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AcademyACL Support for Amazing Student Projects

Check out the work our students are doing, and if you're interested in supporting their projects, here's a tax-deductible way to join the fun!

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Great Projects in Action with Students in K through 8th Grade

In June 2023 through August 2023, AcademyACL hosted an artshow, "Imagination" in downtown Colorado Springs, at Pikes Peak and Tejon (30 E. Pikes Peak). A collection of student and staff work from various projects and years is on display, including a section dedicated to elementary student Danny Henes' work in acrylic and paint pouring, and work from art teachers Hellen E. Dunn, Zoe Feng, and now Tony Kamarad.

  • Two pieces of elementary student Danny Henes' work are featured on the Colorado Association for Gifted & Talented site, here and here.
    • Danny's artist page is located here, which he updates when he has pieces available for purchase.
  • Samples of artwork from students and staff collected for the AcademyACL artshow are here. These include pieces from Rorschach blots to computer design, acrylic paint pours and photography, paper flowers, and more.

Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning opened its doors in 2010, and continues its work as the only school in the Pikes Peak Region dedicated to the needs of unusual learners... students who follow patterns of growth and depth that are unusually advanced in one or more areas. View our school website here

AcademyACL is a free charter public school, a school of choice for families in the Pikes Peak Region, in kindergarten through 8th grade. As such, donations are also tax-deductible and this page will generate a receipt for donors.

“Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.” - Columbus Group, 1991

These students in kindergarten through eighth grade are supported with open enrollment- no test scores required for admittance- to AcademyACL's program. Teachers provide highly challenging, highly supportive gifted education opportunities for students to have material at their level of need... not necessarily their age.

The whale photo was a mural project on an outdoor storage shed wall, started by the Advanced Art Class of 5th-8th graders.

See more on social media, @AcademyACLConnect on Facebook, and @AcademyACL on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Check out our projects, and join the fun as a donor, and as a volunteer by emailing about opportunities. Our main website is