Kunsmiller Creative Arts Middle

Newsletter 2/2/2024

02/02/24, 2:31 PM


Please read this newsletter that contains important information and updates. 



Please note that if you are calling for your child's early release, students will not be pulled out of class via a phone call. Parents will need to come to the main office with a valid ID before students will be called down and released. There will be no exceptions so please plan your time accordingly. Also there will be no early release after 3:00pm as it is extremely disruptive to the end of day procedures. Thank You!


Tenga en cuenta que si solicita la salida temprana de su hijo, no se sacará a los estudiantes de clase mediante una llamada telefónica. Los padres deberán venir a la oficina principal con una identificación válida antes de que los estudiantes sean llamados y liberados. No habrá excepciones, así que planifique su tiempo. Además, no habrá salida temprana después de las 3:00 p. m., ya que es extremadamente perturbador para los procedimientos del final del día. ¡Gracias!


Please note: the administration team is always busy and that makes it difficult for drop in visits, we request that you make an appointment in advance. Making an appointment in advance gives you their undivided attention, unless it’s an emergency, let the main office know so that they can check if anyone is available. 

To schedule a meeting with the admin call the main office or email them directly. Thank you for understanding.


Our enrollment event is happening today from 4-7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 - 12 p.m.


The School of choice application (Round 1) is open though February 12th and closes at 4:00 p.m.

If your student is in a transition grade: 5th grade moving to 6th grade and  8th grade moving to 9th grade for 2024 -2025 school year,  you need to complete a School of Choice application(this is mandatory) and follow the enrollment process below even if you plan on staying at KCAA. 


If your student is an: Elementary Student in Grades:  1, 2, 3, and 4 or a Middle School student in  Grades: 7 and 8 or a High School student in grades: 9,10, 11, and 12  you will not have to complete the School of Choice application or the enrollment process if you plan on being enrolled at KCAA for the 2024-2025 school year.   If you are interested in moving to another DPS school during the 2024-2025 school year, you will need to complete the School of Choice application.


*New incoming Elementary students will only need to do the School of Choice application for KCAA.


Middle School and High School students will do the following process: 

  • Attend one of KCAA’s enrollment events: February 2nd from 4:00pm - 7:30 pm or Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Complete the School of Choice application(mandatory) click here to apply
  • Complete the “Intent to enroll form” in our website

Be prepared to do a live audition or bring a video for interest in the Performing Arts

Must bring an art portfolio for the interview

Students will complete a writing sample as part of the interview process

You will find all of the information on our website or with the QR code below



"The Puksta Foundation provides scholarships, mentorship, and experiential community engagement training for undergraduate Colorado students. Puksta scholars are competitively selected to receive a minimum $5,000 renewable scholarship to attend one of our 5 participating universities: Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver.

We hope you will please announce this opportunity to your students, especially those with a proclivity towards civic engagement and social & environmental justice. 


Eligibility requirements: 

  • Must graduate from a Colorado High School and be a Denver resident for at least 6 months prior to entering college

  • Must demonstrate financial need

  • Must be a full time student

  • Must have a passion and commitment to civic engagement and social justice"


Attachment: 17068157313127_Puksta.pdf