Elevating expectations for all kids

Climb Higher Colorado (CHC) is working to make success standard for all Colorado students by informing parents, teachers, policy makers and other key stakeholders about the importance of the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned tests. More importantly, CHC creates mechanisms to hear from communities about their concerns. We also provide resources, answer questions and shine a spotlight on the tremendous work being done by educators throughout the state to elevate expectations for all Colorado kids.


Tools & Resources

CHC provides resources for parents, educators and community leaders to help raise the bar for Colorado kids.


Standards in Action

Educators are helping students have the benefit of high expectations in classrooms across Colorado.



Find the most important and timely information about high standards and aligned assessments here.

New report looks at Colorado's statewide tests

We recently published the white paper, “Statewide Testing in Colorado: Where it came from and why it matters,” developed in collaboration with the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Stand for Children Colorado. Learn more here..

STEM School and Academy

Rep. Lawrence visited STEM School and Academy in Highlands Ranch to witness how the standards promote critical thinking and real-world application. Learn more about Colorado’s transition to 21st Century learning here »

Westview Elementary School

Sen. Humenik listened to students explain how their teacher at Westview Elementary School uses different tools to communicate with parents at home. Are you an educator looking for resources about implementing the standards or communicating to parents? Click here »

Resources for Policymakers

Rep. Priola went directly to the source to learn about what’s happening in schools. Are you a policymaker interested in learning more? Click here »

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