Early Access Information

Children that are highly advanced and gifted that meet the age guidelines below are eligible to apply for Early Access Kindergarten at Caprock Academy.  Please note that this is an application and determination process.  
Age Requirements
  • 4 years old by August 31st desiring to enter Kindergarten
  • 5 years old by August 31st desiring to enter 1st grade
Early Access Application Process
1. Complete the Early Access Application Packet and Portfolio.
2. Applications will be accepted starting on February 12th through March 29th along with a $25 fee. This fee may be waived with the determination of economic status.
3. The Early Access team will process and screen the packet to determine, based on the State of Colorado guidelines, whether the student is eligible to continue to the next step of testing.  If a student is found eligible for testing, an additional $100 testing/evaluation fee will be required. This fee may be waived based on economic status. 
4. After the testing is evaluated, the Early Access team will make the final determination whether or not to give the student a placement for Early Access at Caprock Academy. 

Kindergarten Enrollment & Admissions


Early Access Kindergarten is separate from and in addition to the typical enrollment and admissions process at Caprock Academy.  Caprock Academy’s enrollment open window to participate in Kindergarten lottery is during the month of February.  Please see the Kindergarten Enrollment & Admissions page for specific dates.


Parents may submit an Intent to Enroll form for Kindergarten and participate in the lottery with the understanding that if they are selected in the lottery, the slot will be held until the Early Access team has granted the student an Early Access placement. If the Early Access team does not grant the student a placement, then the Kindergarten slot will be forfeited.  If a student is given a placement for Early Access and did not participate in the lottery, then he/she will be placed on the waitlist if the classes are filled.


Early Access Application Packet


The Early Access Application packet provided below is not complete. Parts of the requirements for the Early Access packet are two Scales for Identifying Gifted Students forms.  One is to be completed by a parent and the other one by a preschool teacher.  These can only be obtained from Caprock Academy because of copyright laws.  Please contact our Gifted and Talented Coordinator for more information on these forms.


Additional Enrollment Forms
The Family Economic Survey and instructions are attached below should you like to apply for a fee reduction or waiver.

For more information on submitting an application for Early Access, please contact contact our Gifted and Talented Coordinator.


Caprock Academy is a tuition-free public charter school. Kindergarten is free for both half-time and full time. Admissions are open to any student residing in the state of Colorado. We are a K-12 public charter school that operates on a first come first served basis. There is no admissions test to be accepted at Caprock Academy. We welcome all students and strive to create and maintain a diverse student population. Student recruitment and admissions decisions shall be made in a non-discriminatory manner as outlined in C.R.A.22-30.5-507(3). In all cases, student recruitment and admissions decisions shall be made without regard to disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services or any other protected class.

Informational Meetings
for Prospective Families
Academy for the educational needs of your family, our Informational Meetings for Prospective Families is an excellent time for you to learn more about our school.  Meetings are usually hosted by our Head of School and last about an hour.  In these meetings our Head of School will share information about Caprock Academy, answer any questions you may have, and provide tours, if interested, with the help of other staff members.  All meetings will be held at Caprock Academy at 6:00 PM in Art Room 105 on the following dates: 
  • August 21, 2023
  • September 11, 2023
  • September 25, 2023
  • January 22, 2024
  • February 26, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • May 13, 2024
Contact Us
If you have additional questions regarding Caprock Academy or if you would like to speak to our Registrar about enrollment, please contact the school office at 970-243-1771 or fill out our Contact Us form.