Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
Counseling GVC
The Cherry Creek School District covers 108 square miles and serves nearly 50,000 students who attend classes in 60 different facilities. To ensure that all students experience the same high quality curriculum and instruction, the district has developed a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC).  The GVC guarantees that certain content will be taught by all counselors/teachers in all schools and is viable in that all counselors/teachers can adequately address the guaranteed content in the instructional time available to them. Essential benchmarks have been developed, which indicate what all children should know and be able to do in each core content area in order to be prepared and successful in post-secondary options and in life. The counseling benchmarks are divided by grade level.

​Goal ​Understand ​Develop ​Explore
​Freshman "Transitioning  to High School and Academic Success" the logistics of high school

a challenging personalized curriculum

graduation/college entrance requirements

the transcript

EXPLORE test results
a high school Academic Plan

academic behaviors of taking notes, prioritizing tasks and study skills

self-advocacy, decision making, and healthy living skills
resources and support services

school and community involvement

college entrance requirements
​Sophomore "Exploring College and Careers" standardized test preparation strategies

PLAN/PSAT results

taking notes, prioritizing tasks and study skills

college entrance requirements
a revised Academic Plan
                      college readiness skills of time management, group studying, and project refinement
                       self-advocacy, decision making, and healthy living skills
personality/career interest inventories
                          college options and majors/programs
                           summer enrichment opportunities
​Junior "Putting It All Together" standardized test preparation strategies
                          PSAT/ACT/SAT results
                          time management,
group studying, and project refinement
college options and majors/programs
a continued Academic Plan
                      career readiness skills of persistence, self-awareness of skill levels
                       self-advocacy, decision making, and healthy living skills
college and career options
                          college entrance requirements
                           college application processes
​Senior "The Culmination of College Readiness" transitions to college/career
                          key content strategies
                           successful academic behaviors
                           use of resources and special services
a post high school College/Career Plan
                       post high school self-assessment
                       independent living skills
college/career applications
                           graduation requirements
                           post grad survey

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