This web site was created to support the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative by sharing information, resources, tools and strategies that Catholic educators can use to develop rigorous standards-based, Gospel values-based curriculum for their dioceses and schools. This is a dynamic site and will continue to grow as new information and resources become available. Throughout the CCCII-Online site two points of focus constantly interact: elements of Catholic identity and the common core standards. The entire CCCII initiative from its first moments to the present rests on the reality that Catholic schools use appropriate national and state standards as a foundation for good educational practices. Going beyond those standards to educate the whole child is our responsibility. Catholic schools cherish each child by giving each child the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to transform the world in the light of Gospel values.