A Brief History of our Colorado Springs Charter High School
CIVA, whose name stands for Character, Integrity, Vision, and the Arts, offers the families of Colorado Springs a profound educative experience. CIVA is an intentionally small college prep school with a specialized focus highlighting the arts.
CIVA - Colorado Springs Charter High School: History
- In September of 1997, after years of planning by a group of Colorado Springs teachers, representatives from the Hyde school, parents and other community members, CIVA opened its doors.
- In 2004, CIVA was granted part of District 11's bond. With the monies approved by the citizens of Colorado Springs, CIVA was able to purchase and renovate a building into a permanent school.
- Recently, CIVA has developed an alliance with the Quantum Learning Network; a brain-based research model that maximizes student learning by teaching 9 keys of excellence. It is a model that increases student achievement through more effective teaching.
Over the years, CIVA has developed into a profoundly successful Colorado charter school, attracting students from a very wide area. Most of our students come from District 11, 40% come from neighboring districts, and approximately 15% are exchange students from other countries. Together CIVA offers a diverse and accepting peer culture, which empowers our students to excel artistically and academically.
CIVA Charter High School has established itself as a quality Colorado Springs charter high school. For 21 years we have helped young men and women accomplish their educational goals. We are proud of our current students and alumni; and we look forward to enriching and making a continued impact on the community we serve.