Partnerships for Academically Successful Students
** PLEASE NOTE: Cherry Creek School District will require masks inside ALL school buildings for ALL students, staff and visitors.
The District P.A.S.S. (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students) is comprised of parents, Cherry Creek teachers and administrators, and community members. P.A.S.S. supports the district's goal of Inclusive Excellence and is a critical component of systemic equity transformation. P.A.S.S. at the district level is led by the Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence and supported by the P.A.S.S. Steering Committee, and serves the purpose of engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships that lead to positive outcomes for all students, but more specifically, students of color. P.A.S.S. is a structure that fosters the intentional building of relationships between the school and the parent communities in an effort to create an inclusive learning environment for all students. P.A.S.S. also gives parents and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to the administration.
For the 2020-2021 school year, all District P.A.S.S. meetings will be held virtually. For upcoming District P.A.S.S. dates and meeting information email the Department of Equity, Culture and Community Engagement: CCSDEquity@cherrycreekschools.org, to be added to the email distribution list.
2021-2022 District P.A.S.S. Goals
- To provide opportunities to center students' perspectives and narratives in order to create more equitable experiences.
- To strengthen communication channels with CCSD parents/guardians so that they can navigate the CCSD system.
- To increase the presence and engagement of community members of color throughout CCSD to create new and accurate narratives for students and staff about people of color.
- To increase awareness and knowledge of programming options (i.e. GT, AP, IB, Honors, AVID, Twice SPED, Exceptional, etc.), and ways of accessing these options in our schools and the supports needed for students of color to be successful within these programs.
- To offer a more complete, accurate lens of the content in the curriculum - HB 19-1192 Inclusion of American Minorities in Teaching Civil Government concerning the inclusion of matters relating to American minorities in the teaching of social contributions in civil government in education commission to make recommendations to include the history, culture, and social contributions of American Indians, Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals within these minority groups, the contributions and persecution of religious minorities, and the intersectionality of significant social and cultural features within these communities, in the teaching and content standards for history and civics, and making an appropriation.