This has been a phenomenal year for CIVA Charter High School. Our mission of creating scholars, citizens and artisans continues to challenge us all to achieve our highest and to inspire solid growth in our students. We are very pleased to see so many of our graduates having earned admission into great colleges, our arts program continues to excel and the citizenship demonstrated by the students at school and in the community is exceptional.
It has also been nice to receive so many accolades from supporting agencies. The Colorado Department of Education recognized CIVA with the ‘Governor’s Distinguished Award’ in February. The Arts Business Education Consortium recognized our Principal with the ‘Distinguished Administrator’ Award for our support of the arts and arts community in Colorado Springs.
The Colorado Department of Education is also featuring CIVA in an upcoming documentary entitled ‘Stories of Promising Practices.’ They selected CIVA because of its unique and efficacious approach to education. This will be released in the upcoming weeks.
While it has been a remarkable year, we will dearly miss our graduating class of 2017 and the international students that have impacted our school so significantly this year. We wish them all well on the next phase of their adventure.
The Arts Business Education Consortium (ABE) promotes the growth of cultural arts in education. The Consortium brings awareness of cultural arts programs in the schools to business executives, school administrators, teachers and parents. The ABE presented Mr. Zimmerman with the Distinguished Administrator award for an experienced administrator who has contributed to the development of arts in education programs.
Colorado Springs School District 11 has updated policy JBB and JBB-R. The policies are available on our website at http://www.civacharterschool.org/media/3531/jbb_4_2017.pdf and http://www.civacharterschool.org/media/3532/jbb-r_4_2017.pdf. CIVA's Governing Board adopted both policies on May 10, 2017.
Dress Code Updates
The dress code was updated by the Governing Board beginning school year 2017-2018. Please familiarize yourself and your student with the changes. Click here for the updated policy.
National Honor Society
Congratulations to our National Honor society inductees for 2017-2018: Jade, Emily, Ayla, Aiyana, Katherine and Emmet (not pictured).
Finals are on May 22, 23, 24 and 25. Click here for the daily schedule. Student will be dismissed at noon on these days.
Friday, May 5th is the last day for charging lunches. All lunches purchased after that date will need to be pre-paid online or paid in cash or check. Any outstanding balance on lunch accounts will be charged to the student's school account.
Returning Student Registration
Returning Student Registration
August 15th is registration. All returning CIVA students will register between 11:30 and 1:00. All forms necessary are available on the website.
Returning students need to bring:
- Completed Locator Card
- Completed Enrollment Update form
- Completed Health Update form
- Completed OLE packet including a copy of health insurance card (please do not sign the Power of Attorney unless in the presence of a notary. A notary will be available at registration).
- Payment for outstanding obligations, parking, athletics, OLE and activity fee (check made to CIVA)
- Completed Lifetouch order form if ordering pictures (check make to Lifetouch). Click here for the picture order form.
New Student Orientation/Registration
August 15 is registration and new student orientation. New students/parents will start the day at 8:30 with the new student orientation. New students will finish registration and get their school picture/IDs taken between 9 and 10:30.
New students need to bring:
- Any paperwork not turned in
- Complete OLE packet including a copy of health insurance card (please do not sign the Power of Attorney unless in the presence of a notary. A notary will be available at registration.)
- Payments for parking, athletics, OLE and activity fee balance (check made to CIVA)
- Completed Lifetouch order form if ordering pictures (check made to Lifetouch). Click here for the picture order form.
Fall OLE (Outdoor Learning Expedition) is right around the corner!
We will be going to Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista September 12 through September 14. All paperwork and payment or payment arrangements must be made by August 30th. Final numbers will be turned into the camp on August 30th so don't miss the deadline! All forms are available on the website. Please remember that the Power of Attorney must be signed in front of a notary (a notary will be available at CIVA at no charge).
August 14 - Teacher Work Day
August 15 - Registration
August 17 - First Day of School