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Curriculum in Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools’ curriculum and academic programs provide a quality education that prepares students for a successful future.

The hope is that transparency in curriculum resources will build community understanding of the high expectations of the Colorado Academic Standards, which Jeffco students are expected to meet, as outlined in the units of study for each content area.

Jeffco curriculum will be updated as the Colorado Department of Education reviews and approves state standards.

Additionally, releasing the curriculum benefits families of Jeffco students, homeschool families, higher education staff and students, and other school districts throughout Colorado.

English Language Arts

The English language arts team strives to foster literacy excellence, strengthen literacy instruction, prepare students as global citizens and promote diversity and inclusion so students thrive during and beyond their education in Jeffco Public Schools.

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The Jeffco math curriculum is built on the principle that all students are capable learners of grade-level math. They are encouraged to use their current understanding of math, their lived experiences and the world around them as resources for problem-solving.

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Music education rooted in the Colorado Academic Standards provides students with unique experiences and skills essential for success in school and beyond. Students are given instruction in all aspects of music: singing, playing, moving, reading, listening, analyzing, creating and performing.

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Physical Education

Research has shown a strong correlation between physical fitness and improved academic success. Jeffco’s PE curriculum empowers students with the skills, knowledge, habits and confidence to live happy, healthy, active lives.

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The Jeffco science curriculum fosters scientific literacy in students. Quality, equitable science programming, resources and professional learning are developed based on research to support thriving, scientifically minded thinkers.

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Social Studies

The Jeffco social studies curriculum builds a base in early learners on which deeper knowledge and understanding can grow, leading to rigorous instruction in the higher grades in geography, civics, history, economics and more.

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The Jeffco theatre curriculum provides opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning and realize their creative vision. Studies show that sustained learning in theatre correlates to greater success in academics, as well.

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Visual Arts

Jeffco provides a quality visual arts curriculum that balances art creation, critique and analysis, and history. Students receive a curriculum based on the Colorado Academic Standards in drawing, painting, digital media and more.

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World Languages

Language, culture and communication are at the heart of the human experience, and world language programs in Jeffco invite students to explore the world and their place in it through the study of languages and cultures.

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Preschool Curriculum

Preschool in Jeffco focuses on the whole child, including social-emotional development as well as content knowledge. Programs ensure families and young learners feel part of a warm, supportive and inclusive community.

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Kindergarten Curriculum

The kindergarten curriculum provides early learners with the foundational skills needed for future success.

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First-Grade Curriculum

Jeffco’s first-grade curriculum provides standards-aligned core content in literacy, math, science and social studies.

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Second-Grade Curriculum

The second-grade curriculum ensures younger students are prepared to achieve in third grade and beyond.

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Third-Grade Curriculum

The third-grade curriculum in Jeffco builds on earlier learning so students are ready for success in the higher elementary grades.

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Fourth-Grade Curriculum

The fourth-grade curriculum outlines the content students are expected to learn as they progress toward fifth grade.

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Fifth-Grade Curriculum

Jeffco’s fifth-grade curriculum ensures students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in middle school.

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Middle School Curriculum

The middle school curriculum outlines the course content taught in sixth, seventh and eighth grades to prepare students for high school and beyond.

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High School Curriculum

Jeffco’s high school course of study is based on Colorado Academic Standards and prepares students for success in their postsecondary endeavors.

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Social Emotional Learning Curriculum

Grades pre-k through 12 provide direct instruction of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) using a research-based, Jeffco-supported curriculum.

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Curriculum and Instruction

Phone: 303-982-6684