We Innovate Early
Our unique K-5 model encourages innovation from an early age, laying the foundation for a lifetime of discovery.
We focus on providing a rigorous and relevant core education that taps into the innate curiosity of each student while integrating essential STEM skills and concepts within literacy, mathematics, social studies and science.
Our classrooms come alive with relevant, problem-based learning where 21st Century Skills are embedded through the use of technology, critical thinking, and collaboration to engage the heads, hearts and hands of students in authentic and real world issues. All elementary students will participate in specials classes that include art, music, physical education, and world language.
Character development is key as we nurture and develop responsible and respectful elementary students.
All curricular decisions begin with the alignment to the Colorado Academic Standards (CDE, 2010). Core Knowledge (Core Knowledge Foundation, 2010) topics are incorporated and embedded throughout each unit of instruction. Twenty-first century skills (P21, 2007) and technology are infused throughout each unit as well.
Our KOSON Instructional Model is our secret sauce. It is what inspires our students and our staff every day.
What is it? It is Problem-Based Learning, done the KOSON way. That means it is a teaching methodology where learning is student-centered and driven by relevant, real-world problems.
Throughout their instruction, students learn about a problem, ask questions, research, brainstorm solutions, test, analyze and take action, all while learning the state standards.
Students access background knowledge and investigate standards, which are aligned concepts that might help solve the problem.
PBL encourages peer collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, all while learning responsible use of technology.
Working with industry leaders, students find new ways to collaborate and seek new solutions.
Students are in the driver’s seat of their education through meaningful learning opportunities that allow for them to constantly seek new answers and push themselves even further.