Curriculum

Divine Redeemer Catholic School is proud to be building upon a Classical approach to education. We offer an academically-enriched education for all students.   Our curriculum standards are built upon the philosophy and history of Catholic education which has been molded by the Church's tradition of Classical education. As stated in Canon Law, Catholic Schools must be as good, if not better, than the public schools around them (Canon 806). As demonstrated by our history of high student achievement, superior standardized test scores, and graduate success rate (including long-term entrance into colleges and professional programs), our school is setting the standard for quality education in our area.

Each child is offered an education in the five “core” subjects of religion, mathematics, social studies, science, and language arts (which includes reading, writing, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, etc.). Students also attend “Special Area” courses in STEM, art, physical education, computers/technology, and foreign language. 

Divine Redeemer also offers the iReady program in reading and math.  A computer lab, science lab and library/resource center are available for student use. Divine Redeemer School is accredited through Cognia (formerly Advanc-Ed) for School Improvement.

Below is a snap shot of our curriculum for grades K-8.

CORE CURRICULUM K-2

 

 

 

 

K

1

2

Language Arts and Literature

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts  K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Writing

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

History and Geography

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

The Story of the World Vol. 1 (Cradle of Civilization year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

The Story of the World Vol. 1 (Greek year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

The Story of the World Vol. 1 (Roman year)

Math

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Math Expressions

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Math Expressions

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Saxon Math

Science

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Religion

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Call to Faith K-8

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Call to Faith K-8

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Call to Faith K-8

Latin

 Prayer memorization: Glory Be

Prayer Memorization: Hail Mary

Prayer Memorization: Our Father

CORE CURRICULUM 3-5

 

 

 

 

3

4

5

Language Arts and Literature

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Reading Street

Writing

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

History and Geography

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

The Old World and America and The Story of the World, Vol. 2 (The Medieval Year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

The Story of the World Vol. 3 (The Modern Year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

 The Story of the World Vol. 3 (The American Year)

Math

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Saxon Math

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Saxon Math

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Saxon Math

Science

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science K-5

Religion

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Call to Faith K-8

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Call to Faith K-8

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Credo: I Believe

Latin

 Prima Latina

 

Latina Christiana

 

First Form

 

Foreign Language

 

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

CORE CURRICULUM 6-8

 

 

 

 

6

7

8

Language Arts and Literature

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Literature: Realms of Gold-Vol. 1

LA: Glencoe Grammar & Composition Handbook Gr. 6

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts  K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Literature: Realms of Gold-Vol. 2

LA: Glencoe Grammar & Composition Handbook Gr. 7

Curriculum Guide: Diocese of Colorado Springs Language Arts K-8 Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Literature: Realms of Gold-Vol. 3

LA: Glencoe Grammar & Composition Handbook Gr. 8

Writing

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)

History and Geography

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

Prentice Hall: The Ancient World; Primary sources

 (The Ancient Year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

Prentice Hall: Medieval Times to Today; Primary sources

 (The Christendom Year)

Curriculum Guide:

St. Jerome Classical Education Plan

Primary Resource:

Prentice-Hall American: History of Our Nation; Primary sources

 (The New World Year)

Math

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Glencoe Math: Course 1

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

2 courses-

Grade level 7 Math: Glencoe Math Course 2

Accelerated 7 Math: Glencoe Math Accelerated

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Math Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

2 courses-

Grade level 8 Math: Glencoe Math Course 3

Accelerated 8 Math: Glencoe Algebra I

Science

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science 6-8

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science 6-8

Curriculum Guide:

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Primary Resource:

Elevate Science 6-8

Religion

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Bible 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

Papal Documents 

 

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

Bible 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 

Papal Documents 

 

Curriculum Guide:

Diocese of Colorado Springs K-8 Religion Curriculum Guidelines

Primary Resource:

The Bible and Decision Point Confirmation Program

Latin

 First Form

 

First Form

 

First Form

 

Spanish

Rosetta Stone

Semester 1: Spanish 1

Semester 2: Spanish 1