“Points of Pride” for Cherry Creek School District 2010

Cherry Creek School Disctrict

Cherry Creek School Disctrict

CCSD Students Outpace Peers

Students in the Cherry Creek School District continue to score well above the state average in reading, writing, math and science, as measured by the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP). District students also continue to progress at a faster pace than their peers across the state, as evidenced by the Colorado Growth Model.

2010 Graduates Finish Strong

The Cherry Creek School District Class of 2010 earned more than $38 million in scholarships and included 34 National Merit fi nalists, six National Merit Hispanic Scholars, three Boettcher Scholars, six military academy appointments, and many other scholarship recipients.

Collectively, the Class of 2010 took more than 7,200 Advanced Placement tests during high school and is the fourth class in the Cherry Creek School District to take CSAP tests in grades three through ten.

CCSD National Merit Semifi nalists Named

Thirty-seven students from the Cherry Creek School District are among 16,000 students nationwide who have been named 2011 National Merit Scholarship Semifi nalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, which will be awarded in the  spring of 2011.

District Teachers Honored by Boettcher Foundation

Three Cherry Creek School District teachers were honored by the Boettcher Foundation during the Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Awards Program Dinner. The teachers were nominated for the award by three of their students, who were named 2010 Boettcher Scholars earlier this year. Each teacher received a plaque and $1,000 which they may use toward a special program or project at their school.

Community Invests in District Buildings

During the summer of 2010, more than 1.6 million square feet of space was renovated at schools built between 1958 and 1982. All summer construction projects came in at their designated budget costs, with some projects coming in below their estimates. Financing for the projects was approved by voters in the November 2008 bond issue. Bond funding allows the district to:• Renovate 14 elementary, two middle and two high schools that were built between 1958 and 1982• Upgrade safety and environmental systems, including fi re protection, wiring, heat and air conditioning, and plumbing, at 50 schools and other facilities• Improve technology throughout the district• Construct three elementary schools in the south and east sections of the district• Build the Institute of Science and Technology on the Overland/Prairie Campus to serve 6th through 12th graders(more)

FALL 2010District Celebrates Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to Cherry Creek School District No. 5 by the Government Finance Offi cers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual fi nancial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and fi nancial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

AVID an asset in CCSD

Did you know that all of the middle and high schools in the Cherry Creek School District are AVID schools?  In addition, fi ve of Colorado’s ten National AVID Demonstration Schools are in CCSD.  Lastly, CCSD has more National AVID Demonstration Schools than any other district in the world. AVID is an in-school, academic support program that prepares students for college eligibility and success.  It goes hand-in-hand with Cherry Creek Schools’ commitment to ensure that all CCSD graduates are college-ready, regardless of the path they plan to follow after high school.

Cherry Creek Community members become school leaders

Parents, retirees, businesspeople and other members of the Cherry Creek community are going “behind the scenes” in Cherry Creek Schools to meet the people, visit the places and explore the programs that help make Cherry Creek one of the finest districts in the country. As members of Leadership Cherry Creek, they are learning first-hand about important issues including staffing, curriculum development, assessment, transportation, safety and security, technology, long-range planning, maintenance, construction, budgeting, and school fi nance.###

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