit our staff page to contact the teacher by email or send a message via Class Dojo.
Contact the Board of Directors
In addition to public Board meetings every month, you can contact the board by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class Dojo is a classroom communication tool (and app!) for teachers to showcase what scholars are learning, share important information and provide an opportunity to connect with YOU! You will be invited to join the classroom for every scholar who attends AXL. Please contact your student's teacher if you have not received this invitation.
AXL Academy has an app available on the Apple and Android stores. The school app has lunch menus, important notifications from the school, news, events, staff contact information and marking your scholar absent. Download the free app today!
Do you charge tuition to attend AXL?
There is no tuition for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. For Pre-K, please click here.
How can I enroll my scholar?