Monument Academy, a “Public School of Choice,” is a Charter School located in Monument, Colorado, and is the only charter school in Lewis Palmer District 38. In 1995, a group of parents came together believing that they could create a school where high academic standards, small class sizes, and respect and responsibility are valued and emphasized. Lewis-Palmer Charter Academy (renamed Monument Academy in 2000) was founded in 1996.
The first year opening enrollment was approximately 180 students. We have steadily grown since 1996 to the current school year, offering classes to Preschool through 8th Grade students. We are continuing to carry the torch of a rigorous academic curriculum with small class sizes in a caring community environment.
Since Monument Academy’s founding, we have remained true to our mission and vision by effectively educating students in a caring atmosphere that includes high standards and expectations. Our test scores have remained high even though as a charter school we operate on less funding than other public schools.
As a charter school we are a publicly funded, tuition-free school (with the exception of Preschool and Full-Day Kindergarten) created by parents, teachers, and community members for the purpose of creating a distinctive school. We are required to meet or exceed district and state academic standards, as well as abide by all state and federal non-discrimination, health and safety laws.
Our current enrollment has surpassed nine-hundred students with a staff of over one-hundred dedicated professionals. We comprise nearly 15% of our entire district enrollment. Through our newly negotiated contract with the district (2012), we enjoy a collaborative and communicative relationship of mutual respect. District 38 is a high-performing district of which Monument Academy contributes in stellar fashion.