What's Happening at CCIC

  • Preparing the Next Generation of Nurses

    As the United States deals with a nursing shortage that is only expected to continue, the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus could help fill that pipeline with a class for Certified Nurse's Assistants. Instructor Elerie Archer, R.N., shares what it’s like to teach students in this critical field. “Knowing that you have someone’s life at your fingertips is powerful.”

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  • Notes from the Field: Teacher Jocelyn Nguyen-Reed

    Jocelyn Nguyen-Reed, CCIC’s computer science teacher, was recently interviewed by “Spark," a newsletter by the Colorado Department of Education, about teaching during this unusual school year.

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  • CCIC CNA Teacher Elerie Archer appointed to Coleman Healthcare Policy Cabinet

    Congratulations to Elerie Archer, our Certified Nurse Aide instructor, who has been appointed to the Coleman Healthcare Policy Cabinet!🎉 Members of this cabinet will influence and impact policy decisions for State Representative and House Majority Co-Whip James R. Coleman. Representative Coleman represents District 7 (Denver) in the Colorado Assembly.

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  • Teaching Health Literacy during a Pandemic

    As students have returned to the classrooms, many have brought questions about the pandemic or other health issues to nurses and teachers. For Becca Hinnenkamp, a health and wellness teacher at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus and a Certified Pharmacy Technician, health literacy is a large part of her job.

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  • Book an appointment with a CCIC Counselor

    Use the online scheduler to book an appointment with a CCIC counselor. Counselors can answer questions about CCIC enrollment, repair schedules, help with post graduate planning or apprenticeships and provide emotional support. Meetings will be virtual.

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  • Too Cool for Typical School

    AvidLifestyle Magazine recently featured the CCIC for its approach to college and career preparedness. The article features a conversation with Principal Mark Morgan about what makes the CCIC different from other schools.

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  • CCIC Auto Teacher a Finalist in 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

    Brian Manley, an automotive technology teacher at Cherry Creek Innovation Campus, is among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country that are finalists for the 2020 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Manley is in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash awards.

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  • CCIC Auto Student Named Tomorrow's Technician Student of the Month

    Congratulations to CCIC Automotive Student Nathan Harris! The Continental Student of the Month program, in the magazine "Tomorrow's Technician," spotlights automotive students who deserve to be recognized for hard work. Click the link above to read the full article on pages 12-13!

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  • CCIC Senior Named 2020 Daniels Scholar

    Congratulations to CCIC student Grace Barlow for being named a 2020 Daniels Scholar. Grace attends Smoky Hill High School and is in the IT Pathway at the CCIC. Daniels Scholars are selected because of their exceptional character, leadership and commitment to serving their communities.

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  • HOSA State Leadership Conference

    CCIC had over 40 students qualify to compete at the HOSA State Leadership Conference. The students spent three days competing both in downtown Denver and at Metro State University, attending seminars and networking with local leading health care partners. 13 of our 40 competitors placed top 10 in the state, and 3 students placed in the top 3, qualifying them to compete at the International Leadership Conference in Houston this summer!

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  • CCIC's First State DECA Competition

    The first State DECA competition for CCIC was a huge success!! All CCIC Business Services students attending finished in the top ten in the state. Two students finished in the top five which qualified them for the international competition in Nashville at the end of April. Congratulations!

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  • Senator Cory Gardner Visits the CCIC

    Sen. Cory Gardner visited the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus to meet students and garner feedback about their work at the CCIC. Sen. Gardner met students from the Certified Nursing Assistant and Lodging Resort Management programs before touring the building. During a roundtable conference held with students, Gardner praised their commitment to industries and services that will have an impact on the future of the state. "I'm very proud of all the work you're doing ... This (school) meets needs not just in Colorado, but across the country."

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  • Future Forward Kitchen Design at the CCIC

    The February 2020 issue of Foodservice Equipment Reports detailed the future forward design of the three learning areas used in CCIC's ProStart classes and apprenticeship programs. From concept development, to equipping the real-life teaching labs, the collaborative result prepares students to work in and run commercial kitchens.

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  • U.S. Air Force Colonel Nick Hague Visits the CCIC

    U.S. Air Force Col. Nick Hague visited the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus to offer students insights about his 203-day mission to the International Space Station in 2019. "Science was our mission. We were there to expose experiments to long-term microgravity," Hague explained, detailing experiments ranging from growing protein crystals to sequencing and editing DNA. Hague also encouraged students to follow his path to the cosmos. "(The space program) needs scientists, engineers, people who can work with tools. We need you."

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  • Women in Leadership Breakfast at the CCIC

    An outstanding event hosted at the CCCIC featured 5 female CCIC Construction students and keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Jackson from Design-Build Inc. The event “Women in Leadership Breakfast” was hosted by Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) and included many other guests and sponsors. A special thanks to two very special student speakers, Keidyfer Leon and Mac Opp, who each talked about how the CCIC has changed not only their outlook on education but also their future careers. The students did an outstanding job discussing what it means to be a “female in construction” and how they look forward to being in roles of leadership in the industry after graduation.

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  • U.S. Department of Education Visits the CCIC

    Scott Stump, the U.S. Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education, toured the CCIC building on January 17, "You are offering students the skills that set them up for multiple pathways of success," Stump said as he watched instructors guide students through work in one of the CCIC's Advanced Manufacturing classes.

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