Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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2015 – 2016 Pre-Registration Information

The 2015-2016 Course Pre-Registration process takes place in February.  At that time, students will receive materials to assist with course selection for next school year.  Please take the time to review the Program of Studies with your student to make informed decisions about their course selection for next year.  The master schedule is created from the pre-registration choices of our students; therefore, any changes made by students at a later date may negatively impact the overall schedule and availability of courses for all students.  The timeline for this process is outlined below:

February 2 - 11, 2015

Pre-registration materials will be distributed by the counseling department during English classes.  Students should consult their English teacher for scheduled presentations.

February 2 - 27, 2015

Students will independently enter course selections in Naviance.  Counselors and other SHHS staff will be available in the Post Graduate Center to assist students with entering course selections.

March 2 - 20, 2015

Counselors will review and approve student course selections.

The 2015-2016 Program of Studies can be found on the school website ( or Naviance Family Connection.

NAEP 2015 will be administered here at Smoky Hill on February 19, 2015. Forty-nine seniors have been selected to take the test. For more information, please open the following PDF.

ACE Mentor Program at Smoky Hill

This is the sixth year that Smoky Hill High School has teamed with the ACE Mentor Program.

The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping. 

Our students have been a part of creating, designing and blueprinting proposals based on real world projects currently in development here in Denver.  Along with exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities the ACE experience brings successful mentorship to each participating student. Graduating ACE seniors who are interested in pursuing studies in engineering, architecture, or construction management are eligible for college scholarships. Our students have earned over $50,000 in scholarships over the last 5 years.

Come join us and open yourself to a world of engineering and design!

ACE meets every Wednesday from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. in room II-605. This year, we have a team of 9 business professionals working with our students. For more information, contact Mr. Paricio, the ACE sponsor at or 720-886-5702.


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Have a Smartphone, Kindle, Nook, or an iPad? Do you want to download and read e-Books for FREE?  

Get your device ready now for summer reading! Stop by the Library table during Parent Teacher Conferences with your personal device and learn how! For more information call Mrs. Harmon or Mrs. Radosevich at 720-886-5591.

The Cherry Creek District Chess Tournament will be held at Overland High School on February 28, 2015.  The tournament is open to any Cherry Creek student, grades K-12. A completed Registration Form and the fee of $15.00 must be received by February 22nd.  Participation is limited to the first 200 students that register.  The registration form and tournament details can be found on the district website: Cherry Creek School District >District Offices>Gifted and Talented Programming>Chess Tournament.  For additional information, please contact the tournament coordinator:          Todd Bardwick, 303-770-6696 or      


Smoky Hill High School

2014-2015 All Stars

Cindy Schanowski & Tim Siml

We are pleased to announce that Cindy Schanowski and Tim Siml have been selected as 2014-2015 District All Stars.  The All Stars Program was created to recognize classified employees who are positive representatives of employee groups and contribute to the success of the Cherry Creek School District.  Over 200 nominations were received and 26 All Stars were chosen.   

Cindy is the assistant for the CTE and World Languages departments.  She goes above and beyond on a daily basis organizing and supporting two busy departments.  She is helpful to all!

Tim is an integral part of Smoky Hill's IT department.  He is very knowledgeable in computer technology and always available to answer questions from staff.  

They are great representatives of Smoky Hill High School and the Cherry Creek School District and will be honored by the District at a banquet on Thursday, February 12. 

Congratulations Cindy and Tim!


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Smoky Hill High School

2014-2015 Teachers of the Year

Jason Bowdre & Marci Delimont

We are excited to announce that the Smoky Hill community, students and staff have selected Jason Bowdre and Marci Delimont as the 2014-2015 Smoky Hill High School Teachers of the Year. 

Jason is a remarkable Science teacher.  He also works with Student Government as an assistant sponsor and serves as sponsor for the Strive club (SHHS students tutoring Laredo Middle School students).

Marci is an outstanding English teacher.  She is also a Learning Lab instructional coach and is a leader in PLC's.  They are great representatives of all the outstanding teachers we have in our building.  Congratulations Jason and Marci!


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

What’s a Kid to Do?  Anxiety and Stress in Children and  Adolescents

Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at the:

 Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)

14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial

(south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)
Visit for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights


Mar. 3rd         Why Do Kids Act That Way?  Parent coaching to replace strife    with peace in your home

2014-2015 PIN Presentations

Everyone is welcome to join us for an exciting year of dynamic speakers and become part of a powerful network of proactive parents.

For more information on the PIN presentations for the 2014-15 school year, please open the following PDF.




CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year.

2014-2015 Meal Prices

The meal prices will be effective July 1, 2014. Several factors influence school meal prices. Food costs continue to rise especially for fruits and vegetables and at the same time, meal nutrition standards, require increased portions of these foods. In order to ensure we continue providing high quality breakfast and lunch meals that include fruits and vegetables each day, we must increase our meal prices. For more information, please open the following PDF.

2014-15 Meal Prices Free and Reduced Meal Application and Smart Snacks.pdf


AMC 10 & 12 A – American Math Competition will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, during 1G. Registration will start on Dec. 1st– Dec. 19th.  Cost will be $1.00 per student.  Registration sheets may be picked up from your teacher or in the Math Resource Center.  A parent's signature is required as you will be missing your 1G class. This competition is for Algebra 2 Honors students or higher.   Contest will start at 7:10 a.m. in the middle cafeteria, please arrive by 7:00 a.m. to start bubbling your answer sheet.  Please bring two - #2 pencils. CALCULATORS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Other supplies will be provided for you. Students have 75 minutes to complete the test. Students will  finish before 2nd period starts.  See Lori Gimmeson in MRC for more info. 720-886-5525.  

Parent Tips for Accurate Attendance

To excuse an absence

  • Call the attendance voicemail line as soon as possible to report an absence:  720-886-5450
  • Keep the message short; speak clearly
  • State the reason for the absence
  • Clearly state the date of the absence and the specific times of the absence
  • Spell the last name.  Speak slowly and clearly

For early dismissals

  • Send the student to the attendance office first thing in the morning with a note stating the time and reason for the early dismissal.  The attendance clerk will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.

Why do I get an automated call that my student missed class even though my student was in class and/or I called in to excuse the absence?

  • It can take several hours to record all of the calls off of the voicemail line.  It is possible that the absence just didn't get recorded in time.
  • Teachers occasionally mark attendance incorrectly or forget to change an unexcused absence to a tardy when a student arrives late.

If you have a question about why you are getting an automated call, please call the dean directly.  Thank you!


Important numbers:

Attendance voicemail line                                                            720-886-5450

Attendance office                                                                        720-886-5457

Attendance dean (grades 9 and 10)                                              720-886-5449

Red Dean's Office – Last name ending A-Gq                                  720-886-5449

Green Dean's Office – Last name ending Gr – Z                             720-886-5448


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