Sand Creek High School, located in Sand Creek Zone at 7005 North Carefree Circle in Colorado Springs, excels at the mission of all schools within the Sand Creek Zone: inspire caring, competent, critical thinkers who are well-prepared, productive citizens in a global society. Sand Creek High School is a comprehensive International Baccalaureate World School offering an IB Middle Years Program that includes all 9th and 10th graders and that offers a choice for high achieving students to culminate in the IB Diploma Program at the 11th and 12th grades. IB has an acclaimed academic philosophy and curricular program. Its worldwide recognition for rigorous and relevant teaching and learning practices supports the development of students and teachers as productive global citizens. To encourage this development, IB schools around the world focus on the learner profile to teach them to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, communicators, balanced and reflective.
The curriculum of the IB Middle Years Program focuses on eight academic subjects: math, science, language arts (English), humanities, language B (Spanish or French), technology, arts and physical education. The capstone of the program is the personal project, an inquiry-based project designed by the student in the 10th grade. The fundamental concepts of MYP: holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.
The IB diploma program is a challenging two-year curriculum for juniors and seniors comprised of six core subject areas. Most courses are two years in duration where students sit for internally and externally assessed examinations. The program culminates in a diploma awarded concurrently with the Sand Creek High School diploma, which is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. The diploma program prepares students for the rigors of university and encourages them to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, create a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and to develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures. It features three additional areas of concentration: theory of knowledge, creativity, action, service and extended essay.
Sand Creek High School has many more programs that help provide students with balanced options and that continue to reach out to the diverse student population that it serves, including advanced placement, engineering, English Language Development courses, JROTC and an award-winning fine arts program.
Students can join activities and clubs to enrich and promote their individual talents including instrumental music, marching band, choral groups, theatre programs, Link Crew, student council, dance and step teams, community and service club, Knowledge Bowl, sign shop, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Campus Revolution, CyberPatriot, anime club, electronic music club, Operation Smile, Optimists Club, Snowriders and Young Life.
Sand Creek High School offers numerous athletic programs including football, volleyball, softball, cheer, baseball, wrestling, and girls and boys golf, cross country, tennis, soccer, track, and basketball.
Community involvement is a key part of life at Sand Creek High School. Its ninth and tenth grade students demonstrate an understanding of the three learning experiences embedded within community and service: How do we live in relation to others? How can I contribute to the community? How can I help others? Community members have the opportunity to be involved with various clubs, committees, and meetings including: School Advisory Committee, parent conferences, IB parent action committee and Band Boosters.