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Curriculum for Student Success

The Lake Middle School staff is committed to a rigorous curriculum based on common core standards. We believe that all students deserve to be ready for high school, and our goal is to help students move toward readiness for college by the time they leave middle school.

  • Rigorous Academic Core Classes
    • Careful consideration of each student’s needs and class schedule
    • Weekly progress reports
    • Dedicated Gifted and Talented programming
    • Academic intervention for literacy and math
    •  English Language Development (ELD) programming
    • Rigorous continuation requirements
    • Teachers engage in weekly data meetings to guide instruction
  • Intentional School Culture
    • Highly trained and licensed staff members including two full-time social workers, school counselor, and a dedicated dean per grade-level
    • Weekly Friday Assemblies focused on our Lake Values
    • Monthly Knighting Ceremonies
    • Monthly Attendance Incentives
    • Character building opportunities and experiences
  • Enrichment Opportunities
    • 1-to-1 Technology School – every student receives their own Chromebook for use at school and at home
    • Spanish Language Arts, Spanish Language Social Studies, and Spanish as a Second Language classes with a focus to prepare students for the DPS Seal of Biliteracy
    • Daily Electives on each student’s schedule include: Band, Choir, P.E., STEM, Visual Art, Spanish, Drama, Leadership, Yearbook & Photography, Newspaper & Journalism, Creative Writing, and many others
    • Free healthcare at the   Denver Health School-based Health Center
    • Partnership with Colorado Uplift and City Year
    • Denver Prep League Athletics: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Cheer, XC and Tackle Football

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