Our Curriculum

Founded before STEAM was a buzz word in the educational world, C2E embodied STEAM years before it was ‘the thing to be’. Our curriculum is focused on math, science, engineering and arts presented in an environment of technology immersion to prepare our students for the demands of a technology-based future.

Curriculum Philosophy

C2E meets or exceeds any student proficiencies and performance standards of Douglas County School District and the State of Colorado’s Grade level  Educational Standards. C2E’s curriculum has been mapped to current standards.  However, C2E does not prescribe to recent textbook publishers advertising adherence to “Common Core”.  We  maintain our research based, effective and  age appropriate materials and use them to meet state mandated standards.

Currently, our scope and sequence is tied heavily to both Google and Microsoft.  In addition, we work in Linux and Apple to ensure our students are exposed to and comfortable with working in a variety of platforms.

C2E has specifically chosen to limit enrollment to maintain our small school feel and attention to each individual child and their education plan.    In addition to the fundamental disciplines of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, history, social studies, science and math, C2E  provides exposure to a second language, physical education, art, and music.


paideia-logoChallenge To Excellence founded a number of its curriculum principles on Paideia. According to the National Paideia Center in the Declaration of Paideia Principles: “All children can learn…therefore they all deserve the same quality of schooling, not just the same quantity…the quality of schooling to which they are entitled is what the wisest parents would wish for their own children, the best education for the best being the best education for all”. The three types of teaching that will occur in our school are didactic teaching of subject matter (lectures and textbooks), coaching that produces the skills of learning (exercises and supervised practice), and Socratic questioning in seminar discussion (active participation in discussion).