Exciting Additions 2017-18
AXL Academy is excited to announce exciting additions for our 2017-18 Academic Year.
AXL Academy Awarded Safe Communities Safe Schools Grant
Bullying Prevention & Safety
With the generous grant through CU Boulder, the Safe Communities Safe Schools grant will be used for safety, bullying prevention and for the continued growth of our positive school culture. The grant will capture robust data and provide support to ensure bullying prevention and emotional growth for all scholars.
The focus for teacher professional development for 2017-18 will support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and activities and a positive school culture.
K-8 Expeditions Authentic Experiences for Every Scholar
Our core belief is that scholars learn both inside and outside of the classroom and expeditions bring authentic experiences from the real world. AXL Academy has increased the budget for K-8 to experience our founding belief of expeditionary learning. Our 7th and 8th Graders will also have an additional opportunity with the Community Adventure Program (CAP) elective. During CAP, scholars go on hikes, overnight camping trips, learn about and discuss local environmental issues, choose an issue to address as a class, and collaborate with other local organizations to design and implement a student-directed Action Project to positively address their issue. Our incoming 8th Grade Scholars will also experience the annual trip to Shady Brook to interact on the rigorous ropes course, canoeing and more.
Interactive Boards in Every Classroom
96% Increase in technology
AXL Academy’s approach to a hands-on active learning environment will now receive an interactive display in every single classroom. Interactive Boards will increase scholar engagement through technological-based lessons. As the world becomes more tech-savvy, our scholars will interact with technology on a personal level.
Technology For All
K-8 Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks
In addition to interactive boards, AXL Academy is investing in an additional laptop cart for grades 5-6 which brings all of Middle School to Google Classroom. Google Classroom includes technology fundamentals while assisting scholars interact with a digital landscape.
AXL Academy is also investing in an iPad cart for grades 3 and 4 to bring interactive technology to Elementary and is dedicating Chromebooks for K-2.
We believe this will inspire our scholars and ultimately prepare them for our digital world today and our world tomorrow.
Robust Education for All K-8 Art & Adventure/P.E. Plus Middle School Music
AXL Academy’s dedication to providing robust experiences for all scholars brings art classes to K-8. Creativity inspires scholars and our active support will have dedicated space and classes for each scholar. Additionally, we will be expanding our Adventure/P.E. from grades 5-8 to K-8. Physical activity and team building is paramount for each crew.
Our Middle School will also have the option for a technology based music elective starting in August.
After-School Club Additions
In addition to our highly-enjoyed after-school clubs, AXL is adding Spanish Club to provide support and continuation opportunities for any scholars who would like to learn or expand their Spanish-language knowledge.
Partnering with the community, AXL is also offering a free club on Wednesdays called High Five Club for children of divorce. This club will be led by the professionals of Kids 24/7 and will provide emotional support to put kids in the center of healing.