Meet Jennifer Burgess
Upper School Principal (Grades 6-12), SkyView Academy PK-12 Charter School
HIGHLANDS RANCH – “One significant goal this year is for SkyView students to be known in their communities by the content of their character. We work hard at helping students to do their best and be their best in all that they attempt,” says SkyView Principal Jennifer Burgess. “If passion and heart comes through in service to others, then we have done our job.”
Burgess joined SkyView Academy as an administrator in 2011. Prior to joining SkyView, she worked as a Mathematics teacher and teacher leader for Aurora Public Schools.
“I began my adult life in the business world, and quickly discovered that it was not for me. Through a service opportunity with Junior Achievement, I discovered my love for being in the classroom. I never planned on being a principal, but felt very comfortable with school leadership at a variety of levels.”
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Jennifer launched the inaugural 6th and 9th grade classes in SkyView’s middle and high school, and has built high quality secondary school programming while growing enrollment each year. Burgess received a B.A. in Organizational Management from Colorado State University and two M.A. degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from the University of Denver.
Burgess continued, “after a few years of teaching, I found myself gravitating toward leadership roles within my building, and a passion for organizational management and instructional improvement. When the opportunity to lead SkyView came my way, I jumped at the opportunity to do what I love in a new school!”
SkyView Academy offers a research-based, content-rich liberal arts program for students ages 3-18 in grades preschool-12. SkyView’s commitment to foreign language with Spanish instruction daily in grades PK-8, with the addition of Latin and French offerings in high school prepares students for a World Class Education. Students work together across grade levels on service projects within the community, and character education is woven into the curriculum on a daily basis.
“We are a rigorous, college-prep school where students thrive in a culture of high expectations and support and are known by the content of their character,” said Burgess.
The Administrative Team at SkyView includes three principals, each overseeing the Primary, Elementary and Secondary levels of the school. Middle and high school students are offered a variety of electives and college counseling begins in 9th grade using the Naviance system. High school students can have honors and/or AP level courses options.
According to Burgess, SkyView Academy students are well-rounded and have successfully competed in programs such as Destination Imagination. SkyView Academy students have presented and won the District art fair and high school students have made it to both the state and national science fair.
“When students leave SkyView, I want them to know that people and relationships are extremely important in the working world and in life. The relationships that you make and how you treat people is what matters most,” says Principal Burgess.