Curriculum & Learning at Coyote Creek

Reading

For reading, we use balanced literacy, at the core of which is a guided reading framework created by reading guru Jan Richardson. Data is used to place students in flexible, skill-based, small groups. Phonics is taught using Fundations, and in older grades, Words Their Way is used for word work.

Writing

For writing, our teachers utilize a variety of resources. Students are taught the structure of writing through the Step Up to Writing curriculum. This year, teachers will also be using the 6 Traits of Writing and Ralph Fletcher's Craft Lessons

Math

In the 2020-2021 school year, Coyote Creek will switch to enVision Math. This program will be used throughout our west Highlands Ranch region, including the middle school.We are excited to see the impact of this program on our students! 

Science & Social Studies

Teachers at CCE use a variety of resources to teach Science & Social Studies curriculum. This year, we will begin using STEMscopes for science. We are so excited to incorporate this amazing curriculum into our classrooms!

Social Emotional Learning

Because DCSD voters approved 5A and 5B, all elementary schools now have a full-time school counselor! Our counselor will be working with classes, small groups, and individual students to support social emotional learning, utilizing programs such as Zones of Regulation.

Positive Behavior Support

In order to support positive behavior choices, we use a structure called PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support). Students learn to use their "PAWS" - P = Positive Interactions, A = Aware of Self and Others, W = Wise in Academics, and S = Safe. Throughout the year, students are recognized for showing their PAWS! The PAWS acronym is used throughout the school including Specials, Lunch, & Recess.

Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice:

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.