CIVA Charter High School's Mission/Vision

CIVA Charter High School Graduation Celebration

The environment and atmosphere of a school will determine its ability to fully reach each student.  Whether it be challenging a student to excel in an advanced placement course or encouraging a student to learn a new instrument or to learn a new sport; the creation of a safe place is necessary to draw out a student’s best work.

CIVA is a charter high school with small classes. whose vision is to inspire our students to discover their gifts and talents and to develop the skills necessary to be ready to excel in the collegiate setting. CIVA Charter High School's mission is to develop young people of character who acquire three essential qualities of the educated individual. These skills are reflected in our distinguished test scores, ranking amongst the best High Schools in Colorado Springs.

  • CIVA students will become scholars who develop "habits of the mind" to include curiosity, thoughtfulness, critical awareness and imagination.
  • CIVA students will become citizens of the classroom and the larger society in which they display responsibility, dependability, care, commitment and other genuine "habits of the heart."
  • CIVA students will develop as artisans who learn to tap into their special gifts to create high-quality work that commands a deep involvement while giving meaning to their efforts through acquiring "habits of the soul."

Each student will develop these three characteristics in an emotionally safe, yet challenging and rigorous environment, with the support of peers, parents, teachers, and staff that understand and are committed to their educative, nurturing roles.

For 25 years now, CIVA Charter High School has fulfilled this mission by providing the students of Colorado Springs with a well-rounded education and small class sizes. We are very proud of our students and alumni as they contribute to the well-being of our community and represent the High Schools in Colorado Springs.