Overland High School Profile
Overland High School, which opened in 1978, is a comprehensive public, suburban, college-oriented institution. Overland, one of 7 high schools in the district, has a calendar of 180 days, comprised of two eighteen-week sessions. Overland utilizes an alternating block schedule consisting of a daily schedule of four, ninety-four minute periods, including a 30 minute Advisory Period once per week. Overland High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the Colorado State Department of Education. Our mission statement is “We believe that by building strong relationships with students, colleagues, parents and community members, we will guide and support our students to reach their highest academic potential.” Overland offers a bold new approach to education featuring a creative focus in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with a strong liberal arts foundation. Our goal is to create a seamless transition and become a premier campus in Colorado where our students meet state standards in math, science, reading, and English.
Cherry Creek School District covers approximately 110 square miles in the southeast metropolitan boundaries of the Denver area. CCSD consists of forty elementary schools (grades K-5); one charter school (grades K-8); eleven middle schools (grades 6-8); one alternative high school, Cherry Creek Prep; and six high schools: Cherokee Trail High School, Cherry Creek High School, Eaglecrest High School, Grandview High School, Overland High School, and Smoky Hill High School. The school district serves approximately 48,707 children in a comprehensive program that includes excellent educational facilities for all types of children.