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MIDDLE AND HIGH

GREAT SCHOOLS

ENROLLMENT GUIDE 2018-19


ABOUT

210 SCHOOLS

170+

LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN DPS

We celebrate our diversity, and we commit to providing the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our kids.” -TOM BOASBERG, SUPERINTENDENT

33,650

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

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92,331 TOTAL STUDENTS

55.5%

4%

23.2%

3.2%

13.4%

0.6%

LATINO

WHITE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

OTHER

ASIAN

AMERICAN INDIAN

$90,031,389 IN SCHOLARSHIPS EARNED BY DPS’ CLASS OF 2017 – THE MOST EVER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS DPS AT A GLANCE�������������������� 5 Understand the School Performance Framework����������� 6 Standards and Assessments����� 8 Enrollment and Schoolchoice� 10 School Programs���������������������� 12 Transportation������������������������� 16 Meeting your Student’s Needs18 Quick-Glance Symbols������������23 FAR NORTHEAST � ����������������� 27 Collegiate Prep Academy�������� 28 DCIS at Montbello������������������� 28 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College�������������������������� 29 DSST at Noel Campus Middle School NEW����������������� 29 DSST: GVR High School����������� 30 DSST: GVR Middle School�������� 30 Farrell B. Howell��������������������� 31 Florida Pitt Waller������������������� 31 High Tech Early College���������� 32 KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy��������������� 32 KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School������������������������� 33 Legacy Options High School���� 33 Marie L. Greenwood Academy�� 34 McGlone Academy������������������� 34 Montbello Career and Technical High School������������� 35 Noel Community Arts School��� 36 Omar D. Blair������������������������� 36 STRIVE Prep – Green Valley Ranch��������������������������� 37 STRIVE Prep – Montbello��������� 37 STRIVE Prep – Rise����������������� 38 Vista Academy������������������������ 38

NEAR NORTHEAST  � �������������� 39 5280 High school NEW����������� 40 Bruce Randolph���������������������� 40 Contemporary Learning Academy��������������������������������� 41 The CUBE NEW����������������������� 41 Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning at Wyman����������������� 42 Denver Discovery School��������� 42 Denver School of the Arts������� 43 Dora Moore���������������������������� 44 DSST: Cole High School���������� 44 DSST: Cole Middle School������� 46

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DSST: Conservatory Green High School������������������������������������ 46 DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School������������������������� 47 DSST: Stapleton High School��� 47 DSST: Stapleton Middle School 48 East��������������������������������������� 48 Emily Griffith High School������� 49 Manual����������������������������������� 52 McAuliffe International School 53 McAuliffe Manual Middle School������������������������� 53 Morey������������������������������������� 54 Northfield High at Paul Sandoval Campus������������������� 54 Odyssey School of Denver������� 55 PREP Academy����������������������� 55 Venture Prep�������������������������� 57 Whittier���������������������������������� 57 William (Bill) Roberts������������� 58 Wyatt Academy����������������������� 58

SOUTHEAST�������������������������� 75 DELTA High school������������������ 76 Denver Green School�������������� 76 Denver Language School���������� 77

NORTHWEST������������������������� 59 Academy of Urban Learning���� 60

SOUTHWEST������������������������� 85 Abraham Lincoln�������������������� 86

ACE Community Challenge School������������������������������������ 60 Boys School of Denver������������� 61 Bryant Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School�������������������������� 61 CEC Early College������������������� 62 Colorado High School Charter� 63 Colorado High School Charter – GES������������������������ 63 Compassion Road Academy����� 65 Denver Justice High School����� 65 Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High����������������� 66 Denver Online High School������ 66 Girls Athletic Leadership High School���������������������������� 67 Girls Athletic Leadership Middle School������������������������� 67 Lake International School������� 68 North������������������������������������� 68 North High School Engagement Center����������������������������������� 69 RiseUp Community School������ 70 Skinner����������������������������������� 71 STRIVE Prep – Excel���������������� 71 STRIVE Prep – Lake���������������� 72 STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside�������� 72 West Early College������������������ 74 West Leadership Academy������� 74

Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD)������ 77 DSST: Byers High School��������� 78 DSST: Byers Middle School����� 78 George Washington����������������� 79 Grant Beacon ������������������������ 80 Hamilton�������������������������������� 80 Highline Academy Southeast���� 81 Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences��������������������������� 81 Merrill����������������������������������� 82 Place Bridge Academy������������ 82 Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning����������� 83 Slavens���������������������������������� 83 South������������������������������������� 84 Thomas Jefferson������������������� 84

Bear Valley International School������������������������������������ 86 Compass Academy������������������ 87 Denver Center for International Studies�������������� 87 DSST: College View High School���������������������������� 88 DSST: College View Middle School������������������������� 89 DSST: Henry��������������������������� 89 Excel Academy – Denver��������� 90 Florence Crittenton���������������� 90 Grant Ranch���������������������������� 91 John F. Kennedy���������������������� 91 Kepner Beacon����������������������� 92 KIPP Denver Collegiate����������� 92 KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy� 93 Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy�������������������������������� 94 Respect Academy�������������������� 94 Southwest Early College��������� 96 STRIVE Prep – Federal������������ 96 STRIVE Prep – Kepner������������� 97 STRIVE Prep – SMART Academy97 STRIVE Prep – Westwood��������� 98 Summit Academy�������������������� 98

Information published within the Enrollment Guide is subject to change, and some information may have changed since the guide was printed. This publication is not intended to be a complete directory of information concerning all DPS schools. DPS is not responsible for the content or language of third-party advertisements included in this guide.


DPS AT A GLANCE EASY REFERENCE GUIDE

TYPES OF SCHOOLS

DPS

DISTRICT-MANAGED SCHOOLS

DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Approximately 210 schools serving students in the city and county of Denver, Colo. ECE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

ECE and preschool are used interchangeably and refer to school programs that serve children ages 3 and 4. GT GIFTED AND TALENTED

Support for students whose demonstrated abilities, talents and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional that they require special programs to meet their learning needs. HGT HIGHLY GIFTED AND TALENTED

An option for students whose academic abilities and unique emotional and social needs are unlikely to be met in a traditional classroom. ELA ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Services that support students who speak a language other than English. SPF SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK

Schools are evaluated annually and receive a performance rating based on their scores on indicators within the framework.

Operated, supervised and supported by DPS and its Board of Education. or programs emphasize a particular style of learning or educational need, or serve students with a common area of interest, and may provide transportation to students who live outside the school’s neighborhood.

■ ■ MAGNET SCHOOLS

have been granted status by the DPS Board of Education and the Colorado Department of Education, providing increased flexibility with education programs, staffing, schedules and budgets to best meet students’ needs.

■ ■ INNOVATION SCHOOLS

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Independently operated public schools governed by an independent Board of Directors. ■ ■ All

charter schools are accountable to the DPS Board of Education and to the same academic performance standards as district-managed schools.

■ ■ Charter

schools have flexibility to design their own educational programs and school-based policies.

■ ■ All

charter schools are committed to equitably serving all students within the district. Some charter schools serve a neighborhood boundary or give a priority to students who live within a designated area.

PATHWAYS SCHOOLS

Defined by the intensive and specialized support that helps students prepare for college and careers. ■ ■ Diploma-granting,

comprehensive programs that offer Concurrent Enrollment, Advanced Placement courses, credit recovery, wraparound services, college and career counseling and internship opportunities.

■ ■ Most

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UNDERSTAND THE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK W E B : spf.dpsk12.org E M A I L : spf@dpsk12.org

Knowing how well schools are serving students and families is a key part of how we will reach our Denver Plan 2020 goal of Great Schools in Every Neighborhood. The School Performance Framework, or SPF, measures many important aspects of what we know makes a great school, such as: ■ ■ Student

and parent satisfaction

■ ■ Improved ■ ■ How

scores on state tests from year to year

well the school serves and challenges all of its students

The SPF is like a report card for schools that lets us know where a school is making progress and where we need to focus on improving. Please keep in mind that SPF is just one factor in deciding which school is best for your student.

All schools are in the process of making improvements that may be starting to show results on the SPF. These types of big changes take the patience and hard work of outstanding educators supported by extra resources, which is why DPS provides more intense support to the schools that need it most. Our school report card puts special emphasis on student academic growth, or how much progress students have made from one year to the next. In DPS, we believe what is most important is not where kids start, but how much they grow.

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HOW TO READ THE SCHOOL RATINGS RATING SCALES

HOW ARE SCHOOLS RATED?

We use a color-coded rating scale to show ata-glance how schools are performing, ranging from our highest rating, Distinguished (blue), to our lowest rating, Accredited on Probation (red). In DPS, we have high expectations for all of our schools, to make sure our students are prepared for college, career and life when they graduate from DPS. ACADEMIC GAPS

Ensuring our schools are serving all students well is an important area of focus on the 2017 SPF. In DPS, we believe a great school is one that serves, challenges and supports all students well. We are especially concerned about closing opportunity gaps for our students who have been historically underserved in our nation’s public schools, including students of color, students in poverty, English language learners and students with disabilities. That’s why each school will receive an Academic Gaps rating that directly affects their overall SPF rating. Beginning this year, a school will only be eligible to receive our highest ratings of Distinguished (blue) or Meets Expectations (green) if it earns a blue or green rating on Academic Gaps. This change means that a school could earn an overall score that would otherwise qualify it for a blue or green rating, but will have its rating downgraded to yellow if the school is not meeting expectations for all students.

OVERALL DISTINGUISHED:

High-quality school that demonstrates strong results across most areas. MEETS EXPECTATIONS:

Quality school that demonstrates good results in many areas, with a few areas in need of some improvement. ACCREDITED ON WATCH:

School that demonstrates results in some areas and/or has several areas in need of improvement. ACCREDITED ON PRIORITY WATCH:

School that demonstrates low results overall and/or has multiple areas in need of significant improvement. ACCREDITED ON PROBATION:

School that demonstrates minimal results overall and has many areas in need of significant improvement.

GROWTH While schools are given an overall SPF rating on the five-color scale you see here, we use a simplified, four-color rating scale for the individual measures that add up to the overall rating. EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS: (79.5 TO 100%) MEETS EXPECTATIONS: (50.5 TO 79.49%) APPROACHING EXPECTATIONS: (33.5 TO 50.49%) DOES NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS: (0 TO 33.49%)

2017 SPF RATINGS

SPF ratings for each school are depicted in this enrollment guide using the graphic shown below. The top bar of the graphic refers to a school’s overall rating; the bottom bar refers to student academic growth. OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 56% Meets Expectations

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STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS ACADEMIC STANDARDS DPS has embraced the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) to ensure students are equipped for success in the 21st century. Academic standards provide a clear understanding of what students are expected to learn at each grade level. As learning builds from year to year, the standards define what skills students need to graduate from high school equipped for college and career in the 21st century.

■ ■ THE GOAL IS COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS.

Academic standards focus on the development of skills vital to student success: collaboration, communication and problem-solving. The standards challenge students to move beyond memorization to think critically, developing a deeper understanding of the most important skills for each grade level.

■ ■ THE FOCUS IS ON DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.

ASSESSMENTS The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the Colorado state assessments. Aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards, CMAS focuses on the skills our students need – critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving. DPS supports CMAS to ensure students are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. Our standards have evolved; we need a different type of measurement to gauge our students’ academic progress.

■ ■ THE GOAL IS ENSURING ACADEMIC PROGRESS.

CMAS monitors progress and identifies room to grow as students move, grade by grade, to high school graduation. With higher standards, it’s more important than ever that we provide students the relevant, meaningful and timely supports they need to be successful.

■ ■ THE FOCUS IS ON IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS AND NEEDS.

THE PURPOSE IS FOR EVERY CHILD TO SUCCEED. We believe all children have talent, potential and the right to educational opportunities that allow them to achieve at the highest levels. The standards ensure all students receive a world-class education with the academic knowledge, language and skills they need to be successful in college, career and life.

We encourage parents to learn about the academic standards and assessments and engage in your child’s learning through conversations with your school’s principal and teachers. Visit standards.dpsk12.org for more information on the standards and how you can support your child’s learning. For information on CMAS, including updates to testing changes, please visit standards.dpsk12.org/assessments.

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DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO HELP EVERY CHILD SUCCEED.

As Denver Public Schools’ fundraising partner, the DPS Foundation generates resources and support for programs that are proven to have significant and measurable impact on the lives of our students. Our programs help children succeed in the classroom, discover their talents outside of the classroom and stay on track to graduate prepared for college or career. It takes all of us to ensure Every Child Succeeds. Learn more about how you can support the more than 92,000 DPS students and approximately 210 schools by visiting www.dpsfoundation.org.

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ENROLLMENT AND SCHOOLCHOICE W E B : SchoolChoice.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-3493

Equity is at the heart of SchoolChoice. We believe all students should have access to quality schools, regardless of background or address. Any student who wants to attend a school other than their neighborhood school can take part in SchoolChoice. Families rank their students’ top five school preferences in the SchoolChoice application. We then match students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space. The next SchoolChoice season opens Feb. 1, 2018. Applications are due by Feb. 28, 2018 at 4 p.m.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOLCHOICE

FIND ■ ■ Use

the new mobile-friendly online School Finder

■ ■ Read

the Enrollment Guide

■ ■ Attend ■ ■ Tour

one of our regional school expos

schools

APPLY ■ ■ Create ■ ■ List

the best school for your student

by using the new online SchoolChoice application tool

an account

your top five school preferences

■ ■ Submit

Feb. 1 to Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.

REGISTER ■ ■ Get

your school placement results in early April

■ ■ Contact

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to attend your school

the school to register for 2018-19


WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR? DPS is proud to have the best SchoolChoice system in the country, but we’re always striving to make it better. So, we’ve made a couple improvements this year. ■ ■ We’ve

moved the SchoolChoice window to February. The new date gives our families more time to research schools, as well as finalize their living arrangements for the following school year.

■ ■ We’re

also introducing a new online, mobile-friendly tool, which families can use to more easily search for schools and submit their SchoolChoice application – all in one place.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

If you need help, start by contacting the SchoolChoice hotline at 720-423-3493, or visiting the front office at your child’s school. Stay informed at schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

SCHOOLCHOICE KEY DATES: JAN. 22-25: DPS Regional School Expo Week FEB. 1, 2018: Round 1 of SchoolChoice opens FEB. 28, 2018: SchoolChoice applications are due by 4 p.m.

