Parent ResourceS

Important Information

Arma Dei Academy takes the safety of our students, staff, parents and community members seriously.

How the school closure decision is made

Beginning early in the morning we have several staff members relay the conditions they see across the county and at our schools. If conditions are extremely treacherous or the forecast indicates that they may become too dangerous the team makes a recommendation for a closure.

If school remains open

During Colorado winters, snow and ice are to be expected. We encourage everyone to drive extremely cautiously and not worry about arriving late. As always, we respect a parent’s decision to keep their students home.

Where are closures and delays posted?

In the event of a closure or delay, the information will be immediately posted on the Arma Dei website and Facebook page & group. Local news stations will be notified and an emergency text alert will be sent.

Arma Dei Academy requires that each student wear a school-approved uniform to enhance the atmosphere of learning, minimize ambiguities, and foster a spirit of camaraderie among the student body. The student is identified with a group that strives for excellence. The policy is established and enforced toward that end.

All families (existing and new) should take time to review the NEW Uniform Guide as you begin to prepare for the school year ahead. Please direct any questions about uniform policy to Lora Bowman. Rhetoric Uniform will be coming soon!

2021-2022 Uniform Guide 

Morning Drop Off:
7:55am – 8:10am

Morning Start Time:
8:15am

Afternoon Pick Up:
Kdg – 4th Grade 3:30pm
5th – 8th 3:25pm

 

To provide families with greater flexibility and affordability, please click on the link below for the simplified School Supply Lists. Items listed are only what students need to have at school at any given time. Students will need to replace items that are consumed or lost during the year. Unless otherwise noted, school supplies are not brand or color-specific.

K-8 School Supply List
Homeschool Collaborative School Supply List

Parent Education

The mission of ACCS is to promote, establish and equip schools committed to a classical approach to education with a Biblically-based Christian worldview.

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The Classical Difference is published by the Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS) on behalf of member schools to educate and inspire parents and supporters on the benefits of classical Christian education. Arma Dei Academy families receive the magazine four times a year (Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall). 

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At Arma Dei Academy we aim to graduate students who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in light of the Scriptures; and who do so in joyful submission to God.

Over the past eight years we have successfully prepared and launched graduates into their high school and college years, where they are actively becoming intelligent and thoughtful leaders, continuing their pursuit of a purposeful life marked by Truth.

Not only have we witnessed the fruit of a classical Christian education first-hand amongst our students, but the research confirms what history has repeatedly demonstrated: classical Christian education can influence the course of a home, a community, or a nation.

The Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS) has released “Good Soil – 7 Comparative Profiles of ACCS Alumni”, a comparative study of 24-42 year old alumni from public, secular private, Catholic, evangelical Christian, religious homeschool, and ACCS schools, on topics ranging from life-choices, preparation, attitudes, values, opinions, and practices.

We invite you to set aside some time to review this remarkable testimony of classical Christian education, so that you may be encouraged by the investment and sacrifice you are making today.

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Good Soil Full Report 
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Parent Articles in the Arma Dei Blog

Why the Arma Dei Academy School of Rhetoric?

Admission to the School of Rhetoric is Open! When defining paideia (παιδεια), words such as education, training, and culture are often used. Other frequently used phrases are “Christian worldview” or “good character,” but paideia involves much, much more. It shapes what “a person loves, what they enjoy, and how they think and act.” Paideia is the ingredient in our hearts and minds that motivates the choices we make, determines how we see the world, and…

The Culture of Arma Dei Academy by Dr. Aaron Denlinger

As we began this year, Dr. Denlinger offered a vision of Arma Dei as the doors of the Wardrobe into Narnia. He reminded us that the goal is to “prepare students to live in that big, bad, beautiful yet broken, created by God [to be fundamentally] good yet fallen world.” We would like to propose that there is no better time than now - in the midst of a pandemic - to be teaching our…

Surviving The Pandemic At Home with Kids: 5 Tips To Avoid Chaos ~ Keith McCurdy (BaseCamp Live Podcast)

As schools lock their doors and families stay home together, parents are asking urgent questions: How do we survive in this world turned upside down due to COVID-19? How do we make the most of it? How do we help our children not fear what is going on? Counselor Keith McCurdy shares his top five tips for thriving – not just surviving – during our new reality of being together 24/7. Redeem the time! Find…

How to Stick Your Tongue Out at Suffering By Dr. Aaron Denlinger

Suffering is part of life in a sinful and fallen world. We instinctively try to shield ourselves, our children, and other loved ones from hardship and difficulty. But we never fully succeed in such efforts. And, in our more lucid moments, we perhaps even realize that suffering, in God’s providence, serves a redemptive purpose, conforming us to the image of Christ (Romans 3:3-5), who himself endured ultimate suffering with joy because he knew his suffering…

Life Outcomes of Classical Christian Education Graduates

Good Soil - A Comparative Review At Arma Dei Academy we aim to graduate students who think clearly and listen carefully with discernment and understanding; who reason persuasively and articulate precisely; who are capable of evaluating their entire range of experience in light of the Scriptures; and who do so in joyful submission to God. Over the past eight years we have successfully prepared and launched graduates into their high school and college years, where…

Before You Give Moral Advice To Teenage Crowds: 7 Tips By Joshua Gibbs

“For a job, I talk to teenagers all day. I read to them, lecture them, ask them questions, listen to them talk. I stare into their faces all day and gauge their interest in what I am saying based on their eyes, their mouths, and their posture. I rarely gauge their interest based on what they say, for teenagers like talking to each other, but do not much like talking to adults (I know, your…

Kingdom Values Are Upside Down From The World’s Values By Principal Jen Wenger

Kingdom values are upside down from the world’s values is a statement that is often made by the pastor of our church. This has also become a mantra in the Wenger home. As believers, the Christmas season highlights this truth and the countercultural nature of our faith. While the world tells us our desires can be fulfilled by abundance, the Lord declares, “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God”…

Advent Chapel

Students and parents alike were blessed this morning with a lovely performance from our Teacher Chorale! Click on the link below to watch them sing "Snow"! ❄️? Chapel also entailed a Scripture reading and lighting of the first two advent candles from our 5th Grade students and Dr. Aaron Denlinger, Dean of Student Culture shared how the love of God can be seen in the details of Christ's coming as we continue to focus on the…