Cherry Drive Elementary provides a positive, caring and highly engaging learning environment. Parents, teachers and students collaborate as one community to exceed Cherry Drive’s high expectations.
As a community of diverse learners, Cherry Drive values and takes pride in its community by celebrating growth and success. Cherry Drive is committed to using innovative technology in the classroom to develop 21st-century skills. As leaders in academic excellence, Cherry Drive is a 1:1 iPad school. Teachers use iPad technology to actively engage students across all academic levels.
Cherry Drive’s close community, combined with its rigorous academics and collaborative learning approach, helps shape students into productive 21st-century citizens and lifelong learners.
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No matter what your child's passions are or what unique learning opportunity they're looking for, there's a home for them in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. If you are starting your journey with us or transitioning from a different school, you are invited to discover all that our district has to offer to elevate your child's education. Make sure you understand your enrollment options and then find the best fit for your child.
Step 1: Understanding Your Enrollment Options
Already live in the district?
In-district families who wish to attend their neighborhood boundary school can use our boundary locator to determine which school their student will attend.
Looking for a school outside your designated attendance boundary?
In-district families who wish to attend a school other than their boundary school and out-of-district families who wish to attend a Five Star District school can apply for admissions via the Choice Program during the specified timelines.
Please Note: In extenuating circumstances in-district students can request a change of school assignment through the family-initiated school transfer process.
Joining Adams 12 Five Star Schools from out of district?
Out-of-district families who wish to attend a school in the Five Star District can apply for admissions via the Choice program as family-initiated transfers are only available to in-district families.
Step 2: Obtaining Enrollment Paperwork
Pick up an enrollment packet at one of our school locations or download the forms listed below. You will need only one Enrollment Packet per family for your first student and a Student Information Packet for each additional student.
- Enrollment Packet (English) (Spanish)
- Student Packet (English) (Spanish)
- Existing Household Change Form (English) (Spanish)
- School Transfers
- Immunization Information
Please click here for Preschool Enrollment Forms
Step 3: Completing Your Enrollment Paperwork
Complete your forms and gather the required documentation.
Documentation needed includes:
- Parent/Guardian Photo ID
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- One Proof of Residence
- Immunization Records
- Previous school information (if applicable)
Please Note: Kindergartners must be 5 years old and first graders must be 6 years old on or before October 1. For exceptions, please see District Policy 5230.
Please refer to this webpage or Page 2 of the Enrollment Packet for a more detailed list of documentation requirements.
Step 4: Submitting Your Enrollment Paperwork
Take your completed enrollment forms and all required documentation to your student’s school.
District neighborhood schools create a strong sense of community and belonging while offering a wide array of specialized programming and curriculum. The Five Star District is home to over 40 neighborhood schools, which offer:
- Early childhood education, including tuition-based spots, and free full-day kindergarten
- Engaging, rigorous curriculum including STEM Learning, Gifted and Talented programming and Integrated Arts
- Student supports to nurture academic and social development
Arts-integration magnet school, The Studio School, where core subject areas are infused with the arts - drama, visual arts, music and dance - while maintaining high academic expectations.
Gifted and talented magnet program at Hulstrom K-8 designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and advanced learners.
Each of our five comprehensive high schools offer specialized programming designed to challenge, enrich and excite students and also put them on the path to achieve post-secondary success.
The district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, FutureForward, provides all district high school students with multiple pathways to a wide range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries. A second campus opening in the 2020-2021 school year will expand programming with Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Crime Scene Investigation.
The Five Star District is the authorizer of four charter schools, The New America School, Prospect Ridge Academy, Stargate School and Westgate Community School, which offer curriculum and programming ranging from Core Knowledge, Gifted and Talented and dropout recovery.