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Program Characteristics

Coal Creek Elementary School provides academic programs that support and enhance education for the variety of learners we serve. In addition to the balanced literacy program, a math block has been established at the upper grades for extension and acceleration through the curriculum.  Innovative programs in the arts and physical education are also offered at Coal Creek. 

During the 2010-11 school year, our goals were created within the areas of math achievement, equity, and student climate. An additional listing of key instructional programs follows:

  • During the upcoming school year, teachers will concentrate on helping students to develop effective attitudes and dispositions towards thinking and learning, or “Habits of Mind.”
  • A “hands-on” approach to teaching and learning is emphasized throughout the curriculum.
  • Our new, “Positive Behavior Support” (PBS) plan will be launched,”Coal Creek ROCKS!”  This stands for:  R(respect) O(owning it – responsibility) C(cooperation) K(kindess) S(safety).
  • “Reading Counts” is a computerized system that tracks elements of reading progress.
  • Students are encouraged to write across the curriculum; we utilize the Six Traits + 1 Writing program to help accomplish this goal.

Special Programs and Opportunities

Coal Creek offers a variety of co-curricular programs for students. A partial list of these includes:

  • Field Trips around greater Louisville, Boulder County, and Denver
  • Fall Jog-a-Thon and Spring Fun and Fitness Day in Physical Education
  • Leadership Opportunities: Student Council (grades 3-5).  School store.
  • Eco-Cycle Presentations
  • Junior Achievement
  • Annual Science Exhibition
  • Choir and Instrumental Music options and regular performances during the year
  • School-wide participation in the National Geographic “GEO” Bee
  • Participation in the BVSD Spelling Bee
  • Spring Talent Show, hosted by the Fifth Grade Class
  • Monthly “ROCKStar Assemblies” with the Principal
  • Morning Intramurals arranged through our PE Department
  • After school clubs and classes arranged by supportive parents (Chess Club, Running Club)
  • Destination Imagination and Scouting groups supported by parent groups
  • During our annual Evening of Sharing in December, parents and children learn about various non-profit organizations and ways to support various humanitarian efforts in our community.