It has been a huge blessing to my children. Our neighborhood school has been low performing and although we tried to make it work by getting involved at the school. Their performance, however, was way ahead and they were not being challenged. I felt my daughter in particular would have held herself back to keep from having to keep going up in grade level early (she was already one grade ahead). Now they can achieve as high as they want and there are no limits!
Polaris is wonderful! My son LOVES going to school everyday. He loves to learn because of the wonderful teachers at this school.
Very involved teachers and parents, fabulous library. The kids there love to learn, and it has an extremely enriching menu of activities.
Having visited numerous schools within DPS, I am confident that the Polaris program at Ebert is unquestionably the most stimulating, challenging, supportive learning environment for high-achieving students.
An amazing public school education that provides a foundational critical approach to teaching and learning. Great social atmosphere and community for kids and their families, and extraordinary teachers!
Because the teachers treat my child like an individual learner and do not just follow the standard DPS script.
The teachers, parents and children are involved and passionate about learning. The curriculum is unique and robust and offers kids a chance to thrive.
Great Highly Gifted Magnet school. Best program there is for those kids who get bored in the neighborhood school classroom.
Polaris does a super job at providing caring, individualized educational experiences for the children who go there.
This is my second message. My daughters attended this school until last year. My younger daugher (I have two) would have been a fifth grader at Polaris this year. We moved to Golden two years ago and this year I decided to put my girls in schools closer to home because it was getting too expensive to drive back and forth each day. I'm very sorry that I did that. My fifth grader, Willow, is learning nothing new at her new school and complains daily about how much she misses everything about Polaris. Parents, if your children are lucky enough to get to attend Polaris at Ebert, I highly suggest you keep them there til they are done with fifth grade. It is a Wonderful program.
This is arguably the best elementary school in DPS. While the visionary Dr. Howard has moved on to other endeavors, she has left the school under the able stewardship of Karin Johnson, a former colleague and teacher at Polaris. She and the rest of the faculty and staff are among the best I've ever worked with in my professional career. Parental involvement at the school during my tenure was excellent (and I believe remains so today), but I never found parents to be overbearing, as they can be at some high-achieving schools. Students are respectful and tolerant, and the staff always worked to inculcate these attributes in the children. I was always inspired by the children's desire to learn. My only complaint is that there isn't room to expand the school so that other children could benefit from this program.
I have had a child at this school for 8 years (2 kids). This is a wonderful school, creative, nurturing, rigorous academically. The Principal is amazing, and very responsive to aprental concerns. You will be very lucky if your child gets in.
An amazing school for high-achieving and highly-gifted students in Northeast Denver. Major emphasis on the arts as well as individualized and group learning. A lovely, safe and happy school where your children will learn that people who look different are just as smart -- or smart in different ways. This school and the principal, Dr. Diana Howard, are truly wonderful.
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