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AACL charter renewed for 5 more years

       A unanimous vote of the District 11 Board of Education at its Jan. 22 meeting renewed the charter of the Academy for Advanced & Creative Learning for five more years.
       "We are grateful for the work of our students, our families, our staff, our board of directors, and our community, and we honor the time, effort and love that they have poured into opening and growing this school,” Academy ACL Director Nikki Myers said after the meeting.
       Referring to the school's original proposal to be a D-11 charter school five years ago, D-11 Board Member Bob Null referred to it as “one of the best we've ever seen,” and was equally pleased with the latest request. “You're doing great things for our kids,” he told Myers and others at the meeting representing the school.
       AcademyACL, located in the former Pike school building at 2510 N. Chestnut St. is geared for gifted students but is open to anyone who wants to attend. An enrollment lottery is used to fill open seats and waiting lists each year.
        The school led all Westside schools and was one of the most successful in the district in the annual statewide Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) test scores last year.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 1/22/14)