This school from an outsiders point of view may seem like less than special or maybe even worse than that. It's a small school, that's not the best at sports or in the arts department(s). It has a strange collective of students, despite the amount of students that actually go there. Yes it has it's downs, but for every down, there is an up. Clear Creek has shown me to never judge a book by its cover! Many of the students may have known each other for years, especially since the middle school is connected, but if you're a newbie - they're incredibly open and accepting towards you. There's someone for all types of kids and cliques - and hopping around a few isn't a strange concept either. They're incredibly accepting and the teachers are there for you. For being an outsider, I never really felt left out or alienated. To keep it short, yes they're not in the "Top 50 Schools in The Nation" but the Gold Diggers have pride in who they are and what they do - and that's what counts.
We feel very fortunate to have found Clear Creek High School. This school, located at the top of Floyd Hill, feels like a small community. The administration and teachers are very involved and invested in student success. The small class sizes mean attention is given to every student. The options for extra curricular activities in high school are wonderful. CCHS has a "no cut" policy so every student that wants to participate is given the opportunity. Our daughter is on an IEP and has been supported both academically and socially since she arrived. The faculty and students have been very supportive and have went out of their way to make her feel comfortable and included. She has participated on the ski team and in soccer. In addition she has received much more academic assistance in the classroom at CCHS. Those opportunities, both academic and social, were not available to her in neighboring larger districts. At a time where parents have more choice in schools I would highly recommend considering this well rounded, small school in the mountains.
We have an exchange student from Spain living with us. She thinks the quality of the school is very good and the teachers do a great job. She has been taking care of wonderfully and feels welcome in the community. The communication through emails and website is good.
The bullying not only by students but also by staff of the district is outrageous. They think they can tell people who and where they can and can NOT talk to people. They don't follow IEP's and they do NOT treat everyone equal for who they are. They choose their favorites and that is the A typical straight A student and the all star athletic students. They say they have bully policies in place and they don't follow them. In "FACT" one teacher said "We don't have bullying here" First sign of denial. The RSO is also the boxing coach and allow HIS students to threaten others with their skills and lets it go. This is the worst district I have ever seen for social and emotional. This is all how I see it with some able to be proven. Do you love your kids? Think about your choices. I do NOT recommend Clear Creek Schools. NOT one of them.
If you really want to know how horrible this school is, just ask some locals! I'm sure they'll have alot of valuable information for you! This is a very unfare school, which does not challenge kids at all!!!!
Clear Creek is a hidden gem. It is located in a beautiful new building off I-70 in Evergreen. Our boys have benefitted from the small class sizes, rigorous curriculum and wonderful, passionate teachers. They are well prepared for college. Plus, they have enjoyed participating in three sports a year. Very warm, community-minded atmosphere.
The new principal is great! The changes in academic offerings at this school and others in the district are challenging all students to become high achievers. The social culture is also much kinder and accepting.