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Program Characteristics
 

Creekside provides individualized, intensive literacy instruction for our students. Title One federal funds assist us in hiring three Master level teachers for our literacy program. Our literacy program is based upon a balanced literacy approach. Our close ties with the University of Colorado allow us the opportunity for partnerships with the Science Department and the Education Department’s teacher training program.

Creekside is fortunate to receive Amendment 23 funds which enable us to target a lower the class size in kindergarten, first and second grades to about an 18:1 ratio. These small class sizes help us to provide differentiated instruction for all students.

Because Creekside is a richly international population, we provide extensive English Literacy and Language support services for our students who speak 25 different languages. We have three Master level teachers who work with the classroom teachers and one native language tutor in providing integrated instruction both in the larger classroom and in small group. In addition, we are a Language Enriched School, and we strive to provide English language instruction throughout the entire day, in every setting the student enters.

Creekside provides two preschool programming options for children in our community. Some of the children attending the preschool have an individual educational plan (IEP) and they often receive specialized therapy.

School-age children who are identified with an IEP receive special education services from our two special education teachers and many itinerant therapists. We provide both small group instruction and integrated services for children with special needs.

Special Programs and Opportunities

Talented, Gifted and Enrichment Activities
Junior Great Books, Geography Bee, After School Science Class, Media Club, Chess Club, Math Olympiads, Spelling Bee, and Science Enrichment.

After-School Enrichment Activities
(These are available to all students. Scholarships are provided by Family Resource Schools and an activity bus is provided to ensure that all children may participate.)Art House Classes, Gardening Club, Eco Kids, Pottery Class, Jogging Club, Spanish Classes, Science Matters, Biking Club, Yoga for Kids, Student Council, Spanish for English speakers and Spanish for Spanish speakers.

This year we are excited to offer the OWL (Open World Learning) after school program to 27 of our third, fourth and fifth-grade students. OWL’s mission is to impact children’s school success by tapping the power of digital technology and peer teaching to ignite learning after school, during summers, and at home. This program is free to all participating students and occurs Monday through Thursday, 2:40 until 5:15 p.m.

Teacher-Supported Activities
(Also available to all students, no charge. Activity bus provided to ensure all children may participate)
Physical Education Teacher Activities: Intramurals, Fun Run
Music Education Teacher Activities: Talent Show, Instrumental Music, Choir
Art Education Teacher Activities: Annual BVSD Art Show, Knitting Club
Library/Media Teacher Activities: Techies Club, Before-School Reading Club

School-age children who are identified with an IEP receive special education services from our two special education teachers and many itinerant therapists. We provide both small group instruction and integrated services for children with special needs.