Academics

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Literacy Curriculum

The Teachers at C3 follow the DPS reading/writing scope and sequence.  The Elementary Literacy Program supports the reading and writing development of ECE-fifth grade students in Denver Public Schools.  It is an instructional block that includes reading workshop, writing workshop, skills block, and English language development.  Grades kindergarten through second grade follow Lucy Calkins while grades third through fifth follow the Expeditionary Learning curriculum.  

Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive K–5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.

The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.

English Language Acquisition (ELA) Program

C3 currently offers ELA services for students that qualify.   

Content specialization

Content specialization (CTS) is an instructional structure that provides teachers with the opportunity to master teaching specific content areas rather than teaching all content areas. For instance, in a grade level, one teacher teaches reading, writing and spelling and the other teaches math, science, and social studies. As co-teachers, the two teachers at a grade level plan together and communicate frequently to ensure the needs of all children are met. At C3, CTS will begin in first grade and continue through fifth grade as we grow. Kindergarten will not participate in the CTS model.