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KCAA: the only public school in Denver where a student can receive a K-12 arts education!

A student who attends KCAA will…

Starting in elementary, all KCAA students experience dance, music, visual arts, and drama every year. Arts at the middle school level continues this exploration of all the arts; all 6th and 7th graders rotate through all art forms each semester (except Music which is an elected year-long class) so they can experience the variety of art courses that KCAA offers. In 8th grade, students are able to select electives in fine arts and performing arts according to their interest. Our goal is to prepare all middle school students for the academic and artistic rigor that high school requires.

In high school, students are able to select electives in fine arts and performing arts fields. Students are also able to choose to follow a fine or performing arts pathway to focus their studies. Our graphic design and theater pathways are approved Career Connect courses of study. Through these pathways students will have the opportunity to receive college credits through high school classes. Students will then have the opportunity to complete their Associates Degree by attending a fifth year (known as ASCENT) at a participating community college, paid for by KCAA.  In addition, KCAA also offers concurrent enrollment, in which students take college classes both on campus and off campus (at Community College of Denver) to receive guaranteed transfer credits, paid for by KCAA.