Enrichment

At Ellis we believe that EVERY student has the right to define, pursue and achieve their dreams. That is why we have invested in creating and maintaining a high quality multi-tiered systems of support framework to ensure that all students get what they need to not only succeed in academics but in social emotional learning as well.


Enrichment

Our students engage in high quality 21st Century Learning opportunities which include:

  • STEM units (Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). We utilize the Project Lead the Way curriculum which was supported from a Lockheed Martin Grant. Find out more here!
  • Coding
  • Opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Opportunities for developing effective communication and collaboration
  • Opportunities for experiential learning opportunities and hands on activities

students working on art project student golfing

GROW Program

Students in Kinder through Second Grade participate in the GROW program ( Hands on Science) and includes:
Classroom Field Trips & Family Nights to

  • The Butterfly Pavilion
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • The Denver Zoo
  • Hands on instruction in thematic science units supported by Specialists in the field
  • Participation includes free membership for the entire family for one full year at the above mentioned locations

Arts

At Ellis, we believe in educating the whole child. That is why visual arts, physical education and technology literacy are available to all students weekly in grades K-5. Some of our events to showcase these essential learning outcomes include:

  • Community Art Shows
  • Technology presentations at family nights and school assemblies
  • Running Club Race Day
  • Field Day and Family Picnic

teacher with Snake presentation

Biliteracy

In addition, we are planning multiple pathways to biliteracy for ALL students beginning in the 18-19 school year which include:

  • Spanish as a second language classes
  • Arabic as a second language classes
  • Other Biliteracy Options (more info to come, stay tuned!)

Denver Museum on Nature and Science Passport to Health

Our fifth grade students work with DMNS to learn about health and fitness in an engaging and active program. As part of the program, Ellis hosts an annual health and fitness family night and the fifth grade students and their families receive a complimentary membership to Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids offers tutoring for students in all grades on Thursdays after school. For more information, contact Sandy Stokely.