Mission & Cornerstones

The Mission of Cheyenne Traditional School is to guide and challenge learning for all students through a learning environment that gives priority to basic traditional skills and values.

Cheyenne Traditional School Nine Cornerstones

1. School of Choice
2. Focus on Academics
3. Linear Sequential Curriculum With An Emphasis on Mastering:

  • Spalding
  • Language Arts
  • Saxon Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

4. Teacher-Directed, Textbook-Based Instruction
5. Elevated Grading Scale
6. Maximum Use of Academic Time
7. Parental Commitment, Involvement and Support
8. High Expectations for All
9. School Uniform



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

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The Cheyenne Parent

A supportive 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.