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Chinook Trail, located in the Cordera development at Briargate Parkway and Powers Boulevard, is one of Academy District 20’s newest schools. The school is dedicated to "growing the cross-cultural mind and the international citizen in our own neighborhood."  Chinook Trail teaches Mandarin Chinese and its students experience a wide variety of cultural lessons and perspectives through social studies, literature, character education and technology.  Students are involved in community service through the Junior Optimist Octagon Club, as well through activities to sustain the Earth's resources.  Chinook Trail offers a variety of intramural sports opportunities and clubs before and after school.  The school also encourages positive behavior supports/awards through GROWL:  Give your best, Respect your world, Own your choices, Work hard, and Listen carefully.


The mission of Chinook Trail Elementary, a unique school with an integration of cultures and a critical world language, is to develop all students into self-directed lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment, by providing challenging, individualized, and comprehensive learning opportunities that nurture strong character, global citizenship, and diversity in a collaborative community of stakeholders.  


  • All students will meet or exceed the state and national educational standards.

  • All students will exhibit traits of positive global citizenship.

  • All students will learn a world language and engage in multi-cultural experiences.


We will ensure students achieve academic excellence through effective and innovative outcome-based instructional strategies reflecting current state and core standards.

We will ensure all staff are prepared and resourced to support and implement 21st Century skills.

We will provide an environment that enhances opportunities for the CTE community to thrive as responsible global citizens.

We will engage the CTE community in multi-cultural activities including Chinese language acquisition and culture.