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Para Educator – Highly Qualified FAQs

​How do I submit my transcripts or my WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate?

  • Fax your documents to 720-554-4410.
  • Email your documents to
  • Mail or hand-deliver your documents to:
    • The Educational Services Center
      4700 S. Yosemite St.
      Greenwood Village, CO 80111
      Attn: Human Resources Department

Where can I go to take the WorkKeys test?

The WorkKeys test is offered for a fee at the Community College of Denver. For an appointment or more information call 303.352.3085 or visit the Auraria Campus, South Classroom Building, Room 223.

I took the WorkKeys test in another state. Does that make me Highly Qualified in Colorado?

If the WorkKeys test that you took in another state included a passing score for the following sections, then you are considered to be Highly Qualified in Colorado:

  • Applied Mathematics - score at least a 4
  • Reading for Information - score at least a 4 
  • Writing or Business Writing - score at least a 3

I went to college in another country and my transcripts do not show a total accumulation of credits. Will my transcripts be acceptable as documentation for Cherry Creek Schools?

You will need to send your international transcripts to a NACES member for translation of your credit hours, (there is a fee for this service). You can find more information about transcript translation at

Why are only some Para Educator jobs within the District required to be Highly Qualified, while others are not?

Only Para Educators in a Title I program, or facilities that are school-wide Title I, are required to be Highly Qualified. This requirement stems from the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Do I have to provide original transcripts or are copies OK?

Complete copies of your original transcripts are acceptable.

I have a statement from another school district that verifies my Highly Qualified Status. Is this enough documentation for Cherry Creek Schools?

No, you will still need to provide complete copies of your original transcripts or a copy of your WorkKeys Proficiency Certificate.

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