Apply to the Colorado STEM Academy

  • Colorado STEM Academy opened August 2013 serving grades 3 to 6. Colorado STEM began serving students in grades K-8 beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. We are now home to students in grades PreK-8 in two different buildings on one campus.

    Students applying are not required to live within the Westminster Public Schools boundaries to qualify for enrollment. Colorado STEM Academy is an innovation public school and any families in the state of Colorado can choose to apply. Parents can begin applying for the 2020-2021 school year on January 1, 2020.  All completed applications must be submitted by March 6, 2020 in order to qualify for our first round lottery. Students must meet the specific criteria outlined in our innovation plan to qualify for our lottery process.  Colorado STEM Academy will hold a lottery in March.  Students and families will be notified by March 20, 2020 whether their child has been accepted for enrollment or will be placed on our waiting list. 

    All students and parents who feel Colorado STEM Academy will be a good fit are encouraged to apply. Submitting an application does not guarantee admission.

    To apply to Colorado STEM Academy you must complete and submit an application for each student.

    Thank you for your interest in our school programming and for your patience during our application process. At Colorado STEM Academy, we strongly believe in a robust screening process in order to ensure that all of our new students are successful members of our learning community. Our program is fun and engaging but very rigorous. In order to ensure that students succeed in this program, we feel it’s necessary for both parents and students to understand the commitments necessary in order to be successful.

    The following is a checklist of the materials we will need from parents in order to process the application. Please note the descriptors in italics as not all items will be necessary depending on if the student is a current Westminster Public Schools (WPS) student or an external transfer.

    In the event that you cannot acquire any of the following materials, please make sure and notify us at the building. We may be able, through records requests, to secure the materials for you! We don’t want your application held up while you look for some of these items!

    Step One: To begin the online application for the 2020-2021 school year please click on Online application, Spanish application.

    Step Two: Deliver the following application materials to the Colorado STEM Academy office located at 7281 Irving Street during office hours from 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday.

    In-District Applicants

    1.  Online Application 2020-2021

    Online Application Spanish 2020-2021


    2.   Assesment records- we can pull from in district schools


    3.   Attendance/Behavioral records/IEPS/504s


    4.Student writing sample (in application packet)


    5. Teacher Recommendation form (in application packet) 


    6. Parent/student contract


    7. Schedule a screening for your child ONLY if they are going to Kindergarten or Level 1


     8. Completed Student Contract signed by parent and student.

    Out of District Applicants

    1. Online Application 2020-2021

    Online Application Spanish 2020-2021


    2.  Assesment records


    3.   Attendance/Behavioral records/IEPS/504s


    4. Student writing sample (in application packet)


    5.Teacher recommendation form (in application packet)


    6. Parent/student contract


    7. Schedule a screening for your child


    8. Completed Student Contract signed by parent and student. 



    Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be open on January 1st, 2020

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