Mental Health Day Treatment Facility
Mental health continues to be a priority for Cherry Creek Schools. We currently use the 3-2-1 mental health model (three mental health professionals in every high school, two in every middle school and one in every elementary school) and support students with several social-emotional curricula.
However, Colorado has historically underfunded support for mental health in schools and we continue to see an increased need across our school district.
That's why we are working to build a Mental Health Day Treatment Facility to directly suppport the needs of students in our district.
Points of Pride
• Only district in Colorado with registered nurse in every building.
• 3-2-1 mental health model: There are three mental health professionals in every high school, two in every middle school and one in every elementary school.
CCSD In the News
What began as an ambitious vision became a concrete reality this week, as officials from Cherry Creek Schools and STRIDE Community Health formally opened two school-based health centers designed to provide quality, equitable care to students and families from across the district.
Cherry Creek Schools students can access up to three free behavioral health sessions, thanks to a new program recently established by the Colorado Legislature.
Every day, every class at Polton begins with Den Circles, a communal meeting time that offers students and teachers alike a chance to check in with each other and focus on well-being, mental health and social-emotional wellness.
Mental health can have a significant impact on students as well as their peers and the adults around them, but many students who need a therapeutic setting cannot currently access one. That's why Cherry Creek Schools is pioneering mental health supports with a day treatment facility.
Cherry Creek Schools is celebrating Mental Health Awareness in the present by imagining the future of mental health. As education continues to grow and evolve, schools are also seeing a shift in their approach to mental health.