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From the Desk of the Superintendent

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year in the Cherry Creek School District! This is an exciting time for our students, families, staff and community as we continue to expand our vision of excellence and implement programs that will support your children’s academic success, now and into the future.  

This year marks the implementation of new school start times that support student learning by better aligning with adolescent sleep patterns. Research shows that middle and high school students go to sleep and wake up later than younger children. In March, after months of extensive study and community involvement, the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education approved new start times. Elementary schools now begin at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 2:45 p.m., high schools start at 8:20 a.m. and release at 3:30 p.m. and middle schools begin at 8:50 a.m. and dismiss at 3:45 p.m. You can get detailed information about the new start times here. 

During the 2017-2018 school year, Cherry Creek Schools will continue to increase educational innovation and relevancy by providing more project-based learning and real-world experiences. We know the kindergarteners in the class of 2030 will face a world that looks much different from the one our graduating seniors will enter in 2018, yet we must prepare all of them for success. That is why we continue to emphasize the skills all students will need in the jobs of today and tomorrow: communication, critical thinking, adaptability and teamwork.

Thanks to voter approval of ballot measures 3A and 3B in 2016, the Cherry Creek School District is able to maintain class sizes, recruit and retain the very best classroom teachers and maintain and upgrade our schools, safety systems and educational technology. Elementary and middle school students will enjoy new “innovation spaces” designed for 21st century learning. High school students from across the district will soon be able to explore different careers and even earn industry certifications at a new a Career and Innovation Academy, which will open in 2019 in the south central part of the district. Ballot measure 3B is also funding construction of a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding at Pine Ridge, Coyote Hills and Black Forest Hills, as well as a new middle school to alleviate overcrowding at Fox Ridge.

2017-2018 promises to be our best year yet. I extend my best wishes to our students, families, teachers and staff for continued success in Cherry Creek Schools!

Dr. Harry C. Bull, Jr.

Office of the Superintendent

720-554-4262​​

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