Program Overview

About Options Middle School

(6th-8th Grades)

Options Middle School is designed to meet the needs of unique learners by providing a variety of approaches and activities. The core of the program is a skill-based curriculum specifically created to promote maximum success for those learners. Contact home school for consideration for placement in Options Middle School.

OMS serves 6th-8th grade students enrolled in Littleton Public Schools.

  • Small class size
  • Team oriented
  • Mentor groups
  • Cultural experiences
  • State of the art computer lab
  • Strong sense of community
  • Emphasis on academics
  • Restorative Practices
  • Individual academic intervention
  • Community service opportunities
  • Parent Empowerment Program
  • Video production
  • Integrated 21st century classroom technology

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create...a purposeful community that values meaningful relationships, an engaging learning environment, and a dedication to academic and personal success.

Discovery (DISCO)

The Discovery Program was written in 1990 by Eric Larsen, an alternative high school teacher in Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado. The program was designed to teach social-emotional skills to students struggling with academic, attendance, and attitude problems. "Disco" is a research-based curriculum that is currently being used in over 22 states across the country. The concepts taught include sophisticated social skills, behavior management strategies, culture development, and experiential activities.

 The objectives of the program are threefold:
    1. To develop a strong sense of community and a support system for all students
    2. To teach, practice, and give feedback on specific positive social skills
    3. To reinforce the culture of the classroom/school and ensure that all students realize what is expected of them and what they can expect from the staff

The Discovery Program is a concrete, skill-based curriculum that has the power to create positive change in students. Through Discovery, students learn and master the positive social-emotional skills necessary to be successful in school and in life. It is designed to improve student achievement. The Discovery Program works especially well for students considered at risk. The program enhances the academic and personal accomplishments of those currently in traditional classes.

Discovery helps students solve problems with apathy, violence, academic achievement, and attendance.

Lead Teacher for Options Middle School:
       Brian White, 303-347-4944 or bwhite[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us