AcademyACL is a free charter public school of choice in Colorado Springs District 11 that specializes in gifted education. The school opened in August 2010 with a highly challenging, highly supportive environment for gifted students, an integrated curriculum model, and multi-age classrooms. Teachers provide advanced, above-grade-level curriculum at a faster pace with less repetition for individual students to progress in their areas of strength. Additional Encore subjects include Visual Art, Theater & Music, Spanish, Physical Education, with Rhythm and Bells Choir and Technology also added for older students. From across the Pikes Peak Region, enrolled families attend four student conferences and provide at least fifteen hours of volunteer service at the school each year. Weekly tours and student-shadow opportunities are available.