Academics

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Starting with the 22-23 school year, we will offer the following classroom options in ECE:

  • Full-day dual language preschool programs** for 4-year-olds. (students who turn 4 on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for this program)
  • Full-day English preschool program for 4-year-olds. (students who turn 4 on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for this program)
  • Half-day English preschool program for 3-year-olds. (students who turn 3 on or before Oct. 1 are eligible for this program)

Our licensed teachers and certified paraprofessionals provide quality preschool, by using Creative Curriculum instruction, helping your child get a strong start on the path to lifelong learning.

Cost: Preschool is a tuition-based program. Tuition is determined on a sliding fee scale by the family household size and gross income, and ranges from free to out-of-district cost. Contact the Early Education Department for more information.

Our program offers:

  • Adult to child ratio of no more than 1:10
  • Highly trained, certified teachers and paraprofessionals in every classroom
  • Colorado Shines rated classrooms
  • A safe, nurturing environment
  • A curriculum that focuses on play and school-readiness
  • Classrooms equipped with state of the art play materials and modern furniture
  • Lunch and snack

**Starting next year (2022-2023) we will be begin offering Dual Language classrooms in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. We are the Far Northeast’s only Dual Language program! There are many benefits to being in a dual language program. Students in dual language programs do as well as or better academically than their peers in English-only settings and have the added benefit of learning a second language. Learn more about this awesome opportunity here.


Elementary

(Kindergarten to 5th Grade)

We offer both English and Spanish language classrooms in all of our elementary grades.

Our curriculum in elementary includes:

  • English Language Arts:
    • K-2: Benchmark Education / Adelante: Offers both English and Spanish literacy instruction with a focus on foundational reading and writing skills, phonics, and engaging, authentic texts.
    • 3-5: Expeditionary Learning: Engages students in deep literacy study through great books, compelling topics and student ownership of their learning and progress.
  • Bridges Math: Focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems.
  • Science Labs
  • National Geographic Social Studies
  • English Language Development
  • Extended Learning Opportunities

Junior Academy

(6th to 8th Grades)

  • Connected Mathematics Project (CMP) Mathematics is a problem-centered curriculum promoting an inquiry-based teaching-learning classroom environment. Mathematical ideas are identified and embedded in a sequenced set of tasks and explored in depth to allow students to develop rich mathematical understandings and meaningful skills.
  • Expeditionary Learning for Language Arts gets students excited about learning through great books, compelling topics and ownership of their learning.
  • Independent Reading through Renaissance
  • Science Labs
  • National Geographic Social Studies
  • English Language Development
  • Extended Learning Opportunities

Arts Programs

  • Music/Orchestra
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts