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New Summit Kindergarten

Kindergarten & Elementary

Full & Half-Day Kindergarten

We know choosing a school for your little one can be tough, but we are so excited that you are considering New Summit! We offer FREE full-time and part-time Kindergarten for your convenience. Please continue scrolling below to enroll your student for Kindergarten!

The age cut-off for the 2021-2022 school year is 10/01/2016. Kindergarteners must have been born on or before this date in order to meet the age requirement to enroll in Kindergarten. We know that some students will fall after that date and not be admitted.  This cut-off date is consistent with Academy District 20 and the Colorado Department of Education.

Half-Day Kindergarten

  • Morning Work
  • Math
  • Specials
  • Recess
  • Math
  • English/Language Arts

Full-Day Kindergarten

  • Morning Work
  • English/Language Arts
  • Recess
  • English/Language Arts
  • Character Education
  • Lunch/Recess
  • Rest Time/Read
  • Math
  • Specials
  • Math
  • Recess
  • Science/Social Studies

Kindergarten Enrollment

The New Summit Charter Academy admissions process has multiple steps and we recognize and appreciate that this may be a new experience for you. The steps to enrollment have been implemented with care and concern for both our current and future students and we welcome any comments or questions you may have during this process.

Eligible students will be considered for admission on a first-come, first-serve basis and without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, or gender. 

We accept students from all districts, however, we give priority to those in this order:

  • Founding Families
  • Staff Children
  • Siblings of Currently Enrolled Students
  • D20 Residents

New Summit Charter Academy accepts students for Kindergarten through 8th grade with the exception of children who have been expelled from their previous school or have other pending disciplinary or truancy issues. NSCA may also admit students who have previously declined enrollment or dis-enrolled on a case-by-case basis.  

New Summit Charter Academy reserves the right to decline enrollment to students if false, misleading or incomplete information is included on the enrollment documents. NSCA also reserves the right to deny enrollment requests from students residing outside the Academy School District 20 when such enrollment would have a negative impact on the efficient use of district and school resources.

Choice Education

2021-2022 Enrollment 

Expression of Interest for a Future School Year

PLEASE NOTE:  Attending New Summit Preschool does not guarantee you a spot at New Summit. Our preschool is private and is not enrolled with Academy District 20.

Elementary: K-5 FAQs

Learn more about the elementary grades at New Summit.

Yes, we offer FREE morning Kindergarten classes from 8-11 AM.

Half-day Kindergarteners will get one 15-minute recess. Full-day Kindergarteners have 3 recess times (morning, lunch, and afternoon). Lunch recess is 20 minutes and the other two are 15 minutes.

1st – 3rd grade have 3 recess times (morning, lunch, and afternoon). Lunch recess is 20 minutes and the other two are 15 minutes.

Grades 4th and 5th have 2 recess times – a 15 minute morning recess and a 20 minute lunch recess. 

At this time, only full-time Kindergarteners-5th grade will receive “Specials”. These include Art, Music, PE, and Library.

  • Kindergarten classes have a max of 20 students.
  • First grade classes have a max of 22 students.
  • Second through fifth grade has a max of 25 students per class.

At the beginning of the school year, we may have up to 3 students per class over the max ratio due to the beginning of the year attrition. With our TA’s and Instructional staff, New Summit as a whole has an average ratio of 20:1 for each grade.

Cursive handwriting is taught in third grade.

Yes, our students have a dress code so that they can enjoy a community of learning without the distractions that can come from prevailing fashions. Uniforms have been found to help with the overall climate of respect, they foster more of a tendency to focus on faces, not clothing, and are surprisingly helpful with budgeting and wardrobe planning. With less focus on name brands and standing out, parents often can spend less on clothing. For more information, please see our uniform guidelines.

New Summit Charter Academy uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum for all core subjects for grades K-8 including Core Knowledge Language Arts through Amplify.  For Math, we use the Singapore Math approach for grades K-7 with a curriculum called Primary Mathematics and Dimensions Math.  For more information on our curriculums, please click here.

Yes, we do use phonics and consider it vital for learning how to read. Phonics is integrated into everything they do throughout kindergarten and the Core Knowledge curriculum is the basis of that along with Zoo Phonics. For more examples and to dive deeper into how it is used in the classroom you can check out the curriculum Scope and Sequence along with downloading more information on the Core Knowledge website.

Yes, students with an IEP or 504 will be able to attend and receive services that are written into their IEP or 504. Your child’s IEP MUST be reviewed prior to acceptance regardless of the district in which you reside. Currently, NSCA contracts with Academy District 20 and follows their program policies and regulations. If your student has had an IEP within the last 3 years, we ask that you submit this document to our registrar prior to acceptance.

If you are a new enrollment, our school counselor will review your  student’s 504 and, in some cases, schedule a meeting with your family, to  ensure that your student’s needs can be met at our school ASD20 and NSCA review all new student IEP’s to ensure all services in the IEP can be met. Your student’s enrollment will be considered pending until this review process is complete. If we are able to accept your student, you will receive additional instructions from our registrar on how to complete the enrollment process.

Kindergarten Expression of Interest
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