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Hours 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Ms. Keri Melmed
District State Charter School Institute
Transportation options None

Programs

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
0
Music
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music None
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Media arts Video and film production
Graphics
Computer animation
Visual arts Photography
Painting
Drawing / Sketching
World languages taught Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Wellness
Instructional / curriculum models used Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered No
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

Support

10
Facilities
including: Gym
Extra learning resources Remediation
Counseling
Career/college counseling
Acceleration
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Facilities Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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School cultural diversity1

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 32% 5%
White 29% 56%
Hispanic 27% 32%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 41%
Female 49% 49%
Male 51% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
4
Boys Sports
including: Flag football
5
Clubs
including: Boy Scouts
Girls sports Volleyball
Soccer
Cross country
Basketball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Soccer
Girls sports (misc.) Color Guard
Clubs Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
Before
After school end time 6:00 PM
Before school start time 6:30 AM

Culture

Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically continue on to these schools Denver School of Science and Technology
  Vista Peak

Awards

Academic award Title 1 Model Data Teams School
Year received 2010
Academic award Commissioner's Choice Award
Year received 2009
Academic award CBS4 "Fit 4 Colorado" School Challenge Award
Year received 2009

Teachers

12
Staff
including: ELL / ESL Coordinator
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
Cooking / nutrition teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
PE instructor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
French
Spanish
World languages spoken by staff (misc.) Thai, Hungarian

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Educators for Social Responsibility
Partner website Http://esrnational.org/
Partner Denver Preschool Program
Partner website Www.dpp.org
Partner Hope Valley Church
Partner website Www.hopevalleychurch.com
Partner Revolution Foods
Partner website Www.revfoods.com
Partner Slow Food Denver
Partner website Http://slowfooddenver.org/

Enrollment

Learn more Http://www.highpointacademy.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=117&Itemid=56
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Contact the school / Multiple deadlines
# of applications received 1158
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 813
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012