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Educational Resources

RESOURCES

We are keenly aware that there are a vast amount of educational and therapeutic resources available today.  This section of the web site is designed to provide the maximum amount of options without overwhelming our clients.  Although we have trust and faith in the resources provided, we must put a disclaimer that we are not responsible for the services sought outside of Cheyenne Mountain High School.  So, please take the resources as they are intended -- to help.

Study Skills

Our experience tells us that most of the students at Cheyenne Mountain are having a great deal of success.  In fact, the typical mean grade point average (GPA) for most classes hovers around 3.1.  The Class of 2011, had only seven students that had less than a 2.0 GPA.  With that said, we believe that with some effort, ALL students should experience academic success, but for some, it may require a variety of interventions.  Below, you will find a few academic resources that have helped other students and families find success at Cheyenne Mountain High School.  Our staff is available to help assist you with this process, and the information obtained below are a few tools that we frequently utilize when working with struggling students.

Cornell Notes: http://coe.jmu.edu/LearningToolbox/cornellnotes.html

Family: FamilyMeetingIdeas.pdf

Tutoring:Steps to Take Before Hiring a Tutor 2.pdf

Progress checks:Weekly Progress Reports.doc

Assignment Logs:Assignment Log.doc

Organization:

Test (SAT/ACT) Prep

Cheyenne Mountain High School has been a leader in the State of Colorado when taking the ACT and SAT for many years.  We believe that our success (ACT: National avg. 21.1/ Colorado avg. 20.7, CMHS ACT avg. 24.7) in testing comes from the quality of our students and the level of instruction present at CMHS.  Research will tell you that by challenging yourself to take higher level course work, one will improve their score on the SAT and ACT.  Both (SAT & ACT) are independent testing companies and they have excellent resources to help improve test taking abilities.  The web sites for those companies are listed below.  We do realize that some students generally struggle with testing, and it may beneficial to take a test prep course from a professional company.  Below, you will find a list, from our student population, of some of the resources that we have received positive feedback on.
 

ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

SAT:http://sitesearch.collegeboard.org/?searchType=satsite&tp=sat&q=Test+Prep

The After School University: The After School University: http://afterschooluniversity.com/

Smart Prep: http://www.smartprepcolorado.com/

Sylvan Learning Center: http://cosprings.sylvan-learning.info/slc/172/index_b.aspx

Kaplan: http://www.kaptest.com/

Princeton Review: http://www.princetonreview.com/?semkey=K000001&gclid=COezquWp-K4CFQIBQAodOVYEwQ

CollegeInColorado: http://secure.collegeincolorado.org/College_Planning/Test_Prep/Test_Prep.aspx

Sage Tutoring CS: http://www.springstutors.com

Alternative Education

With a goal of having all students obtain a high school diploma, we have developed a comprehensive list of options (outside of D-12) available for students that may need alternative (to CMHS) programs.  Note, these options may require admission into the neighboring school districts.

Alternative Schools

 http://www.d11.org/Schools/Pages/default.aspx#alt