Message from the Principal

Message from the C3 Principal Partner

Creativity Challenge Community (C3) opened our fifth year on August 24th, 2016 as an innovation school in Denver with an amazing group of students and a dedicated staff. We are finally a full build elementary school offering kindergarten through fifth grade classes at our shared Merrill Campus at 1551 S. Monroe St.

At C3 we have our own classrooms on the garden level and on the first floor. We share a library, gym, auditorium and lunchroom with Merrill Middle School. Our entrance is on the south end of Merrill where we have built two playgrounds, and a learning garden. Students are very comfortable in our classrooms with new furniture and classroom technology. We offer visual art, PE/Dance and music for our specials classes. Students also work with technology in the classroom and visit the school library.

Fridays we focus on community and creativity. Grade levels each spend time throughout the year visiting with our community partners where we relate our classroom learning to real world experiences. For this school year students will work with the following community partners: The Denver Art Museum, The Denver Center Theatre Academy, the Young Americans Center for Financial Education, the Denver Botanic Gardens, History Colorado, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Greenway Foundations SPREE Program (South Platte River Environmental Education), the Clyfford Still Museum and 4 Mile House.

Students also participate in Curiosity Crews on Wednesdays choosing 6 week long passion projects 3 times throughout the year. These classes are taught by all staff, including the principal. This fall our offerings range from Masks around the World and Chess to Nature Drawing and Blocks.

To find out more about C3 we offer weekly tours beginning in October on Thursdays at 9 a.m. when school is in session. Please contact the school for more information about touring C3. The DPS School Choice process for the 2017-18 school year will open January 5, 2016. Check out additional information at http://schoolchoice.dpsk12.org/.

If you have any questions please give us a call at 720-424-0630.

Creativity Challenge Community is a safe and caring community of kind, courageous thinkers. Thank you for your continued interest.

Julia Miller Shepherd

Principal Partner

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