What We Believe

In order to be college and career ready, EVERY student will learn science content and conceptual understandings, be critical consumers of scientific information related to their everyday experiences, be inspired to question the world around them, and participate in innovative problem-solving.


Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) strives to provide a quality science education for EVERY student; ensuring scientifically literate graduates who will help to vitalize Colorado’s economy by encouraging the development of research and technology, managing and preserving our environmental treasures, and caring for the health and well being of our citizens. Students learn science concepts while utilizing science and engineering practices. These practices describe the behaviors that scientists engage in as they investigate and build models and theories about the natural world. Students’ science experiences are supported by teachers who engage in on-going job-embedded professional learning. This ensures teachers are up to date on current science research as well as teaching pedagogy as a means to support all students through a culturally responsive lens.


Science and Engineering Practices:



Asking Questions and Defini​ng Problems


Developing and Using Models


Planning and Carrying Out Investigations


Analyzing and Interpreting Data


Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking


Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions


Engaging in Argument from Evidence


Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information


The Team


Sarah North

Elementary Science | Instructional Facilitator​

Sarah Ridder

Secondary Science | Instructional Facilitator​

Sherri Dennstedt​​

Secondary Science STEM Coach  ​


Contact Information:

Instructional Support Facility

5416 S. Riviera Way
Aurora, CO 80015


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