EARLY APRIL, 2018: Families are notified of school assignments MID-APRIL, 2018: Round 2 of SchoolChoice opens

WHAT IS AN ENROLLMENT ZONE?

Some schools in DPS reside within enrollment zones. Enrollment zones are geographic areas where the students living within it are guaranteed a seat at one of several schools, not just one particular school. There are multiple benefits to an enrollment zone, including: ■ ■ Increased

access to high-performing schools

■ ■ Increased

access to school transportation options

■ ■ Priority ■ ■ Access

over students who don’t live in the zone to different types of school programs

To learn more about enrollment zones, visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

DPS provides Advanced Placement (AP) classes to help high school students prepare for postsecondary education in a rigorous, collegelike experience. AP is a curriculum created by the College Board offering standardized courses that are generally recognized as equivalent to undergraduate college courses. Students who obtain qualifying national AP exam scores may be able to receive credit and advanced placement at participating colleges and universities, saving them both time and money during their college years. AP courses are offered at more than 30 DPS high schools.

Concurrent Enrollment allows students to take free courses at local colleges and universities while enrolled in high school. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment or on a college campus, earning college and high school credits simultaneously. Concurrent Enrollment is available at all DPS high schools as well as select DPS charter schools. Participation in Concurrent Enrollment is based on a student’s college readiness as well as their individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), which students develop with their counselor or school leader.

ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION (AVID)

CREDIT RECOVERY

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a college-readiness system that is designed to enhance teaching strategies and schoolwide learning, as well as prepare students for college and beyond. AVID strategies and the AVID elective class are implemented at more than 25 DPS elementary, middle and high schools. ARTS FOCUS SCHOOLS Arts Focus schools incorporate arts (visual art, theater, dance, music) exploration methods with rigorous instruction in all academic subjects such as reading, writing and science. To search art offerings at individual schools, visit arts.dpsk12.org/school-locator. ASCENT ASCENT gives students the opportunity to attend college for a full year, tuition-free, after completing high school graduation requirements. Students must submit an Intent to Participate application, write a one-page response to a provided prompt, provide at least one letter of recommendation, be college ready for their chosen program of study and must have completed 12 college credit hours (100 level or higher) by the end of their senior year.

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Credit Recovery offers students the option to earn credit for classes they did not successfully complete. DPS offers Credit Recovery in all district-managed high schools as a competencybased online and teacher-supported program. DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

(DSF) FUTURE CENTERS

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Future Centers are a partnership with the Denver Scholarship Foundation and support students as they prepare for college at a four-year, two-year or technical school. Advisors help students apply, earn scholarships and succeed in college.


DPS CAREERCONNECT

EARLY COLLEGE

DPS CareerConnect is a comprehensive program offering students a sequence of industry-focused courses in health care, business, education, engineering, advanced manufacturing, creative, hospitality, public safety and technology. While enrolled in a career pathway, students are partnered with companies, higher ed institutions and non profits to get hands-on workplace experiences including internships, mentoring and more. Middle school courses are STEM focused and exploratory in nature, while high school courses progress from introductory to advanced content.

Seven DPS high schools – six district-run schools and one charter school – follow a state-designated early college model. Through partnerships with local colleges and universities, this model allows students to take free college-level courses while in high school, and creates an intentional pathway that leads to a college degree. Through a DPS early college, students have the option of completing a fifth year of college-only classes. The goal is for each early college student to earn 60 college credit hours – or the equivalent of an associate’s degree – upon high school graduation.

CareerConnect offers the opportunity to earn college credit and links to four-year universities, two-year community and technical colleges, apprenticeship programs and workforce certifications. The program equips graduates with high-demand skills and leads to opportunities for continued education and careers in Colorado’s highest-growth, highest-opportunity industries. ACEConnect is a support for students with disabilities, helping them build skills for postsecondary and workforce readiness.

DUAL-LANGUAGE PROGRAMS Dual-language programs offer students the opportunity to become bilingual and bi-literate by providing curriculum and instruction in both English and a second language.

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EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING Expeditionary Learning combines traditional instruction in core subjects with community service and real-world projects that support students in exploring the world outside of the classroom. INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme offers a challenging curriculum in 11 DPS schools that is consistent and highly regarded around the world. IB schools focus on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while supporting students in fully exploring their home culture and language. IB instruction at the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme level helps to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills that prepare students for success in a rapidly globalizing world.

For more information on college and career programs, visit collegeandcareer.dpsk12.org.

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SCHOOL PROGRAMS

CONTINUED

INTERNATIONAL FOCUS SCHOOLS International Focus schools offer a unique curriculum that relates the classroom to the world as a whole. Students explore different cultures and international perspectives while developing skills that will help them be successful in a rapidly changing world.

DENVER HEALTH SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS Seventeen DPS campuses are locations for Denver Health School-Based Health Centers. These are clinics that DPS students can access for free health care. These centers are located at the following campuses:

MONTESSORI PROGRAMS

■ ■ ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Montessori programs observe and support the natural development of children in a self-directed learning environment. DPS Montessori programs focus on helping children develop creative, problemsolving, social and time-management skills.

■ ■ BRUCE RANDOLPH

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (NASSP) AND FOCUS SCHOOLS

■ ■ KUNSMILLER

Native American Student Support Program (NASSP) and Focus schools offer support services by bringing together students with a shared heritage and culture. The goal is to increase the graduation rate of American Indian and Alaska Native students. Call NASSP at 720-423-2042 for more information.

■ ■ MANUAL

Science Focus schools place a special emphasis on science and technology education through specialized teachers and curriculum.

(3955 Steele St.)

■ ■ EVIE DENNIS CAMPUS

(4800 Telluride St.)

■ ■ FLORENCE CRITTENTON ■ ■ JOHN F. KENNEDY ■ ■ KEPNER CAMPUS

(55 S. Zuni St.)

(2855 S. Lamar St.)

(911 S. Hazel Court)

(2250 S. Quitman Way)

■ ■ LAKE CAMPUS

(1820 Lowell Blvd.)

(1700 E. 28th Ave.)

■ ■ MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. EARLY COLLEGE

(19535 E. 46th Ave.)

■ ■ MONTBELLO CAMPUS ■ ■ NORTH

(5000 Crown Blvd.)

(2960 Speer Blvd.)

■ ■ NOEL CAMPUS

SCIENCE FOCUS SCHOOLS

(2285 S. Federal Blvd.)

(5290 Kittredge St.)

■ ■ PLACE BRIDGE ACADEMY

(7125 Cherry Creek Drive North)

■ ■ SOUTH

(1700 E. Louisiana Ave.)

■ ■ THOMAS JEFFERSON ■ ■ WEST CAMPUS

(3950 S. Holly St.)

(951 Elati St.)

For more information, visit denverhealth.org

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DENVER SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION COLLEGE. IT’S POSSIBLE.

The Denver Scholarship Foundation makes college possible for thousands of DPS graduates each year. Future Centers located inside 12 DPS high school campuses help seniors plan for college or technical school. Scholarships are awarded to qualifying students who have attended a DPS high school for four years. Learn more at www.denverscholarship.org.

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TRANSPORTATION W E B : transportation.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-4600

The mission of DPS Transportation Services is to provide safe, equitable and efficient transportation services to our students. We know that getting to school safely is the first step in a great learning experience, and helps ensure that Every Child Succeeds. The following are current services and programs offered.

Information about individual schools’ transportation is located in the school profiles section of this guide beginning on page 27. In addition to the Transportation icon, the specific type of transportation offered by the school is indicated.

STANDARD ■ ■ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (GRADES K-5)

are eligible for standard bus transportation if they attend their neighborhood boundary school and live more than 1 mile from the school. are eligible for standard transportation if they attend their neighborhood boundary school and live more than 2.5 miles from the school.

■ ■ MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (GRADES 6-8)

are eligible for Regional Transportation District (RTD) if they attend their boundary schools and live more than 3.5 miles from their school. Eligible high school students receive the monthly RTD pass at no charge from their school. For more information about the RTD bus routes, visit transportation.dpsk12.org.

■ ■ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (GRADES 9-12)

ENROLLMENT ZONES

Students who live within the enrollment zones receive transportation specific to that zone. School bus shuttle systems that circulate separately throughout the Far Northeast and Near Northeast neighborhoods to provide transportation to and from DPS schools in each community.

■ ■ SUCCESS EXPRESS:

Transportation system that serves students who live and attend middle school in the Southwest Middle School Enrollment Zone.

■ ■ SOUTHWEST EXPRESS:

Transportation system that serves students who live and attend middle school in the West Middle School Enrollment Zone.

■ ■ WEST ENROLLMENT ZONE:

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Bus system that serves students in the Far Southeast Elementary Enrollment Zone.

■ ■ FAR SOUTHEAST ENROLLMENT ZONE:

■ ■ GREATER PARK HILL/STAPLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL

ENROLLMENT ZONE: Transportation system that serves middle school students in the Park Hill/ Stapleton neighborhood.

For route information in these areas, visit transportation.dpsk12.org.

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Charter schools determine their own transportation policy and whether or not they will contract with DPS to offer their students transportation services. To learn more about each charter school’s transportation service, review the school profiles section of this guide.

MAGNET SCHOOLS

Transportation is available to all students enrolled in a magnet program who meet the transportation eligibility criteria, and who live within the magnet transportation zone.


OTHER CONSIDERATIONS SPECIAL EDUCATION Special education programs at DPS are offered based upon each student’s individual needs. Transportation through a contracted service is offered for students with special needs who attend a neighborhood boundary school. Transportation is provided as a related service to a center-based program. For information about transportation for a child with special needs, call Student Equity and Opportunity at 720-423-3437 or email StuTrans@dpsk12.org. ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION When boundary schools do not provide English Language Acquisition (ELA) services, students are eligible to attend – and receive transportation to – the school in their area that offers ELA services. For ELA school locations and transportation guidelines, visit ela.dpsk12.org. EXCEPTION FORM PROCESS DPS values families’ freedom to select the school that best fits their students’ needs. Students who choice out of their neighborhood school and who no longer meet eligibility criteria, but who would like to ride an existing bus, are asked to fill out a Transportation Exception form. An exception may be granted if there is a space available. Exception forms will be processed as quickly as possible, however, it can take up to one month for processing. Detailed information and forms can be found on transportation.dpsk12.org. +PASS Every transportation-eligible student in DPS who rides a school bus must use their +Pass every day. The +Pass ensures students are riding the bus, and serves as a tracking system. For replacements or a temporary pass, please contact your school office or email transportation@dpsk12.org. N OT E : Parents can now view their child’s bus route and +Pass recorded data by logging into their Parent Portal account.

BUS BULLETIN: Parents of students who ride the school bus will receive real-time information and updates about their student’s bus service through Bus Bulletin. Text, email and voice notifications will be sent to parents when buses are running more than 15 minutes late due to traffic, emergency or weather delay. Parents of transportation-eligible students are automatically enrolled to receive Bus Bulletin based on the phone number and email address provided when they registered their student for school.

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MEETING YOUR STUDENT’S NEEDS GIFTED AND TALENTED (GT) SERVICES

WHERE ARE GIFTED AND TALENTED SERVICES AVAILABLE?

W E B : GT.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-2056

Every DPS school that offers grades one through eight provides in-school Gifted and Talented services and has a Gifted and Talented teacher who can provide more information about the program. All students identified as Gifted and Talented will receive an Advanced Learning Plan in their strength areas. Charter schools are an exception; each charter school determines the specific Gifted and Talented support it will provide.

Gifted and Talented services in DPS are designed for students whose demonstrated abilities, talents or potential for accomplishment are so exceptional that they require special resources to meet their needs. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Students with a demonstrated need beyond that of same-age peers may be eligible for Gifted and Talented services. GT identification is based on multiple indicators that demonstrate beyond age-level abilities. The district indicators include achievement and ability data, creativity assessments, portfolio work and performances when appropriate. Students’ body of evidence can also be reviewed based on recommendations from parents/guardians, teachers, other students or self-nomination.

HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD IN GIFTED AND TALENTED?

Students in grades one through eight who are designated as Gifted and Talented will receive Gifted and Talented services at their school of attendance; no application or other supplemental enrollment steps are necessary. HOW DO I LEARN MORE?

Contact the elementary or middle school your child will attend to ask about its specific Gifted and Talented services.

WE INCORPORATE INDIVIDUAL LEARNING STYLES FOR KIDS BY HELPING THEM DISCOVER HOW THEY LEARN BEST AND SUPPORTING THEM WITH THAT.”

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HIGHLY GIFTED AND TALENTED (HGT) PROGRAM W E B : GT.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-2056

This program provides an option for students in grades one through eight whose academic abilities and unique emotional and social needs are unlikely to be met in a traditional classroom. The HGT program provides students with teachers who are specially trained to meet their needs. WHERE IS THE HGT PROGRAM AVAILABLE?

Carson, Cory, Edison, Gust, Lena Archuleta, Morey, Polaris, Southmoor and Teller elementary schools. (In the 2018-2019 school year, Carson will offer HGT in second through fifth grades and Lowry will offer HGT in first grade). WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The Gifted and Talented Department identifies students as HGT through a process in the early fall. All students in kindergarten, second and sixth grades are automatically screened for this process. Students in other grade levels must apply to be screened. The process incorporates multiple indicators, including achievement and ability data, as well as recommendations from parents/guardians, teachers, other students or self-nomination. HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILD IN AN HGT PROGRAM?

In order to enroll, the child must be identified as magnet-eligible or highly gifted. Once a child is identified as magnet-eligible or highly gifted, parents may include the HGT program at Carson, Cory, Edison, Gust, Lena Archuleta, Morey, Polaris, Southmoor and/or Teller elementary schools on their SchoolChoice form. Please do not contact individual schools for HGT application information. Families will receive the best support by working directly with the Gifted and Talented Department.

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MEETING YOUR STUDENT’S NEEDS

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION (ELA) W E B : ela.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-2040

Every student’s primary language is an asset that, combined with English language skills, leads to success in school and life. English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs feature instruction by qualified teachers and dedicated English Language Development support to help English learners develop knowledge in core content areas while they learn English. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

All students whose primary language is not English, and are not yet proficient in English, are eligible for ELA services. At registration, parents of all new students complete a form called the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ), which identifies the language or languages spoken by the student and his/her family. If a language other than English is entered on the HLQ, the school will evaluate the child’s English proficiency and recommend services that best meet his or her needs. Parents then select an ELA program for their child. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ELA SERVICES?

