Academics

At Skinner, we are laser-focused on helping all kids succeed academically. Whether it’s pushing proficient kids to the advanced level, providing enrichment activities and higher-level work to advanced students or supporting struggling students so they can attain grade level proficiency, our teachers work intensely with our students to reach their full potential.

2016 CMAS Results

Denver Public Schools is committed to ensuring our students are prepared for college and career in the 21st century. The standards, which include the Common Core State Standards in math and in reading, writing and communicating, represent a shift in education to provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn at each grade level. The goal is to make your child’s classroom an even more engaging setting, with increased opportunities for collaboration, conversation and problem-solving. You will also notice your child using more technology in the classroom to enhance learning.

Click here for more information on assessments at DPS.

  • Specific Skinner results coming soon. Information not made public until October.

Gifted and Talented at Skinner

Over 1/3 of Skinner’s students have been identified as Gifted and Talented (GT) or Highly Gifted and Talented (HGT). Skinner offers a multitude of services and enrichment activities for these students. Please click here for more information.

State Academic Standards

Denver Public Schools has embraced the Colorado Academic and Common Core State Standards to ensure that students are ready for college and careers in the 21st century. The new standards provide a clear and consistent understanding of what students are expected to learn at each grade level. Please click here for more information.

Academic standards are clear and consistent targets for what students are expected to learn each year. Colorado has always had standards, and by integrating new standards, we can ensure that our students are ready for college and careers in the 21st century. Why are these standards so important?

  • they will help your child be ready for college and career
  • they will focus on important skills like collaboration, communication and problem-solving
  • they will ensure students receive a world-class education with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed

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