Parent and Community Involvement
Whether you are a parent, community member or business, there are many opportunities for you to be involved in the Cherry Creek School District. Sharing your time and talents enriches educational experience for our students, provides additional support to teachers and staff and promotes positive school/community partnerships.
There are many volunteer opportunities available at the school and district level. To find one that matches your interests and availability, please review the list below.
Please note: This list represents all districtwide parent engagement groups currently active in CCSD. Any other groups or organizations not listed on this page are not affiliated with CCSD.
District Volunteer Application
New Colorado legislation has prompted a greater need to screen and document volunteers in our schools. Therefore, beginning January 2022, we must ensure that every volunteer completes a brief application to support activities in CCSD schools. This information will be automatically linked to the Raptor System. The good news is you only need to complete this form once per school year, and it will meet the requirement to volunteer in all CCSD buildings.
Access the new form here: District Volunteer Application
The safety and security of our students and staff remains our top priority. Every person entering our buildings must have a District ID or a badge printed from the Raptor System. We thank you for your partnership in keeping our schools safe!
Volunteer in one of our schools
From the classroom to the library to the lunchroom, there are many volunteer opportunities at every Cherry Creek school. If you are interested in volunteering at a particular school, please contact that school directly.
Advanced Academics Parent Advisory Council
The council provides educators and members of the community the opportunity to exchange information and support the district's gifted and advanced learners. The council meets four times during the traditional school year. Contact the Office of Advanced Academic Services at 720-886-7050.
District Accountability Committee (DAC)
This committee has broad responsibilities for ensuring the district's continued educational success and a cost-effective management. It is organized in compliance with Colorado state law. Members of this committee advise the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education on spending priorities, applications for charter schools and district programs. DAC reviews the district improvement plan and prepares an annual report for the Board of Education. Meetings are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., once a month, September through May. Monthly meetings will rotate between the Instructional Support Facility (ISF) located at 5416 S. Riviera Way, Centennial, 80015 and CCSD high schools. Each school also has a School Accountability Committee (SAC) that meets monthly. Please call your child's school for information on how you can become involved.
For more information, please visit the District Accountability Committee (DAC) webpage.
District PASS Committee (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students)
The District PASS Committee supports our goal of Inclusive Excellence and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation. The District PASS Committee is facilitated by the Director of Inclusive Excellence and serves the purpose of engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for students of color. PASS is a structure that fosters the intentional building of relationships between the district, individual schools and parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. PASS also gives parents and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to administration.
For more information, please visit the District PASS Committee webpage.
Indigenous Parent Action Committee (IPAC)
This committee is comprised of Indigenous parents/guardians and staff. The committee meets monthly and focuses on the following: Illuminating the presence of CCSD's Indigenous community. Amplifying the voices of the Indigenous community. Forming cross-district partnerships to strengthen the Indigenous community network. Naming the continuous problems of practice embedded in the CCSD learning experience interfering with Indigenous students' academic and social-emotional success. Affirming and honoring Indigenous students' presence and cultural identities.
For more information, please visit the Indigenous Education webpage.
Leadership Cherry Creek (LCC)
Leadership Cherry Creek provides an opportunity for community members, including parents, grandparents, business leaders, elected officials, and others, to participate in an in-depth, yearlong learning experience about Cherry Creek Schools, and provide your feedback to the district throughout the year and beyond. Principals nominate candidates for LCC each spring.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact your principal.
Long-Range Facility Planning Committee
Community members and administrators work together on this committee to make long-range planning recommendations to the school board. Two residents from each director district and several at-large community members are appointed by the Board of Education. A resident representative of the Homebuilder's Association is also invited to serve on this committee. Regular meetings are held monthly.
For more information, please visit our Long-Range Facility Planning Committee webpage.
Medical Advisory Board
The Medical Advisory Board is composed of healthcare providers in the community. They serve in an advisory capacity to our District Health Services team and district administration on a variety of health issues. The board meets three times per year.
For more information, please visit the Medical Advisory Board webpage or contact the Health Services office at 720-554-4274.
Parent Information Network (PIN)
The Parent Information Network (PIN) is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization providing presentations on topics related to education, parenting and youth-related issues. PIN presentations provide a forum for parents to connect and create a caring community. Monthly presentations are free to all parents, family and community members.
For information about PIN’s upcoming presentation topics/speakers and meeting locations, dates and times, as well as to access podcasts of prior presentations, please visit the Parent Information Network website or email PINccsd@gmail.com.
Parents' Council promotes the exchange of ideas among PTOs/PTCOs in the Cherry Creek School District and serves as a vehicle for communication within the district for parents, teachers, administrators, community members and the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education.
For more information on dates, times and locations of general meetings as well as training workshops for PTO/PTCO presidents and treasurers, please visit the Parents' Council website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program
The purpose of the Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program is to increase community involvement with the Cherry Creek School District, as well as to enable senior citizens to partially offset a portion of their property taxes paid to CCSD. Senior citizens can offset their taxes by volunteering in Cherry Creek Schools. Senior citizens may earn up to $565.20 based on 45 maximum allowed paid volunteer hours once every twelve months, and one payment per property. These hours may be worked any time between the beginning and end of the school year.
Participants must be at least 60 years of age and be a homeowner who resides in their property within the Cherry Creek School District. Those interested in participating in the program must complete an application and submit a copy of their most recent Arapahoe County property tax notice. The program is not open to any current employees of the Cherry Creek School District.
It is our hope that students’ lives and learning are enriched by their association with the participants in the Senior Citizen Tax Offset Program.
For more information, please contact Communication Services at 720-554-4475.
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) focuses on the educational needs of students with disabilities. The committee is composed of parents of children with special needs, as well as professionals and community members. It serves in an advisory capacity to Student Achievement Services and the Cherry Creek Schools Board of Education. At monthly meetings, programs are presented that relate to special education. The meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend.
For more information, please visit the Special Education Advisory Committee webpage.