What is High Performance?

High Performance is students who come to school every day committed to giving their all, striving to do things right, pushing through problems and bouncing back from failures.

High Performance is:

  • College-level quantitative reasoning
  • Strategic literacy skills
  • Learning agility
  • Persistence and self-reliance
  • Problem solving
  • Attention-to-detail and conscientiousness
  • High personal expectations
  • Self-efficacy

These universally valuable skills and traits are critical for college and career success.

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The CSM Course

The CSM Course uses next-generation personalized learning technology to build High Performance characteristics. While most educational technology concentrates exclusively on conventional skills, CSM also focuses on how you learn, how you feel, and how you act.

CSM's adaptive technology makes learning efficient for everyone, with no wasted time. The CSM course is used by students from 8th-12th grades, from those in need of remediation to advanced students, and can even be used by faculty, administration, staff, and parents!

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ACE CREDIT® Recommendation


The American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) recommends that colleges accept CSM as 3 semester hours of quantitative reasoning credit at the lower division baccalaureate level.

CSM may serve as:

  • college math credit
  • exemption from math placement examinations and developmental education
  • satisfy graduation requirements and/or college and career readiness requirements
  • satisfy prerequisites for concurrent or dual enrollment programs.
  • Learn more about ACE CREDIT.

Common Employability Skills Framework Alignment


CSM is aligned with the Common Employability Skills Framework, which describes the fundamental skills that employees need in the workplace across sectors, business functions, and positions. It has been adopted by the National Network of Business and Industry Associations (NNBIA), which represents 75% of job growth in the United States.

"The CSM High Performance course and certificate addresses a core set of the Common Employability Skills that is directly linked to high performance on the job. It focuses on individuals being their personal best: caring about what they do, pushing through failure, having high expectations for themselves and following through."

— Valerie Taylor, lead author of the Common Employability Skills Framework

High Performance High Schools

In High Performance High Schools, everyone in the school community is encouraged to take the CSM Course, working together to build their High Performance characteristics, with a goal of school-wide culture transformation.

Who is "everyone"? Well, everyone, including the students, principal, teachers, counselors, office, cafeteria and janitorial staff! Even the parents are welcomed into the chool community by being offered an opportunity to take CSM

High Performance High Schools feature attractive flat-fee pricing that includes services for EVERYONE in your school community.

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Downloadable Resources

Download the PowerPoint Presentation from the 2018 Innovation West Forum

Curriculum Guide

Download the CSM Course Curriculum Guide for example skills and discussion of how CSM instruction builds High Performance

Curriculum Guide

Contact Information

David Goldberg
303-862-7233 x804
Miriam Goldberg
Chief Education Officer
303-862-7233 x801

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