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Welcome future CT cougars! We've been waiting for YOU.

Incoming Freshman Night 1/21/21 6:30-7:30pm

Thank you for joining us this evening. In the event that you were unable to attend, we encourage you to view the department videos. If you still have a question after viewing them, please complete the following FORM and someone will reach out to you.

Cherokee Trail High School is a public school located in the suburban area of Southeast Aurora, Colorado. CTHS is part of the Cherry Creek School District and is accredited by the Colorado State Department of Education. CT is proud to be on the US News list of Best High Schools for 2020.

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The over 250 caring staff, faculty, counselors, deans and administrators promote a college-oriented atmosphere with an emphasis on the school's mission statement: "Our actions will ignite the genius and nurture the goodness within us all."

You are invited

As you begin your path from 9th grade to graduation we invite you to explore our wide variety of classes and programs. We also hope you will participate in the many sports, activities and clubs that make CT such a special place.

Special Programs

Advanced Placement classes provide rigorous coursework that can often lead to future tuition savings for students whose AP performance satisfies collegiate institutions requirements.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is designed to push students to a higher rigor at an appropriate pace, while providing in class support through AVID classes. The foundation of AVID is to prepare and motivate students for college.

Career and Technical Education courses are designed to provide students with the tools necessary to succeed in postsecondary education and career. Courses emphasize postsecondary and workforce readiness competencies and skills.

Concurrent Enrollment classes concurrently offer college and high school credit to qualifying candidates across multiple disciplines.

The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum for junior an senior students, which leads to international exams in six subjects and the IB diploma. The aim of the program is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help create and better and more peaceful world through through intercultural understanding and respect.

The Liberal Arts and STEM Baccalaureate programs recognize students who demonstrate excellence in specific areas while demonstrating a dedication to overall academic success.

Student Achievement Services provide services in the least restrictive environment for the individual student needs.

Course guide for 21-22

An in-depth look at the courses and programs available to you can be found in the current course guide.

CT is on an alternating block schedule which means you have 8 class periods over the course of two days with lunch built into the schedule. 9th grade students must take 7 classes each semester (4 core subjects and 3 electives). School hours are from 8:20am - 3:30pm.

Department Overviews

Please click the link below to hear pre-recorded information about that department.

Athletics and activities

CT is committed to providing a variety of engaging clubs, activities and athletics to supplement and enhance the academic program. We encourage all students to get involved.

Join us!