District Wide Grants
Working together across the district to help our students bloom, flourish and become tomorrow’s leaders.
Sharing the Love of Reading
Reading Together is an afterschool program in CCSD elementary schools. This program pairs students who have scored “partially proficient” or “unsatisfactory” on the TCAP with older students – resulting in impressive gains for both students. In 2007-2008, 100% of the 912 students completing the Reading Together program improved a minimum of one grade level in reading with some students reaching grade-level skill. In 2008-2009, the tutored children averaged one-and-a-half years of growth in reading skills such as accuracy, fluency and comprehension. In addition to academic gains, this program fosters leadership potential, positive relationships, social development and self-esteem.
Shaping the Future
The annual Monte C. Moses Scholarship is awarded to students who need financial assistance to complete a professional teacher licensure program at a Colorado college or university. The scholarship, founded in honor of past CCSD Superintendent Monte Moses, was first given in 2006 and has provided educational opportunities for 7 dedicated CCSD graduates.
Thinking Outside the Textbook
Cherry Creek Schools Foundation has provided more than $1.1 million to CCSD educators in grants designed to encourage, facilitate and recognize innovative and creative instructional approaches. From Smoky Hill High School’s “Get a Grip Robotics Spectroscopy” to Sky Vista Middle School’s “Virtual News Studio,” these grants have enriched the education of Cherry Creek students.
From STEMs, Come Amazing Blossoms of Brilliance
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, or STEM, is key to ensuring that CCSD students have the competitive edge in the local and global workforce. As Richard Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education said, “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t yet been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.”
The Cherry Creek Schools Foundation was excited to participate in the completion of the Institute of Science and Technology at the Overland and Prairie campus. The Foundation assisted in raising funds to populate the facility with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to provide students with authentic STEM experiences. The 58,000-square-foot center will serve 6th through 12th graders.