• School Boundary Changes

    For New Schools

    Boundary changes are needed when a new school is built, to direct existing and future neighborhood students to balance projected enrollments.

    For Established Schools

    Boundary changes to existing schools are needed when school capacities and projected enrollment numbers are no longer balanced.  

    Boundary Change For Fall 2024

    On March 11, 2024, the Board of Education approved the following overflow boundary change. 

     

    Scenario A: An overflow boundary change from Altitude Elementary to Woodland Elementary for students residing in Southshore at Aurora Filing No. 19 and the southern portion of Southshore at Aurora Filing No. 17.

     

    Due to overcrowding at Altitude Elementary School and under-enrollment at Woodland Elementary School, overflow boundary adjustments for these schools are needed to balance projected enrollments and to accommodate future growth in the Southshore community. 

     

    The overflow boundary change process underwent an extensive community engagement process. The District’s Long-Range Facility Planning Committee first identified three scenarios with the goal of alleviating overcrowding pressures, balancing enrollment, ensuring student safety, and maintaining efficient use of district facilities. These three options were presented to the community during two open house meetings on February 5th and 6th and via an online survey. More than 200 people attended the community meetings and more than 600 survey responses were received. Community feedback indicated a strong preference for Scenarios A and C. All feedback was shared with the District Leadership Team and the Board of Education. Ultimately, Scenario A was chosen because it significantly minimized the number of current students impacted (data below) and is one of the areas located closest to Woodland.

    Current and projected students impacted by scenario
      A B C    
    2023/24 97 141 153    
    2024/25 144 138 150    
    2025/26 174 162 149    
    2026/27 174 149 179    

     

    The new boundaries will be implemented in the 2024-2025 school year (see map below). This boundary change will have no impact on the middle or high school school assignment.  Please follow this link to search next year’s school boundaries by address.

     

    As a reminder, this change will be effective starting in the 2024-25 school year and will not impact any boundaries for the middle and high schools. This change allows for two exceptions:

    1. All students entering 5th grade in the 24-25 school year will be assigned to remain at Altitude.
    2. All siblings of 5th grade students can remain at Altitude for one additional year so families do not have children attending two different elementary schools. Please contact the Admissions and Records Manager, Jeremy Wimer, at jwimer@cherrycreekschools.org by April 12, 2024 to request attendance for the 24-25 school year.

    Students living in the boundary change area will be provided bus transportation to Woodland Elementary School.

    Please send any questions or feedback to Planning@cherrycreekschools.org 

    Boundary Changes For Fall 2023

    On December 12, 2022, the Board of Education approved the following boundary changes.  

    1.)  A permanent boundary change from the current Overflow area of Mountain Vista to Aspen Crossing.     
     
    In June 2019, before residents moved into the area, an Overflow boundary to Aspen Crossing from Mountain Vista was implemented.  The students from this area have been attending Aspen Crossing since moving into the area.  This change will not impact any current student's school assignment.
     

     

     
    2.)  Boundary change from Mountain Vista to Dakota Valley Elementary.  (East Quincy Highlands area)
     
    By 2024, the boundary for Mountain Vista needs a change.   Additional residential development in the area (outlined in yellow below) will increase the enrollment at Mountain Vista beyond the building capacity.   The development includes 665 new residences that could produce 140 elementary students, 70 middle school students and 70 high school students.   New families from this development are projected to start to move into the area during the 2024-25 SY.

    Multiple solutions were considered:

    A)  Reassign elementary students south of the new development area to Antelope Ridge Elementary. (165 students live in this area)

    B)  Reassign elementary students west of Mountain Vista to Aspen Crossing Elementary. (45 students live in this area)

    C)  Reassign elementary students north of Quincy Ave to Dakota Valley Elementary. (135 students live in this area)

    MapDescription automatically generated The new boundaries will be implemented for the 2023-24 SY.

                • 2023-24 SY: All new students moving into the area will be assigned to Dakota Valley.
                • 2023-24 SY: Students entering PreK & KG will be assigned to Dakota Valley.
                • 2024-25 SY: Students entering 2nd & 3rd grade will be assigned to Dakota Valley.  Families may request in January 2024, to remain at Mountain Vista on School Choice transfer.
                • Bus service will be provided to Mountain Vista through the 2024-25 SY.
              • Younger siblings and current students can submit Choice transfers to attend / stay at Mountain Vista. However, bus transportation will only be provided through the 2024-25 SY.
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              • All current Mountain Vista students in the area north of Quincy Ave can request to transfer to Dakota Valley earlier than reassigned. 
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              • Bus transportation will be provided to Dakota Valley according to District Policy EEA starting in 2023-24 SY. 

     

    3.)  Sunrise Elementary area students will be assigned to the Smoky Hill HS feeder area.  

    During the 2018-19 SY, the boundary for Eaglecrest HS was adjusted and students in the Summit & Arrowhead Elementary areas were re-assigned from Eaglecrest HS to Smoky Hill HS.  At that time, it was suggested that the Sunrise Elementary area also be re-assigned to Smoky Hill to provide further relief to Eaglecrest.

    This boundary change will have no impact on the middle school assignment.  All students at Horizon Community MS will unite into the Smoky Hill HS feeder area and no longer be split into different high schools.   This boundary change consolidates the bus service provided in the area. 

    New students moving into the area will be assigned to Smoky Hill HS for 23-24 SY.  

        Current 9-12th graders from the Sunrise area who are attending Eaglecrest HS (during the 22-23 SY) will remain and receive bus service* through the 2025-26 SY.

        Current 8th graders from the Sunrise area enrolled in CCSD will be assigned to Eaglecrest HS with bus service* through 2025-26 SY.

        Younger students from the Sunrise area will be assigned to Smoky Hill HS for 9th grade and may apply to go to Eaglecrest HS on a ChoiceTransfer.  No bus service will be guaranteed, but parents can apply for Space Available seats through the 2025-26 SY.

    Bus service* will be provided for students attending Smoky Hill HS. 

    *District Policy EEA: The District shall furnish transportation to all elementary school students (KG-5th) who live beyond a 1 mile walking distance from their assigned school, to all middle school students (6-8th) who live beyond a 1½ mile walking distance from their assigned school, and to all high school students (9-12th) who live beyond a 2 mile walking distance from their assigned school.

     

    Please send any questions or feedback to Planning@cherrycreekschools.org 

Last Modified on March 20, 2024