Carbon Valley Academy

Bringing the benefits of school choice to Weld's County​

Carbon Valley Academy is a K-8, tuition-free, charter school located at 4040 Coriolis Way, Frederick, Colorado, ( The school is located in Weld’s County, considered a fringe rural setting located approximately 35 miles south of Denver Colorado. Carbon Valley Academy has been bringing the benefits of school choice to students and parents in the area

As a Charter school, Carbon Valley Academy is committed to providing top-quality education to its students and families, offering at its core a Science/Math Curricula with a STEAM lab curriculum that includes hands-on activities and emphasizes the application of scientific concepts as we experience them in our daily lives. In addition to Science and Math. Carbon Valley also recognizes the importance of a well-rounded education and has chosen to include Spanish as its international language option for all students in all grade levels. 

Learning is not only about remembering “what” but also about the “how” at CVA all students are taught basic behavioral traits such as “Responsibility, Respect, Patriotism, Courage, Honesty, Work ethic, Friendship, Perseverance, and Compassion”. 

In 2020 following a national search for a qualified and experienced candidate to lead the school’s Board of Directors hired Michelle Saller to lead the team to greatness. 

Mrs. Saller immediately began interviewing and selecting her new support staff and a team of experts in education and management. Soon after she hired new experienced and certified teachers, re-evaluating the curriculum and emphasizing important standards of quality in education and implementing new services like free bus service for all students to and from school at no cost to parents, painting classrooms, changing carpets, and redistributing classes and common areas in the school to make it more efficient for the students and teachers involved. 

Carbon Valley also began promoting its new image to parents in the area incorporating 80 new students for the 2021-22 school year during the last three months of summer, and they are getting ready for more growth and expansion for the 2022-23 school year.

The Board, principal Saller the staff at CVA and industry experts such as Justin Mathews and Jennifer Lucas of Alliance Education Services ( and the team at Educare Solutions ( all have been working day and night, and they have done an incredible job, but the most important achievement of all is the creation of a collaborative community made of parents teachers and administrators dedicated to, empowering students to grow through authentic, engaging, and inquisitive learning experiences that make this school open to great ideas dedicated to making a difference in this small but intimate community 

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