By Brea Olson, Senior Regional Communications Specialist, Denver Public Schools
It’s hard to believe that the first day of school is just around the corner! And while families soak up the last days of summer and tackle back-to-school shopping, it’s also a good time to remind current and prospective Stapleton families of their unique opportunities within the Denver Public Schools (DPS) SchoolChoice program.
Did you know that all Stapleton elementary and middle schools that have been rated on the DPS School Performance Framework are top-rated as meeting expectations or distinguished in how well they support student growth and achievement and serve students and families? Stapleton residents and DPS students have the opportunity to select from a variety of school options to best meet the needs of students and families, including:
As a resident of the Stapleton-area Elementary School Shared Boundary, Stapleton students have priority enrollment opportunities at the following elementary schools:
- High Tech Elementary (ECE-2nd grade) – New school for 2014-15!
- Isabella Bird Community School (ECE-5th grade)
- Swigert International School (ECE-5th grade)
- William “Bill” Roberts (ECE -8th grade)
- Westerly Creek (ECE-5th grade)
As a resident of the Greater Park Hill/Stapleton Middle School Shared Boundary, Stapleton students have priority enrollment opportunities at the following middle schools:
- Denver Discovery School (6th grade) – New school for 2014-15!
- DSST: Conservatory Green (6th grade) – New school for 2014-15!
- DSST: Stapleton Middle School (6th-8th grade)
- McAuliffe International School (6th-8th grade)
- William “Bill” Roberts (ECE-8th grade)
DPS is the fastest growing urban school district in the country, and that growth is visible in the Stapleton neighborhood where new schools abound, including the new Northfield High School on the Paul Sandoval Campus, which broke ground on July 15. The school will welcome its first freshman class in the 2015-16 school year, and join other high school options for Stapleton students like DSST: Stapleton, Bruce Randolph, Denver School of the Arts, East and George Washington.
Each DPS school has its own unique attributes and focus areas to help students succeed and there are many factors to consider while researching various school options. Learn more about these and all DPS schools on the DPS SchoolMatch website.
More information about SchoolChoice, shared boundaries and to how students are prioritized for enrollment is available here. School transportation information for Stapleton families can be found here.
Here’s to another great school year for Stapleton students!