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Arvada, CO plans for state's first school for kids with "learning differences"

Sept 24, 2021, Denver Channel: Colorado's first tuition-free charter school for kids with learning differences to open in 2022 https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/colorados-first-tuition-free-charter-school-for-kids-with-learning-differences-to-open-in-2022

ARVADA, Colo. — On Saturday, education leaders and families will break ground on Colorado’s first tuition-free charter school specifically for students with learning differences. The school will focus on students with diagnosed learning differences including autism, ADHD, or dyslexia. But founding principal Mia Coffing said even students without learning differences may benefit from this non-traditional environment.

“You don’t have to have a learning difference to come to Prospect (Academy). If you’re looking for smaller class sizes, more support in executive function, and social emotional skills, we are definitely the place that will do that,” Coffing said….

Parent Jill Trammell said she plans to send her 10-year-old son to Prospect Academy next year. She said it’s a huge relief for families to have this option for the middle school years…. She added that families of kids with learning difference often have to pay for private school or other programs to meet their kids needs.

“We’re really focusing on this equity piece and bringing it at no cost to families,” Coffing said….