Why Choose CIVA
CIVA specializes in a pedagogy known as Quantum Learning. Quantum Learning is a brain-based approach that results in amazing achievements for our students. Our teachers are thoroughly trained in this method which empowers them to orchestrate the most engaging lessons possible. Our students take a seminar course on Quantum Learning that helps them discover their dominant learning modality and many other fascinating study techniques.
Our goal is to ensure each student is thoroughly prepared for collegiate success. In the spring of 2015 100% of our graduates earned admission into college, with 88% earning a position in four-year universities. We have a junior and senior class that guides students through the college enrollment process.
CIVA is an intentionally small school; our average class size is 15 students. CIVA offers students one of the most dynamic peer cultures in the Pikes Peak region. Student life at CIVA is different than a traditional high school. We assist each student in developing knowledge of what his/her unique potential is. Coupled with this, we help students to live up to their academic potential, develop artisanship through the performing arts, music and visual arts, as well as developing discipline and determination via our athletic programs. We offer unique sports such as ultimate Frisbee, fencing, yoga, volleyball and cross country.
Students often comment that CIVA is a place where students actually support one another and that our peer culture is healthy and lively. We help each other achieve our best when we are willing to encourage and hold each other accountable. This requires a lot of maturity and self-awareness and the benefits are incredible.
To assist each student in becoming a good citizen, we ask each student to volunteer in the community to help them learn the pleasure and responsibility of giving back to society. Each student is required to do 35 hours of service learning each year in order to graduate.
Through the leadership of our students we ensure that students are encouraged to achieve their best academically, athletically and artistically.