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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

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All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Gifted & Talented

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers gifted & talented programming.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. Each of our schools provides programming for high-ability learners through a variety of programing practices, including curriculum compacting, content acceleration, and flexible and cluster grouping. For students whose needs are more intensive than can be met in the traditional classroom setting, the District offers the center-based Discovery Program.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the Gifted & Talented pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-and-talented.

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English Language Development

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers a English Language Development program.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners. English learners are served through a variety of programming options based on their individual learning needs. Practices include collaboration, coaching, co-teaching, and direct English language development and content instruction.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to your teachers or principal. For families new to our district, we encourage you to explore the English Language Development pages on the DCSD website https://www.dcsdk12.org/English-Language-Development.

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Literacy InterventionLiteracy Intervention

You have indicated that your student may require literacy support.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners.

We encourage parents to begin by talking to their teachers or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Literacy Intervention programming by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/educational-programming-and-services/literacy-in....

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Special Education

You have indicated that your student may require a school that offers special education services.

All DCSD Schools personalize learning to meet the needs of a full continuum of learners, including those who have Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plans.

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

If you believe your student may require additional support, begin by speaking to a teacher or principal.

You can learn more about DCSD’s Special Education department by visiting https://www.dcsdk12.org/special-education.

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Franktown Elementary School

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Welcome to Franktown Elementary school, a place where everybody knows your name. Franktown Elementary is a school of about 310 students prek-5th on the southeastern border of Douglas County School District. We are in a rural setting; children who attend our school come from high density neighborhood settings to large acreage ranches. Franktown Elementary is an excellent place to be a learner. We have many of the same amenities new schools offer to their students, including a complete menu of technology based learning tools in each classroom. Beyond the walls of our building and the fixtures we have in place, the attributes that make our school such a great place are the people of our school community - our students, our staff, and our families. Together we strive to share the ownership of our school and the learning that takes place within it. Everyone has a role in the process of constantly evaluating our work….. to prepare our students for the world 20-30 years from now. To that end, we look at the academic testing required by state level mandates, the School Performance Framework provided by the Colorado Department of Education, and MAP or Measure of Academic Performance data on a regular basis to monitor the growth of every student. We must ensure their growth by having the appropriate interventions in place to support every learner. As an entire school community, we examine data at staff and SAC meetings. During these meetings we review the information, make and implement appropriate programming changes and continue to monitor our progress and adjust our work. Beyond our academic efforts to ensure every learner exceeds academic growth expectations, we hold in the forefront of our work the concept of preparing our students for a world we don’t know exists yet. Therefore, our most important work is to instill a growth mindset of learning in every student. Each one of our students must be highly adaptable to be prepared for an ever-changing world.

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School at a Glance
Home of the: 
Falcon
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-5302
Principal: Mark Harrell
Calendar: Conventional
9:10am - 4:00pm
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School At A Glance

1384 N. Hwy 83
Franktown, CO 80116
United States
Phone: (303)387-5300
Fax: (303)387-5301
Principal Name: Mark Harrell
Mascot: Falcon
School Start Time: 9:10am
School End Time: 4:00pm

