Prospect Academy of Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$5,564 raised by 20 donors

9% complete

$60,000 Goal

A Place for All Learners

Prospect Academy is founded on the belief that all students, including those who learn differently and those that struggle in school, can reach their potential with the right programming and support.

Too often, families struggle to meet their children's school needs, work to become experts in their children's learning styles, and spend countless hours advocating for their children. Prospect Academy was designed to work in partnership with families of struggling learners and learners who learn differently. At Prospect, we work with the family and child to create an individualized, responsive plan to help each learner realize their maximum success. 

Prospect Academy opened in the Fall of 2022, and we are so proud of our growing community. 

What our families are saying.

"[Our child] shared something with us about school last week and we thought it was worth passing on. First, I should say that getting [our child] to talk about school at all is a task in and of itself. He's always enjoyed school but when he's not there he doesn't really see the point in discussing it. 

[His mother] got him talking about school one evening last week where he really opened up and had lots to share. They talked about mitochondria, ribosomes, logos, ethos, pathos, recess, lunch all sorts of fun topics. In the midst of all that [he] said (I'm paraphrasing) that the teachers at Prospect seem really willing to help him learn. 

We can't stress what a groundbreaking conversation this was. He shared about his day, talked about actual learning, and made the observation that the teachers around him are helping him along the way. It literally brought tears to our eyes. 

Thank you so much to you and your awesome staff!  We cannot overstate how happy and blessed we feel to have [our child] at Prospect. It is obvious you are all working so hard and we are so grateful! 

He loves being there and we're so excited for his future at that school." - Prospect Academy Parent 

"[Our children]no longer have anxiety about school. They are enjoying it and we believe they have found their place. There used to be crying at night and blow ups over school anxiety. No more...

It has been a huge blessing. Thank you so much for pushing through to make this school a reality." - Prospect Academy Parent 

"I just wanted to extend my most sincere gratitude to you and all the staff for your commitment and compassion and expertise.

I am so extremely grateful.  I am beyond grateful for the support and encouragement [my child] is receiving at Prospect." - Prospect Academy Parent 


Prospect Academy provides a safe, calm, and inclusive learning environment that educates students with behavioral and learning challenges and prepares them for a successful life from high school to college or career. Our education is inclusive, equitable, and promotes a love of life-long learning.

Background Statement

The idea of a safe, calm and inclusive school for children with an autism diagnosis was created by a group of parents who struggled to find an educational environment for their children, who could succeed academically but struggled with challenging behaviors. They discovered the only options were private schools that were clearly financially out of reach for many families. These children needed a public school option that could be supported by programming tailored to their needs. Based on the science of how children learn, Prospect Academy of Colorado was founded on the belief that all students, including those who learn differently, can reach their potential with the right programming and support. All students will have the choice and opportunity to become productive, engaged members of society.

Organization Data


Organization name

Prospect Academy of Colorado

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Medium Organization


5592 Independence Street
Arvada, CO 80002


5592 Independence Street
Arvada, CO 80002

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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