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Our Stargate Mission

Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.


At A Glance

  • K-12 charter school serving identified gifted and talented community of over 1500 students.
  • Celebrating 30 years! K-8 school was founded in 1994. Stargate High School opened in the Fall of 2015.
  • Differentiated: instructional strategies tailored to each student’s abilities, with an emphasis on both academic and social/emotional needs.
  • Rich learning environment: multi-age classrooms, needs-based groupings.
  • Excellence: John J. Irwin School of Excellence Awards - every year for the past 24 years.
  • Expertise: highly qualified staff participates regularly in gifted education training and development.
  • Parent volunteers: are vital members of our community, active in classrooms, with community events and fundraising and leadership committees.
  • Governance: provided by a parent-elected governing board.
  • Location: modern, technology-enabled campus located at 144th and Washington in Thornton, Colorado.
  • Chartered by Adams 12 Five Star School district; independent curriculum structure.