With Cherry Creek High School's continued history and tradition of academic excellence, students are able to take advantage of an unrivaled wealth of STEM opportunities:
- Thirty-two science, twenty-nine mathematics, and thirteen technology/comp. science courses offered
- AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C, and AP Environmental Science
- AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Computer Science, AP Statistics
- Mathematics courses through Abstract Math/Linear Algebra
- Award-winning Sci. Bowl, Sci. Olympiad, Math Team, Destination Imagination , and robotics programs
- Collaborative relationships with local universities to extend learning opportunities
- Nationally recognized offensive and defensive computer security programs
- Nationally recognized Science Research program
Members of the DIrregulars from CCHS work on their DI Presentation.
- Ranked in the top 100 STEM high schools in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report
- Student enrollment of approximately 3,550
- 215 faculty members, over two-thirds which have 11 or more years of teaching experience, eight Ph.D.'s and 78% having earned at least one master's degree
- Blue Ribbon School from U.S. Department of Education
- Recipient of seven PRIDE awards, the highest number ever awarded, from the North Central Accreditation Association
- Advanced Placement courses offered in twenty-eight subject areas
- In 2016, 1,060 students took 2,498 Advanced Placement exams, with 91.8% scoring 3 or higher.
- 540 AP Scholars
- In the latest award year, CCHS had 29 National Merit Scholar Finalists, 35 Commended Students, 2 National Achievement Scholars, and 4 National Hispanic Scholars.
STEM CLUBS at Creek:
Cyber Security (431); Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm
- Destination Imagination
- Environmental Action (419); Wednesdays 3-4 pm
- Math Club; Tuesdays 3-4 pm
Medical Careers Class (click for more information)
Robotics (527); Thursdays 3-6 pm (fall)
Science Olympiad(527); Fridays 3-5 pm
Tech Club (431); Mondays 3-4:30 pm
National Science Bowl; (105); Wednesday 3-4 pm
Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation.
The National Science Bowl for Middle School Students was started in 2002 and includes two types of competitions - an academic math and science competition and a model car race. The car race provides the students with a "hands-on" science and engineering experience where the teams design, build ,and race their model cars.
Regional science bowl championship teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event. High school and middle school teams travel to Washington, D.C. in May. The national events are several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities
DENVER METRO REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR (February 2015). Creek will be sending a substantially larger number of students to the next level (Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair) than in year's past. In addition, Hari Sowrirajan placed second overall and automatically advances to the International Science and Engineering Fair. Sirey Zhang placed third overall as well. All awards are posted at:
Stem In Action 2017 (PTCO Presentation 2/9/2017)
Cherry Creek Math Team January/February News:
28 ten students from the Math Team took the 10th Annual NACLO (North American
Computational Linguistics Olympiad) test.
This was a three hour test. Avi Swartz has been invited to the NACLO
Invitational Round March 10. He was one
of 174 students who scored in the top 10% out of over 2000 students in the
United States and Canada.
Round of the UNC State Math Contest was held January 23, 2016 in Greeley at the
University of Northern Colorado. Two
hundred thirty-six students out of 1398 statewide qualified for the Final
Round. The top sixteen students were
invited to the awards banquet April 2.
Students from Cherry Creek Math Team who placed in the top sixteen
were: 2nd Austen Mazenko, 3rd Hari
Sowrirajan, 4th Avi Swartz, 9th Derwin Wu, and 15th Rahul Thomas. Four other students were named as Honorable
Mention: Sarah Gao, Michael Hu, AJ Kumar, and Isani Singh.
Creek continues to be the top scoring high school in the state on Colorado Math
League. In January there were five
perfect scores: Austen Mazenko, Hari
Sowrirajan, Toby Lee, Avi Swartz, and Isani Singh. On the February contest there were again five
perfect scores: Avi Swartz, Isani Singh,
Hari Sowrirajan, Christopher Lee, and Derwin Wu. The last contest is in March. Cherry Creek is currently ranked number one
in the state for this contest. Isani
Singh and Hari Sowrirajan are two of the four students in the state with a
perfect score on every contest.
results of AMC A and B have been released.
Qualifying from AMC 10/12A for the AIME test are: Andrew Ying (He tied
for the 2nd highest score in the nation.), Avi Swartz (He tied for the 5th
highest score in the nation.), Hari Sowrirajan (AMC 10A school winner), Michel
Hu, Austen Mazenko, Christopher Lee, Derwin Wu, and Isani Singh. The AMC 12A
team score placed Cherry Creek 10th in the nation.
from AMC 10/12B for the AIME test are: Avi Swartz (school winner for AMC 12B)
,Isani Singh (AMC 10B school winner), Austen Mazenko, Hari Sowrirajan, Toby
Lee, and Rahul Thomas.