If Douglas county has created its own superior standards then why is common core being implemented all over the district?
CASTLE ROCK – Working alongside teachers, the World Class Education department is preparing to complete the second version of Douglas County School District’s (DCSD) Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC). The document, which is currently in draft form, works to ensure consistency from school-to-school and feeder-to-feeder, ensuring that all DCSD children have a rigorous curriculum that is aligned. The goal is to ensure no matter what school a student attends, they will receive the same high-level of education." READ MORE
What are these standards?
"Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC)The Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) specifies what students need to know and be able to do.
In the Douglas County School District, the GVC is a combination of World Class Outcomes based on standards, the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), 21st Century Skills and content. The GVC tells each grade level teacher, student and parent the learning that is expected by the end of each school year or course." To see these standards, click HERE