Frequently Asked Questions

1.  How do I request admission for my child to CCA?

Admittance to Cherry Creek Academy is done from a wait list on a first-come, first-serve basis, using the priority listed in the Wait List, Admissions and Withdrawal policies.  Click here to visit the admissions section of our website.

2. Are charter schools public schools?

Charter schools in Colorado are public schools.  They are funded in the Public School Finance Act, along with all other public schools. Charter schools receive per pupil revenue (PPR) on the same basis as other public school students enrolled in the district that granted its charter except that districts may retain up to 5% of charter school students’ PPR for actual administrative costs.

Charter schools are subject to all State and Federal provisions prohibiting discrimination and must enroll students in a non-discriminatory manner. Although charter schools are public schools, they do not have the independent mill levy override and bonding authority that school districts use to finance their capital facilities. To the extent state funds are not available to support this cost, operating revenues are used to pay for these costs.

Please visit CCA's charter school information page for a more detailed explanation.

3.  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© home page: www.coreknowledge.org