CCIC Update

December 16, 2022

Principal's Update

Dear CCIC Students and Families,

I'll start this update with wishes for a wonderful holiday season for all students and families and hope that all students have a safe and restful break!

Additionally exciting: when you return from break, CCIC is launching a new lecture series with "Aerospace Night" on Jan. 19th from 5:30 to 7:30.

Our Keynote Speaker is Lt. Col. Rochelle Kimbrell, USAF, Ret. Learn more here.

Lt. Col. Kimbrell holds the incredible distinction of being the first black female fighter pilot for the US Air Force! Her career of trailblazing accomplishments makes her the perfect keynote speaker to launch our new lecture series and our long-term plans to explore an Aerospace pathway at the CCIC!

Further, we are just about to open up the application for the 23-24 school year. So, if you are a returning student or have a returning student in your family, please look for the link on January 10th to apply for the coming year.

On behalf of all of the CCIC staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season and restful winter break!

Semester Transition Reminders

Finals Schedule - CCIC will not have classes the week of December 18 so that students can attend finals at their home high schools.

Uniform Recycling - Please consider donating any unwanted CCIC uniforms to the uniform recycling program. Uniforms will be washed and stored for future CCIC students. The collection bin is in the main lobby.

Second Semester Fees - Payments for second semester class fees (if applicable) can be made via RevTrak or in person during the first week of school.

First Day of CCIC Classes - The first day of CCIC Classes is Tuesday, January 10 for A day students and Wednesday, January 11 for B day students. Don't forget that afternoon classes begin at 12:30 PM on Wednesdays to accommodate Advisory at home high schools. Helpful Links: CCIC Calendar & Bus Schedules.

Upcoming CCIC Events

CCIC Educator of the Year

Cherry Creek School District is happy to announce the kick-off of our process for nominating the 2022-2023 Educator of the Year. If you are interested in nominating an exceptional educator who represents Cherry Creek’s Future Forward Mission and Vision, please follow the link provided below to complete the nomination process.

All teachers, special service providers (i.e. counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.) and non-teaching licensed personnel (i.e. deans, instructional coaches, etc.) are eligible to be nominated. The nomination form includes a requirement to upload a 150-500 word written nomination as part of the process.

We are excited to honor our outstanding educators and we hope that you will participate in the nomination process. Select the link below to begin your nomination.

Click here to submit your nomination for a 2022-2023 Educator of the Year.

CCIC in the Community

The CCIC Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) were busy this month coordinating service projects and holiday drives for our communities. Some of the projects student organized:

  • Toy & Holiday Drives benefitting Skyridge & Centennial Hospitals and the Colorado Village Collaborative, Tiny Home Village.

  • Miracle Week: Student-led event that raised money for Safehouse Denver Domestic Violence Services. This project raised more than $750 for Safehouse Denver.

  • Cards for Kids: During HOSA's Cookies & Cocoa event, Health & Wellness students created cards that were delivered to kids at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness: Sales of t-shirts designed by Business students helped raise money for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Thank you for all of your support and donations!

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Pathway Spotlight: CCIC STEAM Students Design Awards for CCSD

Students in the STEAM Pathway at the Cherry Creek Innovation Campus presented their design drafts for the 2022 Elevate Gala & Educator of the Year Awards.

Each group created a prototype, presented their design, explained their reasoning behind the design, costs and answered any questions.

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Pathway Spotlight: Drone Pilot

CCIC used to be a drone "no-fly-zone" due to the proximity to Centennial Airport. Recently, the FAA changed the restrictions, and we're now allowed to fly drones outside the building up to 50 feet!

Recently Aviation Flight instructor Mr. Hazelhurst gathered his students to fly large drones outside for the first time. During this time, they had the chance to take some aerial photos of the building! Enjoy the birds eye view!

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