- Community Schools
The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
We selected science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as our school focus because the world is rapidly changing due to the discovery of new science technology and its applications. We prepare students for a future where innovation, communication, collaboration, global competency, critical thinking and problem solving skills are essential.
Because technology and science change so quickly, we work to prepare students for jobs that do not exist yet, and teach students how to identify and solve problems as they arise. To be globally competitive, we need the next generation prepared to step into STEM careers. STEM exposes students to the engineering process, design thinking and problem solving while using the most current technology available with the outcome of shaping students to be innovative problem solvers who can analyze and design.
Elementary STEM Education
Our Vision Statement:
Columbine is a collaborative STEM community which inspires empathetic and creative problem solvers who positively impact the world around them.
Our Mission Statement:
We believe that through inquiry and problem-based instruction, we build the interdisciplinary connections inspiring students to be creative, empathetic, and critical thinkers. Students are given opportunities to take risks, pursue their interests, and make choices throughout their learning process.
We value continuous reflection and iteration through the Design Thinking process. As a community of learners, we use this process to provide a rigorous STEM education exposing students to content and skills they need beyond our classrooms.
We believe collaboration drives learning at our school. Our relationships among students, families, teachers, and the community, strengthen our ability to create diverse and authentic learning environments. By building strong partnerships within our community, we provide the experiences and develop skills sets to inspire, engage, and empower students to positively impact the world around them.
What STEM Instruction looks like at Columbine:
Focus on Personalized Learning: Genius Hour
Hands-On Experiments: Sheep Heart Dissection in 5th Grade
Robotics: VEX IQ Teams & Competitions
Learning by Doing: Experiment & Learn from Failure
Connect with Experts to Enhance Learning Opportunities
Exposing Students to Cutting-Edge Technology
Collaborate Across Classrooms and Grade Levels to Share Learning
Connecting our Social & Emotional Learning to Design Thinking & Engineering Challenges
Direct Instruction in Computer Science
Cross-Curricular Connections: Owl Pellets in Art & Fractions in Music
Experiential Learning: Interactive Field Trips
Highlighting Career Options & Interests: Career Day 2019