Superintendent's Message

  • portrait of Christopher Smith, Superintendent

    Welcome back for another great school year!

    The 2023-24 school year brings several exciting programs and initiatives for our community such as free breakfast and lunch meals for every student, a third School-Based Community Health Center, and the opening of Traverse Academy, a first-of-its-kind mental health facility operated by a school district. With the new Universal Preschool program, we are pleased to welcome even more young learners into our buildings to ignite their curiosity and love for learning as they begin their educational journey. 

    Along with these new initiatives, I’m pleased to share our 2023-24 School Year Strategic Plan, which outlines three key priorities: 1) Literacy; 2) Health and Wellbeing; and 3) Disproportionality. Each of these strategic objectives will ensure our organization operates in a way that supports our amazing teachers and staff while providing every student with the high-quality education and supportive environment necessary to find their Pathway of Purpose.

    The Cherry Creek School District is committed to its promise of excellence for every student, every day. We offer a professional teaching workforce recognized as one of the best in the state with rigorous academics, unmatched athletics and activities, and critical support and resources for all students. Our goal is to ensure our students thrive in a safe and inclusive learning environment that propels students to successful futures.

    I look forward to working with students and families to ensure your time in Cherry Creek Schools is positive and sets the foundation for a bright future. Let’s have a great year!

    Best wishes,

    Christopher Smith

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Last Modified on August 15, 2023