District Connection

How is Knowledge Quest Academy Funded?

Knowledge Quest Academy (KQA) is a public charter school under the umbrella of the Weld RE-5J School District. The school is funded in a variety of ways: base funding comes from state tax dollars like any other public school based on the per- pupil revenue (PPR) funding formula. Grant money and various fundraisers supply the remainder of our funds.

As a public school, KQA does not charge tuition with the exception of our full day 5-day kindergarten program which has a fee of $325 per month to cover the extra amount of time that is not funded by the state. KQA does have a small annual student fee of $55 per elementary student and $75 per middle school student to cover some of the cost of consumable items such as workbooks, student planners, and class equipment.

Bus Transportation

Bus transportation to and from KQA runs in conjunction with the Weld RE-5J School District. Students who ride the bus are allowed only one pick-up and one drop-off location. This will only change in the event the student has a physical change of address. Only those students who are designated as bus riders will be allowed to ride the buses to and from school.

All phases of bus transportation are carefully supervised, and we strive for high standards of student conduct. Students should arrive at their bus stop no more than 10 minutes before their departure time. Bus stops that are not at school sites are not supervised, and school area stops are not supervised prior to 7:30 a.m.

If you have questions or concerns, you may contact your child's bus driver, the school principal, or the head of transportation at 970.587.5742.

Bus Schedules

Bus Rules – established by the district transportation department

Bus transportation to and from KQA runs in conjunction with the Weld RE-5J school district.

  • The bus driver is in complete authority of the students riding the bus at all times.
  • Pop bottles, cans, or other drink containers are not to be brought on the bus.
  • Food should not be eaten during regular bus routes.
  • Passengers must be ready to get on the bus as soon as the bus arrives at the bus stop. The bus will not wait for late students.
  • The bus driver may assign each student to a certain seat, which will be the regular place for the student to sit.
  • Students will not move about the bus or out of their seat while the bus is moving.
  • Students will keep their arms, legs, and heads inside and not extend them out a window.
  • Students should not visit or distract the bus driver while the bus is moving.
  • Students shall not mark or deface the bus and its equipment.
  • Students shall not open windows unless the bus driver tells them to.
  • Students shall not fight or scuffle or horseplay on the bus.
  • Students shall not throw objects out the bus windows.
  • Students must stay seated until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and similar objects must be kept out of the aisle.
  • Students cannot bring guests along to ride the bus.
  • Students should not run along the side of the bus; they should wait until the bus stops.

Just a reminder that the bus is just like a classroom. You must abide by all school behavior policies. Failure to adhere to the bus rules could result in detention, out-of-school suspension, and suspension from riding time on the bus. If a student is consistently distracting on the bus he or she may lose bus riding privileges from one day to an entire semester. In the event that a student is removed from the bus, it is the responsibility of the parent to arrange transportation to and from school.


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