Cherokee Trail High School

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Cherokee Trail High School
Cherokee Trail High School (logo).jpg
Address
25901 East Arapahoe Road
Aurora, CO, 80016
USA
Coordinates39°35′30″N 104°41′11″W / 39.59167°N 104.68639°W / 39.59167; -104.68639Coordinates: 39°35′30″N 104°41′11″W / 39.59167°N 104.68639°W / 39.59167; -104.68639
Information
TypeHigh School (Secondary Education)
Established2003
School districtCherry Creek School District
PrincipalKim Rauh
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,600
Color(s)Burgundy & Navy         
Athletics conference5A - Centennial
MascotCougar
RivalsGrandview High School, Smoky Hill High School
Website
 
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Cherokee Trail High School
Cherokee Trail High School (logo).jpg
Address
25901 East Arapahoe Road
Aurora, CO, 80016
USA
Coordinates39°35′30″N 104°41′11″W / 39.59167°N 104.68639°W / 39.59167; -104.68639Coordinates: 39°35′30″N 104°41′11″W / 39.59167°N 104.68639°W / 39.59167; -104.68639
Information
TypeHigh School (Secondary Education)
Established2003
School districtCherry Creek School District
PrincipalKim Rauh
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,600
Color(s)Burgundy & Navy         
Athletics conference5A - Centennial
MascotCougar
RivalsGrandview High School, Smoky Hill High School
Website

Cherokee Trail High School is a public secondary-educational institution located in the eastern portion of the city of Aurora, Colorado. It is the sixth high school in the Cherry Creek School District and the largest high school (by area) on the Western side of the Mississippi River. Cherokee Trail is an International Baccalaureate certified school.[1]

Academics[edit]

Cherokee Trail offers various academic opportunities for students. The school is one of two International Baccalaureate certified high schools in the Cherry Creek School District and it also offers a selection of Advanced Placement courses. In the 2006-2007 school year CTHS was rated "High" (out of Unsatisfactory, Low, Average, High and Excellent) by the Colorado Department of Education for the High School level.[2] The school consistently scores above the state average in all subjects and grades for the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) tests. Cherokee Trail juniors that take the ACT college admissions test (it is a Colorado mandate that all juniors take the ACT test), also consistently score at or near both the state and national averages.

Athletics[edit]

Cherokee Trail offers many boys and girls sports including football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swim, tennis, etc. CTHS competes in the 5A league for sports.

Cherokee Trail is home to Legacy Stadium. It is the largest school stadium in Colorado. The stadium boasts an advanced artificial grass field, ticket booths, cable broadcasting cameras, and A/V equipment, as well as modern architecture. This stadium is shared with other schools in the district. The campus also has a 25-yard swimming pool and a 12-foot diving well with two one-meter diving boards, multiple tennis courts, soccer fields, a softball field, and two baseball diamonds.

On May 19, 2007, both the Boys Track and Baseball teams won the Colorado State Championship in their respective sports.[3][4]

Performing Arts[edit]

Every year, the school produces one fall drama, one spring musical, and a compilation of student written and directed one acts. Additionally, the department presents an annual showcase of solos, duets, and various choirs, sponsored by the CTHS Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Activities[edit]

Cherokee Trail High School offers more than 40 clubs including National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Model United Nations, DECA, and others such as Spanish Club or Ping Pong Club. There are interests clubs as well including Red Cross Club, Amnesty International, and Students Advocating Change. Annually, the schools sponsors activities such as dances that include Prom or Homecoming. In addition, there are multiple weeks during which the school sponsors specific issues. For example, during World Awareness Week, the school raises awareness on foreign issues, and also holds a "Wish Week" where all money raised during the week is donated to the Make-a-Wish foundation, and Awareness Week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cherokee Trail High School". IB World Schools. International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cherokee Trail High School". GreatSchools Inc. 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Willis, Paul (March 5, 2008). "Class 4A baseball league outlook". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Boys track class 4A notebook". Rocky Mountain News. March 5, 2008. Retrieved September 27, 2010.