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Cherry Creek Schools honored for work with English learners

The Cherry Creek School District received the English Language Proficiency Act (ELPA) Excellence District Award and a $97,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Education on Dec. 2. This is the first year the award has been given. The award recognizes Cherry Creek Schools for offering evidenced-based English Language Proficiency programs that achieve the highest English language and academic growth among English learners and the highest academic achievement for English learners who transition out of the English language proficiency program.