Aspen Community School is a public charter school of the Aspen School District, offering equal and tuition-free access to ACS’s small school environment, low student/teacher ratio, award-winning curriculum, and integrated arts program.

Unfortunately, Aspen Community School also holds the honor of being one of Colorado’s highest-performing schools in one of its lowest-performing facilities. After 40 years of intensive use and growing enrollment, our dated facilities haven’t kept pace with our innovative philosophies. Our students are excelling in a building that’s failing, and it’s time for a change.

In May 2013, after four years of effort, we secured Colorado’s BEST grant (Building Excellent Schools Today). Along with the phenomenal support of over 650 donors, we successfully completed Phase I of our total $13.1 million goal.

Now we are building on that success.

By the end of the year, we have to complete Phase II and raise $3.75M, or essential elements of our campus — and our dream — will go unrealized.

We’ve got the State behind us. We’ve got the School District behind us. We’ve got businesses, organizations, and foundations behind us. We’ve got the community behind us. We’ve got an amazing project ahead of us.

Now all we need is YOU — with any donation of any size — to help us get it done.

tower DEC 2014