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               Welcome to          Cherry Creek
High School!


              Coming to Creek Booklet

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  (A Handbook for Parents of incoming Freshmen and
New Students Entering Cherry Creek High School​)
Enrolling at CCHS
After you have enrolled at the district and received a school assignment form, do the following:
  1. Turn in the school assignment form to the CCHS Registrar's Office where you will obtain your "check-in" instructions. All check-in materials are found on the CCHS website.
  2. Contact the Counseling Office to schedule an English placement exam and an appointment with a counselor to schedule classes. (Potential ELA students will arrange to take an ELA test) Please have the following information ready when calling the Counseling Office:
Student name, phone number, and ID number
Name and contact number for previous school
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Registration Process for most students:
    1. Take scheduled English-placement exam.
    2. Meet with a counselor to receive CCHS information and select classes. A parent or guardian must attend this meeting with the student. To prepare for the meeting please familiarize yourself with the CCHS Registration Guide, which can be found at Please bring check-out grades, a transcript (can be unofficial), or at least a recent report card when meeting with the counselor.
    3. Check in. Once the check-in paperwork is complete, a peer ambassador will take you to each of the check-in offices. (If enrolling during the spring or summer for the following year, you will check-in with the rest of your class in August) When the check-in process is complete, the checklist form will be turned in to the Registrar's Office and the student will be given a Bear Facts student handbook.

Registration Process for students with a current IEP (Special Education):

The counseling Office will send your contact information to the Student Achievement Services Department, and a representative of that department will contact you about a meeting date to select classes.

Parent Information

A student folder, which includes information about clubs and general information about CCHS, will be given to students when checking in for their counselor conference.

School of Choice

The Cherry Creek School District allows its resident students to apply for enrollment in the Cherry Creek school/program of their choice.  In other words, you may request that your child attend a Cherry Creek school outside your assigned attendance area.  The School of Choice application process beginning with the 2015-2016 school year will be an electronic application that you will be able to access online from January 1st - February 1st from any computer, at any time.  Please note that there will be NO PAPER FORMS available for the School of Choice application process.
There is a limit of one (1) application per student and all information is verified for accuracy. Applications are considered on a space available basis with priority given to families with siblings at the school and to the children of employees of the district.  Parents will be notified of the decision by March 15th and any appeals must be submitted in writing to District Admissions by April 15th.     
Students currently attending a school under School of Choice or an IntraDistrict Transfer approved to the highest grade level do not need to submit an application to return to that school next year.   Non-Resident applications will be available online starting April 1st.  

Shadowing and Tours (Please click HERE for letter)

For new and prospective students who currently attend school outside of the Cherry Creek High School feeder system, a shadow and tour option is available. All shadow appointments have been filled for the 2016-17 school year. Prospective students and families can still schedule a meeting and tour. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come/first served basis and are limited. To arrange a meeting/tour or shadowing experience, please contact Michael Mazenko, at 720-554-2185.
michael mazenkoMichael Mazenko
Program Assistant / Gifted & Talented Coordinator
Office: W543B

Registering for Classes

Students Coming to CCHS from other schools in the district

  1. After you have received official notification in the mail from the Registrar's Office at CCHS indicating that your student has been accepted for School of Choice, follow the instructions outlined in that letter.
  2. Call the Counseling Office to make an appointment for a counselor meeting and to schedule an English placement exam

Process if your student is not in special education:

Before the counselor meeting you might want to look at the school website,

and download the Registration Guide to familiarize your student with class offerings.

During the counselor meeting you will accomplish the following;

  • gain general information about the school
  • learn class options and class placement information
  • agree upon class selections for your student
  • ask questions you have about the school
  • discuss issues that will enable your student to be successful at CCHS
  • please bring the following:
    • withdrawal grades and official withdrawal form from your student's former school
    • a copy of your student's transcript, or at the very least, a copy of his/her latest report card
    • any other information that you believe will be valuable as we begin to know and help your student in his/her transition to Cherry Creek High School

Process for students currently in special education with an active Individual Education Plan (IEP):

The Counseling Office will send your contact information to the Special Education Department, and a representative of that department will contact you about a meeting date to set goals and select classes.

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CMS, WMS, Challenge MS, and CC Academy​ Parent Night​January 19, 2017
5-6:30 pm; Tours
5:30-7:00pm; Academic Dept. Coordinators
7:00-7:45pm; Presentation
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Important Dates​ ​ ​Registration Materials Given to Students at School by CCHS Counselors​ ​
​CMS/WMSJanuary 30, 2017
Challenge and CC AcademyFebruary 3, 2017
Selection of Classes   *Students only
WMS​February 10, 2017WMS Computer Lab​
​CMSFebruary 10, 2017CMS Computer Lab​​
Approved School of Choice students will be notified ​by mid-February. Students currently attending CMS and WMS who are accepted through the SOC process will pre-register their course selections at their school site.
Student Panels & Presentation at CCHS*Students Only​CMS/WMS   January 2017
  • Peer Ambassadors and other student and adult leaders will discuss the CCHS experience​
  • Peer Ambassadors show entertaining video about CCHS
  • Student leaders take groups of students on tours of campus
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​Counseling Office​720-554-2250
​Traci Dougherty, Assistant Principal​720-554-2343