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Our Instructional Core

CW0C2054_72dpi_9X13Literacy – We are committed to fostering the love of reading and writing in all our students, while implementing a rigorous, Common Core State Standard-aligned curriculum. We use Mondo Bookshop as our guide, which sets the foundation for Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop. Our students get personalized reading instruction through guided reading and targeted interventions.

Mathematics – We help our student persevere in the demands of applying mathematical skills on a daily basis through the use of Bridges Math curriculum. We use a variety of manipulatives and strategies to help honor the various needs of our students. Our students apply their knowledge throughout the day, as they engage in physical education and music.CW0C1766_72dpi_9X13

Science/Social Studies – We expand our students’ minds by having the engage in the scientific method and units of study throughout the school year. Our staff dedicates 90-minutes a week focused on building our International Baccalaureate units of inquiry. We embrace our students’ questions, while helping them find solutions. We expand their learning outdoors, as they explore nature and the unique weather conditions we experience in Colorado. We help them build international-mindedness as they explore other cultures and perspectives.

English Language Development/Reading Intervention – We believe that helping our students learn academic language, and develop their oral language skills in formal English helps provide opportunities to enhance their self-advocacy skills and academic success. Through the use of EL Achieve and Mondo, our students have targeted language support at their levels.