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  Wait List Application for your student. The wait list 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 wait list?
Your student's name will be placed on the wait list once the completed Wait List Application has been received by CCA. The Wait List Application can be submitted at any time after the birth of your child. Your student's name will be added to the appropriate grade level wait list based on the date that we received the completed Wait List Application. The Wait List Application is available on our website under the Admissions tab. A confirmation email will be sent to you once the form is received. Your student's name is placed on the wait list according to the date the Wait List Application 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 Wait List Application each year?
No. A Wait List Application needs to be submitted only once for each student. Your student's name will remain on the wait list from grade to grade until you advise CCA Admissions to remove your student's name, you accept an open position at CCA, or you decline an available position for your student.

4) Is there a lottery for admission?

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

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

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 wait list?
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 the year before you would like your child(ren) 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 wait list. 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 wait list change?
Our wait list 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 Wait List Application has been received?
Because we receive a large volume of applications, 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.