About Sand Creek High School
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 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 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.
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.Sand Creek Zone PlanThink 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.
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.