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Since opening its doors in 2006, NSA continues to remain true to its founding vision of creating a strong character education program which was a hallmark the school’s founders were passionate about. More than 11 years later, this holds true and continues to set this K-8 charter public school apart from other schools in the community. This year, the school will focus on compassion, wrapping this character trait around various lesson plans, service projects and school celebrations.

Table Talk Cards

Table talk cards encourage families to discuss important topics such as integrity, citizenship, excellence, respect and responsibility. You can find these cards in your child’s Thursday folder or by clicking on the link.

Middle School
The middle school character education program builds on the knowledge and learning from the elementary years of a student’s education. All sixth through eighth grade students attend quarterly character education assemblies and receive monthly character education lessons.  Student receive leadership awards each quarter for exhibiting excellence in character.

2013 National School of Character Award

NSA was recognized as a 2013 National School of Character (NSOC) by Character Education Partnership (CEP). NSA was the only school in Colorado and the only public charter school in the nation to receive this recognition in 2013.

Each year, CEP selects schools and districts that demonstrate through a rigorous evaluation process that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate. Selected schools are then expected to serve as models for other schools, helping them to achieve the same results. NSA was one of 29 schools and districts that were recognized at CEP’s 20th National Forum on Character Education, held in Washington, DC on Oct 24, 2013.