In 2011, after an extensive review and recommendation by teachers and administrators, the Board of Education adopted the Colorado Academic Standards.
Each link provides information for standards by grade level for the following content areas: Reading, Writing and Communicating; Mathematics; Science; Social Studies; Art; Health; Music; and Physical Education.
At the Elementary level, standards and grade level expectations articulate the knowledge and skills that students must master in order to progress toward the next grade level.
At the middle level, standards and grade level expectations articulate the knowledge and skills that indicates a student must master in order to make progress toward high school.
At this level, standards articulate the knowledge and skills that a student must master in order to make progress toward being a prepared graduate.
Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards
CELP standards are essential for English Language Learners to access all Colorado standards concepts and skills. These standards provide high learning expectations for English Language Learners by linking academic language with the academic content found in the Colorado Academic Standards. Academic language is needed by all students to master the Colorado Academic Standards. Academic language is essential for preparing students in Colorado to become educated and productive citizens capable of succeeding in a globally competitive workforce. The CELP standards guide the development of ACCESS, Colorado's English Language Proficiency Assessment. Additional information regarding Cherry Creek School District's English Language Acquisition Program can be located at http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/InclusiveExcellence/ELA/ or by calling 720.554.4035.