JSAA is a  magnet middle school in Colorado Springs School District 11 applying a personalized learning model in conjunction with project-based learning. The Curriculum is standards-based with the opportunity for students to take space-related classes and field trips to provide real-world experience. 

Every year, student accomplishments are displayed in a public presentation, giving the community the opportunity to be actively involved. In keeping with District 11’s learning philosophy, curriculum is designed to be as rigorous and relevant as possible so that students will be prepared for the real world, and potentially for future careers in the aerospace industry.

JSAA is an example of education taking a tremendous step forward for public education. It strives to improve student and teacher proficiency in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).
 
JSAA has direct access to local aerospace organizations, astronauts and other industry representatives. By providing ongoing teacher training sessions in a supportive atmosphere of evaluation and assessment, we ensure that all students receive the highest quality education possible.