Standards and Curriculum

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Working Together: To support families, communities, and teachers in realizing the goals of the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), these guides provide overviews of the learning expectations for preschool through high school. These guides offer some learning experiences students may engage in at school that may also be supported at home.

Why Standards? Created by Coloradans for Colorado students, the Colorado Academic Standards provide a grade-by-grade road map to help ensure students are successful in college, careers, and life. The standards aim to improve what students learn and how they learn in 12 content areas while emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and communication as essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Looking for Guides to the 2009/2010 Standards? The Family and Community Guides for the 2009/2010 Colorado Academic Standards were developed in partnership with the Colorado PTA and are the basis for the 2020 guides linked to below. The 2009/2010 Family and Community Guides have been archived but you can contact us for those files.


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