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.###