Launch Date:

Journey Academy is scheduled to launch fall of 2017.


Grade Levels:

The current plan is to open with grades K-10.



With a large geographic district, and many possibilities, location is a challenging question.  We are trying to find a location within 10 miles of the Brighton, Commerce City, and Thornton population centers.  Several possibilities are being evaluated, with 2 locations under serious consideration.


Journey Academy - Brighton

Parents in the School District 27J are excited about the “Purpose Driven” model of education their students would have the opportunity to receive. Current charter schools in the district have strong academic performance and wait lists. This includes two charters that Merlin Holmes, the founder of Capstone, helped launch.

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Intent to Enroll

numbers are important because they demonstrate community support and parent interest.

Who can enroll?

Any family desiring a great school where strong academics are combined with a positive and joyful culture should fill out a non-binding Intent to Enroll form.  We are accepting Intent to Enroll forms for elementary, middle and high school.

Why another charter school?

Student populations in the area continue to grow and there is over-crowding in 27J schools, especially in middle school and high school.  District planning documents project the need for 2000 additional seats in the next 5 years.  The failed bond issue of 2014 creates an even higher sense of urgency to build now.