Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment (Elementary)

1151 Newport St, Denver, CO 80220
(720) 424-5380
http://montclair.dpsk12.org/

SCHOOL GOALS

All students, in pilot classrooms, will be able to exercise their agency in their learning.

  • Learners in piloting classrooms will build the skills to know where they are in their learning. Pilot teachers will co-create learner profiles + goals w/ learners Learners will participate in goal setting Learners will reflect on their goals in a journal + have a discussion w/ the teacher.
  • Learners in piloting classrooms will know how to access information independently. Learners are responsible for collaborating with teachers + peers to gain understanding Learners will know how to use technology to support, research and deepen understanding. Learners will utilize voice and choice in how and when they access information.
  • Learners in piloting classrooms will know how to access information independently. Learners are responsible for collaborating with teachers + peers to gain understanding Learners will know how to use technology to support, research and deepen understanding. Learners will utilize voice and choice in how and when they access information.
  • Learners in pilot classes will have multiple ways to express their learning. Learners will utilize voice and choice in how they a demonstrate understanding of information Learners will utilize collaboration w/ the teacher to set a plan for expressing their learning.

All students, in pilot classrooms, are engaged in their learning and student achievement will be collectively moving in a positive direction.

  • Learners, in pilot classes are engaged in creating their learning space. Participate in designing their learning space Learners will have survey opportunities throughout the school year to express their space needs Learners will advocate for their own learning needs in the physical learning environment Learner is able to make changes to their learning space as needed Creativity Lab.
  • Learners, in pilot classes are engaged in their learning Learners spend at least 75% of their time devoted to small or individual instruction Learners and teachers work together to revise lessons to include learner voice and choice Learners self-reflect about their learning style, growth areas and challenges.
  • Teachers, of piloting classes are increasing learner engagement Create lesson plans that include time for learners to work at their own pace, on information that lends itself to each learner's voice and choice Dedicate time each week to reflect with learners and to keep self-reflection journal about the techniques that were successful or challenges Create surveys with learners to understand their needs around the learning space.

 

HISTORY & CULTURE

Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment sits in one of Denver’s historic neighborhoods established in the late 1800’s by Baron VonRichthofen, the uncle of the Red Baron. Montclair has been a neighborhood school since opening its doors at its original location, not far from where the school currently sits. Innovative instruction has been a hallmark of Montclair. The first kindergarten program in the state of Colorado debuted at Montclair over 100 years ago. Today, the school has an enrollment of 470 students. Since the Revitilization of Montclair began over six years ago, we have made important and significant progress as we strive to improve student achievement, increase enrollment, invigorate the instructional program and boost parent engagement. In the spring of 2009, the DPS Board approved Montclair’s application to become one of the first Innovation Schools in Colorado. The following tale based on the classic childhood story The Little Engine that Could, retells part of the story of Montclair:  The Little School that Could

STATUS: Prototyping & Testing

DESIGN TEAM

Amy Burns, Danica Shipley
PRINCIPAL:

Ryan Kockler

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

Emily Zabroski

LOWEST GRADE:

EC

HIGHEST GRADE:

5

ENROLLMENT:

409

ELLs:

161-39.4%

TEACHERS:

34

DEMOGRAPHICS:

1.2% Asian, 41.3% African-American, 28.6% Hispanic, 21.8% White