Details overview

Hours 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
School leader Nicole Veltze
District Denver Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Advanced placement (AP) courses
College preparatory
Direct instruction
Honors track
Internships
Standards-based

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
8
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
2
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Industrial / Graphic Design
Media arts Technical design and production
Visual arts Ceramics
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught French
Spanish

Support

18
Facilities
including: Science lab
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Swimming pool
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 87% 32%
White 6% 56%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 43% 49%
N/A 57% 51%
Male 57% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

13
Girls Sports
including: Cheerleading
14
Boys Sports
including: Wrestling
13
Clubs
including: Drama club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Ski
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rugby
Skiing
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Community service
Debate
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Marching band
National Honor Society (NHS)
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs After
After school end time 5:30 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Skinner Middle School
  Lake International School
  Trevista at Horace Mann

Awards

Academic award Top Growth of any DPS traditional high school
Year received 2014
Academic award Top Growth of any DPS traditional high schoo
Year received 2013
Academic award Top Growth of any DPS traditional high schoo
Year received 2012

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Gifted Specialist
Staff Assistant principal
College counselor
Computer specialist
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Accessible via public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Mi Casa Neighborhood Center
Partner website Http://www.micasaresourcecenter.org/youth-family-development/neighborhood-centers/
Partner Colorado Uplift
Partner website Http://www.coloradouplift.org/drupal/
Partner Denver Health School Based Health Center
Partner website Http://www.denverhealth.org/medical-services/primary-care/our-services/school-based-health-centers
Partner City Year
Partner website Http://www.cityyear.org/denver

Sources

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