• Work-based Learning

    The Cherry Creek School District Work-based Learning program is designed to connect students with career pathways of interest by partnering with businesses in the community. Through these experiences, students will have the opportunity to explore career pathways and develop career readiness skills. The program offers two (2) ways to experience real-world, hands-on learning in each CTE Pathway including internships and apprenticeships. If you are interested in getting involved as an Industry Partner please click here to fill out our industry partner form.

    Cherry Creek School District offers three (3) ways to experience real world, hands-on learning in each pathway including:

    • Learning About Work: provides exposure to different career clusters and pathways including career counseling, industry speakers and project-based learning.
    • Learning Through Work: opportunities to interact with professionals from industry and community including internships and industry-sponsored projects.
    • Learning At Work: pathway-specific training that occurs at a work site and prepares students for employment in the industry including apprenticeships. 

    Cherry Creek Unique Programs

    Cherry Creek Schools offers many unique Work-based Learning programs including internships and apprenticeships. For more information on those programs, click on the links below.


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  • Executive Internship

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    The Executive Internship program provides high academic and high achieving high school seniors the opportunity to gain exposure to a career field they may want to pursue after graduation. The interns complete 100 hours at their internship site, complete weekly summaries and hourly reports, obtain sponsor approval of time sheets every four weeks, and complete the final project as assigned by the Program Coordinator.  Cherry Creek school insurance covers interns while on site at their internship location.  Interns receive one credit for the semester and a letter grade for completing the 100 hours of internship work in addition to all other internship requirements.

    Experience includes: 

    • Work-based experience learning program
    • 100 hours (average 6 hours per week in 18 weeks, 10 hours per week in summer)
    • Non-paid professional environment

    Internship Requirements:

    • 3.2 or higher GPA
    • Recommendations
    • Interview attendance
    • Own transportation
    • Current Junior
    • Interview with Internship Coordinator

    For more information check out the Internship Flyer.

    If you have questions please email the Internship Coordinator at ccook8@cherrycreekschools.org.

  • Apprenticeship - Careerwise Colorado

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    Through CareerWise Colorado, students earn a wage while receiving hands-on work experience where they can apply their high school classroom learning each week. The apprenticeship lasts three years to ensure that students have the experience to either enter the workforce upon completion or the perspective as to how and why higher education can help them achieve their career goals. Eligibility depends on student's maturity, reliability, commitment and graduation status. Modern youth apprenticeships are offered in the following career pathways: advanced manufacturing, information technology, financial services, business operations, and healthcare. Additional opportunities will become available based on student interest.

    Click Here for current open apprenticeships at Careerwise and links to apply: 

    Apprenticeship Requirements:

    • Sophomore or Junior
    • Ability to balance school and apprenticeship

    For more information, see Careerwise Flyer.

    If you have more questions go to Careerwise Colorado or email the Apprenticeship Coordinator at ccook8@cherrycreekschools.org.

  • Future Educator Apprenticeship (FEP)

    Future Educator Apprenticeship Program: 

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    The Future Educator Pathway is a CTE Pathway that includes innovation, dual enrollment course work, and culminates in an established apprenticeship within CCSD. As an apprentice, students earn valuable experience and work hours in the Education pathway, working as a paraprofessional in a K-8 placement within Cherry Creek School District. Students can earn college credits, wages, paraprofessional certification, classroom hours and access to a professional network. Courses are available to all students, not just those interested in an Apprenticeship. University of Colorado Denver classes will require additional fees depending on number of credits taken per semester.

    For More Information Check out the links below: 

    If you have more questions email the Apprenticeship Coordinator at ccook8@cherrycreekschools.org.

  • Automotive Tech Apprenticeship

    Automotive Tech Apprenticeship - CCSD Transportation 

    Automotive Technicians diagnose the causes of a wide variety of problems with vehicles and perform necessary repairs. They have a deep knowledge of the various systems within a car or truck and can reference manuals and technical drawings. In addition, Automotive Technicians are responsible for safely and efficiently operating tools, keeping tools in proper working order, and efficiently producing repairs that meet quality standards.

    Cherry Creek School District is looking for apprentices in the transportation department. For more information click on the flyer below. 

    Automotive Tech Apprenticeship Flyer

    If you would like more information email the Apprenticeship Coordinator at ccook8@cherrycreekschools.org.

Last Modified on October 10, 2022