One of C3’s unique features of the school is the work with community partners in the cultural and non-profit world extending our learning. These experiences extend not only the DPS curriculum but also the application of the 21st Century and creative thinking skills in real world situations. Students will meet regularly with community partners through a series of learning experiences within each organization. Families will be asked to support these excursions and act as chaperones. DPS transportation, public transportation, buses and light rail, are used
C3 is collaborating with the cultural and business communities to create partnerships allowing us to develop creative learning experiences outside of the classroom. Students meet with multiple community partners throughout the year for multiple weeks. C3’s community partners feature a diverse variety, related to to their grade-level curriculum. Some of these partnerships include Denver Botanic Gardens, The Greenway Foundation (SPREE), Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado and the Molly Brown House. Time with community partners will extend classroom learning to the real world and allow creative exploration of concepts taught in school. We have the opportunities throughout the year for parents to visit our community partners.
C3’s mission and vision were written to support The Denver Plan’s goal of engaging families and community with the school. Our staff believes community partnerships are an essential ingredient in 21st Century education. We have developed partnerships to collaborate with Denver’s museums, businesses and non-profits in providing real life learning opportunities for our students. By reaching out to these organizations, C3 will capitalize on the city resources for the benefit of Denver’s students who can experience these facilities first hand.