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Curriculum & Specials


Our high-quality instruction follows the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Units of Study and Curricular Programs:
  • Everyday Math 4, supplemented with ST Math
  • Benchmark Advance for Reading and Phonics
  • Adams 12 Units of Study for Writing
  • Adams 12 Units of Study with TCI resources for Social Studies
  • Adams 12 Units of Study for Science
  • Adams 12 Units of Study for English Language Development
  • All units of study are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards.

In addition to teaching whole-group lessons, educators in every classroom facilitate small-group literacy and math instruction every day to support acceleration and shrink learning gaps.


All Riverdale Elementary, students in Kindergarten-5th grades attend a specials class for 45 minutes every day. Scholars attend the same specials class for one week at a time.

Our current specials are art, music and physical education.