Saints Peter and Paul is accredited through both the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and AdvancEd (formerly NCA).
The Archdiocese of Denver provides course of study/curriculum guides for use in all Archdiocesan Schools. The basic program includes religion, mathematics, language arts, social studies, science, fine arts, physical education, health and safety and technology. Foreign language is taught in the middle school and optional for other grades.
Sts. Peter and Paul School students take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills yearly. Individual test scores are used for the purpose of monitoring student progress. Sts. Peter and Paul School students traditionally score an average of 2-3 years above grade level. By the time our students reach eighth grade, the average grade equivalent is 13+. ManyEighth grade students also take the High School Placement Test (HSPT) at the Catholic High School of their choice.
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Sts. Peter and Paul has recently introduced a new system of communication called Fast Direct. Fast Direct is an Internet based service that manages all school data in a secure, efficient and easy to use system. Parents are now able to view teacher grade books to monitor their child's progress and message teachers at any time from the comfort of their own home. http://www.fastdir.com/sppscatholic.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Sts. Peter and Paul School is proud to be the first recognized Catholic school in the nation to implement Positive Behavior Support as our school-wide discipline program. We believe that introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important aspect of a students educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
The Olweus Program
The Olweus Program (pronounced Ol-VAY-us) is a comprehensive approach that includes schoolwide, classroom, individual, and community components. The program is focused on long-term change that creates a safe and positive school climate. It is designed for use in elementary, middle schools. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among schoolchildren, to improve peer relations at school, and improve the social climate of classrooms.
Mandatory conferences are scheduled during the first trimester for all students. Parents and/or teachers may request conferences at any time if there is a concern that needs to be discussed. These are student lead conferences. Third trimester conferences are mandatory for eighth graders, and by request for all other students.
All important notices from the school will be out to parents via our school newsletter & FastDirect. The website will be updated regularly to keep all information current. Newsletters will be available for parents to view at: http://www.fastdir.com/sppscatholic.
iPHONE/iPAD and ANDROID USERS! - Saints Peter & Paul now has a new mobile app which provides you with many convenient features. You will enjoy one touch access to our mobile website, history of our school, Facebook as well as YouTube and there is map and contact information for perspective families. To further simplify your life, Fast Direct is now easily accessed on the go. Simply go to the app store and download the FREE app by searching “Saints Peter & Paul”. If you are a busy Dragon “on the run”, download this app and have some fun. http://www.appstore.com/
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DNN - The students prepare a broadcast highlighting the school and activities they are involved in. Log on to www.sppscatholic.com click on DNN Daily or DNN Special Announcement to view.