Community means that C3 dedicates time for students to learn in collaboration with community partners that make the world a part of our classrooms. Teachers will collaborate with leaders in the cultural and business communities to connect curriculum to real-life learning.

Here is an example of how community partnerships work at C3: Fourth-grade students visit the Denver Art Museum to study how artists communicate an idea through the materials and subject matter they choose. They also gain a deeper understanding of American history from observations of American art over three centuries. The students create a final product that incorporates art, history and storytelling and includes photos, web-based voice recordings and artifacts from their own family histories.