Core Knowledge is a clear and sequential body of knowledge that builds each year beginning with What your Sixth Grader Needs to Know, What your Seventh Grader Needs to Know, What your Eighth Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.  Because we are a public school in Colorado, we have aligned CK with Colorado Academic Standards.  The body of knowledge can be found in the Core Knowledge Sequence  and the text Core Virtues by Mary Beth Klee.

The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. This integrated and connected approach provides deep, long-term mastery of the content and skills called for in the Core Knowledge and Colorado Academic Standards,

  • Incremental: Students have time to understand and practice the lesson
  • Distributed: Students have time to practice and master previous concepts
  • Cumulative: Students are ready for high stakes assessments