Eaglecrest High School

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Coordinates: 39°37′27″N 104°44′09″W / 39.62404°N 104.7358°W / 39.62404; -104.7358

Eaglecrest High School
Location
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Information
Type Public
Established 1991
School district Cherry Creek School District
Principal Gwen Hansen-Vigil
Grades 9 through 12
Enrollment 2450
Color(s) Red, Black and Silver             
Athletics Class 5A
Athletics conference Centennial League
Mascot Raptors
Website

Eaglecrest High School is located in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Colorado, near the cities of Aurora and Centennial. Eaglecrest was the fourth high school to open in the Cherry Creek School District, and it is a member of the 5A Centennial League. The school initially opened serving Grades 7-10, and subsequently transitioned to a traditional 9-12 high school.

Facilities[edit]

Eaglecrest High School is a public high school with an enrollment of 2450 students in grades 9 through 12.

Academics[edit]

Eaglecrest holds a variety of Advanced Placement courses for its students.

Eaglecrest was rated "High" by the Colorado Department of Education [1] Since 2006 and also has been ranked by Newsweek as one of the Top 1000 schools.

Since 2000, Eaglecrest's library program has been honored as a Colorado High Performance Library.

Students[edit]

As of April 17, 2009, enrollment at Eaglecrest is 2339 students, of whom 49.8% are male and 50.2% are female. The ethnic breakdown is as follows:

  • 59.5% White
  • 19.0% Black
  • 13.2% Hispanic
  • 7.8% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native.[citation needed]

Athletics[edit]

Centennial League; Eaglecrest Raptors, Smoky Hill Buffaloes, Overland Trailblazers, Arapahoe Warriors, Cherry Creek Bruins, Cherokee Trail Cougars, Mullen Mustangs, Grandview Wolves.

Eaglecrest has won a total of 12 State Championships since 1991, the latest being 2013 Basketball team, when they beat beat Denver East. [2]

1993; Eaglecrest Football team won the state championship. As followed the tagline: 'No excuses, Just results'

2002; Eaglecrest Boy's Track & Field wins the school's first track & field championship

2003; Eaglecrest Cheerleading wins the 7th state championship in school history

2005; Eaglecrest's Softball team wins the state championship with a 1-0 win over Rocky Mountain

2006; Eaglecrest's Varsity Volleyball wins the 5A state championship with a perfect 31-0.

2007; Eaglecrest's Boys Basketball wins the 5A Centennial League Championship & goes to the Final Four 2008 Centennial League Champions, 22-5 Record (11-3 Conference Record)

2007; Eaglecrest's Varsity Volleyball team is the 2007 state runner up after losing to Grandview High School

2008; Eaglecrest's Cheerleading wins the state championship after taking 1st in regionals, and 2nd in League

2008; Eaglecrest Running Back Terrell Thompson wins the Eaglecrest & Centennial League Records with 399 Rushing Yards alongside 6 TD's in 5A Centennial League Opener, as Eaglecrest won 46-27 over Arapahoe Warriors'.

2010; Eaglecrest's Varsity Cheerleading wins the state championship after taking 1st in Regionals, and 1st in League

2010; Eaglecrest's Junior Varsity Cheerleading achieves a perfect season of 10 first-place wins in 10 competitions, capped off by a decisive win at the state championship

2013; Eaglecrest's Boys Basketball wins the 5A State Championship

Performing Arts[edit]

Eaglecrest has a variety of bands. Those include Concert, Symphonic, Jazz, Winter Percussion, Pep, and Marching band. There are also choirs, theatre courses, and dance courses. The students hold one mainstage play in the fall, and a musical in the spring.

The Dance department at Eaglecrest holds four dance courses (Modern Jazz I, Modern Jazz II, Training Company and Dance Company) that all participate in the concerts put on for the public every semester.

Performances[edit]

  • 2007-2008 Play- "The Mouse The Roared"

Musical- "Once Upon A Mattress"

  • 2008-2009 Play- "Lend Me a Tenor"

Musical- "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

  • 2009-2010 Play- "Heaven Can Wait"

Musical- "Titanic"

  • 2010-2011 Play- "Love Rides the Rails"

Musical- "Bye Bye Birdie"

Spring- "Look Back in Anger"

  • 2011-2012 Play- "A Christmas Carol"

Musical- "Cabaret"

Spring- "The Oedipus Cycle"

  • 2012-2013

Musical- "Singing in the Rain"

The 2011-2012 school year was the first year that an audition-based acting class called Harlequin Players was offered. This class has taken over the responsibility of producing the spring drama and an additional fall show every year. The students are required to prepare two monologues for their audition.

Additionally, Eaglecrest is the home of the International Thespian Society Troupe #4999, which has a team of officers to help put together all of the Thespian and Drama Club events of that year. Every year, Thespian Troupe #4999 participates in the Thespian Conference in Denver during the month of December.

References[edit]

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/aug/29/thompson-leads-eaglecrest-over-arapahoe/

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/nov/30/bulls-eye-on-no-1-eaglecrest/

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/dec/01/class-5a-boys-basketball-league-outlooks/