The 2013/2014 school year is here! This year was even commissioned by a little snow on the Sangres. As we all start adjusting to the new routine, there are a few things we need from the parents. As always, we are trying our best to limit our impact on the environment and makeing as many things available electronically as possiable, but hard copies will always be available at the front desk. All of the documets we post will be in PDF format, so make sure you have Adobe Reader installed. Click Here to downlaod it.
First, make sure to downlaod the new 2013/2014 student handbook. It contains valuable information for you and your student. It's a 21 page document, so just downloading it and viewing it online will save you a lot of paper.
Next and perhaps most importnatly, the 2013/2014 Family Economic Surveys needs to be completed by all parents. The infomration on this form determines our State funding, the grants we are eligable for and a whole lot more. Last year, we saved over $10,000 on our telecommunication costs! Be sure to turn it in as soon as possiable.
The mission of the Crestone Charter School is to provide a stimulating experiential program that nurtures each student’s sense of wonder and natural desire to learn, in a creatively structured atmosphere, emphasizing academic excellence and uniqueness of character. We strive to inspire healthy responsibility in relationship with self, community and environment, both locally and globally.
The scope of the Crestone Charter School shall include, but not be limited to, the following objectives:
To offer an innovative educational program of academic excellence that integrates body, mind, emotions and spirit;
To provide a learning environment that encourages self-esteem, and respects the experiences, talents and uniqueness of every student;
To prepare each student to be a life long learner through relevant education;
To prepare each student to find his/her place in the context of human history and to comprehend the challenges we all face in a world in transition;
To insure mastery of basic skills in literacy, numeracy and artistry that meet or exceed the state content standards;
To develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, collaborative skills, and a sense of community responsibility;
To use the natural environment as a classroom to foster appreciation for our ecosystem and the Earth as a whole;
To engage the united efforts of parents, teachers, students and community members in the educational process and school governance;
To participate in the nationwide effort to reform public education.