Curriculum

The curriculum at St. John's School is comprised of: Religion, Math (including Algebra), Language Arts (Reading, English, Spelling, Handwriting), Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, P.E./Health, Library, and Technology. In addition, elective classes are available for middle school students. The curriculum provided by St. John's Catholic School is in full compliance with the standards of the Colorado Department of Education and the North Central Accreditation body as well as with the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Denver.


standardized tests

All students attending the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Denver may take a standardized achievement test (currently the Iowa Test of Basic Skills). This testing program provides information regarding the educational progress of students, and assists in planning and evaluating curriculum.


sycamore

Sycamore is our parent communication system.  It provides parents with real-time grade information, including the student's overall grade as well as grades for homework and tests in each class in which the student is enrolled.


REPORT CARDS

Report Cards are sent home each trimester. If you have any questions about your child's progress, please make an appointment to see your child's teacher.


HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

St. John's School believes that children benefit from homework. You can help your children by arranging a quiet place for them to work and by encouraging them to complete assignments.
Homework allows students to:

  1. Learn responsibility and independence.
  2. Explore independent study, complete research, and develop creative thinking.
  3. Review, enrich, and reinforce concepts taught at school.
  4. Involve their parents.
  5. Complete work not finished at school.
  6. Complete make-up work due to absence.
  7. Prepare and review for tests and assessments.

The following time allotments are a guide for teachers and parents. If your child has difficulty completing work within this time frame, please contact your child's teacher. For those in the lower grades, these times may include reading to or listening to students read.

Grades K - 1   10 minutes

Grade 2         20 minutes

Grade 3         30 minutes

Grade 4         40 minutes

Grade 5         50 minutes

Grades 6 - 8   60 minutes


SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

The Thompson R2-J School District provides this assessment for our students. Please contact your child's teacher or the principal for more information regarding this service. As a result of resources, St. John's School may not be able to accommodate the needs of students requiring extensive special education services.


Accreditation

Saint John the Evangelist School is accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association and certified as Catholic through the Catholic School Endorsement of the Office of Catholic Schools.
Our preschool and elementary school before and after school care programs are licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.