Colorado Academy turned over a decommissioned school bus to the students in the Innovation Lab. Faculty from both the art and science departments taught the year-long course. The bus is a house on wheels, and will be used on school outings and outdoor trips.
Aspen Academy’s 5th Grade Cardboard Challenge
Aspen Academy fifth graders began their school year in science by creating and sharing the first annual Aspen Academy Cardboard Arcade as part of the global cardboard challenge project. Students were asked to build something awesome out of cardboard, recycled materials, and (most important) their imagination. They decided to create an arcade and invited fellow […]
Design Thinking and Global Perspectives
Decades ago, astronomer Gerald Hawkins predicted humans would grapple with the presently inconceivable, mind-stretching discoveries, and dramatic shifts to paradigms in our universe. Colorado Academy’s “Global Perspectives in the 21st Century” course for high school freshmen is a course that uses design thinking to prepare students for the world that Hawkins imagined. CA History teacher […]
A Day Without Shoes at Aspen Academy
What would it feel like to not own a pair of shoes to put on every morning before leaving for school? On Aspen Academy’s annual “Day Without Shoes”, our students have the opportunity to find out. We take off our shoes upon arrival at school and keep shoes and socks off until dismissal. By not […]