Get Involved in Cherry Creek Schools
Advanced Academics Parent Advisory Council
The council provides educators and members of the community the opportunity to exchange information and support the district's gifted and advanced learners. The council meets four times during the traditional school year. Contact the Office of Advanced Academic Services at 720-554-5052.
Certified Personnel Performance Evaluation Council
Mandated by state law, the council advises the Board of Education on the fairness, effectiveness, credibility and professional quality of the district's certified personnel performance evaluation system. Meetings are held as needed. Contact Brenda Smith at 720-554-5579.
Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network (CCCLN)
The network is a non-partisan committee promoting awareness of education issues, legislation, and the legislative process. The Committee sponsors regular meetings and events to help community members learn about education issues within the district and state. It provides opportunities to meet state legislators, the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education, the State Board of Education and education advocacy groups. Everyone in the Cherry Creek School District community is welcome to attend. Get more information about CCCLN here or contact Ilana Spiegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelly Smith at email@example.com.
Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival Planning Committee and District Wellness Leadership Team
The Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival is a signature event of the district. Held every September since 2000, the event represents many things - a healthy start to the school year, a demonstration of the district’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families and an important fundraiser for wellness initiatives in the district. Proceeds from the event support the goals of the district’s Comprehensive Wellness Strategy - to reduce barriers to achievement and develop skills that support lifelong healthy living and the whole child. The Fitness Festival Planning committee welcomes new members and there are a variety of ways committee members can contribute. Additionally, the CCSD Wellness Office is in the process of recruiting parent/community members to serve on the District Wellness Team. Please visit the Fitness Festival website at www.ccsdfit.org or contact the Wellness Office at 720-554-4247 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on either opportunity.
Long-Range Facility Planning Committee
Community members and administrators work together on this committee to make long-range planning recommendations to the school board. Two residents from each director district and five at-large community members are appointed by the school board. A resident representative of the Homebuilder's Association also serves on this committee. Regular meetings are held monthly. For more information, contact Educational Support Services at 720-554-4234.
District Accountability Committee (DAC)
This committee has broad responsibilities for ensuring the district's continued educational success and a cost-effective management. It is organized in compliance with Colorado state law. Members of this committee advise the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education on spending priorities, applications for charter schools and district programs. DAC reviews the district improvement plan and prepares an annual report for the Board of Education. Meetings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., once a month, September through April, at the Instructional Support Facility (ISF). Click here for more information about the DAC or contact the Office of Assessment and Evaluation at 720-554-5001. Each school also has School Accountability Committee (SAC) that meets monthly. Please call your child's school for information on how you can become involved.
District PASS Committee (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students)
District PASS supports our goal of Inclusive Excellence and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation. District PASS is facilitated by the Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence and serves the purpose of engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for students of color. PASS is a structure that fosters the intentional building of relationships between the district, individual schools and parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. PASS also gives parents and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to administration. For more information and the District PASS meeting schedule, visit
Medicaid Advisory Committee
This committee is composed of community agencies, parent representatives and district staff. Committee members meet to discuss issues that pertain to the district's Medicaid Reimbursement Program and are involved in the development of the Five Year Local Service Plan as required by the Colorado Department of Education. They also share information to better coordinate health services for all Cherry Creek School District students. For more information call 720-554-5060.
Medical Advisory Board
The Medical Advisory Board is composed of physicians and other health care professionals from the community. They serve in an advisory capacity to schools, nurses and the administration on health issues. The board meets three times per year (Sept., Jan. and May) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. Visit http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/HealthServices/Pages/Medical-Advisory-Board.aspx for more information or contact the Health Services office at 720-554-4275.
Parent Information Network (PIN)
PIN is a Cherry Creek School District organization dedicated to families. Our goals are to inform parents about current issues impacting youth today and to give parents positive tools for raising healthy children. Monthly presentations feature local and nationally known speakers and are free to all parents, family and community members. Leadership opportunities also exist. PIN meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. at the Student Achievement Resource Center. For more information, visit the PIN website or email us at email@example.com.
The Parents' Council promotes the exchange of ideas among PTOs/PTCOs in the Cherry Creek School District and serves as a vehicle for communication within the district for parents, teachers, administrators, community members and the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education. Meetings generally are held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of September, October, January, February, March and April at SARC. We also sponsor training workshops for PTO/PTCO presidents and treasurers and a Vendors Expo in early spring. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Parents' Council website.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Special Education Advisory Committee focuses on the educational needs of students with disabilities. The committee is composed of parents of children with special needs, as well as professionals and community members. It serves in an advisory capacity to Student Achievement Services and the Cherry Creek Board of Education. At monthly meetings, programs are presented that relate to special education. The meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend. Please visit the SEAC website for more information.
Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program
The purpose of the Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program is to increase community involvement with the Cherry Creek School District as well as enable senior citizens to partially offset the portion of their property taxes paid to Cherry Creek School District by volunteering in the schools. Seniors may earn up to $457.05 based on 55 maximum allowed paid volunteer hours once every twelve months, and one payment per property. These hours may be worked any time between the beginning and end of the school year.
Participants must be at least 60 years of age and be a homeowner who resides in their property within the Cherry Creek School District. Those interested in participating in the program must complete an application and submit a copy of their most recent Arapahoe County property tax notice.
It is our hope that students' lives and their learning are enriched by the association with the participants in the Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program.
For more information please call 720-554-4464.