Public School Financial Transparency Act (Commencing July 1, 2017)


American Academy Financials

American Academy Adopted Budgets

2017-2018 Budget

2016-2017 Budget

2015-2016 Budget


American Academy Financial Audits

Ending 6/30/16

Ending 6/30/15

Ending 6/30/14


American Academy Salary Schedules and Policies

Support Staff Salary Bandings

Certified Staff Salary Bandings

Employee Leave and Benefits Policy

Employee Evaluations Policy

Working Days Calendar


American Academy Authorizer Financial Transparency

Douglas County School District - Financial Transparency website

Douglas County School District - Individual School Site Financial Information


American Academy Charter Agreement and Waivers

American Academy 2013 Charter Agreement

Waivers and replacement plans are located on pages 35 through 44 of the Charter Agreement document.


American Academy Quarterly Financial Statements

September 2016 (Quarter 1)

December 2016 (Quarter 2)

March 2017 (Quarter 3)


September 2015 (Quarter 1)

December 2015 (Quarter 2)

March 2016 (Quarter 3)


September 2014 (Quarter 1)

December 2014 (Quarter 2)

March 2015 (Quarter 3)


American Academy Accounts Payable Check Registers

2016-2017 Check Register

2015-2016 Check Register

2014-2015 Check Register


American Academy Credit, Debit and Purchase Card Statements

2016-2017 AmEx Corporate Credit Card Statement

2015-2016 AmEx Corporate Credit Card Statement

2014-2015 AmEx Corporate Credit Card Statement

2016-2017 AmEx Corporate Purchasing Credit Card Statement

2015-2016 AmEx Corporate Purchasing Credit Card Statement

2014-2015 AmEx Corporate Purchasing Credit Card Statement


2016-2017 CBC Visa Credit Card Statement


American Academy Investment Performance Statements

2016-2017 ColoTrust Performance Statements

2015-2016 ColoTrust Performance Statements

2014-2015 ColoTrust Performance Statements


2016-2017 Community Banks of Colorado Money Market Performance Statements


2016-2017 Citiwide Money Market Performance Statements

2015-2016 Citiwide Money Market Performance Statements

2014-2015 Citiwide Money Market Performance Statements


American Academy Financial Policies

Authorized Signatures and Purchasing Policy

Credit Card Policy

Financial Planning and Budgeting Policy

Fiscal Accounting and Reporting Policy

Internal Audit Policy


Colorado Financial Transparency

Financial Transparency for Colorado Schools website




Please consider the context when evaluating financial transactions. Some transactions may appear improper on the surface but are perfectly normal and justifiable when placed in the proper context. We welcome your questions regarding our financial transactions or records.

Public information submitted to the Colorado Department of Education may be viewed on the CDE Schoolview Website.



American Academy Informational Summary

American Academy's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Our school uses a modified accrual method of fund accounting, and our chart of accounts aligns with that of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). A fund is a grouping of related accounts that is used to maintain control over resources that have been segregated for specific activities or objectives, as designated by Colorado state statute. American Academy monitors these funds to ensure and demonstrate compliance with finance related legal requirements. Our Board of Directors reviews financial statements each month during the working session of the Board's regular meetings. These financial statements are unaudited and are not adopted by the Board but are available to the public.

American Academy is required to submit a budget to Douglas County School District (DCSD) and the CDE prior to commencement of each fiscal year; generally in the month of May. We are allowed to make revisions to our budget during the fiscal year, but our final version must be submitted to DCSD and the CDE in December. All budget revisions are adopted by the Board of Directors and are available to the public.

The school's audit report is generally issued in September following the close of the fiscal year. With the exception of our first year of operations, our school elects to have an independent audit performed, rather than being included in the audit performed for DCSD; however, our audit report must be provided to DCSD in September and our school is included as a component unit within DCSD's audit report. The independent audit reports are adopted by the Board of Directors and are available to the public.

American Academy follows the Financial Transparency Standards issued by the Colorado Department of Education. If you would like to inquire about American Academy revenue or expense items, please contact us at



Contact Information

Alison Rausch
President, American Academy Board of Directors

Amanda Lane-Cline

Executive Director of Schools, American Academy
Phone: 720-292-5200

Douglas County School District
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303-387-0100

Colorado Department of Education
Office of School Finance



Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests will be handled in accordance with DCSD's CORA policy. For questions or to submit a CORA request, please email the American Academy Board of Directors.