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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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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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Lone Tree Elementary School

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Innovate for positive change! That’s what we want our students to be able to do, so we have created a climate and culture for learning at Lone Tree Elementary that engages and empowers students in relevant real-world problem solving and collaboration. Our goal is to: ENGAGE students in real world observation, experiences, and connections – ENCOURAGE students to be creative and innovative – EMPOWER students to take ownership of their learning with personalized inquiry – EMBRACE new frameworks for learning giving students the skills and freedom to initiate for change.

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School at a Glance
Home of the: 
Lions
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-7452
Principal: Mindy Persichina
Calendar: Conventional
8:20am - 3:10pm
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School At A Glance

9375 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO 80124
United States
Phone: (303)387-7450
Fax: (303)387-7451
Principal Name: Mindy Persichina
Mascot: Lions
School Start Time: 8:20am
School End Time: 3:10pm

School Life

School Size: 
Medium
As a magnet school we maintain small class sizes. Contact the office for information regarding a specific grade level. 303-387-7450
Neighborhood Weighting
Open Enrollment Status: Lottery
Class Size Philosophy: 
As a magnet school our goal is to keep our class sizes around 25 students.
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Garden
LTE has collaborated with the City of Lone Tree and Denver Urban Gardens to build and maintain a school community garden that serves as an outside learning area for our students. Combining science and arts the area provides a place for students to be hands-on with learning.
Innovation Spaces
Our approach is to have flexible learning spaces across the building for students to create and innovate. All of our classrooms have their own Maker Space and rooms are available with tools for making and un-making. Student exploration happens throughout the building.
Library Media Center
Our Learning Commons provides resources and spaces to accommodate learning and is open all day to students and staff. We do not have a "drop-off" library program.
Schoolyard Habitat
Our community garden provides outside habitats and classrooms.
School Tech Center
We have a tech lab with 28 iMacs.
Tech Lab
Technology is fully integrated into every classroom with robotics, circuits, coding and other components of STEM.
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
YMCA of the Rockies
Full-Day Kindergarten
Sustainability
Composting
There are composting bins located in the school community garden area.
Recycling
Town Council recycles once a week.
Quick Facts
School Type: 
Calendar: Conventional
8:20am - 3:10pm
Student Dress
Dress Code
Standard dress or spirit wear is expected every day, Monday through Thursday. Free Dress Days are scheduled every Friday (or the last day of school on shortened weeks) and are communicated via the school website. Dress of choice or free dress indicates that students may wear any clothing they prefer as long as it adheres to the Douglas County School District Dress Code.
Time Allotment
Lunch: 
20 minutes - Daily
Recess: 
35 minutes - Daily
All students have a 20 minute recess after lunch and an additional Brain Break (recess) for a 15 minute time period during the day.
Information Technology
Our philosophy is to have a variety of devices for all students to use in every classroom. This consists of 4 iMacs, 5 MacBooks, 4 chromebooks and 6 iPads in every classroom. We also have a lab of 28 iMacs for teachers to utilize with their classes. The ratio of students to computers in the classroom every day is 1.4 to 1.
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Teachers empower students with personalized learning activities in which they are encouraged to use their own devices in all grades.
Support Staff
Mentor Teacher
Professional Learning Specialist
Psychologist

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
District Nutrition Services Program

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.

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 84% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 97% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 86% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 82% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 76% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 92% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 90% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 81% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 63% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 82% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 72% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 77% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

Average Annual Volunteer Hours Donated: 
3,000
School Accountability Committee
The purpose of Lone Tree Elementary's 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 at least quarterly 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.
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Meeting: 
Evening Meetings
Parent Teacher Organization
Lone Tree Elementary’s PTO provides financial support for supplies, curriculum materials, activity scholarships for students, assemblies, and more. The PTO's volunteers and funds support programs such as the Mane Event, Harvest Festival, Science Fair, Restaurant Nights, Box Tops collection drives, Field Day, teacher & staff appreciation events, the Battle of the Books, Spelling Bee, and much more. Our PTO has bought the school a variety of resources to empower students in the classroom and in personalized learning. PTO’s purpose is to be able to provide items the school needs, but doesn’t have the budget for and to provide community events so that our community is strengthened. Our meetings are held monthly with a joint SAC meeting held on a quarterly basis.
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly
PTO: Meeting Times: 
Evening