Multiple Academic Programs
Cherry Creek Schools offers multiple college and career programs to help you succeed. Multiple academic programs offer various courses and learning experiences. They provide students the opportunities to earn academic credit for high school graduation into postsecondary success outside of the traditional course sequence. Each program is defined and is accessed by each student based on the individual student’s academic interest and unique needs.
Students pursue a path over multiple years and graduate prepared for a full range of postsecondary options— two- or four-year college, certification, apprenticeship, military service or formal job training. Through these college and career academic programs, students are pre- pared for both, not just one or the other.
Advancement via Individaul Determination (AVID)
AVID is a rigorous, college preparatory program. AVID uses research-based curriculum and strategies that support student success in areas such as critical thinking, college and career, literacy and math.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Advanced placement courses allow students to take advanced, college-level courses. In addition to rigorous courses, students will take an end-of-course exam. Colleges and Universities have varying policies on the test score required to earn college credit.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccaluareate Diploma Programme is aimed at developing students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge—students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. The program consists of 6 core content course areas and a Theory of Knowledge course that encourages students to think independently and creatively so that they are able to engage on a more global level with others.
In partnership with CCSD, CareerWise Colorado, coordinates a variety of opportunities for rising junior and senior students to jump-start their career while still in high school by way of apprenticeship. A robust, business-type model created after the Swiss apprentice model, this initiative prepares students for real-world industry needs.
Concurrent Enrollment (CE)
In partnership with the Community College System of Colorado, students have the option to take college-level courses while in high school to earn community college credit. Designated guarantee transfer courses are honored at all of Colorado’s public four-year institutions if a student earns a C or better.
ASCENT stands for Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment. ASCENT offers a fifth year of high school where students are accelerated into college during the final year. Students interested in ASCENT must apply via their counselor and meet program requirements. Funding for ASCENT is dependent upon annual state budget allocations.
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education has dedicated pathways where students can earn industry-recognized certificates and/or concurrent enrollment credit.