About CTS



Cheyenne Traditional School is a school of choice. The acquisition of basic skills, primarily through direct instruction is viewed as the foundation of the learning process. Priority is given to the fundamental tools of learning in the core academic areas of phonics and reading; grammar, spelling and writing; mathematics; history, geography and science. Students will be given opportunities to apply those skills in a meaningful, reinforcing way. Similar to other schools in the Scottsdale Unified District the traditional school will provide an academic environment that will develop respect, responsibility, honesty, integrity, leadership and citizenship in accordance with the district’s mission statement through our Positive Behaviors Instruction and Support initiative.

  • Students need a sequentially articulated program that includes standards that are consistent with high expectations.
  • Specifying the amount of time to be spent on each subject, and minimizing program pull-outs and classroom interruptions will allow for maximum use of academic time.
  • Firm, consistent discipline and a positive school environment are an integral part of education.
  • Educating children is a shared partnership in learning among the teacher, parents, and student. Parent commitment, responsibilities and accountability are required.
  • Continuous monitoring of student achievement and program effectiveness is paramount to the ongoing success of the traditional school.

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The Cheyenne Student

A successful Cheyenne student:

  • Prefers a quiet, structured environment
  • Understands the need for an respects rules and authority
  • Puts school attendance and required homework as a top priority daily
  • Is self-motivated, focused, and takes pride in working towards goals and personal best
  • Possesses the ability to organize work and prioritize tasks
  • Is respectful of others and willingly models expected behavior
  • Actively engages in all levels of learning and academic challenges
  • Enjoys the challenge of higher level, critical thinking
  • Understands that all learning is a personal responsibility
  • Able to follow auditory direct instruction
  • Compliant with school uniform

The Cheyenne Parent

  • Supports Cheyenne Traditional philosophy (see Cheyenne Handbook).
  • Supports and puts school attendance and required daily homework as a top priority.
  • Supports the Cheyenne elevated grading scale & higher classroom expectations.
  • Attends the mandatory parent orientation and any requested parent/teacher conferences.
  • If student enrolls at Cheyenne during the academic school year or comes from another school, parents will do what is necessary to assimilate the child into the current and unique curriculum at Cheyenne.
  • Supports Cheyenne’s school uniform policy.
  • Respects maximum classroom learning time, (no personal message, phone calls, lunch or homework deliveries) and minimum appointment interruptions.
  • Acknowledges and supports the required Cheyenne/SUSD code of conduct>
  • Volunteers actively during the school year. Volunteer opportunities are varied, numerous, and flexible.
  • Supports teachers and academics by keeping students organized, up to date on homework and by checking classroom websites.
  • Helps student manage homework/classwork, but respects student’s independence to learn and develop individually.
  • Supports the teacher as the academic leader in the classroom.