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Admissions FAQ

What is the admissions process at Cherry Creek Academy?

Cherry Creek Academy is a waitlist school, which means that your child will need to be on our waitlist to be offered a spot. To join our waitlist, please complete a Waitlist Application at your earliest convenience. Please note, your childs position on our waitlist is based on the time and date your application is received. 

You will receive a receipt of your application upon completion. Please keep this document for your records. In addition, you will receive a confirmation email from our Admissions Director within 24 business hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email from our Admissions Director, please email Once your application is received, your child will be placed on an age-appropriate waitlist. Cherry Creek Academy has a separate waitlist for each grade level. You may email to update any information regarding your application or to receive an update on your child's position on our waitlist. 

How do I add my child's name to the waitlist?

You may add your child to our waitlist by completing a Waitlist Application

What is the average wait time for Cherry Creek Academy's waitlist?

Children typically wait three to five years for admission to our school. 

Does Cherry Creek Academy give priority?

Yes, please refer to our Enrollment, Waitlist, and Withdrawal policies to view a full list of priorities given. 

When is the best time to inquire about my child's status on the waitlist?

The most accurate picture of a child's likelihood to be offered a spot at Cherry Creek Academy can be given late February or early March the year before you would like your child(ren) to attend. However, you may email for an update on your child's position at any time. 

May I have a Tour of the School?

Our school provides both public and private tours. Please visit our Tours page for more information regarding public tour registration, dates, and times. Private tours are available for families who are being offered admission to Cherry Creek Academy and will receive directions to sign up in the child's admission offer. 

Our Personal Information Has Changed, How Do I Update Our Waitlist Application?

If you currently have a student on the waitlist and need to update your personal information such as email, cell phone, mailing address, please email Include your student's first and last names and your first and last name in the email. You do not need to submit an additional Waitlist Application.

Do I need to submit a new waitlist application each year?

No, a Waitlist Application needs to be submitted only once for each child. Your child will remain on an age-appropriate waitlist and your child's grade level will be updated at the end of each school year. 

Does Cherry Creek Academy charge tuition?

Cherry Creek Academy is a public charter school within the Cherry Creek School District and, therefore, does not charge tuition. Charter schools 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.

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).

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Who can I contact if I have more questions?

You may reach out to our Admissions Director at with any questions you may have.