Equity, Culture and Community Engagement
Welcome to the Department of Equity, Culture and Community Engagement!
We are honored to support Cherry Creek Schools’ mission: to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve and to care. We do this by:
- Supporting academic success of all students
- Fostering a culture of equity and inclusion
- Engaging with the community to produce positive outcomes for all students
Equity work has been a part of Cherry Creek Schools for more than three decades, and we are grateful to carry on the legacy to ensure all students succeed.
CCSD In the News
More than a hundred Cherry Creek Schools educators attended the inaugural Transformative Equity Experience (TEE) at the end of May with four days of sessions, student performances, and keynote speakers with one goal in mind: to find hope in community and support educators in growing their knowledge and skills.
Fourth and fifth-grade students at Independence and Polton Elementaries learned about poetry from Aurora’s Poet Laureate, Ahja Fox, who visited students recently to teach them about poetry and to hear their creations.
Indigenous students from across the district celebrated with family and friends at the Third Annual Indigenous Graduate Celebration, which included families from more than twenty nations.
Families, staff members, and students from Red Hawk Ridge Elementary gathered at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus (CCIC) on May 18 to celebrate the student leadership group that came from a one-year partnership between the school and RISE Colorado, a local non-profit that partners with schools to educate, engage, and empower families.
Colorado would guarantee the right of Native American students to wear items such as eagle feathers and other traditional clothing at graduation ceremonies through a bill under consideration this year.