Comprehensive Literacy Plan
The Cherry Creek Literacy Plan (CCLP) is designed with a single goal in mind: to support all students in developing strong literacy skills and positive identities as learners. In particular, the district is looking to ensure traditionally underserved populations — including students acquiring English, students with disabilities, students eligible for free or reduced lunch, students experiencing homelessness, students in foster care, migrant students, and students of color — are provided the appropriate instruction to make sure that when we talk about all students developing strong literacy skills, we mean each and every student. The goal of the Cherry Creek Literacy Plan (CCLP) is to ensure each student reads proficiently by the end of 3rd grade, and that ALL students can read, write, think, and communicate with grade level competency.
Cherry Creek School District is committed to building a comprehensive structured literacy program that serves every single one of our students. We believe Structured Literacy and both Content and Disciplinary Literacy will give our students the literacy skills they need to be successful in their lives. By using data from common assessments, including progress monitoring, district and building leaders will be able to focus conversations around literacy on identifiable areas for growth and make appropriate strategic plans to address these areas of growth.
This comprehensive literacy plan is designed to be aspirational and name what literacy practices will be in place by the school year 2026-2027. Each section has a multi-year implementation plan which is meant to be a guide for schools and district leadership in reaching Cherry Creek’s ideal state and revisited annually.