There are three main types of programs that are offered at DPS schools: programs are research-based programs for English language learners whose first language is Spanish. Instruction in TNLI programs is in both Spanish and English, with English instruction increasing as students become more fluent, with the goal of helping students become literate in both languages. Students whose first language is not Spanish who attend TNLI schools will receive ESL instruction.

■ ■ Transitional Native Language Instruction (TNLI)

programs are intended for English language learners who speak any language. All instruction is in English, with teachers who have completed special training in working with English language learners. Depending on the number of students who speak a given language, the school may provide a native language tutor that can provide additional assistance.

■ ■ English as a Second Language (ESL)

schools feature instruction for all students in both Spanish and English in all classes throughout the day, with the goal of helping students become literate in both languages.

■ ■ Dual-Language

Regardless of the program, all English language learners receive a daily class dedicated to English Language Development (ELD), which gives students the fundamental tools to speak and write English. Contact your school of interest to learn more about their ELA program offerings. A list of ELA programs by school can be found at ela.dpsk12.org/ela-programs.

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NEWCOMER CENTERS Newcomer Centers are special programs for students who are new to the U.S. and need additional supports adjusting to a new educational system due to limited schooling in their home countries. Newcomer Centers are located at Isabella Bird Community School, Place Bridge Academy, Merrill Middle School, Abraham Lincoln High School, DCIS at Montbello and South High School.

THE DPS SEAL OF BILITERACY The DPS Seal of Biliteracy is an award earned by students who have met their high school graduation requirements, and have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. For more information, visit ela.dpsk12.org/seal-of-biliteracy

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MEETING YOUR STUDENT’S NEEDS CONTINUED

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES W E B : STS.dpsk12.org P H O N E : 720-423-3437

DPS schools provide educational services to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) describes the specially designed instructions that will be provided to the students. This includes instruction from specifically trained and licensed special education teachers and practitioners (including Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Vision). Students may also receive support from nurses and mental health providers, as well as speech/language and motor therapists. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Eligibility is determined by a formal assessment process that uses criteria associated with specific disabilities. Within this evaluation process, families are provided information regarding their child’s eligibility and options for services. WHERE ARE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES AVAILABLE?

All DPS schools, including charter schools, provide a continuum of services to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities with mild to moderate needs. Center-based programs are offered in select schools and may be accessed through the IEP process based on individual students’ needs. HOW DO I ACCESS SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES?

Students do not directly enroll in special education services. Instead, families participate in the evaluation of their child’s eligibility and are informed of the services their child will receive once DPS completes the formal assessment process. If you believe your child may qualify for special education services, contact your school of interest to inquire about an assessment being completed for your child.

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QUICK-GLANCE SYMBOLS The following pages contain profiles with information regarding program offerings, performance, location and contact information for each of our DPS schools. The school profiles are organized by region. Look for these symbols to indicate which programs and resources are available at each school.

TRANSPORTATION In addition to the Transportation icon, the specific type of transportation offered by the school is indicated. For more information on the different types of transportation, see pages 16-17 or visit transportation.dpsk12.org.

BEFORE- AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMING Denver Public Schools and partner organizations offer programs before and after school, on school holidays and breaks, and during the summer to provide students with a safe place to spend their time and provide students with hands-on, enriching experiences to help support their academic and social-emotional growth and increase student engagement in their school.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH The DPS Food and Nutrition Services department is dedicated to supporting student learning by serving fresh, nutritious and delicious breakfast and lunch meals to our students, every day. Our school meal service provides lunch entrees made from scratch, fruit and vegetable bars available in every school, and fresh and locally sourced produce when available. Elementary students are offered two hot lunch entrees, one of which is vegetarian, and secondary students are given five to 10 lunch entrĂŠe choices. We offer breakfast to all DPS students every day at no charge.

UNIFORM Some schools within DPS have specific uniform or dress code requirements. There is not a districtwide uniform policy; please contact individual schools for more information.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION SERVICES This symbol indicates that a school provides services for students whose first language is not English. The type of program offered is indicated after the symbol; for descriptions of these programs, see pages 20-21. For more information about specific services offered, contact the school directly or visit ela.dpsk12.org/ela-programs.

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Beach Court

Centennial

Colorado HS Charter GES

Denver Mont. Jr./Sr. (7-11) Denver Online (9-12) Skinner Cesar Chavez (K-8)

CEC

Cole Arts and Science Academy (ECE-5) DSST: Cole HS (9-12) DSST: Cole MS (6-8)

Cheltenham

Colfax

Fairview

Cowell

Knapp

Ashl

DSST: Stapleton DSST: Stapleton Teller Palmer

Dora Moore

DCIS HS

Steck

Hill

CMS (K-5)

STRIVE – Kepner (6-7) RMP: Southwest (ECE-3) Kepner Beacon (6-7) Kepner Legacy (8) Goldrick STRIVE – Westwood (6-8) STRIVE – Smart (9-12)

Denison (ECE-6)

Johnson

Schmitt

Denver Green Stephen Knight (ECE-K)

Lincoln ES (ECE-6)

McMeen

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McKinley-Thatcher

STRIVE – Ruby Hill (K-4) STRIVE – Federal (6-8)

Gust

Career Academy at GW George Washington (9

South

Creativity Challenge Community (K-5) Merrill (6-8) Cory (1-5)

Place Bridge

Ellis RMSEL

RMP: Cree

Asbury (K-5) Highline Academy SE (K-8)

Kunsmiller

SW Early College (9-12) DSST: College View HS (9-11) DSST: College View MS (6-8)

Denver Language School (K-2)

Grant Beacon

EXCEL

Abraham Lincoln (9-12) Respect Academy (11-12) Compass Academy (6-8)

Doull

Steele (K-5)

Godsman

Force

Denver Language S Carson (K-5)

Valverde (ECE-5) KIPP Collegiate (9-12) MSLA (K-5) KIPP Sunshine (5-8) DSST: Byers HS (9-10) DSST: Byers MS (6-8)

Pascual LeDoux (ECE)

University Park (K-5)

College View Bradley Slavens (K-8)

Ham

Sabin Bear Valley (6-7) DSST: Henry (6-7) Henry Legacy (8) Thomas Jefferson

Kaiser

Grant Ranch

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Montclair

REACH (ECE-4)

DCIS Fairmont

Florence Crittenton

Munroe

Castro (K-5)

Traylor

Odyssey (K-8)

Park Hill

DSISD (9-11) Morey (6-8)

Contemporary Learning Academy Denver Justice

Denver School of the Arts

Bromwell Barnum

John F. Kennedy

Compassion Road

GALS MS (6-8) GALS HS (9-12)

Newlon

Summit Academy

Greenlee

ACE Community Challenge (8-10)

Eagleton

McAuliffe

Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (K-5) Emily Griffith HS DC21 Wyman Emily Griffith Tech. College East Central Support Office

West Early College (6-12) West Leadership (6-12) Colorado HS Charter

Venture Prep

Manual (9-12) McAuliffe Manual (6-7)

Polaris (1-5)

RiseUp

Hallett

Stedman

Columbine PREP Academy

Gilliam Whittier

The Boys School (6)

Lake Int'l (6-8) STRIVE – Lake (6-8)

Smith Roots (K-3)

UPrep - Arapahoe (K-5)

Valdez

Bruce Randolph

UPrep – Steele St. (K-5)

Wyatt (K-8)

Academy of Urban Learning Brown

Int’l Academy of Denver at Harrington

Bryant Webster

STRIVE – Excel (9-12) North (9-12) North Engagement (9-12)

Edison

Garden Place (ECE-6)

Trevista

Sandoval (ECE-6)

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Columbian

High Tech Elementa DSST: Conservatory Gree

Swansea

STRIVE – Sunnyside

Southmoor


Legacy Options (9-11)

Inspire (K-2) Northfield (9-11)

Noel Arts MS (6-8) Noel Arts HS (9-12) STRIVE – Montbello (6-8) DCIS Montbello (6-12)

Collegiate Prep

Maxwell

Academy 360 High Tech Early College (9-12) DSST: Conservatory Green HS (9)

Marie L. Greenwood (1-8)

McGlone (ECE-7) Oakland Farrell B. Howell

Highline Academy NE (ECE-4)

KIPP NE Leadership HS (9-11) STRIVE – RISE (9-10)

Escalante-Biggs (ECE-K)

Monarch Montessori (K-5)

ary (ECE-5) en MS (6-8)

Lena Archuleta (1-5)

DCIS Ford

John Amesse

Montbello Tech (10-12)

Sandra Todd-Williams (ECE)

Florida Pitt-Waller

Omar D. Blair (K-8) Vista Academy (6-12) STRIVE – GVR (6-8) DSST: GVR MS (6-8) DSST: GVR HS (9-12) SOAR (K-5)

Dr. MLK, Jr. KIPP NE MS (5-8) KIPP NE ES (ECE-3) Marrama Green Valley

225 Denver Discovery (6-8) Swigert (ECE-5)

Westerly Creek

Isabella Bird

Bill Roberts

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THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS WILL OPEN IN THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR:

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JOHN H. AMESSE

CENTER FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT

KIPP SUNSHINE PEAK ELEMENTARY

THE CUBE

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PREP BERKELEY

NEAR NORTHEAST

NORTHWEST

milton Holm

Shoemaker

NEAR NORTHEAST

Samuels

DSST AT NOEL CAMPUS MIDDLE SCHOOL

FAR NORTHEAST

SOUTHWEST

NORTHWEST

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THE WORK WE DO ENSURES THAT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE GROWING.”

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Collegiate Prep Academy

High Tech Early College

DCIS at Montbello

KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College DSST at Noel campus Middle School DSST: GVR High School DSST: GVR Middle School Farrell B. Howell Florida Pitt Waller

Noel Community Arts School Omar D. Blair

KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School

STRIVE Prep – Green Valley Ranch

Legacy Options High School

STRIVE Prep – Montbello

Marie L. Greenwood Academy

STRIVE Prep – Rise

McGlone Academy Montbello Career and Technical High School

Vista Academy

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PRINCIPAL: Martha Gustafson 720-424-0850 collegiateprep.dpsk12.org 5290 Kittredge St.

COLLEGIATE PREP ACADEMY Through a partnership with the Community College of Aurora, Collegiate Prep Academy offers students the opportunity to earn college credit and work toward an associate’s degree while in high school. Students can earn at least one year of college credit in four years and have the option of returning for a fifth year to obtain their associate’s degree. CPA offers a variety of supports including math tutorials and literacy interventions.

Innovation School Far Northeast High School Enrollment Zone

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Early College Classes • Concurrent Enrollment • Speech and Debate • Spanish • Heritage Spanish • Latin Dance • AP Courses •

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 442

Mentoring • Pathways 2 Teaching • ACT Prep • French • Honors Courses • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Engagement Center • JROTC • Multi-Intensive Severe Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

Success Express

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch ESL

GROWTH > 68% Meets Expectations

DCIS AT MONTBELLO PRINCIPAL: Julie Murgel 720-423-5900 dcismontbello.org 5000 Crown Blvd. Innovation School Far Northeast Middle School and High School Enrollment Zones

Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello (DCISM) offers a unique education that integrates global studies, world languages and the arts to provide students with the skills to be competitive for work and life in the 21st century. We emphasize project-based learning, technology and experiential education that includes optional travel.

PRO GRAMS : PE • AP Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Technology • Math Tutoring • Extended School Year • Chinese • French • Spanish • Honors Courses • ACEConnect • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 929

Center • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • International Focus • Newcomer Center • Affective Needs Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

Success Express

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Probation

TNLI

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GROWTH > 35% Approaching Expectations


DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. EARLY COLLEGE Benefitting from a rigorous, college-prep curriculum, a strong school culture, zealous support from staff and a variety of learning opportunities, including project-based learning, student portfolios and internships, DMLK students are well-prepared for their postsecondary plans and beyond. Our school offers the opportunity to graduate high school with an associate’s degree or certification tuition free.

PRINCIPAL: Kimberly Grayson 720-424-0420 mlk.dpsk12.org 19535 E. 46th Ave. Innovation School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent

Far Northeast Middle School and High School Enrollment Zones

Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Multi-

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,042

Intensive: Autistic, Severe Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center Success Express

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations TNLI

GROWTH > 59% Meets Expectations

DSST AT NOEL CAMPUS MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST at Noel Campus Middle School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community – our small schools ensure that no one slips between the cracks.

NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Brandi Chin 303-524-6324 dsstpublicschools.org 5290 Kittredge St. Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Music • Performing Arts • Tutoring • Science Focus • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

GRADES SERVED: 6 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 147

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NO SPF RATING

NO SPF RATING

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DSST: GVR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Jenna Kalin 303-524-6300 dsstpublicschools.org 4800 Telluride St., Building 2 Charter School Far Northeast High School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 526

Success Express

DSST: Green Valley Ranch High School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success.

P RO GRAMS : PE • Music • Performing Arts • Health Sciences Emphasis Through Partnership with Anschutz Medical Campus • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Future Center • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 82% Exceeds Expectations

ESL

PRINCIPAL: Caroline Gaudiani 303-524-6300 dsstpublicschools.org 4800 Telluride St., Building 3 Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 450

Success Express

DSST: GVR MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST: Green Valley Ranch Middle School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Performing Arts • Health Sciences Emphasis Through Partnership with Anschutz Medical Campus • Honors Courses • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

ESL

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GROWTH > 75% Meets Expectations


FARRELL B. HOWELL

PRINCIPAL: Rachel Massey

Farrell B. Howell offers an excellent, arts-integrated education with a focus on developing the whole child. Students benefit from a rigorous core curriculum integrated with vocal and instrumental music, visual and media arts, physical education and technology.

720-424-2740 howell.dpsk12.org 14250 E. Albrook Dr. Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Integrated Arts • Focused Interventions • Denver Math Fellows Tutoring • Math Connects • Lights

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 808

on After School • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program (K-5)

Success Express

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations TNLI (ECE-5) ESL (6-8)

GROWTH > 57% Meets Expectations

FLORIDA PITT WALLER Florida Pitt Waller provides a comprehensive, well-rounded educational experience. We believe all students can achieve and are committed to producing the best and brightest minds for the 21st century. Our goal is long-range, continuous improvement for students, staff and parents through a shared understanding of achievable academic success.

PRINCIPAL: Kayla Grayson 720-424-2840 waller.dpsk12.org 21601 E. 51st Place Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Debate • Drama • Library • Music • Technology • Visual Arts • STEMConnect • AVID • Tutoring •

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 817

Multi-Intensive Intermediate Center-Based Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

Success Express

OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 50% Approaching Expectations

TNLI (ECE-5) ESL (6-8)

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HIGH TECH EARLY COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Stacy Parrish 720-424-2450 htec.dpsk12.org 11200 E. 45th Ave. Innovation School Far Northeast High School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 390

HTEC has three pillars for 21st-century success including concurrent enrollment, project-based learning and an executive internship program. Students select a pathway of their choice, including an associate’s degree in arts, applied sciences, science and CISCO Certification, and can earn up to 26 hours of college credit by the end of their junior year.

PRO GRAMS : PE • 1-to-1 Laptop Program • English Language Development Alternative Curriculum (EDGE) • Executive Internship Program • Extended School Year • KidsTek • Project-Based Learning • French • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Credit Recovery • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

Success Express

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch ESL

GROWTH > 56% Meets Expectations

KIPP NORTHEAST DENVER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Grant Erwin 720-452-2570 kippcolorado.org 18250 E. 51st Ave. Charter School Far Northeast High School Enrollment Zone

KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy is a tuition-free, open enrollment public charter school. The mission of KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy is to develop young men and women who have the intellect, character, habits and determination to accomplish their life goals and make positive contributions to our society.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Computer Arts • Art • Choir • French • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Pre-Collegiate Program • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Affective Needs Center-Based

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 425

Success Express

ESL

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20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 91% Exceeds Expectations


KIPP NORTHEAST DENVER MIDDLE SCHOOL KIPP’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character strengths necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. At KIPP, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.

P R OG R AMS: PE • Rigorous and Standards-Based College-Prep Curriculum • Extended School Year • Daily Electives • Tutoring • Affective Needs Center-Based Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Probation

PRINCIPAL: Stephani Olson 303-307-1970 kippcolorado.org 4635 Walden St. Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 5 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 439

Success Express

GROWTH > 31% Does Not Meet Expectations ESL

LEGACY OPTIONS HIGH SCHOOL Legacy Options primarily serves students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Our data-driven, accountable and high-standards education program provides a realistic pathway to graduate with a high school degree and offers multiple pathways for enrollment into postsecondary educational, training, certification and apprenticeship programs.

PRINCIPAL: Anthony McWright

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

Innovation School, Pathways School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Art • Individualized Student Plans • Flexible School Day •

720-424-3100 legacyoptionshs.dpsk12.org 6850 N. Argonne St.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 100

Extended Learning Opportunities • Concurrent Enrollment • AP Courses • Electives • Field Experiences • Interventions • Credit Recovery • Postsecondary Pathway • ACEConnect

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

Success Express ESL

OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 62% Meets Expectations 33


PRINCIPAL: Rachel Payne 720-424-6630 greenwood.dpsk12.org 5130 Durham Court Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

MARIE L. GREENWOOD ACADEMY Marie L. Greenwood Academy is dedicated to academic rigor and a high level of success. We offer a standards-based curriculum with an intense focus on reading, writing, science and math, and are dedicated to closing the achievement gap. Our middle school program is among the top in DPS.

P RO GRAMS : PE • Art • Dance • Drama • Music • Journalism • Each One Teach One • Outdoor Education • AVID • Tutoring • Beacon School

GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 595

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

Success Express

GROWTH > 55% Meets Expectations TNLI (ECE-5) ESL (6-8)

MCGLONE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Sara Gips Goodall 720-424-5660 mcglone.dpsk12.org 4500 Crown Blvd. Innovation School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

McGlone Academy, Montbello Center for 21st-Century Learning, serves neighborhood families from diverse cultural, economic and linguistic backgrounds. We are an innovative school family focused on kids achieving excellent outcomes in both academics and the arts, while simultaneously building 21st-century skills.

P RO GRAMS : Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • ECE Yoga and Music • K-5 Art • Music • Technology and Maker Space • Science Labs • Drum Line •

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 849 Success Express

Health • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Cross-Categorical Center-Based Program

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 51% Meets Expectations TNLI


MONTBELLO CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Montbello Tech is committed to engaging all students and successfully preparing scholars for college, career and life in the global community. Students benefit from innovative teaching that incorporates multiple approaches to education beyond a traditional high school setting. Scholars are able to enroll in career and technical courses, paticipate in internships and earn privileges to enroll in college courses leading to an associate’s degree. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRINCIPAL: Karen Powell 720-423-7200 montbellotech.dpsk12.org 4501 Airport Way Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 10 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 200

P R OGR AMS: PE • CTE and CareerConnect • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Pre-Collegiate Program • ASCENT • Engagement Center •

Success Express, RTD

Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring

201 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 48% Approaching Expectations

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PRINCIPALS: Deborah Blair-Minter Rhonda Juett 720-423-5840 ncashs.dpsk12.org 5000 Crown Blvd.

NOEL COMMUNITY ARTS SCHOOL Noel Community Arts School offers a rigorous academic program that allows students to not only prepare for college and career, but to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the arts. NCAS is dedicated to setting and maintaining high academic standards by creating opportunities for students to engage in relevant academic pursuits through the arts and academic projects.

PRO GRAMS :

Innovation School

PE • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent

Far Northeast Middle School and High School Enrollment Zones

Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Multi-Intensive Center-Based

Enrollment • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Arts

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 537

Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

Success Express

GROWTH > 35% Approaching Expectations ESL

OMAR D. BLAIR PRINCIPAL: Kristen Lee 303-371-9570 omardblaircharterschool.com 4905 Cathay St.

It is our belief that every scholar deserves to have a quality education. Our vision is to educate and empower scholars so that they are ready for continued success. We want scholars to be ready for college and career, so emphasis on rigorous, differentiated, data-driven instruction is key. Our community is shaped by our shared core values: wisdom, justice, courage, compassion, hope, respect, responsibility and integrity.

Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

PRO GRAMS : Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Literacy: Reading Street (K-2); Amplify; Collections (6-8); Step-Up to Writing (K-8) • Math: Engage NY and Go

Grades served: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 819

Math (K-8) • Social Studies Weekly (K-6) • U.S. and Ancient History (7-8) • Science Weekly • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive Primary Center-Based Program

Success Express

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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GROWTH > 49% Approaching Expectations


STRIVE PREP – GREEN VALLEY RANCH STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, your child can explore countless opportunities to develop the confidence and lifelong skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRINCIPAL: Jessica Savage 303-999-2893 striveprep.org 4800 Telluride St., Building 5 Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Chinese • Art • Math Workshop • Annual College Visits • Student Leadership • Extended School Year • Extended School Day • Extra Class Time in Reading, Writing and Math • Tutoring • College Prep •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 360

Denver Health School-Based Health Center

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

Success Express

OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 63% Meets Expectations

STRIVE PREP – MONTBELLO STRIVE Prep – Montbello and our dedicated teachers and leaders are excited to share who we are within the network of STRIVE Preparatory Schools. Every day, our schools open the doors to prepare students for academic success from kindergarten through college, with an excellent public education of high standards, structure and accountability. Our vision is to make a collegepreparatory education for all students in our community the norm, not the exception.

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PRINCIPAL: Tara Byers 303-999-3825 striveprep.org 5000 Crown Blvd. Charter School Far Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Art • Annual College Visits • Newspaper • Student Leadership • Extended School Year • Extended School Day • Extra Class Time in Reading, Writing and Math • Tutoring • College Prep • Multi-Intensive

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 338

Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL P ERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

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PRINCIPAL: Elisha Roberts 720-485-6393 striveprep.org 18250 E. 51st Ave. Charter School Far Northeast High School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 9 to 11 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 290

Success Express

STRIVE PREP – RISE STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Speech and Debate • Outdoor Education • Drama • Extended School Year • Extended School Day • Extra Class Time in Literature and Composition • Spanish and French • AP and Honors Courses • Tutoring • Fine Arts • College Prep • RISE Mentor Program • Scholar Council • Model UN • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 89% Exceeds Expectations

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VISTA ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Anthony Smith 720-423-7650 vistaacademy.dpsk12.org 4800 Telluride St., Building 6

At Vista Academy, our mission is to foster a rigorous academic learning environment and school culture that embodies equity, diversity and a sense of belonging for all students, families, staff and community. Our covenant is to identify, address and move past performance barriers allowing students to regain their academic success.

Innovation School, Pathways School

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 290

PRO GRAMS : PE • Diploma Plus • STEM • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • AVID • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Denver Health School-Based

Success Express

Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch ESL

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NEAR NORTHEAST 5280 High School Bruce Randolph Contemporary Learning Academy The CUBE Denver Center for 21stCentury Learning at Wyman Denver Discovery School Denver School of the Arts Dora Moore DSST: Cole High School DSST: Cole Middle School

DSST: Conservatory Green High School

McAuliffe Manual Middle School

DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School

Morey

DSST: Stapleton High School

Northfield High at Paul Sandoval Campus

DSST: Stapleton Middle School

Odyssey School of Denver

East Emily Griffith High School Manual McAuliffe International School

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NEW SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Melissa Mouton 303-525-2771 5280highschool.org Address: To Be Determined Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 (9-12 for Summit Program) ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 114

5280 HIGH SCHOOL 5280 High School is a project-based school focused on hands-on learning and real-world curriculum. Students grapple with complex ideas and engage in authentic learning experiences that produce a great depth of knowledge. They learn to write like professional writers, do math like mathematicians and think like trained scientists by using technology, effective communication and teamwork to solve complex problems. 5280 also includes a program for students in recovery: the Summit Program.

PRO GRAMS : Project-Based Learning • Design Thinking • Interdisciplinary Learning • Personalized 11th-Grade Internships • Personalized 12th-Grade Projects • Performance-Based Assessment • Arts Focus • Technology Focus •

RTD for Free and Reduced Lunch

Engineering • Visual Arts and Design • STEAM • Honors Courses • Spanish • Restorative Justice • Comprehensive Wellness • College Preparatory Curriculum • SAT Preparation • Tutoring • Concurrent Enrollment • Student Voice Leadership • Sports/PE • Student Clubs

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : NO SPF RATING ESL

PRINCIPAL: Cesar Cedillo 720-424-1080 randolph.dpsk12.org 3955 Steele St.

NO SPF RATING

BRUCE RANDOLPH Bruce Randolph offers an excellent education for students in sixth through 12th grade. Our mission is to graduate 100 percent of our students and prepare them to succeed without remediation in a four-year college or university.

PRO GRAMS :

Near Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

PE • Art • Math Intervention • Reading Intervention (6-8) • College

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 773

Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • BusinessConnect • Future Center •

Seminar (9-12) • Orchestra (El Sistema) • Choir • Theater • Classes at CEC (12) • Neighborhood Center • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive and Affective Needs Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

Success Express

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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GROWTH > 41% Approaching Expectations

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CONTEMPORARY LEARNING ACADEMY Contemporary Learning Academy is a small, urban high school serving grades nine to 12. Our students have the option to earn a diploma in less than three years and enroll in community college courses. Through our project-based learning, students experience community service, internships, real-world career exploration, an advisement program, a 1:15 teacher-student ratio and the opportunity for a successful school experience. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

P R OG R AMS: Art • Business • Law • Photography • PE • Music • Drama •

PRINCIPAL: Sandra Just 720-423-6900 cla.dpsk12.org 200 E. Ninth Ave.

Career Ready • AP Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ACEConnect • AVID • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 131

OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 49% Approaching Expectations

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NEW SCHOOL

THE CUBE The CUBE’s learner-centered education model is designed to prepare students for a future economy that we cannot yet predict – a model that prepares them to take opportunity and possibility with them everywhere they go. The CUBE builds the capacity of all students to catalyze change by developing socialemotional intelligence, computational thinking, “uber”-cognitive skills and a critical understanding of authentic self.

PRINCIPAL: Bret Poppleton 303-803-2734 thecubeschool.org Address: To be Determined Charter School

P R OG R AMS: Wellness • Project-Based and Inquiry-Based Learning • Computational Thinking • Focus on Social-Emotional Intelligence • Mash-Up Learning

GRADES SERVED: 9 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 135

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : NO SPF RATING

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PRINCIPAL: Renard Simmons 720-424-2980 dc21.dpsk12.org 1690 Williams St. Innovation School, Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 225

DENVER CENTER FOR 21ST-CENTURY LEARNING AT WYMAN Denver Center for 21st-Century Learning at Wyman (DC21) offers an accelerated, engaging and rigorous education for students who require a highly supportive, relationship-oriented educational experience. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Business • Edgenuity • Extended Day and Year • Work Study Internships • Concurrent Enrollment • STEAM • STEM • Art • CareerConnect Programs • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring •

Success Express

Affective Needs Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations ESL

GROWTH > 54% Meets Expectations

PRINCIPAL: To Be Determined 720-424-4790 denverdiscoveryschool.dpsk12.org

3480 Syracuse St. Innovation School Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 465

DENVER DISCOVERY SCHOOL Denver Discovery School values every child’s unique talents through a high level of rigorous experiences grounded in Common Core State Standards and purposeful and relevant learning to foster the values of perseverance and intellectual curiosity necessary to meet 21st-century academic and social demands.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Performing Arts • Visual Arts • Orchestra • Guitar • Chrome Book for Every Student • AVID • Singapore Math • Service Learning • Spanish • French • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • Pre-Collegiate Program • Tutoring • Science Focus • Expeditionary Learning • Project-Based Learning

Stapleton Enrollment Zone

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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GROWTH > 44% Approaching Expectations

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DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Denver School of the Arts serves students who are intent on developing their artistic talents. Ranked as one of the top high schools in America and a Gold Medal winner from U.S. News & World Report, students engage in a rigorous academic program and intensive artistic studies in a culturally diverse environment. Students devote at least 90 minutes daily to artistic classes.

PRINCIPAL: William Kohut

Please check the auditions page on the DSA website for application deadlines.

Magnet School

P R OG R AMS: Eleven Art Majors • French • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CreativeConnect • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

720-424-1700 dsa.dpsk12.org 7111 Montview Blvd.

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,001 Standard Bus Routes

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 70% Meets Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: Karen Barker 720-424-5300 doramoore.dpsk12.org 846 Corona St. GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 345

DORA MOORE Dora Moore ECE-8 School is a rich environment where we support the whole child. We teach the Personal Success Factors, visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, physical education, dance and STEM programming for grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

PRO GRAMS : Preschool (ECE) • Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Art • Humanities • Music • Dance • Technology • Science Electives • Advanced Math Electives • Math and Reading Interventions • STEMConnect • Tutoring •

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20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations ESL

GROWTH > 63% Meets Expectations

DSST: COLE HIGH SCHOOL DSST: Cole High School is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: Rebecca Bloch 303-524-6354 dsstpublicschools.org 3240 Humboldt St. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 473 Success Express ESL

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PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Sustainability and Environmental Sciences Emphasis Through Partnerships with University of Colorado-Denver and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science • Technology Focus • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Future Center • Tutoring • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Affective Needs Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 70% Meets Expectations


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PRINCIPAL: Rebecca Bloch 303-524-6354 dsstpublicschools.org 1350 E. 33rd Ave.

DSST: COLE MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST: Cole Middle School is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

Charter School Near Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Performing Arts • Sustainability and Environmental Sciences Emphasis Through Partnerships with University of Colorado-

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 434

Success Express

Denver and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science • Tutoring • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Technology Focus

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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GROWTH > 42% Approaching Expectations

DSST: CONSERVATORY GREEN HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Adeel Khan 303- 802-4127 dsstpublicschools.org 11200 E. 45th Ave. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 10 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 155

DSST: Conservatory Green High School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Design Thinking • Computer Science Emphasis • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Future Center • Tutoring • Performing

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Arts • Science Focus

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : NO SPF RATING

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DSST: CONSERVATORY GREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST: Conservatory Green Middle School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: John Clark 303-802-4120 dsstpublicschools.org 8499 E. Stoll Place Charter School Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Music • Performing Arts • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus • Multi-Intensive Severe Center-Based Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL P ERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 458 Stapleton Enrollment Zone

GROWTH > 68% Meets Expectations ESL

DSST: STAPLETON HIGH SCHOOL DSST: Stapleton High School is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: Jeff Desserich 303-320-5570 dsstpublicschools.org 2000 Valentia St. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Music • Performing Arts • Engineering Emphasis Through Partnerships with CU-Boulder and Lockheed Martin • Spanish • AP

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 535

Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Future Center • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus • Multi-Intensive: Autistic Center-Based Program

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PRINCIPAL: Dan Sullivan

303-320-5570 dsstpublicschools.org 2000 Valentia St. Charter School Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 460 Stapleton Enrollment Zone

DSST: STAPLETON MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST: Stapleton Middle School is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Engineering Emphasis Through a Partnership with CU-Boulder and Lockheed Martin • Spanish • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus • Multi-Intensive: Autistic Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 69% Meets Expectations ESL

EAST East High School, the largest and highest-performing comprehensive high school in DPS, has a proud tradition of excellence in serving the students and families of Denver. East provides a rigorous and balanced experience for students in our ethnically, culturally, linguistically and economically diverse learning community.

PRINCIPAL: John Youngquist 720-423-8300 east.dpsk12.org 1600 City Park Esplanade GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 2,500

RTD Bus Pass

PRO GRAMS : PE • Bio-Med Tech • Art • Choir • Debate • Drama • Engineering • Graphic Design • Instrumental Music • Photography • Speech • Technology • College Test Prep • Production/Modern Media • World Languages • AP and Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Indian Focus • Multi-Intensive and Severe Center-Based Program

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

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GROWTH > 48% Approaching Expectations


EMILY GRIFFITH HIGH SCHOOL EGHS is a non-traditional path for students to earn a high school diploma or GED while accessing college courses and postsecondary opportunities simultaneously. Key to fulfilling this mission is our commitment that the diploma is a guarantee that students have successfully graduated with the necessary academic skills.

PRINCIPAL: David Daves

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

Pathways School

720-423-4901 eghs.egtc.net 1860 Lincoln St.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 379

P R OG R AMS: Competency-Based Courses Based on DPS Curriculum and the Common Core • GED • Concurrent Enrollment • Career and Technical Education Courses • Adult Basic Education • AP and Honors Courses • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • ASCENT • Credit Recovery •

RTD Bus Pass

Tutoring ESL

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL P ERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 73% Meets Expectations

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Located in 12 Denver Public Schools high schools, Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Centers help prepare DPS students for college.

Situados en 12 escuelas secundarias de las Escuelas Públicas de Denver, los Future Centers de la Denver Scholarship Foundation ayudan a preparar a los estudiantes de DPS para la universidad.

TOGETHER, WE MAKE DENVER STRONGER. To learn more about how the Denver Scholarship Foundation makes college possible visit www.denverscholarship.org.

Cristina Chacon

Cara Faliano

Amy Faliano Hamill

Remberto Rivera

Abraham Lincoln High School

East High School

East High School

North High School

Regis University

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Denver

College and Career Adviser at Denver Kids

Microbiologist University of Colorado Hospital

Medical Laboratory Scientist University of Colorado Hospital

Sales Tax Technician At Wagner Equipment

Denver Scholarship Foundation • denverscholarship.org • info@denverscholarship.org


Ahora, el Medicaid de Colorado se llama Health First Colorado Ayudamos a las familias de DPS a obtener seguro médico gratuito o a bajo costo: Medicaid para los niños y las familias

Ayuda alimentaria de SNAP

Medicaid para los adultos sin hijos dependientes

Ayuda económica en efectivo

¡Puede solicitar ingreso en cualquier época del año!

También ayudamos con las reinscripciones y el uso de los beneficios Llame a su especialista de enlaces e inscripciones

720-423-3661 • outreach@dpsk12.org

Colorado Medicaid is now Health First COLORADO We help DPS families get free or low-cost health insurance: Medicaid for children and families

SNAP food assistance

Medicaid for adults without dependent children

Cash assistance

You can apply any time of the year!

We also help with re-enrollment and using your benefits! Call your Outreach and Enrollment Specialist

720-423-3661 • outreach@dpsk12.org


MANUAL PRINCIPAL: Nickolas Dawkins 720-423-6300 manual.dpsk12.org 1700 E. 28th Ave. Innovation School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 287

At Manual High School, we believe our students are capable of achieving at the highest levels. We challenge, nurture and support all of our students, who work with highly trained teachers in an innovative, technology-rich environment. Manual students develop an unshakable mindset of achievement that includes high expectations, resiliency and the ability to think critically and deeply.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Biomedical STEM Pathway • Art • Choir • Media • Urban Debate • Drama • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery •

Success Express, RTD

JROTC • Tutoring • Performing Arts • Writing Center • Boys and Girls Book Club • Reading Partners • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : ESL

OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 36% Approaching Expectations

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MCAULIFFE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL McAuliffe International School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate middle school in the Greater Park Hill/Stapleton area of Denver. The school provides a structured and intentional learning environment where all students are able to excel in academics, personal conduct and service to community. McAuliffe offers a rigorous and holistic education.

PRINCIPAL: Kurt Dennis 720-424-1540 mcauliffe.dpsk12.org 2540 Holly St. Innovation School

P R OGR AMS: PE • Band • Choir • Drama • Engineering • Orchestra • Journalism • Technology • Visual Arts • Stagecraft • French • Spanish • Mandarin • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • Tutoring • International Baccalaureate • Multi-Intensive and Affective Needs Center-Based Program

201 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,030

Stapleton Enrollment Zone

OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 77% Meets Expectations

MCAULIFFE MANUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL Modeled after the distinguished McAuliffe International School, McAuliffe Manual is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school that offers students a challenging, well-rounded liberal arts education that is based on learnercentered classrooms, character education and international-mindedness.

P R OGR AMS:

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PRINCIPAL: Jessica Long 720-423-6550 mcauliffemanual.dpsk12.org 1700 E. 28th Ave. Innovation School

PE • International Baccalaureate • Arts • Drama • Orchestra • Band • Choir • Visual Arts • Robotics • World Languages • Enrichment Courses • Afterschool Clubs • French • Spanish • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Multi-Intensive CenterBased Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

201 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 84% Exceeds Expectations

Near Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 283

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PRINCIPAL: Noah Tonk

MOREY

720-424-0700 morey.dpsk12.org 840 E. 14th Ave.

At Morey, we build on every child’s unique gifts so each person becomes a selfdirected, socially conscious, educated member of our diverse society. At Morey, learning is personalized, supportive, rooted in social justice, and integrated within our local community. Our students learn in a diverse and inclusive school that supports students of all backgrounds.

Innovation School

For information on enrolling in a highly gifted program, see page 20.

Magnet School for Highly Gifted and Talented

PRO GRAMS : PE • STEM • Art • Band • Choir • Mathletics • Geography Bee •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 243

Shakespeare • Robotics Team • History Day • Destination Imagination • Science Fair • Language Lab • Honors Courses • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive: Autistic CenterBased Program

Standard Bus Routes

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 58% Meets Expectations

NORTHFIELD HIGH AT PAUL SANDOVAL CAMPUS PRINCIPAL: Amy Bringedahl 720-423-8000 northfield.dpsk12.org 5500 Central Park Blvd. Innovation School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 605

Northfield High School at Paul Sandoval Campus offers a world-class progressive and challenging program that allows for exploration of personal interests, an interdisciplinary approach and collaboration in a supportive, personalized environment. Students choose from eight academic pathways and biannual seminars.

P RO GRAMS : PE • Music • Creative Writing • Computer Science • STEM • Debate • Speech • Technology and Blended Learning • French • Spanish • Mandarin • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • Credit Recovery • Tutoring •

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Arts Focus • Science Focus • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations ESL

GROWTH > 48% Approaching Expectations

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ODYSSEY SCHOOL OF DENVER Odyssey School of Denver is a diverse Expeditionary Learning school. We teach students how to learn through a focus on academic achievement, critical thinking and social responsibility, preparing them for high school and beyond. A student’s learning experience includes a focus on reading and writing through literature, a rigorous math program, computers to develop research and critical-thinking skills, fine arts, documentation of students’ work through portfolios, regular out-of-school fieldwork and adventures with environmental education.

PRINCIPAL: Margaret Cooke

P R OG R AMS: Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Afterschool Enrichment Classes • Tutoring • Expeditionary Learning

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

303-316-3944 odysseydenver.org 6550 E. 21st Ave. Charter School GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 236

GROWTH > 58% Meets Expectations

PREP ACADEMY We are a community that sparks the minds of all learners to strategically use their voice and insight to navigate the pathways of life. PREP Academy welcomes the following learners: students who directly apply; students referred by other schools, the departments of human services or probation; students who have struggled with academic, social, attendance or behavioral issues; expelled students; and students with mild/moderate special educational needs. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

P R OGR AMS: PE • Art • Technology • Student Council • Yearbook • Concurrent Enrollment • TechConnect • ACEConnect • Future Center • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • WES Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL P ERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

PRINCIPAL: Eric Rowe 720-424-8451 prepacademy.dpsk12.org 2727 Columbine St. Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 85 RTD Bus Pass

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I T’S COOL KNOWING OTHER PEOPLE WHO SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. WE ALL GET TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER ABOUT CULTURES, HISTORY AND LANGUAGE.”

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VENTURE PREP Venture Prep equips students with the tools for lifelong success through personalized learning. We’re proud to say we’re no ordinary high school. We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach because we want our students to embrace their unique strengths and build on them to achieve life success. We follow a rigorous, personalized and project-based learning model that brings out the best in all of us.

PRINCIPAL: Erin Quigley 303-893-0805 ventureprep.org 2900 Richard Allen Court Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Athletics • ACT Prep • CREW • Individualized Instruction • Small Class Sizes • Technology Enrichment • Foreign Language Study •

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 141

AP Courses • Tutoring • Fine Arts • Intro to Business • Marketing • Gardening • Spanish • Honors Courses • Fine Arts Reduced Fare RTD Bus Pass

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch ESL

GROWTH > 34% Approaching Expectations

WHITTIER Whittier was founded in 1883 and has a long history of providing a quality education for the children of northeast Denver. Whittier provides an innovative and rigorous instructional program that explicitly targets state standards and implements best practices based on research. The goal at Whittier is to prepare students for the academic rigor necessary for future employment opportunities requiring a college education.

PRINCIPAL: Jai Palmer 720-424-3040 whittier.dpsk12.org 2480 Downing St. Innovation School

P R OG R AMS: Preschool (ECE) • Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Art • Music •

Near Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

Technology • Summer Scholars • Reading Intervention • Tutoring

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 292

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GROWTH > 77% Exceeds Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: Patricia Lea 720-424-2640 billroberts.dpsk12.org 2100 Akron Way Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School and Stapleton Elementary Enrollment Zones

WILLIAM (BILL) ROBERTS Bill Roberts is a creative, safe and dynamic community of learners that nurtures and educates the whole child. Our staff, in partnership with our supportive parents, provides students with challenging and innovative learning opportunities through exploring the arts, educating for character and fostering critical thinking. Middle school students benefit from a tightly knit community of critical thinkers where students feel valued and are held to high expectations.

PRO GRAMS : Preschool (ECE) • Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Art • Drama •

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 947

Music • Dance • Spanish • Technology • Service Learning Projects • Field Experiences (6-8) • Discovery Link • STEAM Lab • STEMConnect • Affective Needs Intermediate Center-Based Program

Stapleton Enrollment Zone

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 62% Meets Expectations ESL

PRINCIPALS: Kristina Riley Linda Roeske 303-292-5515 wyattacademy.org 3620 Franklin St.

WYATT ACADEMY Wyatt Academy is a learning community united by great teaching, high academic standards and rigorous accountability. At Wyatt Academy, we are committed to educating the whole child by developing advanced literary, mathematics and social skills, as well as offering an enriching specials program. We ensure that our daily practices are aligned with the needs of our community.

Charter School

PRO GRAMS :

Near Northeast Middle School Enrollment Zone

Reading Rocket • Technology • Partners in Literacy • Spelling Bee •

GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 406 Success Express

Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Music • Art • Student Leadership • Talent Show • Arabic • Spanish • Honors Courses • Tutoring • Performing Arts

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 43% Approaching Expectations

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NORTHWEST Academy of Urban Learning

Compassion Road Academy

ACE Community Challenge School

Denver Justice High School

Boys School of Denver Bryant Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School CEC Early College Colorado High School Charter Colorado High School Charter – GES

Denver Montessori Junior/ Senior High

North High School Engagement Center RiseUp Community School Skinner

Denver Online High School

STRIVE Prep – Excel

Girls Athletic Leadership High School

STRIVE Prep – Lake

Girls Athletic Leadership Middle School

West Early College

Lake International School

STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside West Leadership Academy

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PRINCIPAL: Michelle Kennard 303-282-0900 auldenver.org 2417 W. 29th Ave.

ACADEMY OF URBAN LEARNING The mission of Academy of Urban Learning is to provide a comprehensive and quality high school education for students who come from uncertain living conditions. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 103

PRO GRAMS : Art • Music • Cooking • Yearbook • Choral • Theatre • Fitness • Zumba • Run Club • Senior Seminars • Employment Club • Men at Work • Women at Work • Concurrent Enrollment • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Pregnant/Parenting Teen Program

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20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Probation

GROWTH > 27% Does Not Meet Expectations

ACE COMMUNITY CHALLENGE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Rachel Ramirez 303-436-9588 acecommunitychallengeschool. org 948 Sante Fe Drive Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 8 to 11 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 151

The mission of ACE Community Challenge School (ACE/CCS) is to re-engage high-risk youth and families who have not experienced success in mainstream education systems into a pro-social and positive peer-culture educational environment. ACE/CCS bolsters academic achievement through challenging, non-traditional teaching methods and supports students and their families with human services. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Life Management (8) • Life Management and Relationships (9-10) • Year-Round Calendar • Sports Offered Through Other DPS Campuses • STEMConnect • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

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OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 44% Approaching Expectations 60


BOYS SCHOOL OF DENVER The mission of The Boys School is to empower young men through movement to succeed academically, lead confidently, live boldly and thrive physically. Based on the highly successful instructional model of the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS), The Boys School of Denver provides a small-school learning environment using best practices in positive gender-focus and movementbased learning for middle grade boys.

PRINCIPAL: Nick Jackson 720-688-3842 boysdenver.org 2401 Alcott St. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • BOYS Series • Project-Based Learning • Flex Courses • Movement Throughout Day • Health and Wellness Focus • Honors

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 7 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 80

Courses • Tutoring • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Cross-Categorical Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : NO SPF RATING

NO SPF RATING

BRYANT WEBSTER DUAL LANGUAGE ECE-8 SCHOOL Bryant Webster provides a rigorous, standards-based curriculum designed to enable students to become bilingual, bi-literate and ready for college and career. We focus on educating the whole child and offer a strong, balanced academic program in a warm, nurturing environment. To enroll, students must submit a Primary Language Questionnaire by Jan. 31, 2018. Please contact the school to learn more.

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PRINCIPAL: Jose Martinez 720-424-9170 bryantwebster.dpsk12.org 3635 Quivas St. Magnet School Northwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Art • Spanish • Spanish Heritage • Leveled Literacy Intervention • Colorado Uplift • Music •

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 431

Small-Group Needs-Based Interventions • Technology • Wilson Reading System • Science Fair • Tutoring • TNLI Zone Middle School

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations Dual Language

GROWTH > 58% Meets Expectations

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Principal: Jamie Lofaro 720-423-6600 dosomethingreal.com 2650 Eliot St. Magnet School Grades served: 9 to 12 Estimated enrollment: 461

CEC EARLY COLLEGE Career Education Center Early College enrolls both full-time students who want a more intensive college- or career-oriented experience and half-day students who take pre-professional courses at CEC while enrolled in their home high schools. As an early college, all students can finish their certifications and/or associate’s degree in five or six years at the Community College of Denver.

P RO GRAMS : Citywide Jazz Combo • Sports Offered through North High School or Students’ Home School • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Fine Arts

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GROWTH > 55% Meets Expectations

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COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER Colorado High School Charter (CHSC) offers an excellent education in a smallschool setting for students who have struggled personally or academically in a conventional high school. We offer six enrollment periods to give students multiple opportunities to reengage and provide frequent feedback regarding grades and credits. All graduates receive support to gain acceptance into a postsecondary institution and complete a postsecondary degree. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRINCIPAL: Liz Feldhusen 303-892-8475 coloradohighschoolcharter.com 1175 Osage St., suite 100 Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 280

P R OG R AMS: PE • Internship Program • Work Study Credits • Science Fair • Yoga • Art Street • Ski Club • Foundations For Success • Senior Seminar • Career/Vocational Education • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations ESL

GROWTH > 76% Meets Expectations

COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL CHARTER – GES Colorado High School Charter – GES offers an excellent education in a smallschool setting for students who have struggled personally or academically in a conventional high school. We offer six enrollment periods to give students multiple opportunities to reengage and provide frequent feedback regarding grades and credits.

PRINCIPAL: Jackie Coppola

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

Pathways School

303-955-5309 coloradohighschoolcharter.com 3035-3037 E. 42nd Ave.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 150

P R OG R AMS: PE • Internship Program • Work Study Credits • Science Fair • Yoga • Art Street • Ski Club • Foundations For Success • Senior Seminar • Career/Vocational Education • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : NO SPF RATING

NO SPF RATING

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I T’S AMAZING TO KNOW THAT SOMEBODY IN YOUR CLASS COULD BE FROM A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.”

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COMPASSION ROAD ACADEMY Compassion Road Academy uses education and a variety of programs to help our students attain equal opportunity and guide them on the journey to becoming conscientious, competent and positively empowered advocates for their communities. We provide at-risk students rigor and relevance, flexible support systems, targeted interventions, and a strong sense of community.

PRINCIPAL: Kimberly Ortiz

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

Pathways School

720-424-2200 cra.dpsk12.org 1000 Cherokee St.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 164

P R OGR AMS: PE • Art • Music • Martial Arts • Meditation • Theatre • Yoga • Drug and Alcohol Interventions • Mental Health Program • Domestic Violence Counseling • Family Literacy • Financial Literacy • GED Program • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment •

RTD Bus Pass

Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • Credit Recovery

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GROWTH > 49% Approaching Expectations

DENVER JUSTICE HIGH SCHOOL Denver Justice High School’s mission is to provide a college-preparatory education for all students. Justice targets students who are chronically truant, who have been unsuccessful in a traditional school setting or who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Justice is a place where at-risk youth can become successful “youth of promise.” Central to these objectives is a focus on the individual student.

PRINCIPAL: Stephen Parce 303-480-5610 denverjustice.org 300 E. Ninth St. Pathways School

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 106

P R OG R AMS: PE • Art • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Pregnant/Parenting Teen Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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PRINCIPAL: Susan Myers 720-424-2600 dmhs.dpsk12.org 4250 Shoshone St. Innovation School Northwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

DENVER MONTESSORI JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School combines the best of Montessori practices with current research on the development of the adolescent brain. Our mission is to promote high achievement for each student while also supporting them socially and emotionally. For our middle school students, we use an integrated approach to humanities as well as daily experience working on an urban farm that allows for real-world problem solving in math and science. Within our high school, we have a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Music • Dance • Ultimate Frisbee • Spanish • AP

GRADES SERVED: 7 to 11 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 185

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Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Pre-Collegiate Program • Tutoring

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

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GROWTH > 46% Approaching Expectations

DENVER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Ian Jones 720-424-8281 online.dpsk12.org 4250 Shoshone St.

Denver Online High School is a state-certified, DPS diploma-granting high school and a state-approved multi-district online high school for Colorado students. We serve a range of students, including home-schooled students, busy students and those who cannot attend school regularly. In addition, we provide fee-based online courses for in-district high school and middle school students pursuing accelerated or make-up courses.

Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 245

PRO GRAMS : PE • Numerous Online Courses • French • Japanese • Latin • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Online Blended Learning

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 79% Meets Expectations

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GIRLS ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP HIGH SCHOOL Girls Athletic Leadership High School, or GALS, provides a college-preparatory education in a supportive environment that fosters the academic mastery and personal development necessary for every young woman to become a powerful advocate for herself and a leader of her community. GALS empowers girls to succeed academically, lead confidently, live boldly and thrive physically.

PRINCIPAL: Carrie Donovan 303-282-6437 galsdenver.org 750 Galapago St. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • GALS Series • Project-Based Learning • Movement Woven Throughout Day • Health and Wellness Focus • Senior Capstone Project •

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 169

AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Tutoring • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Cross-Categorical Program Reduced Fare RTD Bus Pass

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch ESL

GROWTH > 51% Meets Expectations

GIRLS ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL Girls Athletic Leadership Middle School, or GALS, provides a college-preparatory education in a supportive environment that fosters the academic mastery and personal development necessary for every young woman to become a powerful advocate for herself and a leader of her community. GALS empowers girls to succeed academically, lead confidently, live boldly and thrive physically.

PRINCIPAL: Nina Safane 303-282-6437 galsdenver.org 750 Galapago St. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • GALS Series • Project-Based Learning • Movement Woven Throughout Day • Health and Wellness Focus • Senior Capstone Project • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Tutoring •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 318

Fine Arts • Performing Arts • STEMConnect • Cross-Categorical Program

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GROWTH > 69% Meets Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: To Be Determined 720-424-0260 lake.dpsk12.org 1820 Lowell Blvd. Lake Middle School Enrollment Zone

LAKE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL As an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, Lake prepares students for success in the global community by helping them make connections between their studies and the real world. Students and teachers work together to develop strong character traits, interpersonal skills, community outreach activities and action projects.

PRO GRAMS : PE • STEM Lab • Art • Action Project • Chess Club • Colorado Uplift •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 344

Computer Game Development • Mi Casa Neighborhood Center • Technology • Heritage Spanish • Beginning Spanish • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive and MI-Autistic Center-Based Programs • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 32% Does Not Meet Expectations

NORTH PRINCIPAL: Scott Wolf 720-423-2700 north.dpsk12.org 2960 Speer Blvd. GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,039

North High School is committed to educating the whole child. North is located in one of the most culturally diverse and supportive communities in metro Denver. Our mission is to catalyze the academic and personal success of all students, empowering them to reach their full potential at the postsecondary opportunity of their choice in an ever-changing world.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Musical Arts • Drama • Visual Arts • World Languages • Technology • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center •

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AVID • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Multiple Intensive and 18-21 Programming Center • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 50% Approaching Expectations 68


NORTH HIGH SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT CENTER North High School Engagement Center is designed for students who are typically 16 to 20 years of age and are within 100 credits of graduating, and offers students a postsecondary-focused educational pathway that leads to a diploma. The school uses a comprehensive intake process and provides an accelerated course of study using a competency-based curriculum. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

P R OG R AMS: PE • Art • ACT Prep • GED Prep • Standard DPS Electives • Work

PRINCIPAL: Teresa Steele 720-423-2709 north.dpsk12.org/engagement-center-3 2960 Speer Blvd. Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 94

Credit Experience • French • Spanish • AP Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Future Center • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 67% Meets Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: Lucas Ketzer 303-477-0517 riseupcommunityschool.net 1801 Federal Blvd. Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 124

RISEUP COMMUNITY SCHOOL RiseUp Community School reengages youth that have previously dropped out of high school or are in danger of dropping out. Our project-based learning approach focused on social justice issues allows students to apply what they have learned to positively impact themselves, their families and their community. RiseUp also offers students paid internships. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Leadership • Spanish • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Pregnant/Parenting Teen

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20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 45% Approaching Expectations

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SKINNER Skinner Middle School is a traditional, rigorous middle school that prepares all students for college and career. Skinner Scholars experience the latest interactive technology in the classroom including 1:1 devices, focus on positive student culture with high accountability, and engage in a variety of enrichment and extracurricular activities.

PRINCIPAL: Michelle Koyama 720-424-1420 skinner.dpsk12.org 3435 W. 40th Ave. Northwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Visual Art • Instrumental Music • Drama • Wood Shop • Home Economics • Character Development • STEM Lab • Service Learning • Friday Enrichment • Uplift • Spanish • Honors Courses •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 600

STEMConnect • Pre-Collegiate Program • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive and Affective Needs Center-Based Program Standard Bus Routes

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GROWTH > 59% Meets Expectations

STRIVE PREP – EXCEL STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, your child can explore countless opportunities to develop the confidence and lifelong skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

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PRINCIPAL: Benjamin Lewis 303-630-0360 striveprep.org 2960 Speer Blvd., building 1913 Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 333

PE • Choir • Music Theory • Visual and Digital Art • College Application Support • Student Leadership • Extended School Year and Day • Extra Class Time in Literature • Composition • Spanish • AP

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Courses • Honors Courses • JROTC • Tutoring • College Prep • Affective Needs Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 39% Approaching Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: Susan Morris 303-551-7200 striveprep.org 1820 Lowell Blvd. Charter School Lake Middle School Enrollment Zone

STRIVE PREP – LAKE STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, your child can explore countless opportunities to develop the confidence and lifelong skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Student Council • Peer Mentoring • Annual College Visits •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 320

Annual Eighth Grade Experiential Learning Trip • Extended School Year and Day • Extra Class Time in Reading, Writing and Math • Tutoring • College Prep • Affective Needs Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 58% Meets Expectations

STRIVE PREP – SUNNYSIDE PRINCIPAL: Jessica Tillis 720-723-2000 striveprep.org 4735 Pecos St. Charter School Northwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, your chld can explore countless opportunities to develop the confidence and lifelong skill necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Student Leadership Team • Extended School Year and

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 278

Day • Extra Class Time in Reading, Writing and Math • Individualized Intervention Block • Tutoring • College Prep • Advanced Literacy and Math • Science Club • School of Mines Engineering Summer Program

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O UR STUDENTS ARE FROM EVERYWHERE, SO THEY CAN LEARN FROM OTHERS WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS.” 73


WEST EARLY COLLEGE PRINCIPAL: Ana Mendoza 720-423-5482 westearlycollege.dpsk12.org 951 Elati St. Innovation School West High School and Middle School Enrollment Zones GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 559

West Early College is an innovative Early College Model school focusing on the individual needs of all students in a small school setting. Students will graduate from WEC prepared for the future with a high school diploma, an associate’s degree transferrable to a four-year college or a professional certificate in computer science and or medical fields at no cost.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Band • Choir • Digital Art • Daily College-Prep Advisory • In-Depth College and Career Exposure • Spanish • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Affective Needs Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 40% Approaching Expectations

WEST LEADERSHIP ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Teresa Klava 720-423-5460 westleadershipacademy.dpsk12.org 951 Elati St. Innovation School West High School and Middle School Enrollment Zones

West Leadership Academy is a public school designed to promote academic excellence leading directly to college and career readiness. As a College Board School, West Leadership Academy empowers students with a rigorous education that promotes leadership and academic skills to compete in the 21st-century global market.

PRO GRAMS : PE • College Credit through AP Courses and Concurrent Enrollment • College Visits • Spanish • Heritage Spanish • Honors Courses • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 696

AVID • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Colorado Uplift • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Programs • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

West Enrollment Zone/RTD Bus Pass

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

TNLI

GROWTH > 43% Approaching Expectations 74


SOUTHEAST DELTA High school

DSST: Byers Middle School

Merrill

Denver Green School

George Washington

Place Bridge Academy

Denver Language School

Grant Beacon

Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD)

Hamilton

Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning

DSST: Byers High School

Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences

Highline Academy Southeast

Slavens South Thomas Jefferson 75


PRINCIPAL: April Mclaughlin 720-423-8740 delta.dpsk12.org 655 S. Monaco Parkway Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 75

West Enrollment Zone/RTD Bus Pass ESL

DELTA HIGH SCHOOL DELTA High School is a pathways school located on the George Washington campus with accelerated programming on academic quarters. Students have an opportunity to earn 27.5 credits each quarter. DELTA stands for Diverse Education Leading Through Action, and our diverse school has a focus on leadership and community involvement. As a small community of students, typically 17 to 20 years old, we offer small class sizes and a lot of individual support. We have incredible teachers and an engaging elective program. All of our students will have an opportunity to take college coursework for free. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Youth on Record • Music Production • Entrepreneurship Program • Graphic Design • Photography • Free College Classes Through Partnership With Community College of Denver and Emily Griffith HS • Concurrent Enrollment • Future Center • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : NO SPF RATING

NO SPF RATING

DENVER GREEN SCHOOL LEAD PARTNERS: Frank Coyne Prudence Daniels Kartal Jaquette 720-424-7480 denvergreenschool.org 6700 E. Virginia Ave.

Denver Green School is a neighborhood innovation school and is one of the few DPS schools dedicated to sustainability. We provide a “hands-on, brains-on” curriculum that is designed to ensure all learners achieve at a high level. Our students are prepared to excel in the colleges and careers of tomorrow. We have been a high-achieving and high-growth school for several years.

PRO GRAMS : Preschool (ECE) • Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Music • Visual Arts •

Innovation School

Yoga • Investigations (Math) • Readers and Writers workshop • Discovery Link • Project-Based Learning • Spanish • Tutoring •

GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 537 Standard Bus Routes

Multi-Intensive: Autistic Intermediate and Primary Center-Based Program

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GROWTH > 76% Meets Expectations


DENVER LANGUAGE SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL: Kathy Benzel

Imagine your child, happily engaged in telling a story to a friend, animated and excited, speaking easily in Mandarin Chinese or Spanish! Now imagine your child grown up, focused on an exciting career in international business, conversing with a client and helping to close an important global deal in Mandarin or Spanish. At Denver Language School, children are learning Mandarin Chinese or Spanish through a progressive – and proven – language immersion program.

West Campus (K-2): 303-777-0544 200 S. University Blvd.

Language assessment required for new student enrollment second grade and above.

P R OG R AMS: Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Art • Music • Life Skills • Technology • STEM • Robotics • Musical Theater •

East Campus (3-8): 303-557-0852 451 Newport St. denverlanguageschool.org Charter School GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 736

Instrumental Music • Fine Arts • International Focus Standard Bus Routes

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 64% Meets Expectations

DENVER SCHOOL OF INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (DSISD) Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design is DPS’ first competencybased high school. Our vision is to empower all students to own their learning, shape their dreams and create a better world. With a 12:1 student-to-educator ratio in most classrooms, our mission is to provide a personalized learning experience that prepares students for college, career and beyond.

PRINCIPAL: Lisa Simms 720-424-2000 dsisd.dpsk12.org 840 E. 14th Ave. Innovation School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Social Entrepreneurship • Project-Based Learning • Blended Learning • Online Learning • Music • Student Leadership • Outdoor

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 266

Leadership • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • BusinessConnect • EngineeringConnect • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • ASCENT • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Expeditionary Learning

RTD Bus Pass

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 84% Exceeds Expectations

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77


DSST: BYERS HIGH SCHOOL DSST: Byers High School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: Brad White 303-524-6350 dsstpublicschools.org 150 S. Pearl St.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Performing Arts • Computer Science Emphasis through Partnership with University of Denver • Spanish • AP Courses • Future Center • Tutoring • Science Focus

Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 275

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 57% Meets Expectations ESL

DSST: BYERS MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Brad White 303-524-6350 dsstpublicschools.org 150 S. Pearl St. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 476

DSST: Byers Middle School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixthto 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Music • Performing Arts • Computer Science Emphasis through Partnership with University of Denver • Tutoring • Pragmatic Language Executive Functioning Center • Science Focus • Technology

ESL

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished

GROWTH > 90% Exceeds Expectations

78


GEORGE WASHINGTON George Washington is proud to lead the pursuit of academic ingenuity and excellence. By championing the highest standards, we empower all students to think critically and creatively to achieve success in the 21st century. Worldclass courses and extracurricular clubs and activities transform Patriots into business leaders, teachers, politicians, musicians and professional athletes.

P R OG R AMS: Advanced Band • Arts • Business Law • Choir • Dance • Drama • Ensemble • Entrepreneurship • Computer Design • French • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • IB • Multi-Intensive, Affective Needs and Severe Center-Based Program

PRINCIPAL: Scott Lessard 720-423-8600 gwhs.dpsk12.org 655 S. Monaco Parkway GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,231

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

RTD Bus Pass

ESL

GROWTH > 39% Approaching Expectations

79


PRINCIPAL: Alex Magaña 720-423-9360 beaconnetworkschools.org/ gbms 1751 S. Washington St.

GRANT BEACON Grant Beacon Middle School is committed to the high achievement and growth of every student, providing a college-preparatory program that sets high expectations and requires critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. We focus on the “Blended Learning” model, which enhances student understanding by combining traditional instructional methods with technology-based instruction.

Innovation School

PRO GRAMS :

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 410

Leadership • Pre-AP Classes • Academic Supports Math, Reading and

PE • Music/Band • Visual Arts • Spanish • Technology • Student Writing • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • AVID • Tutoring • Multi-Intensive and Affective Needs Center-Based Program

Standard Bus Routes

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

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GROWTH > 71% Meets Expectations

HAMILTON PRINCIPAL: Christian Sawyer 720-423-9500 hamilton.dpsk12.org 8600 E. Dartmouth Ave. Magnet School for International Preparatory Program GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 915

Come to Hamilton Middle School to explore the world and define your future! Hamilton is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Organization Middle Years Program. Our rigorous academics include Spanish, French, computer programming, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), visual arts, drama, yearbook design, instrumental music and band, debate, National History Day, Brain Bowl, and other opportunities. Students complete a college plan before concluding eighth grade. Students need to submit an application for Hamilton’s International Baccalaureate program. Please contact the school for more information.

P RO GRAMS : Standard Bus Routes

PE • Robotics • Modeling and Design • AVID • Service Learning • French • Spanish • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • International Focus • Science Focus • Expeditionary Learning • Multi-Intensive and Affective Needs Center-Based Program

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : ESL

80

OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

GROWTH > 40% Approaching Expectations


HIGHLINE ACADEMY SOUTHEAST Highline Academy Charter School exists to foster a diverse and equitable community of youth and adults striving together for academic, personal and civic excellence. Highline Academy is a tuition-free, DPS charter school with a custom liberal-arts curriculum focused on inclusive excellence and rigorous academics. Come discover a community where academic achievement, personal growth and civic responsibility converge.

PRINCIPAL: Sarah Verni-Lau 303-759-7808 highlineacademy.org 2170 S. Dahlia St. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Art • Music • Liberal Arts Curriculum • REACH Character Education • Technology • Advisory and Library •

GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 526

Spanish • Tutoring • Performance Groupings in Literacy, Math and Spanish (6-8) • Cross Categorical Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

ESL

OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 54% Meets Expectations

HILL CAMPUS OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences works in partnership with parents and the community to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for students in sixth through eighth grade. For every student, we encourage academic excellence, self-discipline, appreciation of diversity and respect for others.

P R OG R AMS: PE • Orchestra • Band • Theater • Vocal Music • Film School • Rock Band • Visual Art • Spanish • Colorado Uplift • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • Tutoring • Arts Focus • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 56% Meets Expectations

PRINCIPAL: Sean Kavanaugh 720-423-9680 hill.dpsk12.org 451 Clermont St. GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 682

Standard Bus Routes

ESL

81


PRINCIPAL: Christina Sylvester 720-424-0600 merrill.dpsk12.org 1551 S. Monroe St. GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 558

MERRILL Merrill Middle School is a learning community that promotes a culture of excellence through rigorous academics and a strong emphasis on responsibility, caring and respect. We welcome students who wish to be more academically challenged, equipped with cutting-edge technology and 21st-century learning skills, and engaged in clubs, athletics and the rich diversity of our student community.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art and Advanced Art • Band and Advanced Band • Choir • World

Standard Bus Routes

Drumming • Drama • SMARTlab Applied Technology Lab • Advanced Biology • Mathletics • Criminal Justice • Spanish • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • AVID • Tutoring • Newcomer Center • Multi-Intensive Severe Center-Based Program

ESL

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 48% Approaching Expectations

PLACE BRIDGE ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Brenda Kazin 720-424-0960 place.dpsk12.org 7125 Cherry Creek North Drive GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,021

Place Bridge Academy provides a rigorous educational program for students, including advanced classes at every grade level. We are an outstanding school for English language learners and multi-intensive students. Additionally, we provide afterschool enrichment programs for our students in both sports and academics.

PRO GRAMS : Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Band • Choir • Digital Art •

Standard Bus Routes

Keyboard • Lab • Library • Visual Art • Accelerated Reader • Imagine Learning English • Reading Is Fundamental • BRIDGES Afterschool Program • High School Prep • French • Italian • Spanish • AVID • Tutoring • Newcomer Center • Multi-Intensive Intermediate Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

TNLI (ECE-3) ESL (4-8)

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GROWTH > 72% Meets Expectations


ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING The mission of the Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL) is to empower students and staff to be learners, critical thinkers, citizens and explorers engaged in and inspired by the real world. A public school of choice, RMSEL operates in partnership with five Denver-area school districts and two nonprofit organizations (Outward Bound and the Public Education and Business Coalition) actively involved in the renewal of public education. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRINCIPAL: Chad Burns 303-759-2076 rmsel.org 1700 Holly St. Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) School GRADES SERVED: K to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 450

P R OGR AMS: Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Internship Opportunities • Spanish • Concurrent Enrollment • AVID

201 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

ESL

NO SPF RATING

NO SPF RATING

SLAVENS Slavens School emphasizes critical-thinking skills. We have high expectations for all students and utilize the district curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child. Some elementary classes platoon, with one teacher focusing on literacy instruction while a second teacher focuses on math, science and social studies. Our middle school prepares students for high school success. ECE classes are offered at the Stephen Knight Center for Early Education.

PRINCIPAL: Kurt Siebold 720-424-4150 slavens.dpsk12.org 3000 S. Clayton St. GRADES SERVED: K to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 725

P R OGR AMS: Full-Day Kindergarten • PE • Art • Drama • Music • Spanish (6-8) • Discovery Link • STEMConnect • Tutoring

Standard Bus Routes

201 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Distinguished ESL

GROWTH > 92% Exceeds Expectations

83


SOUTH South High School offers a cross-cultural academic experience that challenges all students to attain the highest levels of academic success. Hailing from throughout Denver and across the globe, South’s student body meets in Washington Park to collaborate and master the skills needed to excel in college and today’s world economy.

PRINCIPAL: Jen Hanson 720-423-6000 south.dpsk12.org 1700 E. Louisiana Ave. GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,570 RTD Bus Pass

PRO GRAMS : PE • School-Day and Afterschool Tutoring • Denver Scholarship Foundation Advisory • More Than 50 Clubs and Activities • World Languages • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Newcomer Center • Multi-Intensive and Severe Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

ESL

GROWTH > 44% Approaching Expectations

THOMAS JEFFERSON PRINCIPAL: Mike Christoff 720-423-7000 tjhs.dpsk12.org 3950 S. Holly St.

Thomas Jefferson High School prepares students for exciting careers in broadcasting, journalism, 3-D animation, robotics and more through our cutting-edge Center for Communication Technology. All students are well prepared for college and career by completing at least one Advanced Placement or Concurrent Enrollment course prior to graduation.

Magnet School for Center for Communication Technology

To enroll in the Center for Communication Technology, students must submit an online application by Feb. 1, 2018. Visit tjhs.dpsk12.org for information.

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,047

PRO GRAMS : PE • Business • Arts • Music • Pathways • Photography • Publishing • Software Engineering • Theater • Languages • AP and Honors Courses •

RTD Bus Pass

Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • Indian Focus • MultiIntensive, Affective Needs and Pragmatic Language Executive Functioning Center-Based Program • Denver Health School-Based Health Center

ESL

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GROWTH > 55% Meets Expectations


SOUTHWEST Abraham Lincoln

Excel Academy – Denver

Respect Academy

Bear Valley International School

Florence Crittenton

Southwest Early College

Grant Ranch

STRIVE Prep – Federal

John F. Kennedy

STRIVE Prep – Kepner

Kepner Beacon

STRIVE Prep – SMART Academy

Compass Academy Denver Center for International Studies DSST: College View High School DSST: College View Middle School DSST: Henry

KIPP Denver Collegiate KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy

STRIVE Prep – Westwood Summit Academy

85


ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham Lincoln High School provides an excellent education and expects every student to go to college. We offer four DPS CareerConnect pathways, 18 Advanced Placement courses and the opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits via concurrent enrollment options through ASCENT.

PRO GRAMS : PRINCIPAL: Larry Irvin 720-423-5000 lincolnlancers.org 2285 S. Federal Blvd. GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,014

PE • Art • Music • Photography • World Languages • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • MultiIntensive and Autistic Center-Based Program • Denver Health-SchoolBased Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch

RTD Bus Pass

GROWTH > 41% Approaching Expectations TNLI

BEAR VALLEY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: Lindsay Meier 720-423-9600 bearvalley.dpsk12.org 3005 S. Golden Way

Offering a wide continuum of interventions and opportunities for acceleration, BVIS will provide personalized learning, one-to-one technology and Spanishlanguage acquisition for all students. As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP), BVIS students will have the opportunity to gain international prospective through community service and hands-on learning experiences.

Innovation School Southwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

PRO GRAMS : PE • Technology • Arts • Drama • Music • Character Development • Service Learning • Spanish for Second Language Learners • Heritage

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 306

Southwest Express

Spanish • Honors Courses • STEMConnect • AVID • Tutoring • IB • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

ESL

86

GROWTH > 43% Approaching Expectations


COMPASS ACADEMY The Compass Academy model infuses a strong, values-based culture, civil engagement, additional people power and evidence-based practices to maximize student success. City Year/AmeriCorps members will work with students throughout the entire academic day, partnering with teachers to provide wholeclass support, as well as 1:1 and small group academic support to students.

PRINCIPAL: Denise Thorne 720-424-0096 compassacademy.org 2285 S. Federal Blvd., Room 202 Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Civil Engagement • Robotics • Coding • Computer Applications • Internships • College Readiness • Leadership • Spanish • Honors Courses • Tutoring • Arts • International Focus • Science Focus • Web Design

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

West Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 276 Southwest Express

OVERALL > Accredited on Probation

GROWTH > 35% Approaching Expectations

TNLI

DENVER CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DCIS offers a globally focused, academically rigorous education and a specialized diploma. Highly qualified teachers prepare students for college by developing multilingual, inter-culturally competent citizens actively involved in the changing world. All students must complete specialized study in world languages, collegiate research and community service in order to graduate from DCIS.

P R OG R AMS:

PRINCIPAL: Theresa McCorquodale

Art • Drama • Pop Culture • Creative Writing • Advisement • Community Service • Cultural Events • Student Portfolios • World Languages • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • International Focus • Indian Focus • Multi-Intensive Severe Center (9-12)

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 44% Approaching Expectations

720-423-9000 dcis.dpsk12.org 574 W. Sixth Ave. Magnet School GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 732 RTD Bus Pass

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PRINCIPAL: Rebecca Meyer 303-524-6320 dsstpublicschools.org 3111 W. Dartmouth Ave. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 417

DSST: COLLEGE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL DSST: College View High School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixthto 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Computer Sciences Emphasis Through a Partnership with Colorado School of Mines • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Future Center • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Distinguished ESL

GROWTH > 83% Exceeds Expectations

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DSST: COLLEGE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL DSST: College View Middle School, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixthto 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: Libby Brien 303-524-6320 dsstpublicschools.org 3111 W. Dartmouth Ave. Charter School West Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OGR AMS: PE • Music • Performing Arts • Energy Emphasis Through a Partnership With Colorado School of Mines • Tutoring • Science Focus • Technology Focus

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL P ERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 460 West Enrollment Zone

OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 60% Meets Expectations

ESL

DSST: HENRY DSST: Henry, a part of Denver’s distinguished DSST Public Schools network, is committed to providing a world-class education to prepare all students for success in college and life. We do this by structuring our sixth- to 12th-grade learning environment so that students learn and apply the skills, behaviors, values and mindsets that are vital to happiness and success. Our students develop a strong sense of self while learning to contribute to a caring and diverse community.

PRINCIPAL: Lisa Richardson 303-802-4130 dsstpublicschools.org 3005 S. Golden Way Charter School Southwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

P R OG R AMS: PE • Music • Computer Science Emphasis Through a Partnership with a Local University • Tutoring • Performing Arts • Science Focus • Technology Focus

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

GROWTH > 42% Approaching Expectations

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 300

Southwest Express

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PRINCIPAL: Cynthia Navarro 720-424-2250 excelacademy.dpsk12.org 1825 S. Federal Blvd. Innovation School, Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 252

EXCEL ACADEMY – DENVER Excel Academy – Denver combines structure, a committed and caring staff and a system of peer accountability to support students who have dropped out or who are at risk of dropping out to realize their potential and achieve their academic goals. We strive to ensure that the majority of our students increase their math and reading capabilities, enabling them to catch up, graduate and transition into postsecondary education. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • ACEConnect • Future Center • Credit Recovery

Reduced Fare RTD Bus Pass

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch ESL

GROWTH > 61% Meets Expectations

FLORENCE CRITTENTON Florence Crittenton High School serves pregnant and parenting teens (ages 14-21) and their families in a holistic setting that includes support services such as personalized counseling, nursing and Early Childhood Education. Our goal is for students to earn their diploma and graduate as lifelong learners, community leaders and responsible parents with marketable 21st-century skills. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

PRINCIPAL: Michelle Wright 720-423-7900 florencecrittenton.dpsk12.org 55 S. Zuni St. Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 139 RTD Bus Pass

PRO GRAMS : PE • Career Readiness • Child Development • Online Courses • Qualistar-Rated Early Learning Center for Students’ Infants and Toddlers • Concurrent Enrollment • MedConnect • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Single-Gender Program • Pregnant/Parenting Teen Program • Denver Health-School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

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GROWTH > 67% Meets Expectations


GRANT RANCH Grant Ranch ECE-8 School provides students with a quality education that develops academic skills, social skills and the character necessary to become lifelong learners and contribute to society as a whole. We strive to close the performance gaps as measured by daily progress monitoring, interim assessment scores and state test results.

P R OG R AMS: Preschool (ECE) • Preschool (ECE) in Spanish • Full-Day Kindergarten •

PRINCIPAL: Patricia Hurrieta 720-424-6880 grantranch.dpsk12.org 5400 S. Jay Circle GRADES SERVED: ECE to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 548

Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Amazing Race • Band • Brain Bowl • Geography Enrichment • Art • CO2 Cars • Creative Writing • Dance • Drama • Instrumental Music • NJHS • Keyboarding • Leadership • Life Skills • Mathletics • Newscast • Spanish •

Standard Bus Routes

STEMConnect • AVID • Tutoring

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

TNLI (ECE-5) ESL (6-8)

GROWTH > 48% Approaching Expectations

JOHN F. KENNEDY John F. Kennedy High School’s mission is to challenge students every day so they realize their full intellectual, emotional and physical potential in an everchanging global community. We work to help JFK students become successful citizens and scholars to better prepare for college and career. We recognize that the path to success is different for each student so we offer a variety of academic and enrichment opportunities.

P R OG R AMS:

PRINCIPAL: Christian De La Oliva

PE • Art • Music • Performing Arts • Technology • French • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CareerConnect Programs • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • AVID • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • JROTC • Tutoring • International Baccalaureate • Indian Focus • Multi-Intensive Severe and Affective Needs Center-Based Programs • Denver Health-School-Based Health Center

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Watch

720-423-4300 jfk.dpsk12.org 2855 S. Lamar St. GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 1,127

RTD Bus Pass

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GROWTH > 49% Approaching Expectations

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PRINCIPAL: Alex Magaña 720-424-0027 beaconnetworkschools.org/ kbms 911 S. Hazel Court Innovation School West Middle School Enrollment Zone

KEPNER BEACON Kepner Beacon Middle School (KBMS) is committed to the achievement and growth of every student, providing a college-preparatory program that sets high expectations and requires critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. KBMS brings together our diverse community and prepares students with the knowledge and 21st-century leadership skills necessary for college and career success. We focus on the “Blended Learning” model, which enhances student understanding by combining traditional face-to-face instructional methods with technology-based instruction.

P RO GRAMS : PE • Blended Learning • Music/Band • Visual Arts • Technology •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 280

Student Leadership • Academic Supports: Math, Reading and Writing • Spanish • STEMConnect • Tutoring • International Focus • Dual Language • Multi-Intensive Center- Based Program • Denver Health-

West Enrollment Zone

School-Based Health Center

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GROWTH > 68% Meets Expectations

KIPP DENVER COLLEGIATE PRINCIPAL: Anna Mendez-Hickman 303-922-5324 kippcolorado.org 451 S. Tejon St. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 433

Reduced Fare RTD Bus Pass

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KIPP Denver Collegiate’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character strengths necessary to succeed through college and in the competitive world beyond. At KIPP, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Dance • Drama • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Tutoring • Affective Needs Center-Based Program

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 45% Approaching Expectations


KIPP SUNSHINE PEAK ACADEMY KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character traits necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in underresourced communities throughout the United States. At KIPP, there are no shortcuts: outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous collegepreparatory curriculum and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains and continue to excel in high school and college. KIPP middle school begins in fifth grade.

P R OG R AMS: PE • Computer Arts and Sciences • Tutoring

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 69% Meets Expectations

PRINCIPAL: Kristie Servis 303-623-5772 sunshinepeak.org 375 S. Tejon St. Charter School West Middle School Enrollment Zone GRADES SERVED: 5 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 400

West Enrollment Zone

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PRINCIPAL: Peter Castillo 720-424-0200 kcaa.dpsk12.org 2250 S. Quitman Way Magnet School West and Southwest Middle School Enrollment Zones GRADES SERVED: ECE to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 983 Standard Bus Routes

KUNSMILLER CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy is a magnet school designed to prepare students in kindergarten through 12th grade for creative and artistic careers while also providing a rigorous college-prep education. All students explore theater arts, 2- and 3-D visual arts, media arts, instrumental and vocal music and dance. Prospective students must attend enrollment events in January, 2018. Contact the school for information.

PRO GRAMS : Full-Day Kindergarten • Full-Day Kindergarten in Spanish • PE • Art • Reggio Emilia Kindergarten • Artistic Internships and Mentorships • Spanish • AP Courses • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CreativeConnect • STEMConnect • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring • Denver Health-School-Based Health Center

20 17 SCHO O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations TNLI (ECE-5) ESL (6-12)

GROWTH > 59% Meets Expectations

RESPECT ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Wauneta Vann 720-423-5228 respect.dpsk12.org 2285 S. Federal Blvd. Pathways School GRADES SERVED: 10 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 106

Respect Academy is an engagement center that is designed for students who are typically 18 to 20 years of age and are within 100 credits of graduating, with the goal of high school graduation and postsecondary preparedness. School hours are from 7:40 a.m. to 3:36 p.m. Through a partnership with Abraham Lincoln High School, students are also able to access athletics, clubs and activities, concurrent enrollment opportunities and other learning opportunities at the traditional high school. This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

P RO GRAMS : RTD

PE • Arts • Music • APEX Online Curriculum • Technical Education • AP Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • ASCENT • Engagement Center • Tutoring • Pregnant/

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GROWTH > 67% Meets Expectations


IN MY SCHOOL IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU CAME FROM OR WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE OR WHO YOU ARE. THEY JUST ALLOW YOU TO LEARN AND GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES.” 95


PRINCIPAL: Halley Joseph 303-935-5473 swecollege.org 3001 S. Federal Blvd. Charter School GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 124

SOUTHWEST EARLY COLLEGE Southwest Early College is a public charter high school located in southwest Denver. As a small high school, SWEC provides a world-class education in a personal, supportive atmosphere. As an Early College high school, SWEC students take college-level coursework leading to both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. SWEC enrolls prepared and under-prepared students and gives them knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in college. SWEC serves the community as a leader in education reform and successful public school of choice.

PRO GRAMS : College-Level Electives Through Community College of Denver • Concurrent Enrollment • ASCENT • Tutoring

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20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 51% Meets Expectations

STRIVE PREP – FEDERAL PRINCIPAL: Rebecca Riopelle 303-573-2017 striveprep.org 2626 W. Evans Ave.

Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, students can explore many opportunities to develop the confidence and skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

Charter School Southwest Middle School Enrollment Zone

PRO GRAMS : PE • Art • Technology • Afterschool Homework Center • Character Education • Annual College Field Trips • Extended School Year •

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 360

Southwest Express

Extended School Day • Student Council • Eighth-Grade Capstone Trip • Tutoring • College Prep • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program

20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

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GROWTH > 66% Meets Expectations


STRIVE PREP – KEPNER STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility. At STRIVE Prep, students can explore many opportunities to develop the confidence and skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRINCIPAL: Katie Ryan 720-485-6394 striveprep.org 911 S. Hazel Court Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Annual College Visits • Student Leadership • Extended School Year •

West Middle School Enrollment Zone

Extended School Day • Extra Class Time in Reading • English Language Development • Dance Program • Tutoring • Performing Arts • College Prep • Multi-Intensive Severe Center-Based Program • Denver Health-

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 220

School-Based Health Center

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS :

West Enrollment Zone

OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 64% Meets Expectations

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STRIVE PREP – SMART ACADEMY STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility. At STRIVE Prep, students can explore many opportunities to develop the confidence and skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRINCIPAL: Jack Holmes 303-962-9880 striveprep.org 3201 W. Arizona Ave. Charter School

P R OG R AMS: PE • Visual and Digital Art • Engineering • Coding • Annual College Visits • Student Leadership • Extended School Day and Year •

GRADES SERVED: 9 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 454

Spanish • AP Courses • ACEConnect • Tutoring • Fine Arts • Performing Arts • College Prep • Multi-Intensive Center-Based Program RTD Bus Pass

2 0 1 7 SCH OOL PERFO RMANCE FRAM EWO RK RAT I NGS : OVERALL > Accredited on Priority Watch ESL

GROWTH > 24% Does Not Meet Expectations

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STRIVE PREP – WESTWOOD PRINCIPAL: Kathleen Esparza 303-962-9880 striveprep.org 3201 W. Arizona Ave. Charter School West Middle School Enrollment Zone

STRIVE Prep is where every student can strive for college and thrive throughout life. Every day we inspire our students to think critically, communicate clearly and collaborate openly, both in and outside of the classroom. By balancing ambitious learning with celebration and joy, we fuel a sense of curiosity, creativity and possibility in every child. At STRIVE Prep, students can explore countless opportunities to develop the confidence and lifelong skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

PRO GRAMS : PE • Visual Arts • Character Education • Student Council • Annual

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 8 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 360

College Visits • Eighth-Grade Experiential Learning Trip • Extended School Day and Year • Extra Class Time in Reading and Writing • Tutoring • College Prep

West Enrollment Zone

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SUMMIT ACADEMY PRINCIPAL: Robert Thomas 720-424-2400 summit.dpsk12.org 5590 W. Evans Ave.

At Summit, our mission is to embrace all students with diverse academic and social experiences and cultivate them to be 21st-century learners and positive community contributors. We provide comprehensive support services and individualized pathways to postsecondary readiness in a safe, caring and familyoriented environment.

Innovation School, Pathways School

This school does not participate in the SchoolChoice process. Please contact the school directly for enrollment information.

GRADES SERVED: 6 to 12 ESTIMATED ENROLLMENT: 230

PRO GRAMS : PE • Student Leadership • Yearbook • DPS Math Fellows • AVID • Honors Courses • Concurrent Enrollment • CreativeConnect • MedConnect • Pre-Collegiate Program • Future Center • ASCENT • Credit Recovery • Tutoring

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20 17 SCH O O L PERFO RMA NC E FRAM EWO RK RAT I NG S : OVERALL > Meets Expectations

GROWTH > 54% Meets Expectations 98


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