Cheltenham Elementary

 Dear Cheltenham Elementary School Student and Parents:

Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in a special after-school program called the 21st Century College Readiness Center. The leaders and teachers at Cheltenham Elementary School believe that you have the talent to succeed and the 21st Century College Readiness Center will provide the tools and resources to help you start to build a vision for college, begin your preparation for college and direct you toward a college degree.

The 21st Century College Readiness Center is an after-school partnership between Cheltenham  Elementary School and Metropolitan State University of Denver that is made up of three important programs:

·         After-School Program

o   Academic Tutoring

o   Enrichment Programs

§  I am a Scientist

§  Money Matters

§  Thinking About Books

·         Summer Program

o   College Readiness Institute

·         Family Engagement and Support Program

o   College Readiness Workshops

o   Campus Tours and Experiences


Enrichment Programs

Money Matters: Students in this class will be involved in exciting activities and learn about how money is used and its value in our society. This class is offered by Young Americans Bank.

I am a Scientist: This program will build on our children's natural curiosity about thier environments.  Students will learn to become a scientist by asking questions, developing observation skills, creating theories, experimenting, and building their own science projects to share with each other and their families. 

Thinking About Books: In this special class, students will read fun stories and engage in activities and projects that will help them think about and discuss their lives and the world around them. Students will build critical and creative-thinking skills that they will use throughout their academic programs. This class is offered by the Philosophy and English Departments at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


Special Events and Announcements

Seasonal note: If the Denver Public School district has a snow day we will not have programming.  

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On Saturday, April 13, 2013 we took a field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  Enjoy some of our pictures!


Some of our students learned how craters are formed.

We found a wolf to ride!

Before we left we got a group picture!





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Lesson Plans

Click the links below to download a PDF of our current lesson plans:

Weekly Lesson Plans

I am a Scientist Lesson Plans

All Archived Lesson Plans