School Life

Coal Creek Elementary School provides academic programs that support and enhance education for the variety of learners we serve. In addition to the balanced literacy program, a math block has been established at the upper grades for extension and acceleration through the curriculum.  Innovative programs in the arts and physical education are also offered at Coal Creek. 

A listing of key instructional programs follows:
During the upcoming school year, teachers will concentrate on helping students to develop effective attitudes and dispositions towards thinking and learning, or “Habits of Mind.”

  • A “hands-on” approach to teaching and learning is emphasized throughout the curriculum.
  • Our , “Positive Behavior Support” (PBS) plan ,”Coal Creek ROCKS!”  This stands for:  R(respect) O(owning it – responsibility) C(cooperation) K(kindness) S(safety).

Special Programs and Opportunities

Coal Creek offers a variety of co-curricular programs for students. A partial list of these includes:
Field Trips around greater Louisville, Boulder County, and Denver

  • Fall Jog-a-Thon and Spring Fun and Fitness Day in Physical Education
  • Leadership Opportunities: Student Council (grades 3-5). 
  • Eco-Cycle Presentations
  • Junior Achievement
  • Girls Leadership Classes
  • Fifth Grade Outdoor Ed
  • Battle of the Books
  • Annual Science Exhibition
  • Choir and Instrumental Music options and regular performances during the year
  • Participation in the BVSD Spelling Bee
  • Spring Art Show
  • Monthly “ROCKStar Assemblies” with the Principal
  • After school clubs and classes arranged by staff and Lifelong Learning

Outdoor Ed

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2 students in costume

Colonial Days

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Third Graders on a Field Trip

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