Academic Overview

Academic Overview

Columbine Elementary School is a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focus, preschool through fifth grade neighborhood school. Columbine incorporates technology and inquiry-based design thinking into daily lessons. Rigorous instruction supports student achievement in all subjects and prepares students for 21st-century learning. The Columbine staff fosters positive relationships with students and parents, which has developed a strong sense of community throughout the school. Columbine offers a variety of extracurricular activities that foster meaningful relationships, academic achievement, and individual pride for students. 

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.

Awards

Cougar of the Month Awards are held on the final Friday of the month. This award is given to students who are following our Columbine Pledge and being Respectful, Responsible, Rigorous, Caring and Safe. Each student will receive a Columbine of the Month Certificate and their picture will be displayed on the TV monitor in the front hallway of the school.