SSAE Enrollment Process Overview
Springs Studio does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. SSAE serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. For more information, see the statement at the bottom of this page.
Springs Studio believes that choosing a new school is a tough decision for all families. Although we think we are the best option, this change should not be made without due diligence and that the choice feels right for both parents and students. As you start your discussion around coming to SSAE, be aware that we are not an alternative school and this is not an easier or a faster way to graduate. We believe in rigor, relevance, relationships, and flexibility.
Step 1. Attend a Meet and Greet
What is a meet and greet and why do I have to attend one?
Our first step toward applying is to invite all potential new students, parents, and families on to our campus. All families and prospective students must attend a meet and greet to get a more in-depth picture of what SSAE is about and ensure it is the right fit for your education needs.
- View our blended learning campus
- Provide an opportunity to meet the staff
- Listen to a brief presentation about how our school operates and expectations.
- Question and Answer Session with grade-level teachers
- Student-led school tour
Step 2. Complete the Application
- After you attend a Meet and Greet informational meeting, you will receive an email from our Registrar with instructions on filling out the application.
Out of District Students
- You will receive a link to the district registration page.
- After enrolling with the district, you will be directed to set up a Parent Portal. Then you will fill out the External School of Choice Application through the Parent Portal.
In District Students
- Please log into your Parent Portal and fill out the Request for Choice Enrollment Form. Once this form is submitted, you will be directed to fill out the Internal School of Choice Application.
Step 3. Receive Acceptance or Denial Letter
- You will receive an acceptance/denial letter after we have received all the requested documents and our enrollment team reviews your application.
- We cannot consider incomplete pre-enrollment applications
Meet and Greet Dates may be canceled when we reach enrollment capacity!Special Education Services for Special Populations at Springs StudioLike all choice schools, Springs Studio for Academic Excellence is a public school. Springs Studio serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. Choice schools are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, and certain other grounds. Laws applicable to students with disabilities include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided by Springs Studio.In some cases, a student's individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team. Under IDEA, students with disabilities are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The services a student requires under IDEA are described in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Under Colorado law, the provision of FAPE and specific services required by a student's IEP are a joint responsibility of the charter school and their authorizer, in most cases the local school district. Applicants to Springs Studio are not required to identify whether the applicant has an IEP and the school admits students without considering a student's disability. After a student with an IEP is initially enrolled in the school, an IEP team meeting may be required to determine whether this school is an appropriate placement for the student based on their needs. In some circumstances, a student's individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or location. For more information on our programs and services, please contact Amanda Pethtel, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org