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4655 South Himalaya Street
Aurora, CO 80015-5530
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​Aspen Crossing Community,
Aspen Crossing Elementary embraces its mission: "Aspen Crossing Elementary is a caring community, where all children are empowered to explore, learn, and achieve."  We hold high expectations and a strong commitment to excellence in academic achievement for all students. To develop a strong foundation for more advanced learning, we have selected and implemented standards-based, researched programs in reading, writing, handwriting, spelling, math and science.
We believe students learn best in a nurturing atmosphere where they:
·         feel respected, valued, and safe
·         have positive parental support
·         are given high standards and clear expectations
·         are provided a structured environment that encourages creativity
·         have opportunities to make choices
·         help each other achieve goals
·         take responsibility for their own learning
We value caring, child-centered 21st century learning environments, homework to practice and reinforce skills, and standards-based progress reports.  The cornerstones of our school are collaboration, Parallel Block Scheduling, Professional Learning Communities, curriculum mapping, technology integration, and a partnership with the community. Aspen Crossing provides a rigorous K-5 core curriculum in reading, writing, spelling, math, science, social studies, and the fine arts. Students are provided extensions/enrichment or learning support through the parallel block schedule. Students receive differentiated instruction through flexible skill groups which parallel the curriculum and content in the classrooms.
Safety, respect, and responsibility guide our students' actions and reinforce a caring community. We are part of Positive Behavior Support while implementing the Six Pillars of Character Counts and Body Basics. Our school wide behavior expectations focus on students who "Achieve, Care, & Explore".  As our students demonstrate these characteristics, they receive character trait awards which combine to earning an ACE Award.  Not surprisingly, we do a lot of celebrating at Aspen Crossing Elementary.
Karen Puga
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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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