Elementary Progress Report

The Elementary Progress Report provides parents with valuable information regarding student progress towards content, the 4C's, and the 21st Century Skills. Students and parents also receive feedback on Iron Horse behavior expectations. Elementary Progress Reports are given twice per year, in December and in May.

Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication and Creativity are the 4Cs. They are considered by education experts to be the most important attributes or “super skills” that students will need to compete and succeed in the global economy.

Education researchers and America’s corporate leaders agree: in order for our students to be successful in our changing world, they must master 21st Century skills, not just content. For this reason, the Douglas County School District has adopted the following list of 21st Century Skills, which can be incorporated in lessons, depending on their relevance to the topic.

21st Century Skills

  • Global Awareness

  • Financial Literacy

  • Problem Solving

  • Health/Wellness

  • Resiliency

  • Civic Responsibility

  • System Thinking

Content is The Colorado Academic Standards taught (reading, writing, math, science and social studies) for each individual grade level.