Elementary School #45
Thank you CCSD voters!
The Cherry Creek School District is pleased to announce the construction of a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding and provide a quality education to students in the southeast area of the district. Elementary #45 is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year and will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, on the west side of S. Blackstone Pkwy across from E. Long Place: 7795 S. Blackstone Parkway, Aurora, CO, 80016.
September 22: Attend a Meet and Greet at the school site with the principal!
September 1: Follow our construction progress with our partner, JHL Construction!
August 13: Follow us on Facebook and stay connected to all our events and happenings!
May 20: The official groundbreaking was held at the site of the school where attendees celebrated the opening of elementary school #45.
May 10: The Board of Education voted to approve the enrollment boundaries based on a recommendation from the Long-Range Planning Facility.
February 3 & 4: Community members were invited to a virtual presentation about elementary school #45 and share their feedback about boundary options.
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Teolyn Bourbonnie, the principal of the newest elementary school in CCSD, is excited to inspire her students to be bold, brave and brilliant.
Attendees gathered to celebrate and dig deep at the groundbreaking for elementary school #45, located in the southeast part of the district.
Elementary School #45, the newest addition to the Cherry Creek Schools family, now has an official address!
Where will the school be located?
Elementary #45 will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, at the corner of S. Blackstone Pkwy and E Valleyhead Way. The school's address is 7795 S. Blackstone Parkway, Aurora, CO, 80016.
Why has this location been selected for the new school?
Public school sites are dedicated to the school district and the location is determined by the builder/developer. The site is included in the original neighborhood design and can be viewed by all potential residents of the community prior to purchasing their home.
What academic and extracurricular activities will the school offer?
Elementary #45 will have academic and extracurricular activities consistent with other schools in the area.
All schools include staffing for Music, Art and Physical Education and additional staffing plans are mainly site-based. Integrated Arts beyond these three will be determined by the school as possible with larger enrollment and staffing. Special services staffing for Special Education, Gifted & Talented, and English Language Learners is also provided at all schools.
Each elementary school receives the same amount of funding from the District Athletics & Activities Department to provide afterschool clubs & activities to students. Common choices include Intramural sports, Choir, Art Club, Chess Club, etc. Teacher "sponsored" interest clubs will vary based on staff at each school.
When will Elementary #45 be formally named?
The naming process for a new school involves the entire community. Elementary #45 will go through their naming process in the months before the school opens in 2022. Check back in early 2022 for more details.
Will my child have priority to attend because we attend the preschool?
Attending the preschool in a school in CCSD does not provide any priority consideration to attend Kindergarten through 5th grade at that same school. Families are able to request a transfer to attend the school and schools must follow the priority and lottery guidelines when considering applications.
Will my children have to transfer schools? Can they stay at Altitude?
The final decision about "grandfathering" students to stay at Altitude has not yet been made. The District has historically grandfathered students who will be entering 5th grade to remain in their current school. Since a new school is being built to address overcrowding conditions, grandfathering is not typically extended to students in the lower grade levels.
The boundary and school changes approved in May 2021 will take effect when Elementary #45 opens in August 2022.
How do I stay updated with the school’s construction and opening?
Visit this website! This site will be updated regularly with the construction progress, and answer frequently asked questions.
I have a question that isn’t in the FAQ. Who should I contact?
You can email your questions, feedback or comments to: ElemSchool45@cherrycreekschools.org