The Imagine Classical Academy (Falcon School District) will open August 21st with grades K-6 at a cottage campus in the Forest Meadows (eastern Colorado Springs) development while two permanent K- 8 facilities are built. Both permanent facilities will open in time for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Imagine Classical Academy (TICA) is about the Five “C’s”: Character Education, strong Community, College Prep, the Classical approach and Core Knowledge.
The founder’s goal is to help students attain a level of education that would allow them to compete in both U.S. global markets. The school will implement classical techniques and ideals with how instructors teach and how students learn. The Trivium will guide both instructional practice and how students learn in the classroom. Classical education is a timeless, effective approach that has been used across the centuries and still is as applicable today as it was centuries ago.
The charter school’s Five “C’s” can be summed up in the school motto. By the end of a student’s eighth grade year, students will be: classically trained, culturally literate, and globally prepared.
TICA is managed by Imagine Schools, Inc., which adheres to the Six Measures of Excellence and provides the school a report card each year on its performance in these Six Measures:
*Shared Values of integrity, justice and fun.
*Excellence in Academic Achievement
*New School Development
A special thanks to Tina Leone, Principal and School Founder of TICA, for guest writing this post.