• flierRecognize a Sand Creek Employee that is "In the Zone". This is a special recognition that acknowledges a Sand Creek Zone employee who:

    • has done an outstanding job
    • made an extraordinary effort
    • went above and beyond their role
    • presented an overly caring or welcoming attitude

    Those selected as "In the Zone" through this nomination will receive zone wide recognition for their exceptional efforts. 

    Nominations do not guarantee an award winning spot for that month.

    Nominate your Sand Creek Zone employee here.


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Sand Creek Zone Overview


    The plan for Sand Creek Zone schools was developed during the 2016-2017 school year over a number of forums with community members, teachers, students, and parents. Educational leaders across the zone also provided valuable input. In addition, goals were developed in response to staff and parent survey results compiled during the 2016-2017 school year.

    MISSION - Pursuit of Excellence


    Commitment Personalized Paths  Growth Mindset







     Inclusivity Inclusivity  Pride
    Sand Creek Zone Plan
    Think of the Sand Creek Zone plan this way...the vital work we do every day, no matter the assignment, drives student success. Each member of the Sand Creek Zone team engages in service for our learners,. parents, and community in some way, shape, or form. Every staff member helps create a work environment that is healthy and stimulating. Our schools will continue to innovate and grow in purposeful fashion.
    Our goals address four pillars...Student Success, People, Service, and Innovation/Growth. We have defined strategic actions aligned with each of the pillars and goals and measures to assess our performance.
  •  Sand Creek Zone Student Success Pillar

    Pillar: Student Success

    Student success is the first pillar of the Sand Creek Zone plan. The goals for student success are addressed through four strategic initiatives and are measured through a large number assessments that can be made on an annual basis. Click for the goals, initiatives and measures for student success.

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  •  Sand Creek Zone People Pillar

    Pillar: People

    Our people are integral to our pursuit of excellence through our vision of commitment, personalized paths, having a growth mindset, inclusivity, heart and pride in who we are and what we do. This pillar is focused on effective communication, engagement and building a world-class team in Sand Creek zone.

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  •  Sand Creek Zone Plan Service Pillar

    Pillar: Service

    As a pillar of the Sand Creek Zone plan, service is a commitment to our community. It's a commitment to students, parents and taxpayers that we are getting the most out of the investment made in our schools, people and programs and that we are operating efficiently.

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  •  Sand Creek Zone Innovation and Growth Pillar

    Pillar: Innovation & Growth

    Born as a formal innovation zone with the Colorado Department of Education, Sand Creek Zone is committed to innovation, driving continuous improvement in all we do. We understand innovation will drive learning in individual students and growth in enrollment.

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Sand Creek Zone Updates

  • Amber Whetstine, learning services executive director, and Sean Dorsey, Sand Creek Zone innovation leader, will present June 2 a full-day workshop for leaders that will focus on providing on-going, specific feedback to all teachers on a weekly basis to improve teaching and learning. All principals, assistant principals and instructional coaches in the zone will learn how to schedule and conduct meaningful teacher observations and feedback sessions throughout the school year.
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Sand Creek Zone Schools