DCSD Curriculum

A curriculum that is guaranteed and viable specifies what students need to know and be able to do.  In the Douglas County School District, the Board-approved curriculum is a combination of World Class Outcomes with embedded Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity), 21st Century Skills, and Content.

"What is a guaranteed curriculum?

Every student is provided the opportunity to learn a core curriculum which provides them with the probability of success in school.

What is a viable curriculum?

Schools make sure that the necessary time is available and protected so students will be able to learn the guaranteed curriculum."

- Robert J. Marzano