What are the benefits of learning another language?
What is language immersion?
What does a typical day look like at AXIS International Academy?
A typical day at AXIS includes 50% instructional time in the students partner language (Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese), and 50% instructional time in English. All students will also receive 45 minutes of specials daily as well as recess breaks and a 30 minute lunch.
What is a charter authorizer?
What does the term "Partner Language" mean?
Can Fort Collins sustain another language immersion school?
Where is AXIS International Academy located?
Why the name "AXIS"?
Academic Excellence - We keep high expectations for all students and staff in behavior and learning.
X Cross-Cultural Competence - We intentionally teach skills that build cross-cultural competency crucial for postsecondary and workforce readiness in our global economy.
Immersion in World Languages - We offer students a dynamic, content-rich, multicultural education where learning happens in a strong, research-based 50/50 language immersion model through two languages: English AND Spanish, French, or Mandarin Chinese.
Social-Emotional and Cognitive Skill Development - We believe deeply in a Whole Child approach. We nurture the well-being of our staff and students, and we intentionally develop and reinforce skills across all developmental domains: social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.
What curricula does AXIS International Academy use?
AXIS leans into academic rigor and student success. AXIS defines academic rigor as mastery of the Colorado academic standards through the content-rich instruction of Core Knowledge and Singapore Math curricula delivered in two languages. The Colorado academic standards outline the critical skills our students should be able to demonstrate each year. The Core Knowledge scope and sequences identifies the essential knowledge across math, literacy, literature, science, social studies, music and art throughout preschool through 5th grade that empowers children to be responsible and informed citizens. This knowledge also gives students the academic language necessary to access important grade-level content, read and comprehend at grade level, and meet or exceed proficiency targets on state tests. We believe in the four premises of knowledge-based schooling, and we believe it contributes to academic rigor and student equity:
- Knowledge builds on knowledge;
- Knowledge is the key to comprehension;
- Shared knowledge makes communication possible;
- Equal access to knowledge promotes excellence and fairness