Curriculum

Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) – K-5th

CKLA connects engaging topics within and across grades, building knowledge and connected vocabulary for deep comprehension:

  • Knowledge domains build on prior learning.
  • Repeated exposure and reinforcement.
  • Coherent vertical and horizontal design.

Amplify ELA – 6th- 8th

An interactive core curriculum that brings complex texts to life. Amplify ELA inspires students to read more deeply, write more vividly and think more critically. 

enVision Math 2.0 - K-8th

enVisionmath2.0 is a comprehensive K-8 mathematics curriculum with superior focus, coherence, and rigor. Ensure success at every level with problem-based learning, embedded visual learning, and  personalization to empower every student. 

myWorld Social Studies - K-5th

Learning comes alive through storytelling, literacy instruction, and flexible resources. Stories from our world engage students and help develop thoughtful, literate citizens. Lessons apply inquiry processes, practice reading and writing, and involve collaboration and communication skills. Blended learning experiences include an interactive Student Worktext and digital courseware.

Discovery Education Techbook - 6th -8th

The Social Studies Techbook is a comprehensive, standards-aligned, core curricular resource that uses an inquiry-based approach to enhance literacy and critical thinking skills. Courses in this digital social studies textbook include U.S. History, World History, Civics and Government, and World Geography and Cultures. 

Science - K-8th

An innovative and interactive science focus to meet the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards.  Science discovery and exploration is supported through Mystery Science, FOSS resources and Project Lead the Way (for middle school) that includes Medical Detectives this coming school year.

Aspen Ridge teachers adhere to the practice of standards-driven instruction, using the Core Knowledge Sequence aligned to the Colorado Model Content Standards. To deliver the content set forth in the Core Knowledge framework, the Aspen Ridge uses research-based, proven curricula for the academic areas.

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Assessments

AIMSWebPlus 

A powerful and proven tool that informs instruction and improves student performance. Use its standards-aligned reading and math measures to screen and monitor progress for grades K-8.


i-Ready

An adaptive Diagnostic for reading and mathematics that pinpoints student needs down to the sub-skill level, and ongoing progress monitoring shows whether students are on track to achieve end-of-year targets.  


Teaching Strategies GOLD

An authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system that is grounded in 38 research-based objectives for development and learning.


PALS

A scientifically-based phonological awareness and literacy screening that measures preschoolers’ developing knowledge of important literacy fundamentals and offers guidance to teachers for tailoring instruction to children’s specific needs.  


Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT)

Measures students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal.