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Trails West School Accountability Committee

The School Advisory Committee (SAC) provides parents, educators, and community members an opportunity to:

  • get involved with and stay informed about Trails West,
  • learn about Trails West’s student achievement and growth,
  • provide input into and monitor school improvement goals and plans, and  
  • learn about and provide input into school budget and staffing issues.

Meetings are held quarterly, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Collaboration Room.  The dates for the 2016-2017 School Year are:

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016                       Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017        

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016                Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Please join us! We welcome participation from anyone who would like to attend. 

If you would like additional information, please contact the Trails West front office.


Accountability Links:


Trails West Links:


Trails West School Performance Framework:  The School Performance Framework (SPF) is a Colorado Department of Education (CDE) document summarizing the school’s academic achievement, academic growth, and academic growth gaps.  The SPF also indicates what type of plan the school must adopt.  Trails West is consistently in the highest performance category.  CDE maintains 2 different SPF documents for each school—the first based on the most recent year of achievement and growth, and the other based on the last three years of achievement and growth.  Find Trails West’s 1-year and 3-year School Performance Frameworks here:


            1 year                                    

            3 year


Trails West Unified Improvement Plan: The Colorado Department of Education also requires schools to complete a plan for improvement every year.  This plan goes in-depth to identify areas of challenge for the school and outline goals for improvement in those areas.  The plan also includes strategies the school intends to use to make improvements in achievement and growth.  

Trails West's UIP


Cherry Creek School District Links:


District Accountability—Similar to the School Accountability Committee, but dealing with issues on a District-wide level.  Meetings are held monthly on the second Wednesdays of the month.  All parents and other interested parties are welcome to attend any meeting they find interesting. 

Meeting Schedule and Topics



Colorado Department of Education Links:


Colorado Department of Education:  This is the CDE website.  There are a lot of resources at this site, including online tutorials for understanding the School Performance Framework and UIP documents. 


Accountability Handbook:  This document outlines the Accountability requirements for all schools and all districts, including the responsibilities of School Accountability Committees and District Accountability Committees. It also specifies the timelines and review processes for Unified Improvement Plans. 


 SchoolVIEW:   This website provides access to achievement and growth data for all regular public and charter schools in the state.



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