No. Academy District 20 has continuous registration. Once a family has established residency in the district, the registration process may begin.
Acceptable means of address verification are as follows: warranty deed, bill of sale or settlement statement from closing, current El Paso property tax notice, current rental agreement, quarters assignment lease from the United States Air Force Academy Housing Office, or signed contract stating your name, closing date, and the property address.
Parents/guardians must provide acceptable address verification, registered county birth certificate, immunization record, custody documentation if the student does not reside with both biological parents, and Individual Education Plan if the student has one. There is no fee.
We will send for student records. It is helpful to have the address of your child's previous school. If you do not have the former school information, public school information is available through the National Public School Locater website: http://nces.ed.gov/ccdweb/schoolsearch/
An official change of address must be made through Central Registry at 1110 Chapel Hills Drive. Please complete the form and bring it to Central Registry with an acceptable form of verification for the new address: warranty deed, bill of sale or settlement statement from closing, current El Paso County property tax notice, current rental agreement, quarters assignment lease from the United States Air Force Academy Housing Office, or signed contract stating your name, closing date, and the property address. A change of address from may be picked up at Central Registry or you can print from here. Your child does not have to change schools; however, transportation to the school may not be provided.
All students participating in intramural and interscholastic athletics/activities need to have physicals. There is a High School Form and Middle School Form. If your student attends at least three credit-bearing classes per semester at one of our secondary schools that offers the desired sport, then we recommend that you contact the athletic director at the school to determine participation requirements well in advance of the desired season of participation. If your student does not attend one of our secondary schools, attends fewer than three credit-bearing classes per semester, or attends a school that does not offer the desired sport, then we recommend that you submit a request for participation (available by calling 719-234-1310)
Kindergarten registration and Choice Information meetings are posted on our website. For current information, please see our Central Registry site here or click on "Enroll" at the top of this page or contact Central Registry at 234-1200 or fax: 234-1286.
The 20Ride program has fee limits based on
families having four students or less. The fee limits are set as follows:
- Families with in-district neighborhood students will not pay more than $200
per family per semester.
- Families with in-district choice students will not pay more than $240 per
family per semester.
- Families with out-of-district choice students will not pay more than $280 per
family per semester.
Families must pay 20Ride Semester fees on a per-student basis. If you feel the total amount paid for bus service has exceeded the established family maximum, please contact the Finance department at (719) 234-1281 to arrange a payment adjustment
Yes. Bus routes are planned to accommodate
occasional riders. Very rarely do buses reach full capacity. Should that occur,
spare buses are sent out immediately to transport the remaining students.
|Transportation||20Ride|Students designated as free/reduced can be
exempt from transportation fees if they have completed an opt-in form
designating transportation as a related program to be included in their status.
A current information release and opt-in form must be on file for that student
for fee exemption.
Release forms are available through the following methods:
- The district help desk can email a copy of the form to parents. Contact the
help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 234-1777
- The opt-in form is available at schools. Once completed, the school will send
the from to the Finance department.
- The form is available for download from the district website. Go to www.asd20.org, click ‘Menus’ on the dialpad, click ‘Free
and Reduced Meals’ on the menu to the left.
Once the form is completed:
- If filled out at the school, they will forward the form to Finance.
- It can be faxed to (719) 234-1408.
- It can be scanned and emailed to email@example.com
- It can be mailed to:
Kim Price, Free and Reduced
ASD20 Business Services
1110 Chapel Hills Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
No. Transportation service is dictated by
district policy set in place by the board of education. Checking your students
extended parent portal will help you determine if your student has qualified
for school bus service. Most schools have a defined walk-to-school zone and a
defined attendance zone. Most students that live in the attendance zone of
their school but outside the walk-to-school zone will qualify for school bus
service. Some exceptions to this rule are:
- Charter schools and on-line schools within District 20 do not qualify for
regular bus service.
- Choice bus transportation is provided to some elementary and middle schools. Choice school bus transportation is not provided for high school
- Choice transportation at the middle school and elementary school level is
limited to the schools listed in the Parent Information Guide.
If you need assistance determining whether your student is eligible for school
bus service, please call the Transportation Department at (719) 234-1410.
The procedure for verifying ridership has not
changed. Parents/guardians should contact the Transportation Department at
(719) 234-1410 to verify if a student has used the school bus that day.
Yes. Payments for multiple students can be made
at one time.
No. Bus drivers cannot accept any form of
payment for bus rides. Students that have not paid for a bus ride will never be
refused a ride to school. The 20Ride office will contact households that have
unpaid riders using school bus service.
Yes. Transportation fees may be paid using credit or debit cards at www.payforit.net (there is a 2.5 percent convenience fee charged by PayForIt).
Transportation fees may be paid in person at the Education and Administration Center (1110 Chapel Hills Drive) or at the transportation department (7408-A Duryea Drive) during regular business hours. Checks, cash, or credit cards are accepted.
American Express cards are not accepted..
No. Refunds cannot be issued for Transportation
can request a copy of your payment receipt by contacting the 20Ride Registrar
at (719) 234-1414 or emailing 20Ride@asd20.org.
You may also contact the Finance Department at (719) 234-1281.
No. Your student only needs to ride on the days
you wish to use bus service. The decision depends entirely on you and your
family’s needs. You do not have to call to inform us if your student is not
riding the bus unless your student is assigned to a SPED bus.
Your students bus number, stop location, and pick-up/drop-off times will be posted on the Extended Parent Portal. To access your Extended Parent Portal, go to www.asd20.org, click the 'Logins' button in the center of the dialpad, select 'Extended Parent Portal' from the available links., then click on the Bus Routing Tab.
The decision to implement a fee-based transportation service was a carefully thought out process that began in September of 2010. District 20 has no plans to eliminate school bus service. Due to cuts in state funding over the last several years we have had to make decisions to offset the costs of several district programs including transportation. Our primary goal with implementing a transportation fee is to keep budget cuts away from classrooms.
Academy School District 20 utilizes the rapid communication system called 20Alert. 20alert will be used to keep families informed of activities, emergencies and student absences. 20Alert, hosted by AlertNow, provides reliable cost-effective communication to the District 20 community. For more information about 20Alert, please refer to other FAQ's in the 20Alert category.
Each state and district can set their own standards for identification. See the rubric on the main TAG page for detailed answers to this question, or contact the TAG teacher at your child's school.
District 20 participates in the Military Compact Agreement to initially serve military dependent children of school age who have been previously TAG identified in a former DoD school or school district that serves military dependents. Parents must supply official documentation with specific identification information. District 20 reserves the right to retest students in order to determine eligibility in the District 20 TAG programming.
Based on your child's area of talent, specific programming will be devised to meet their individual needs. The Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) will be developed in partnership with classroom teachers, parents, TAG teacher and student.
Please follow links to each school's TAG specific web page.
Please follow this link to the District 20 TAG Brochure.
Each school, elementary, middle and high, have a dedicated TAG teacher. You may ask for them specifically at each school.
TAG teachers work with TAG identified students constantly on appropriate self advocacy skills. Please support those efforts by being an excellent role model and working in partnership with TAG teachers as they support your child.