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American Academy expands Parker middle school

PARKER – American Academy, a preschool-8 public charter school in Douglas County with locations in Castle Pines and Parker, will be expanding the middle school at the Parker campus for the fall of 2014-2015. The school opened a second campus in Parker last fall with a combined 5th/6th grade, and now has enough middle school students enrolled for next fall to fill out and expand its middle school program. 

The good news for students and families is that the charter school had more openings for enrollment during the lottery in December 2013. The good news for the community is an expanded parent population coming through the area looking for goods and services. And the good news for teachers is that American Academy has a number of new positions to fill in at both campuses.
 
Says Erin Kane, the Executive Director of Schools at American Academy, "I'm really excited about finally growing into our middle school at our Parker Campus! The third floor was completed after the rest of the Parker building, but is now full of lockers and classrooms all ready to go, so we are excited to final fill those spaces with students. We are also looking forward to adding to our already wonderful staff."
 
As a note to the community, American Academy will have openings for K-8 teachers and support staff at the Castle Pine and Parker campuses for the 2014-2015 school year. To help fill these positions at both campuses with quality applicants that are well-matched to the program, the school will host a few Prospective Employee Information Meetings, one of which will be on March 13 at the Parker campus. Job descriptions are also posted on the school's website.
 
"It's nice that our school's continued success and growth can also have the same positive affect on the surrounding communities," adds Kane, referring the to 900 or more families that currently attend American Academy and the required daily commute to both campuses that brings regular business and revenue to both localities.

For more information on American Academy, please visit the school's website at www.americanacademyk8.org.

March 12, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Charter Schools

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