School Life

School Size: 
Small
Franktown Elementary may accept open enrollments in specific situations to increase sections that will enable us to keep class sizes lower. All educational records (educational plans, attendance, behavior) will be reviewed to allow us to make informed decisions to best serve all our students.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Limited
Class Size Philosophy: 
It is a goal of our SAC to keep class sizes as small as practical with specific attention to the primary grades. We recognize that for our teachers to provide the personalized learning experiences that create the most meaningful learning for students, reasonable class size is a must.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Garden
Our school has a sensory reading garden and vegetable garden where our children can experience and explore the all the wonders and learning opportunities students achieve by getting their hands dirty.
Library Media Center
Developing readers is the cornerstone to creating a literate society, and our Library has one of the highest rates of book check out. We also offer digital books for check out and can share our digital resources with personally owned devices.
School Tech Center
Resources
Full-Day Kindergarten
For some of our students and families, full day kindergarten best meets the needs of our families. For that purpose, we offer this great service to our students. Full day Kindergarten teaches the same content as our half day program but allows for more depth at a relaxed pace. Full day Kindergarten students also attend specials: Art, Music, or Physical Education everyday.
Sustainability
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
9:10am - 4:00pm
Time Allotment
Art Allotment: 
Our students attend Art class once every three days.
Lunch: 
25 minutes
In most cases, we provide children the opportunity to play before they eat lunch which keeps them from rushing through lunch to go outside. For a midday break, students have 20 minutes of recess and 25 minutes to eat after recess.
Music Allotment: 
Our students attend Music class once every three days.
Physical Education Allotment: 
Our students attend Physical Education class once every three days.
Recess: 
20 minutes
At our school, lunch recess is a time for socializing and play. Students are encouraged to play and invite others to play with them. No one should ever feel lonely unless that is the break a student needs. If you're feeling left out or lonely, let's meet on the Buddy Bench to find someone to play with.
Technology Allotment: 
45 minutes direct instruction once a week, drop in support time the remainder of the week
Information Technology
Our device ratio in our school is approximately one device for every two students.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Learning tools come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. We want our students to be able to use the resources they feel most comfortable using to find the most benefit in their learning.
Support Staff
Mentor Teacher
Professional Learning Specialist
Psychologist
Social Worker

Support Services

Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
Due to our rural setting, all of our students are transported to school. Students can ride the school bus or be brought to school by their parents. School buses are the best option due to congestion in the parking lot.

Personalized Learning

Meeting the Unique Needs of All Learners

The Douglas County School District is dedicated to serving a full continuum of learners, where students feel safe, valued and connected in order to reach their highest potential.

English Language Development

ESL specialists and content teachers make instructional decisions to ensure that English Language development and content learning occurs throughout the school day.

Gifted and Talented

Gifted education contact will collaborate and/or consult with classroom teachers to appropriately extend the content for identified gifted learners.

Literacy Intervention

Content teachers and literacy interventionists collaborate to provide specialized reading and writing support.

Health Services

Providing for the needs of students with an emphasis on those with health challenges, so that all students have an equal opportunity to excel.

In a multi-tiered system of support, Health Services provides:

  • Medical training and support to school personnel
  • Prevention efforts for communicable diseases
  • Advocacy for students with health concerns
  • Implementation of accommodations so students can focus on learning, including case management for students with intensive care needs

School nurses are healthcare connectors who keep students in classrooms, ready to learn.

Special Education

Universal and targeted special education support and services are delivered at all school sites within the framework of moderate needs support and itinerant services. Itinerant services include mental health, speech-language, behavior support team, autism assessment and training team, occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, vision, deaf hard of hearing, and audiology.

Consistent with our mission of empowering all students to achieve world-class outcomes by providing specialized instruction & services, the Special Education Department also provides an intensive level of support in center-based programs for students who experience significant support needs, serious emotional disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, and autism. Center-based programming is designed to enable students to build the skills required to access and make progress in the general curriculum/environment to the fullest extent possible.

Personalized Learning
Center-Based Special Ed Program
Our Significant Support Needs program supports our neediest of students.

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 91% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 94% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 86% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 74% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 70% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 67% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

School Accountability Committee
SAC stands for School Accountability Committee. The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. The SAC makes recommendations concerning the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, and meets monthly to discuss implementation of the school’s plan and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract with the Board of Education. The SAC also makes recommendations to the Principal for prioritizing spending of school monies.
SAC Chairperson: Heather Lonergan
Frequency: 
Monthly
Meeting: 
Second Wednesday of each month
Parent Teacher Organization
The Franktown PTO is organized for the purpose of enhancing the quality of our children’s education and welfare in the home, at school and in the community through development of private resources and participation of parents, staff, and community. It is our belief that a primary goal is to enhance the community of our school and our neighborhoods by offering events that bring our community together.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
Second Friday of every month at 9:30 am