O’Dea Core Knowledge follows the Core Knowledge sequence as developed by E.D. Hirsch in 1986 (with the evolution of the Core Knowledge Foundation). We use the Core Knowledge sequence coupled with the Colorado Common Core Standards and 21st century learning skills to ensure that our students receive a well-rounded and in depth education. Our learning targets are clear and we strive to ensure that our students know what their goal is for each lesson and know what mastery of that skill looks like. Our students experience a 4 day/35 minute Enrichment Block that provides students the opportunity to advance beyond the traditional grade level curriculum or receive extra support for an area of need. This enrichment block provides teachers an opportunity to truly meet the individual needs of each child in their classrooms.
Interested families can access the Colorado Common Core Standards at http://www.cde.state.co.us/contentareas/ccss_in_the_colorado_standards.