Registrar FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I contact the Registrar's office?
E-mail TCARegistrar@asd20.org or call:
Karen Lujan , Asst. Registrar - Records & Transcripts: 719-488-6281
Sherry Cory, Asst. Registrar -Waitlist/Admission Information: 719-488-6229
Kayla Harper, Registrar - 719-488-6286

 
What is different about TCA?
 
The Classical Academy (TCA) is a wait list charter school, meaning students are offered seats on a first-come, first-served based on established priorities. Since we are not a neighborhood school, your proximity to a campus will not affect your campus placement or enrollment. A student’s academic success or failure or character will not affect enrollment offers. A charter school is a school created by a group of individuals based on their stated goals. TCA is not a private school or a religiously affiliated school. Our charter was written and accepted by the State of Colorado, and we aligned ourselves with Academy School District Twenty (D20). TCA established our own policies and procedures, many of which align with D20 and some which differ. We are different from other non-charter D20 schools in that we must use our state funding for teacher salaries, supplies, and our buildings, whereas other D20 schools have a building provided for them. This is part of why it is so important for parents to contribute to TCA financially as well as in other areas of their expertise. TCA also has a unique department: Educational Philosophy. These Educational Philosophy staff members spend their time assuring that teachers have mentors and are well informed in the TCA philosophy and instructional content and methods. Last but not least, surveys and parents proclaim character education, curriculum, culture, and class size set TCA apart!
 
What is the Traditional Program?
 
This is the "regular" Monday-Friday, 7 hours-a-day school program (half-days on Fridays for elementary students). Traditional program Kindergarten students attend only a half-day, either morning or afternoon Monday through Thursdays, no Fridays. TCA does not have offer full-time Kindergarten classes.

What are the Homeschool options?
 
The Cottage School Program (CSP)is a K-8 enrichment program for homeschooling families to attend classes at TCA. Students attend 1 day or 2 half day (Kinder only) sessions per week covering Language Arts, Art, Music, and PE.

College Pathways (CP) serves students in grades 7-12 and is a hybrid online program offering TCA core academic curriculum and electives leading to free early college opportunities at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) for qualified students. Students carry either a full or part-time load at CP.


How many students attend TCA?
 
Currently, we have almost 3,700 students across all our campuses (Central, East, North Elementary/Secondary) and programs (Traditional and CSP/CP).
 
How does the wait list work?
 
We encourage parents to place their children on the wait list via the Wait List Application as soon as possible, as students are offered seats on a first-come, first-served, prioritized wait list. Please see the Wait List Process page for more information.
 
District 20 requires that TCA prioritize D20 students over non-D20 students. If you live out of D20, it is still in your best interest to sign your child up, even though you are out-of-district. If you should ever move into D20, notify the Registrar’s office and you will be given D20 priority. This means your child will move up based on the original time and date you signed them up, not the time and date you notified TCA of the D20 move.

Please note, if you want to wait list your child for Kindergarten or First Grade, TCA requires incoming Traditional and Cottage School Program children to be 5 by June 1 of the year they start Kindergarten, and 6 by June 1 of the year they start First Grade. When we import the child’s record from the online wait list submissions, we will confirm that the child is placed in the year that he/she will be 5 or 6 by the program’s age deadline.
 
How do I place my child on the Wait List?
 
To place your child(ren) on the wait list, please fill out a Wait List Application for each child, listing the year and grade you wish to enroll him or her. Please see the Wait List Application page for more information.
 
Place your child on our wait lists for one year/grade level only. However, you may put your child on both the Traditional Program and the College Pathways/Cottage School wait lists. If you are not contacted for your desired year, your child will automatically roll up to the next grade for consideration the following year. This process will continue until the student enrolls or declines.
 
If parents receive an offer and decline, the child(ren) will be removed from the wait list. Students may also be removed when TCA has attempted to contact the parents, but contact information has become outdated or there is no response. EMAIL IS OUR PRIMARY MEANS TO CONTACT YOU. Thank you for keeping us updated if contact information changes.
 
How do I find out my child's Wait List status?
 
Please submit a Wait List Status form on the TCA website. Upon completion of this form, it will be electronically submitted directly to the Registrar’s office and you will be contacted about your child’s wait list status. If you do not receive a reply within 10 days, please contact us again. 
 
Can my high school student attend college classes at TCA?
 
Yes. Traditional Program students should contact Joanna Peters, College and Career Connections Director, for details. College Pathways Program students should contact Rollie Stoneman, College Pathways Director of College Planning, for details.
 
Does TCA have AP High School classes?
 
Yes, Advanced Placement classes are offered. There is a charge for the AP exam at the end of the course, and the student will receive one extra GPA point on their transcript, e.g.: A=5 points. How students score on AP exams (from 0-5) determines if the student will be awarded college credit.
 
How do I update new contact/emergency information?
 
Current Families: Parents of enrolled students can go online to verify or update their own general contact information in Infinite Campus (the D20 database). This is the data that your child’s teachers and office staff access when they need to contact you. Please go to the Parents menu on the main TCA homepage and then select Infinite Campus Links.

Current families who need to update their street address information should complete a D20 address change form and forward it to the TCA Registrar's Office.

The Registrar’s Office does not need to be notified of emergency contact info as the your child's campus office will pull that directly from your child’s Infinite Campus file should the need arise.

Wait list Families: Please keep your contact information up-to-date.  Any requests for information, updates, and offers will be sent to the email on file.  If we do not hear from you regarding an offer, your child may be removed from the wait list. Email Sherry Cory at scory@asd20.org or call 719-488-6229.
 

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