The Cottonwood School of Civics and Science, a tuition free, public charter school, currently has nine classrooms ranging from Kindergarten through 8th grade.
We currently have a mix of both blended and non-blended classrooms in the following configuration:
- Two 1st/2nd blends
- One 3rd grade
- Two 4th/5th blends
- One 6th
- One 7th
- One 8th
As we dive into our place-based curriculum, we often say that we prefer to go deep as opposed to broad, delving into topics and covering them from many angles over several weeks.
Our classes engage in field work on a regular basis. Field work can include walks around the neighborhood to inspire a poetry project or look for evidence of mathematical principles in the built or natural environment, performing science experiments, visiting the public library for stories or research, or visiting arts and cultural events. We often are exploring natural areas in our neighborhood and region and we have partnerships with several local agencies to help support our students’ field work.
We also offer Before and After School Enrichment programs. The ASE program includes clubs that change quarterly.