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Apartments for Rent near Academy Charter School - 32 Rentals available

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    6200 Castlegate Drive West, Castle Rock, CO 80108
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    $1,350 - $2,500
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Embrey Management Services
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    (844) 205-6097
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    342 W Prestwick Way, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $2,650
    • 4 Beds
    • 3.5 Baths
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    (720) 330-8025
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    4300 Swanson Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109
    $1,470 - $2,540
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
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    (720) 487-9822
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    7271 Dolomite Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80108
    $2,595
    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
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    (720) 330-8025
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    216 S Carlton Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $2,295
    • 4 Beds
    • 2.5 Baths
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    (720) 330-8025
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    651 Branding Iron Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $2,195
    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    Available Today!
    (720) 330-8025
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    1193 Auburn Drive, Castle Rock, CO 80109
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    $1,395 - $2,250
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
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    (720) 414-8579
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    137 S Bedford Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $1,995
    • 4 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    Available Today!
    (720) 330-8025
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    5363 E Weston Avenue, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $2,195
    • 4 Beds
    • 2.5 Baths
    (720) 330-8025
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    3835 Aspen Hollow Court, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    $2,495
    • 4 Beds
    • 2.5 Baths
    (720) 330-8025

Academy Charter School Overview

1551 Prairie Hawk Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104 , Tel: +1 (303) 660-4881 Douglas County Re 1 School District

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Academy Charter School Ratings & Reviews

January 30, 2017 Submitted by a community member
My daughter attended this school K-1. She is smart, sensitive, and wants to please. Her K teacher was very nice and open to my concerns. We chose this school mainly because my daughter is a very quick learner and we wanted her to have the benefits of ability based learning groups. These are a joke. She was bored in the 1st grade math group (as a K), and it often didn't even meet because of "lack of staffing" so her teacher gave me the worksheets so my daughter could do them at home. A good teacher, limited by school resources. But in 1st grade her teacher was a yeller, a "group punisher," which made my sensitive girl feel terrible. She would be punished with the rest of the class and when I would ask the teacher what she did wrong, she would say "oh nothing, she's a joy to have in class." My daughter was still bored in the "2nd grade math group" and would get moved down a group in reading for changing "it is" to "its" while reading aloud. It got to be where she didn't want to go to school. The dean was zero help. My daughter was identified by the school district as highly advanced gifted. We were encouraged by the SCHOOL DISTRICT to have her skip a grade. The teacher didn't buy it, the dean wouldn't allow it (the regular schools are required to accomodate grade changes when testing shows it is in the student's best interest to do so, but she likes to exercise her muscle as a charter school). Report cards are scored 1-4. 4 is advanced. The teachers aren't allowed to give 4s until the end of the year because they need to show progress was made. So my kid is advanced all year long but is shorted on her report card just so the school and the teacher take the credit at the end of the year. I was also told they don't like the "gifted" label. I know, a lot of people don't like the label. But at the end of the day, my smart, we'll behaved, loves-learning kid wanted to stay home from school. So we took her out of there, and now she's in the Discovery Program at Renaissance, a 2nd grader doing 4th grade math, spelling and reading and LOVING school again thank goodness. ACS wants to fit your kid into their mold. They are strict but behavior is terribly uncontrolled. It's militaristic but ineffective. I felt like the staff (save the sweet Kindergarten teacher who was trying) are bullies. This school just didn't work for us at all.
December 09, 2016 Submitted by a community member
Workload is insane, teachers can be short with students and the dean is a horrible educator. My advise is to find the right fit for your kid and realize each school has different philosophys. This schools philosophy is obscure at best. Dont believe me...just ask about their turnover rate.
January 16, 2016 Submitted by a student
Personally, as a student of this school I say that it has been preparing me well for high school academically. I have been going to this school for about 8 years now. Elementary was great, but as soon as I got into middle school things changed. It seems like there would be a little bit more mutual respect, but as I have found out, that gap actually closed. We are treated even younger than how I remember in elementary. The assistants are absolutely outrageous in the manner that they are treating 6th,7th and 8th grade. Even our main teachers don't seem to understand the level of restriction they put us at. Putting that aside, I do believe that I have more than just an edge between myself an students who go to Mesa or Castle Rock Middle School academically. Because of the high expectations, I believe that we are all excelling. Honestly, the academics are the only thing I like about ACS after attending it for so long.
April 10, 2015 Submitted by a parent
Academically, this school thrives and it prepares students very well for high school. It is also strong in after-school athletics. However; I feel it lacks a balanced approach to developing the whole child. Too much emphasis is given to testing, grammar over literature, and busy-work homework, resulting in unnecessary stress to students who are not getting enough time in outdoor physical activity during the school day. Additionally, respect and kindness needs to be modeled by ALL adults. In middle school, my child was hesitant to ask questions in a class because of the condescending way in which the teacher would answer students' questions. Also, some of the teachers were inflexible when it came to offering accommodations for children with learning differences. My children's early primary years at ACS were wonderful; teachers seemed happy (there was a different admin then), but things changed in the later years. ACS middle school needs more electives (home economics, drama, and health.), recess, and more opportunities for students to develop collaboration and critical thinking skills.
April 08, 2015 Submitted by a parent
The teachers/academics/families are phenomenal. Unfortunately, the school is not well-governed. The Dean is confrontational and condescending. The governing board does not represent the students or parents but consistently side with and defend the Dean. The tipping point was the PARCC/CMAS testing where children were penalized for opting out by being marked as unexcused and ineligible to participate in sports. This school was one of only 2, out of 80 in DCSD, to do this despite the voice of parents/communicty/district and state support. Also, there are financial transparency issues where two entities (Castle Rock LifeLong Learning Center and The ACS Foundation) receive substantial amounts of grand funds but they are unaudited (see financials published on school website). There are 4 business entities associated with the school and 4 separate sets of financials turned into the disctrict, but the financials listed on the school website are a separate set. The funds are not invested into the students as is apparent with the outdated technology and lack of interactive equipment. The science teacher had to do a fundraiser just to buy 2 $200 microscopes.
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Average Rent in Castle Rock, CO

  • Castle Rock, CO Average Rental Price, September 2018$1,462/mo
  • 1 Bedroom$1,296
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,492

Castle Rock, CO Apartment Rent Ranges

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Castle Rock, CO Education Statistics

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  • Some College22%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree34%
  • Graduate Degree16%

Apartments and homes for rent near Academy Charter School

Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Academy Charter School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Academy Charter School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 32 apartments for rent available in this part of Castle Rock. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Academy Charter School is currently at Venue at the Promenade, renting for $1,350 per month, but if $2,650 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at 342 W Prestwick Way. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Academy Charter School

Before you start packing, make sure Academy Charter School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Academy Charter School is a well-known charter K-9 school in Castle Rock. It is located at 1551 Prairie Hawk Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104 and it is the second home of 729 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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