Admissions FAQs

1) What is the admissions process at Cherry Creek Academy (CCA)?
Admittance to CCA is based on the date that CCA receives the completed  Letter of Intent for your student. The waitlist is a first-come, first-serve basis, using the priority listed in Admissions Policies.

2) How do I add my student’s name to the waitlist?
Your student's name will be placed on the waitlist once the completed Letter of Intent has been received by CCA. The Letter of Intent can be submitted at any time after the birth of your child. Your student's name will be added to the appropriate grade level waitlist based on the date that we received the completed Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent is available on our website under the Admissions tab. Print the form and return the completed form to CCA by email to or mail it to CCA. Your student's name is placed on the waitlist according to the date the Letter of Intent is received at CCA. We do not enroll new 8th graders, unless there is a sibling who is attending our school or if the student has already attended CCA.

3) Do I need to submit a new Letter of Intent each year?
No. A Letter of Intent needs to be submitted only once for each student. Your student's name will remain on the waitlist from grade to grade until you advise CCA Admissions to remove your student's name.

4) Is there a lottery for admission?

There is no lottery for admission. Your student's position on the waitlist determines admission. The complete waitlist priority basis can be found under Admissions Policies.

5) Do in district and out of district families rank the same on the waitlist?

CCA is a charter school within the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD). As a result, students living within the CCSD have priority over those students living outside of the CCSD.

6) When is the best time to inquire about my student’s status on the waitlist?
The most accurate picture of a student’s likelihood to be offered a position at CCA can be given in late February or early March of the year they wish to attend.

7) How can I reach the Admissions Director with questions?

8) Is priority given to siblings of students already enrolled at CCA?
Siblings of enrolled students have priority on the waitlist. We offer admission to siblings based on availability in the student's grade level. The date the earliest enrolled sibling was admitted is used to determine priority for siblings.

9) Does my student’s status on the waitlist change?
Our waitlist is constantly changing, so information on a particular student is only accurate for the date the information is given.

10) How do I know if my student’s Letter of Intent has been received?
Because we receive a large volume of letters, please be patient if you request to receive a receipt by email. If you have any questions, please follow up with an email at

11) May I have a tour of the school?
Please look at our calendar for tour dates. Private tours are available for families who are being offered admission to CCA. Please email to schedule a tour.