The Douglas County Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum specifies what students need to know and be able to do. The GVC is a combination of three elements that will prepare our students to be college, career and citizenship ready. The first of these elements are the Colorado Academic Standards. The remaining elements include the 4 C’s (critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity) and 21st century skills (resiliency, problem solving, global awareness, health and wellness, financial literacy, systems thinking, and civic responsibility). Additional information regarding the GVC can be found on the district website at