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8th Grade - Summit

General Education

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

We are so excited to start another great year here at Century Middle School. We know this year is starting off unlike any other, however, we are optimistic that this year will be great! Below is some basic information about remote learning and our core expectations. 

Remote Learning:

  • All core classes will be using SCHOOLOGY as their primary platform of information.
    • Students will find all things necessary for classes on
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays will be synchronous learning 
    • Students will follow their school schedule and attend each class throughout the day
  • Wednesdays will be asynchronous learning
    • Students will have access to teachers to ask questions and do small groups but will not being necessarily doing each class.
  • In addition, we will continue to use Infinite Campus as our online gradebook.

Help Sessions:

Help sessions for the Summit Core will be held at various times on Wednesdays. However, students and parents/guardians can ALWAYS email if there are any questions or concerns.

Pearson (SS): 12:00 pm- 1 pm       Justis (LA): 1pm-2pm             Cox (Math): 11am-12 pm           Brown (Science): 11:30 pm- 12:30 pm


Communication between parent/guardians and teachers is a vital component in your student’s education. As a core we will be using Infinite Campus’ messenger to send updates weekly.

In addition, be sure to visit our core calender to track daily work and long-term project assignments.To track your student’s academic achievement, you may access the Infinite Campus parent portal.

If you have any difficulties with the parent portal, please call the registrar 720-972-5240.

The best way to reach us is by email. Teachers are not available to take telephone calls during the day, but feel free to leave a voice mail messages. You can expect a response to voicemail or email within 24 hours unless we are out of class. Please schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with a teacher or core team. Making arrangements ahead of time will ensure that we are able to devote our time and full attention to you.


It is important to check IC every week to monitor your grades. Scores will be posted at a minimal on the dates below:

       October 8th           December 1st           February 1st          April 15th             May 1st

Contrary to popular 8th grade student belief, all assignments including formative are important to their grades. Failure to complete practice and receive feedback will limit your ability to check your understanding and receive appropriate feedback before the end of a unit. 

  • Formative: used to provide timely feedback to students in order to check understanding and prepare for assessments
  • Summative: “assessments” are used to evaluate student learning against the standards and rubrics. 

Late work will be entered in IC when we get to it. Our priority is grading current assignments.


The core calendar will be updated daily/weekly by each teacher, please check it regularly for assignments. The core webpage contains links to personal teacher sites, the 8th grade project, and upcoming field trip and activities information.


  • Attendance will be taken and recorded daily. 
  • Students will be considered in attendance when they are online and attending a synchronous period of instruction, according to their schedule. 
  • Parents will continue to call their school’s attendance line to excuse absences as appropriate when the student will not be attending synchronous learning and/or attending a Learning Pod.       
  • It is the student’s responsibility to check the Summit Core calendar for missed work
  • Number of days absent  = number of days +1 day to make up                                                                                       
  • Absent on a test day?  You are expected to make up the test upon return to school.
  • If you were here the day an assignment was given, and you miss the day it was due, you must turn it in upon return.

Check out attachments below for more information!

Document(s)SizeUpload Date
File Student GRADES - formative vs. summative scores.docx13.43 KB07/31/2018
PDF icon Summit Core 20-21 Fridge Sheet (1)_0.pdf1.24 MB08/25/2020

8th Grade - Summit Classrooms

Ms. Brown's Class

Subject: Science
Think like a proton - be positive! Welcome!  I am excited to be your science teacher this year.  I graduated from Baylor University in 1985 and have enjoyed teaching 6th,  7th and 8th graders in 5 different states; being at Century since 2000...

Mrs. Cox's Class

Subject: Math
Welcome Back!  I am so excited to start another great year here with you! I know we would rather be in person but we will get through this together! Below you will find the syllabus for both 8th grade math and 8th grade honors math. Feel free...

Mr. Justis' Class

Subject: Language & Literature
Welcome to 8th grade Language and Literature!  In addition to the Core Webpage, I have some other useful links for you below:       Click HERE for my Syllabus (Includes details about the course and units, required materials, grading...

Ms. Pearson's Class

Subject: Individuals & Societies
Welcome to 8th Grade and the Summit Core!  Link to Course Syllabus We will be working together all year and we are so excited to have you join us. We are lucky to have Mr. Cardenas with us as well from Metropolitan State University of Denver...