CIVA offers students one of the most dynamic peer cultures in
the Pikes Peak region. Student life at CIVA is different than a
traditional high school. At CIVA we create a culture that
encourages each student to overcome perceived limitations and to
learn how to become comfortable with who you are. We assist each
student in developing knowledge of what his/her unique potential
is. Coupled with this, we help students to live up to their
academic potential, develop artisanship through the performing
arts, music and visual arts, as well as developing discipline and
determination via our athletic programs.
Students often comment that CIVA is a place where students
actually support one another and that our peer culture is healthy
and lively. We rely upon a principle called Brother's Keeper, which
means that each student is responsible for supporting one another.
We help each other achieve our best when we are willing to
encourage and hold each other accountable. This requires a lot of
maturity and self-awareness and the benefits are incredible.
To assist each student in becoming a good citizen, we ask each
student to volunteer in the community to help them learn the
pleasure and responsibility of giving back to society. Each student
is required to do 35 hours of service learning each year in order
Through the leadership of our students we ensure that students
are encouraged to achieve their best academically, athletically and