TPCA is a public school of choice in the St. Vrain Valley School District. As a Colorado charter school, we are publicly funded. Our admissions process is open to all students, regardless of income.

We do not charge tuition, with the exception of our full day Kindergarten program. Further, we do not charge fees as a condition of a student’s enrollment or attendance in any class that is considered part of a public school’s educational program. However, we ask families to pay fees to cover the costs associated with consumable course materials.

Students who enroll in electives, athletics, or other extracurricular activities may incur additional participation fees.

All fees are reviewed every spring, and must be approved by the TPCA Board of Directors. For more information and a complete list of applicable fees and fee details, please refer to the following policies:

The annual student fee is payable at the beginning of the school year or at the time of enrollment. The annual student fee is non-refundable. Students and families who qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program receive discounted fees. Families may arrange installment plans with the business office at the beginning of the school year.

The annual student fees for enrollment after the beginning of the school year are due at enrollment and will be discounted 25% if enrolled October – December; 50% if enrolled January – March; and 75% if enrolled April – May.

The preferred fee payment method is online via our RevTrak website using credit card or e-check. Fees may also be paid by personal check, money order, or exact cash at our front offices.


Fees for middle and high school electives and/or other activity fees will be assigned as applicable. Examples of these fees include band and choir all-state fees, band instrument rentals, physical education shirts, and advanced placement exams. These fees are not optional if enrolled in the course or selected for the activity.

Sixth Grade Outdoor Education

The sixth grade Outdoor Education field trip takes place every fall. Attendance is optional, Participating students and chaperones are required to pay all costs associated with the trip.

Full Day Kindergarten Tuition

Our school charges tuition for the full day kindergarten program to cover the cost of the half-day of instruction that does not receive public funding. At the time of kindergarten enrollment, prior to the start of the school year, a $100 non-refundable tuition deposit is required. This deposit is applied to the first month’s tuition. Enrollments after the start of the school year require a full first month’s tuition payment at the time of enrollment. There is no free or reduced lunch discount given on tuition.