RE-1 Schools Data/Information

District Mission Statement


The Cañon City School District is guided by a Vision, Core Beliefs, a Mission Statement, and graduation outcomes in the form of a Graduate Profile.


Our Vision

Learning for Life!


Our Core Beliefs

-We meet the social-emotional needs of all students, putting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs* before Bloom’s Taxonomy.**
-We believe learning growth matters most, requires risk-taking, and the work we do in our schools has the greatest impact on this.

-We’re future-focused, believing the development of certain traits and skills will best prepare our students for ever-changing careers.
-We emphasize what is good for kids over the needs and comfort of the school staff.


Our Mission

The Cañon City School District is future-focused, providing innovative educational opportunities in a safe learning environment to successfully prepare all students to meet any challenges they may face.


Our Graduate Profile

We believe the development of these traits and skills will best prepare our students for ever-changing careers.

Traits: Innovation, Civility, Agility, Agency, Tenacity, Integrity, and Knowledge. Skills: Collaboration, Reflection, Communication, Contribution, Leadership, Solution-Seeking, Empowerment.


*Based on the research of Abraham Maslow and Benjamin Bloom, we believe that a student’s physical, emotional, and social needs (Maslow) must be met before they can focus on the complex processes of successful academic learning (Bloom).

*Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs


“Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology that explains the five different levels of human needs. This theory created by Abraham Maslow is based on how humans are inspired to satisfy their needs in a hierarchical order. Starting from the bottom going upwards, the five needs are physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.”


“Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a motivational theory in psychology comprising a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid.

From the bottom of the hierarchy upwards, the needs are: physiological (food and clothing), safety (job security), love and belonging needs (friendship), esteem, and self-actualization.

Needs lower down in the hierarchy must be satisfied before individuals can attend to higher needs.”



**Bloom’s Taxonomy


“Bloom’s Taxonomy is a hierarchical ordering of cognitive skills (brain-based skills needed in acquisition of knowledge, manipulation of information & reasoning) that can, among countless other uses, help teachers teach, and students learn.”


“Bloom’s taxonomy was developed to provide a common language for teachers to discuss and exchange learning and assessment methods. Specific learning outcomes can be derived from the taxonomy, though it is most commonly used to assess learning on a variety of cognitive levels.”


2023 Instruction Program Reviews for Schools

"Each year the Cañon City School District takes a careful look at each of its schools through the lens of what it will achieve as a system. We support each school by identifying opportunities for improvement.

Instructional Program Reviews take place each school year from the middle of February through the middle of March. Results are reported back to staff and community by the end of the school year

To prepare for a review, each school staff reflects on the rubric. The Compass Committee, composed of students, staff, parents, administrators, board members, and community leaders, appoints a review team to visit each school. These are called site reviews. They take a full school day and include opportunities for staff and students to present information and evidence as well as opportunities to observe classroom instruction."

Click on the title to access the Program Reviews published on the Canon City Schools website. 

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