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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

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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Stone Mountain Elementary School

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Stone Mountain is a five star destination school for all learners. The foundation for Stone Mountain is built on the five stars of success: leadership, learning, service, community and culture. Stone Mountain liberates the leader in every student. Stone Mountain leaders help themselves and others do the right thing. They set the direction and build an inspiring vision for their future. They have the ability to take charge and influence themselves and others. Leaders model and encourage to improve themselves and the lives of others around them. Students will not only lead others, but own their learning. Expert teachers implement best practices in order to provide personalized learning that is meaningful, differentiated, and purposefully assessed that has rigor and relevance and promotes higher level thinking. When students own their learning, they are engaged, challenged and determined. Personalized learning provides differentiated pathways, both academically and socially, for all students. Students at Stone Mountain will participate in various service learning experiences. These experiences will create positive relationships between students, staff, parents and the community. Connecting with other communities and cultures enables students to create an awareness of global perspectives. The Stone Mountain community promotes strengthening bonds between students, staff and parents. Our community thrives when people work together. We share a common goal, and by working together we can accomplish more than by working alone. Building a strong culture is intentional and planned; a positive climate is not created overnight. We grow, cultivate and delicately manicure our culture each and every day. Stone Mountain is a place where students, parents and staff are supported, valued and encouraged to be their best. A common goal is a safe and respectful environment based on our CIRCLE values: care, improve, respect, cooperate and learn everyday.

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School at a Glance
Strand: 
Emergenetics
Home of the: 
Cubs
Attendance Line: 
(303) 387-7527
Principal: Michelle Franci
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30am
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School At A Glance

10625 Weathersfield Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
United States
Phone: (303)387-7525
Fax: (303)387-7526
Principal Name: Michelle Franci
Mascot: Cubs
Strand: Emergenetics
School Start Time: 8:35am
School End Time: 3:30am

School Life

School Size: 
Large
Stone Mountain allows open enrollment in limited grade levels.
Neighborhood Feeder
Open Enrollment Status: Limited
School Amenities and Building Resources
School Amenities
Garden
Innovation Spaces
Learning Commons: Our Learning Commons is a space that includes the Library and technology lab. It is a space that is used by students to collaborate, research, and create on class projects. Primary students will have specific times to check out books. Intermediate students are free to check out books at their leisure. The Learning Commons is a flexible learning space that is used in collaboration with classroom teacher to promote higher level thinks and creativity. STEAM-Our fourth special (in addition to Art, Music, and PE), STEAM provides students opportunities to develop higher level thinking and have fun through science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Student will work on problem solving projects that include hands on crafting, computer design, digital art and coding.
Tech Lab
Students has access to two computer labs that are integrated into the classroom learning experience.
Resources
School Outdoor Ed
Outdoor Ed Location: 
YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch
Full-Day Kindergarten
Student Wellness
District-Level: Prevention & School Culture
Implemented Student Wellness & Prevention Framework
At SME, we "Stay in the CIRCLE", which means we care, improve, respect, cooperate and learn everyday. Every Monday, all students participate in Circle Time, which has students discuss, collaborate, set goals and create action plans around each Circle attribute.
Sustainability
Bike/Walk/Ride to School
Recycling
Quick Facts
School Type: 
We are a comprehensive K-6 school that promotes higher level thinking while focusing on a quality standards based education. Stone Mountain serves the Weatherstone and BackCountry neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch and welcomes families through open enrollment as well. We welcome all learners and strive to support students through our 5 Stars of excellence: leading, learning, service, community and culture.
Calendar: Conventional
8:35am - 3:30am
Student Dress
Dress Code
Modesty, cleanliness, neatness, and appropriateness are the standards which should be observed by all students in their personal dress and grooming.
Time Allotment
Art at SME helps children acquire a better understanding of art as a way of learning about themselves and the world around them. What our students learn through art goes well beyond the knowledge and skills acquired during the art activity itself. Our elementary art program provides children with opportunities to learn how: (1) to create and reflect upon their own art work (2) to respond in a thoughtful manner to the art of others (3) to value art’s unique contribution to the human experience (4) to relate art to its time and cultural context
Lunch: 
20 minutes-Daily
20 minutes for lunch/20 minutes for recess
Music Class at SME prepares all children with the necessary music skills to be successful lifetime musicians through exploration, creativity, individual and group performances, games, movement, and dancing. We start with exploring our singing voices and keeping a steady beat in kindergarten to composing instrumental arrangements and singing multi-part songs in 6th grade. We use a combination of methodologies like Orff, Kodaly, and Gordon, with the foundation being Music Learning Theory, which is a researched way children successfully learn music.
The Physical Education program at Stone Mountain incorporates a wide variety of skills and sports. It begins at the kindergarten level with gross motor skills and progresses through 6th grade with skills needed to participate in sports and everyday activities. The program is designed to instill life long skills, encourage physical fitness and teach the importance of daily exercise that will allow each child to live an active and healthy life.
Recess: 
20 minutes-Daily
Recess is a vital component of a student's development. Each grade level offer additional recess opportunities at a developmentally appropriate level.
Information Technology
Personally Owned Devices Allowed
Support Staff
Building Resource Teacher
Professional Learning Specialist
Psychologist

Support Services

Before & After School (BASE)
BASE
We offer both half day and full day Kindergarten options.
BASE Kindergarten Enrichment
Nutrition Services
Nutritional Services: 
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Nutritional Services: 
Weight: 
3
Transportation
Transportation
Bus service the Back Country community is available.

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
Students with significant needs (SSN)

School Performance

State Testing
Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

Math

Third grade: 93% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 90% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 93% Proficient and Advanced

Reading

Third grade: 90% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 95% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 94% Proficient and Advanced

Writing

Third grade: 80% Proficient and Advanced

Fourth grade: 70% Proficient and Advanced

Fifth grade: 88% Proficient and Advanced

Sixth grade: 89% Proficient and Advanced

Parent Involvement

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 process. 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. Final decision-making authority rests with the principal or other person or group receiving the recommendation from the SAC (e.g. the Superintendent, District Accountability Committee, or Board of Education).
SAC Chairperson: Jeanne Work-Swaim
Frequency: 
Monthly
Parent Teacher Organization
PTO: Frequency: 
Monthly