CHERRY CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT'S STATE PERFORMANCE RESULTS
A review of the statewide assessment of academic performance has shown a frightening reality. In 2022, more than half of our student population did not meet basic expectations in English Language Arts or Math. These unacceptable failure rates were present before COVID, indicating district practices have been failing to educate our children in these critical academic areas for years.
ELIMINATION OF THE MERIT OF VALEDICTORIAN
in March of 2022, district leaders announced their decision to remove the academic honor of Valedictorian beginning with the Class of 2026. They shared that the title of Valedictorian inflicts “harm” on other students. In addition to removing this honor, the district has moved towards a policy of “equity in grading” by “leveling down” academic standards, eliminating requirements and grading for homework, and have even discussed the elimination of Advanced Placement courses and the International Baccalaureate Program.