Welcome to John Adams High School!

An approved Douglas County 9th through 12th grade charter school. The school is being designed as a high school that will continue the excellent education received from area charter elementary and middle schools. The goal is to develop a school that will accommodate a large high school student body at full capacity and provide the full range of high school extracurricular activities.

John Adams

“There are two types of education … One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams

First Year Course Catalog

The first year Course Catalog is available for download by clicking here!

Student Ambassadors


Our student ambassadors are a group of incoming students who meet twice a month to brainstorm about ideas for school. They have been coming up with some great ideas that will shape JAHS. This group also gives incoming students a chance to get to know each other, easing some of the fears that can come with making the leap into high school.  To learn more click here!


  • Parent Information Meeting: October 25, 6:30 PM
    Challenge to Excellence Charter School, 16995 Carlson Drive, Parker
  • Fundraiser at Costa Vida, October 25, 10:30 AM - 9 PM
    Target Shopping Center (Yosemite and Lincoln) JAHS receives a percentage of sales from the entire day, so come for lunch, dinner or take-out on the 25th.  Student Ambassadors will meet here at 6 PM., So bring money for dinner and support JAHS!
  • Parent Information Meeting: October 27, 7 PM
    Parker Core Knowledge, 11661 Pine Dr.,Parker
  • Parent Information Meeting: November 2, 7 PM
    North Star Academy, 16700 Keystone Blvd, Parker
  • Board of Directors Meeting: November 7, 5:15 PM
    Conference Call: Dial 641-715-0632, Code: 816944.  All are welcome to join the call.
  • Parent & Student Information Meeting: November 12, 3:30 PM
    Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane, Castle Pines

    • Parents, bring your middle schooler (especially 8th graders). Students, bring a friend. We’ll have food and giveaways!


Did you know?

JAHS will provide more college counsellors than most schools in the state.

John Adam's History

10 Things You May Not Know About John Adams

What's News!

Dear Parents,

We are currently negotiating with a handful of landowners for our school’s location.  Each of these sites is less than two miles from the intersection at Peoria and 470 in Englewood.  We have been advised not to announce more specific details until negotiations are complete, since it may disrupt our ability to secure the best deal for the school. Our broker is confident we’ll have a signed contract within the next 4 weeks.  While we had hoped these negotiations would be complete by now we wanted to assure you that we’re still on schedule to open next fall.  We don’t expect to break ground until early spring and our developer just built a large charter school in 157 days!




We know the school’s location is an important factor in deciding if your student will attend so we are also working on busing options, based on location and demand. The school is planning to subsidize a portion of the costs. We will keep you posted!


Melissae Andersen

JAHS Board President
John Adams High School

“Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.” John Adams

President of United States

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Don't feel like cooking tonight? Head over to Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill in Lone Tree (in the Target shopping center at Yosemite/Lincoln) and support John Adams High School. We will receive a percentage of sales from the entire day, so you can dine in or carry out anytime before closing at 9 pm.

Incoming students will meet here at 6 pm. Bring some money to enjoy dinner together & support your high school!
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We have two information meetings this week for parents interested in John Adams High School:

-- 6:30 pm Tuesday 10/25 at Challenge to Excellence, 16995 Carlson Drive, Parker.

-- 7 pm Thursday 10/27 at Parker Core Knowledge, 11661 Pine Drive, Parker.

Come hear about our vision, location update & busing plans. Feel free to bring your middle-schooler, especially 8th graders. See you there!
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We have another opportunity for you to support John Adams High School at a fundraiser. We will get a percentage of sales from the entire day on Tuesday 10/25 at Costa Vida in Lone Tree (in the Super Target shopping center at Yosemite & Lincoln). Come for lunch or dinner or take some food to the office.

Student Ambassadors (all incoming 9th & 10th graders are welcome!) will meet here at 6 p.m. Bring some money to enjoy dinner together and support JAHS.
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Volunteer Opportunity!

John Adams High School will be at Trick or Treat on Mainstreet in Parker on Oct. 31st, and we need your help.

We need donations of candy (BIG bags with 100+ pieces) as well as volunteers to help us give out candy and flyers to kids and parents that night. Donations of candy and time will count toward founding family status. (1 bag of candy donated = 1 hour -- with a limit of 3 hours per family. Bags MUST be 100+ pieces.)

Please click on the link below to sign up:

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John Adams High School added an Fundraiser at Costa Vida.

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Fundraiser at Costa Vida

October 25, 2016, 10:30am

Costa Vida

Join us for another fundraiser at Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill in Lone Tree (in the Super Target shopping center at Yosemite/Lincoln.) We will get a portion of proceeds from the entire day, so come ...

John Adams High School added an Trick or Treat on Mainstreet.

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Trick or Treat on Mainstreet

October 31, 2016, 3:30pm

Mainstreet, Parker, CO

Come see us at Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet, a popular Halloween event in Parker. We'll be there passing out candy and flyers. Other businesses and groups will be there as well. It's a great safe plac...

Join us at our next information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ben Franklin Academy, 2270 Plaza Drive in Highlands Ranch.

All interested parents are invited to attend. Middle schoolers (particularly 8th graders) are encouraged to come as well. Learn about the plans for JAHS, location, busing and why it's a great opportunity for students.
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