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The teachers, staff, leadership team and responsible parents at Cherry Creek Academy come together and work hard to ensure academic excellence for CCA's students. The teaching staff at CCA is second to none. Academic excellence at CCA is enhanced with the school's character development program. CCA's students leave prepared for the rigor of competitive high schools and demanding higher education programs.
October 18, 2016

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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Hmm, reading the prior comments, there clearly are some folks that didn't think CCA was the right school for them. No school, teacher or person is perfect so I am sure there are some legitimate gripes but the beauty of Charter Schools is choice. If you don't like the program, find another place for your kiddo that works for them. The unfortunate part of our social media society is that you tend to hear more loudly from the disgruntled and not the majority that is satisfied to elated. Both of our children started at CCA and have been there going on 7 years. We WANT an academically rigorous school. We WANT homework. We WANT character development. And our kids have LOTS of opportunity to socialize and get involved. We are very proud to be at a top rated school like CCA and we recommend it to everyone!!



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My 2nd grader was accepted to CCA this year. And so far I am very pleased. He is actually being challenged. He came from our neighborhood school, where I felt there was no challenge at all. I have a 5th grader on the wait list, and he can't wait to get in because even he can see how much his brother is learning. Homework is not excessive, at least in this grade. And I personally like the pick-up/drop-off arrangement.




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You will get a good education at this school, but I hated the drop-off and pick-up situation, and there is a bullying problem as well. New students that previously came from another school will more than likely struggle at this school academically. I recommend starting during kindergarten. I wound up having to pull my child out of this school for a few different reasons, and I'm glad I did. Some of the teachers are great but others lack in effective communication and helping to come up with a solution to better any struggle a child is having. And something more needs to be done about the bullying problems they have there.

Handles bullying effectively:
SCHOOL LEADER
The Dean of students effectively deals with bullying. He has been at the school for a long time and knows CCA's students and parents well. He believes in the potential of CCA's students and they feel supported by him.
Posted October 18, 2016

Supports LD students:
SCHOOL LEADER
CCA and CCSD have an experienced and talented special education team at CCA. They care about students have the expertise to ensure students get their needs met.
Posted October 18, 2016


Effective school leaders:
SCHOOL LEADER
The leadership team at CCA is dedicated and hard working. They put students first when making decisions. They truly value CCA's teachers and families.
Posted October 18, 2016

Message to families
SCHOOL LEADER
The teachers, staff, leadership team and responsible parents at Cherry Creek Academy come together and work hard to ensure academic excellence for CCA's students. The teaching staff at CCA is second to none. Academic excellence at CCA is enhanced with the school's character development program. CCA's students leave prepared for the rigor of competitive high schools and demanding higher education programs.
Posted October 18, 2016

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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CCA's Dean of Students, in concert with the entire staff, helps ensure CCA is a safe place to learn for all students. In addition to Character Action Plans when students' behavior deviate from the expectations, CCA also encourages rewarding great, inclusive behavior and calling out students when they are "caught" doing the right thing. Bullying is taken very seriously and dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner when it arises.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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CCA partners with Cherry Creek School District to provide services for students requiring special needs, including English as second language, occupational therapy, mental health, reading intervention, and math intervention. Students at all levels are able to be met and challenged at their current levels and encouraged to learn.

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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Principal Cerny is a highly effective leader. He is caring and compassionate as well as visionary in his direction for the school. Assistant Principal Smith is a very hands-on, people-centric leader, putting the needs of the staff and students front and center. This school is well-run by the parent senate in concert with the Leadership team. I feel the Leadership team and senate members alike are approachable and compassionate.

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Last modified Cherry Creek Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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