Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy and Vanguard high school

Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy uses the CHAMPs model to assist classroom teachers in designing or fine tuning a proactive and positive classroom management plan that overtly teaches students how to behave responsibly. CHAMPs strategies are implemented to accomplish the following:
  • Reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals
  • Improve classroom climate
  • Increase student on-task behavior
  • Establish respectful and civil interactions
By applying the effective, research-based practices outlined in CHAMPs, CMCA teachers have developed methods for clearly communicating their expectations on every classroom activity and transition. These expectations are clarified using the following acrostic:
  • Conversation (What level of conversation is allowed/expected during the activity?)
  • Help (How do students get the teacher's attention and their questions answered?)
  • Activity (What is the task/objective? What is the end product?)
  • Movement (Can students move about during this activity?)
  • Participation (How do students show they are fully participating? What does work behavior look/sound like?)
Key components of CHAMPs:
  • Teachers proactively establish clear expectations with logical and fair responses to misbehavior
  • Teachers spend less time disciplining and more time teaching
  • Teachers learn tools to motivate students to do their best
  • Students are taught how to behave responsibly
Cheyenne Mountain Charter Academy
1832 S. Wahsatch Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Telephone: 719.471.1999 x100
Fax: 719.799.6149
The Vanguard School
1605 S. Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Telephone: 719.471.1999 x200
Fax: 719.634.4180