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We are now accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 School Year! 

It is enrollment time again for next school year. Remember TPAAK has a referral program to reward those who help. For 2014, the referral program will pay $50.00 for referral of every new student to TPAAK. New students must remain enrolled from Sept 20, 2014 till Oct. 10, 2014 and live in a separate household from referring family. Everyone is eligible: parents, staff, students, and teachers. So spread the word about TPAAK to your friends and neighbors.

The Enrollment Packet can  be downloaded here:


Enrollment Packets are still being accepted for the 2014-15 School Year!  We have a couple spots left so act now!
Re-enrollment packets and Tech Fee are due February 10th, 2014

Please e-mail Shannon Keigan at skeigan@tpaak.org if you need an additional copy of the re-enrollment form.

2014-2015 Tech Fees

$125 per student (non-refundable)
$65 for ½ day kindergarten students (non-refundable)
$65 for free/reduced students (non-refundable)
$35 for free/reduced ½ day kindergarten students (non-refundable)


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Don’t forget your uniforms!

Please refer to the student/parent handbook here for the full list of acceptable uniform clothing/colors.  Many items can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Old Navy or Target!


Free/Reduced Lunch Applications are open for the 2013-14 school year!  Please use the following link to apply now!  https://www.applyforlunch.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/CSI Remember, you must sign up every year in order to be eligible for the free/reduced lunch benefits, and for the discounted Tech Fee rate!   Applications for the 2014-15 School Year will be available in June.


To check out our TCAP scores visit: http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/CoAssess-DataAndResults.asp

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TPAAK Charter School in Fort Collins

The mission of T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge is to teach students the joy of learning and the importance of expressing individual talent artistically and academically while enhancing community and culture.

Enroll today! Tuition is free.

This is a tuition free public charter school governed by a Board comprised of parents of enrolled students and talented, committed community members. We are open to all students in Colorado and our 47,000+ square foot facility includes:
  • Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • 20 classrooms
  • Special education classroom
  • Library resource center
  • Cafetorium (dining room with stage at one end for school presentations)
  • Art, Drama and music rooms

TPAAK Launches “Doorway through Da Vinci”

TPAAK Students Participating in
“Doorway through Da Vinci”

T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge (TPAAK) is a K-5 charter school in Fort Collins with a focus on the arts. Recently, TPAAK became the recipient of a grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. This grant is enabling TPAAK to launch the academic program “Doorway through Da Vinci.” This program will use the mathematical and scientific discoveries of Da Vinci to enhance the core academic studies of: wind and solar energy, geometry, beginning mechanical engineering principles, and the science of the color wheel. This unique program will be integrated into the academic lesson plans for TPAAK’s 3rd through 5th grade students, through the use of the Harcourt’s Science curriculum for energy, wind and simple machines basic studies.

Students will create interactive art sculptures based upon instruction that will consist of recycled items (i.e. plastic bottles, detergent jugs, etc.), powered by wind and/or solar energy which parents and visitors can walk through the future installed pergola at the school entrance. Science, math, and art teachers will collaborate to incorporate class lessons that will be used to build the moving art pieces. At the end of the four month program, students will reveal the progress of this program to fellow students, faculty, staff, parents, and special community guests during the March Paragon Student Achievement Night. The total finished product will be revealed when the pergola is completed during the 2013-2014 school year.

During implementation of this program, TPAAK students will also be exposed to careers in math, science, and the arts. Through partnerships with The Wind Energy Foundation and The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, staff will coordinate three monthly “A Day in The Life,” career days where industry professionals will speak to students. Teachers will also partner with the Colorado State University (a group of science educators and science students) “Little Shop of Physics” program to facilitate students researching the natural energies in the pergola design. This program will provide students the opportunity to build colorful windmills and pinwheels with various color transparent acrylic panels to create color mixing shadows on the ground under the canopy.

TPAAK students in Kindergarten through 2nd grades and 6th through 8th grades will also have the opportunity to be impacted by this academic enrichment program. Although students in these grades will not receive class instruction about these particular academic disciplines in depth, during their visit to the interactive pergola, they will be able to explore the various working parts and research the information display about the work. Teachers and parents will be able to enhance student understanding of higher-level math and science lessons, as well as learn about Da Vinci’s discoveries.

Want to know more about the Paragon curriculum? Check out this YouTube video:

Champions is at TPAAK!

Champions is our before and after school program partner.
For today’s busy parents, finding a safe, enriching environment where children can spend time before or after school is a big concern.  At Champions, we understand your needs and offer convenient and sensible options right at your neighborhood school.
Our structured program will be available on school days, starting at 6:30 am until first bell and again after school from dismissal until 6:15 pm. During this time, we will provide stimulating activities in different concentrations, as well as spend quality time on homework and literacy enhancement.
Daily rates: $7 for morning care; $12 for afternoon care
Register today with Champions to include your child in before and after school program. Family registration fee of $50 due at the time of enrollment.
Visit www.discoverchampions.com or call 800-350-5034 for more information.

Click here for our 2013-14 Calendar!

Congratulations TPAAK!  Winner of the Wayne Vasher Award for Paragon Implementation in the Arts for 2011-12!

by Paragon

Mosaica Education’s Paragon© Curriculum combines the rigor of classical education with the relevance required by contemporary society. Students learn about character, ethics, empathy and self-esteem implicitly by studying the world’s great heroes, both canonical and unsung, and by stepping into the shoes of great historical figures, both real and imaginary. Paragon looks to the past to prepare students to become the architects of tomorrow.

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Dragon Mail 3.14.2014

March 17th, 2014

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