The mission of Humanex Academy is to support neurodiverse students looking for a safe and supportive community where they can celebrate their strengths and uniqueness, while stepping away from a deficit focused approach.
What all our students have in common is the need for a place to be around peers that are like themselves. This allows for both academic and social interactions where it is safe to make mistakes and where conflict, disagreement, and resolution, are possible with embedded adult coaching.
At Humanex, we focus on students' strengths, the need to maintain momentum in areas of success, and the importance of maintaining a safe space for them to approach areas of challenge.
Our academic environment tends to be a quiet one.
Our students most broadly can be defined as Internalizers, where they feel things profoundly and their response to frustration or overwhelm tends to be held inside, rather than expressed through external behavior responses.
Students come to us with diagnoses such as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Anxiety, and a wide range of learning disabilities including executive functioning challenges.
Additionally, many of our students are identified as Twice Exceptional (2E), where they present with areas of great strength and co-occurring areas of weakness, which can make it challenging to consistently tap into those strength areas.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 31 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,100
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Differences, Twice Exceptional (2e), or struggling in traditional academic setting because of a mood or anxiety disorder
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
31 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Humanex Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
There are two tuition levels: for middle school students and high school studentsHumanex Academy has an open enrollment policy so tuition is pro-rated depending on a student\'s start date.A financial-need based scholarship may be available for qualifying families.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kati Cahill
Admissions Associate
Tom Welch

School Notes

Humanex Growth Model
At Humanex Academy we help guide students and parents on a journey of personal growth and academic progress. Our environment allows students to be themselves and to truly thrive within a school environment. We build confidence, social skills, emotional strength, and intelligence in each student by focusing on building positive and trusting relationships. This allows for corrective redirection and in-the-moment social coaching in a manner that doesn`t make students feel like a problem to be fixed. Our goal for every student is to find personal fulfillment and their place in the world beyond Humanex.

A student`s academic progress is a byproduct of their ability to be curious, accept support, communicate, to be accountable to others, and to use the other skills in our personal growth model.

As students begin their journey at Humanex, the main focus is on learning how to learn and how to use the first two levels of the personal growth pyramid. As they build confidence, grow, and mature they will increasingly use all levels of this pyramid. We also know that growth in these areas is not linear and at times we will see students move backward before progressing once again. No student will take on this challenge in the same manner and maintaining progress can be quite the balancing act. Some students may come in with more skills initially, but grow slowly, while others may come in with minimal skills and progress at a higher rate. Either way, our program is designed to ensure students feel good about where they are and progress in a manner that makes sense for them. Our focus is on generating and maintaining momentum that is sustainable on an individual basis. We want all of our students to embrace this challenge of balancing a pyramid on its point and to learn that the resilience required to do this, while challenging, can be both fun and fulfilling. These are the skills they will use for a lifetime.

Humanex Students meet the following academic, social, and behavioral criteria:
  • A desire to engage and participate in the Humanex Academy community.
  • Benefit from a school program that focuses equally on academic and social growth.
  • Ability to positively interact with peers and adults within the building.
  • Ability to take redirection and support from staff as needed.
In order for us to maintain our program effectively and meet the needs of our student population, Humanex Academy does not accept students who:
  • Require intensive one-on-one academic support.
  • Have recent history of significant disruptive behavior or physical aggression within the school environment.
  • Are currently using drugs or alcohol.
Curriculum & Accreditation
Our curriculum focuses on a Universal Design approach, in order to ensure that content is accessible to all learners and is aligned with Colorado State Standards. The courses offered at Humanex are designed for individual educational excellence for every student and are self-paced to ensure that students are being assessed on content understanding. Although Humanex enrolls students from 6-12 grade, the skill levesl of our students vary and, because of our small class sizes, teachers are able to meet each student their academic level across content areas. Our unique approach to curriculum and instruction allows for all students to be challenged appropriately and show growth.

Humanex Academy is a fully accredited educational institution through Cognia (formerly AdvancED), is a part of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. Every five years Humanex undergoes a rigorous review of our curriculum program and practices to receive a determination of accreditation as well as professional guidance and accountability for continuous growth.
Source: Verified school update

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This has been a great fit for our son, who has severely suffered from anxiety at school. The teachers and administrators are so caring and create a safe, calm learning environment. Our son is finally thriving at school, and our family is thrilled to have found Humanex Academy.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 31 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $28,100
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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