NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR! Get your enrollment packets turned in by February 1st, 2013 to be guaranteed a spot in one of our kindergarten or other grade level classrooms! The technology fee for the school year is $125.00. Free all day Kindergarten for student 5 and older by October 1st. For an enrollment packet, (click here).
Please feel free to stop by Monday through Friday at 10 and 1 to get a tour. Children are welcome to come on the tour.
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 8th 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-8 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
with Champions to include your child in before and after school program. Family registration fee of $50 due at the time of enrollment.
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The 2012-13 school supply list is here.
Congratulations TPAAK! Winner of the Wayne Vasher Award for Paragon Implementation in the Arts for 2011-12!