C3

 

Creativity Challenge Community at Merrill

Mission

The Creativity Challenge Community will provide a 21st century education for a diverse population of elementary age students in Southeast Denver. We believe in the importance of thinking creatively to solve problems, learning collaboratively through partnerships with community organizations and challenging each other to our highest potential. Our students will graduate with confidence in their ability to think critically and creatively, solve problems and contribute to the larger community.

 

At Creativity Challenge Community (C3) we will:

  • Develop a collaborative community of learners encompassing students, families, educators and community partners where all members have an opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other.
  • Learn┬áto devise, carry out and evaluate creative thinking strategies to ensure students will master 21st century critical thinking and reasoning skills and invention skills.
  • Collaborate with the cultural and business community to create partners for learning experiences outside of the classroom to support increased student achievement.
  • Support self-directed learning and encourage perseverance in academic pursuits.
  • Create a strong culture of caring and diversity at all levels by strengthening parent and family engagement.

 

Vision

At The Creativity Challenge Community (C3) each member of the learning community thinks creatively, achieves at high levels, embraces challenges, takes responsibility for their own learning and contributes to the learning of others. Students and staff focus on all aspects of creative thinking at our school and with our community partners as we challenge each other to our highest potential as leaders and learners.