About CCA

Mission Statement

“Motivated students and responsible parents working together with exemplary teachers for excellent education.”

History of CCA

Cherry Creek Academy was started in 1995 by a group of parents from throughout the district. Their goals were to provide a higher quality education using “core values” such as Core Knowledge© curriculum, phonics, letter grades, textbooks, strong discipline, Character Education, uniforms and extensive parent involvement. Classes began in September 1995 with a full enrollment in grades K-6. Cherry Creek Academy has matured into a stable, high-quality K-8 educational institution and will continue to be one of the leading schools in the charter school movement!

What is Core Knowledge©?

The Core Knowledge Sequence© is a detailed outline of specific content to be taught in language arts, history, geography, mathematics, science and the fine arts. It is a guide to coherent content from grade to grade, designed to encourage steady academic progress as children build their knowledge and skills from one year to the next. (from Core Knowledge Sequence©, The Core Knowledge Foundation, 1998).

Core Knowledge© Resources

What Your Kindergartner-Sixth Grader Needs to Know edited by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., is a good first resource about specific Core Knowledge© goals.

Books to Build On: A Grade by Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers, is an annotated listing of a variety of resources relevant to the topics studied in the Core Knowledge Sequence©.

Core Knowledge© home page: www.coreknowledge.org

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