Alexandria School of Innovation

Alexandria School of Innovation

Alexandria School of Innovation is a K-12 STEM-Focused Charter School that will open in Douglas County School District.



Alexandria School of Innovation will provide an outstanding Aviation Program and will welcome students from JeffCo and the South Metro Denver area.

Pamela Laidley has been on a one-woman crusade for the last decade. Her goal? Making it the norm for students in high school to earn their pilot's license.


BOE 05-08-18 - from May 8, 2018 BOE Meeting

On May 8, 2018, the Alexandria School of Innovation Development Team presented our charter school during a Public Hearing before the DCSD Board of Education. Please watch the Public Hearing Presentation before the DCSD BoE at 4:33.50 on this link: May 8, 2018 BOE Meeting by DCSDK12 on Livestream -


Relics Of The Space Race, School Planetariums Are An Endangered Species

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, our model school, had one of the original planetariums funded through NDEA, and now a relic of the Space Race. Once, there were more than 300 of them in schools around the country. Many are still around, but they're getting old. Schools have a choice: Keep the stars shining, or turn the lights out.


Colorado Succeeds

The Succeeds Prize recognizes that Colorado educators are working to provide students with meaningful learning opportunities that will prepare them to succeed in STEM careers. The Succeeds Prize wants to give them $15,000 to support their work.

Apply here for Excellence in STEM Education Award and help us spread the word! mindSpark Learning 9News in the Community



Congratulations Colorado!

There are now about 115,000 charter school students in Colorado attending 238 different schools!


School Choice Week

Watch today's YouTube Special, featuring our first student co-anchor, Lauren Mullin. Lauren and Andrew highlight photos from some National School Choice Week events across the country, show some of the photos you've sent us, and introduce a montage of school NSCW dance performances!


9th Grade Students Gain the Attention of Scientists After Their Experiment Reveals a Dark Truth About WiFi We have long encouraged students to find ways to connect with their school work, making it interesting and personal, holding their attention longer and allowing them to see more success. This was the case at a school in northern Jutland, where a group of 9th-grade students recently embarked on a bio...


The ALL-USA Colorado Plays of the Week (September 11)

Vote for former STEM School and Academy student, Tristan Smith, now Mountain Vista High School Football Standout for this week's 9News Play of the Week. Tristan has been accepted to study engineering at Colorado School of Mines and Princeton! He is amazing! Vote for Tristan! High school football once again dominated the 9NEWS Prep Rally Honor Roll. American Family Insurance presents the ALL-USA Colorado Plays of the Week.


The 1 College Major That Will Earn You the Most Right Out of College And later in life too.



An encouraging development.

Via The Seattle Times


New dean wants women to make up 50 percent of CU’s College of Engineering Within five years, the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado intends to be the school first of its kind to achieve an undergraduate population that’s 50 percent women.


The Denver Post

There's a big teacher shortage in Colorado with as many as 3,000 open positions.


Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

Summer Day Camp Registration is open! Learn more about the Engineering and Computer Science Day Camps here


Tuesday Public Comment

Please support the Alexandria School of Innovation K-12 Charter Application by attending the DCSD Board of Education Meeting and Public Comment, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 620 Wilcox St., Castle Rock.


High schoolers need and deserve financial literacy

Read this DP article written by DCSD Board of Education member Steven Peck. ASI will offer classes in financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship and use Junior Achievement Curriculum. Douglas County School Board and other Colorado school boards need to make a full year of economics and personal finance a graduation requirement for the class of 2021 and beyond.


Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows Playing by the rules rarely pays off later in life.


Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

Young women can learn more about the opportunities in STEM education at the Colorado Girls Elevated: Reach Your Peak expo in Aurora on Sunday, April 23. Follow the link in the article for info on how to register for FREE tickets.

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