Office of Inclusive Excellence

College Scholarships:

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program
The National Scholars Program is a major effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nineteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Institutions, to award scholarships to students to attend one of the nineteen 1890 Institutions in any field of study in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related disciplines. 

NACME Scholarship -  NACME has extended it's scholarship support to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are available for eligible students who plan to enroll in engineering at a four-year college or university.


There is a wide range of scholarships available for minority students looking for financial aid in higher education, which include African American Scholarships, Native American Scholarships, Hispanic Scholarships and many more. Multi-ethnic students will qualify for at least one of the listed minority scholarships. Minority scholarships are not limited to United States residents. Students outside the United States may apply as well, whether they are studying at home or abroad.


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENTS​​ created a holistic financial aid guide specifically for Hispanic and Latino students.  They provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a comprehensive listing of 40+ scholarship and grant opportunities.

LAEF Schol​​​​arship  ​

Office of Inclusive Excellence


The Office of Excellence and Equity was formed in the late 1980's, under the name Student Success and Multicultural Services as a result of shared interest by the district and community. The department was charged with assisting the Cherry Creek School District in promoting the democratic principles of the United States by providing all students, regardless of race, cultural background, gender, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, or religion, with equitable and challenging learning experiences. This office served as a resource to administrators, teachers and schools to further the Cherry Creek mission "to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care." In 1994, the school board approved a resolution supporting Multicultural Education (Policy Number IFC) in the district.


Current Focus

Today, the Office of Inclusive Excellence carries on the legacy of its founders and continues to focus on supporting academic achievement initiatives as a primary function. The following list details some of the general leadership and facilitation responsibilities of the staff:

  • Supporting academic programs (pre-K to 12)

  • Coordinating and facilitating professional development in areas of equity and English Language Acquisition (ELA)

  • Providing training to ensure equity compliance with state and federal law

  • Supporting some translation needs in the schools

  • Creating and facilitating parent and community partnerships to support increased student achievement

  • Investigating and seeking resolution to community concerns and/or formal complaints related to equity

  • Providing leadership to District P.A.S.S. (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students)

  • Supporting specific groups of "new hires" to the district

  • Networking with the Colorado Department of Education's Closing the Achievement Gap Coalition and ELA department, as well as other relevant local and national organizations

  • Writing and managing state and federal grants to support teacher growth and student achievement objectives

The Office of Inclusive Excellence department assists district staff in maintaining learning environments where students with a wide range of capabilities, learning styles, and interests can master the state content standards.

Finally, this office serves as a critical liaison between the district and its diverse community populations, working to promote racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, and cultural understanding and productive partnerships.

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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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