Past EXCEL Announcements

Flyer Friday 1/21

Principal NoteLobos Family,Next week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, students taking English Language Development (ELD) classes will get to show how much they’ve grown in English on the ACCESS Assessment. As a result, we will have an adjusted schedule these days....

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Flyer Friday 1/14

Principal NoteLobos Family,It was an exciting week! Our students worked incredibly hard on their MAP Growth Assessments in Reading, Language, and Math. Many students met their growth goals and all of us have a better understanding of our progress. Thank you for...

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It’s time to enroll for the 2022-23 school year!

The first round of DPS SchoolChoice is open from Jan. 14 – Feb. 15! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school.  At STRIVE Prep, we are committed to preparing every student for educational success...

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Flyer Friday 1/7

Principal NoteLobos Family,Next Tuesday and Thursday, students will take the Winter MAP Growth Assessment. This is the same test they took at the beginning of the year. It provides an opportunity for our school to see the progress we have made towards goals so far...

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Snow day: no classes Jan. 6

STRIVE Prep schools closed January 6. As a result of the inclement weather and cold temperatures, DPS has called a snow day and all STRIVE Prep schools and the central office will be closed on January 6th. There will be no classes for all schools, including those...

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Four STRIVE Prep schools currently remote

Four STRIVE Prep schools are currently in a remote learning model. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has had a significant impact across the country and has hit our community especially hard.  As a result, there are staffing shortages and we believe the best way we can...

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STRIVE Prep – Green Valley Ranch remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Green Valley Ranch will be moving to a fully remote learning model for the remainder of this week, beginning Wednesday, January 5 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022. In person classes will resume at STRIVE Prep - Green Valley Ranch on Monday,...

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STRIVE Prep – Lake remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Lake will be moving to a fully remote learning model for the remainder of this week of school beginning Wednesday, January 5 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022 with our plan to have regular in-person classes to resume Monday, January 10. ...

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STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside will be moving to a primarily remote learning model for one week of school beginning Tuesday, January 4 and continuing through Friday, January 7, 2022 with regular in person classes resuming on Monday, January 10.  As you  know, the Omicron...

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Flyer Friday 12/17

Principal NoteLobos Family, The safety of our community matters. It matters a lot. With that in mind, please use Safe2Tell to anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens our students, our families, or our school community. Know that Have a wonderful...

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Flyer Friday 12/10

Principal NoteLobos Family, I am excited to announce that STRIVE Prep - Federal’s Principal Fellow, Mrs. Bye, will be leading the school from January 3 until March 25. This is Mrs. Bye’s third year at Strive Prep - Federal. This planned interim principalship...

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Flyer Friday 12/3

Principal NoteLobos Family,STRIVE Prep - Federal is  excited to announce updated start and end times for the 2022-2023 school year! The school day will begin at 8:15 am and end at 3:15 pm,  Monday through Friday. We believe that maintaining the same bell schedule...

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Flyer Friday 11/19

What FED’s Leaders are Thankful ForOur school leaders are so thankful for you and your students! Without you all, we would not have a school. Here’s what we are thankful for right now:Mr. Lenzmeier (Principal): I am thankful for this community. I strongly believe that...

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STRIVE Prep – Kepner going remote through Jan. 7

STRIVE Prep - Kepner will be moving to a primarily remote learning model for four weeks of school beginning November 29 and continuing through January 7, 2022. As you may know, our school has been struggling with teacher and staffing shortages.  As a result, we...

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Flyer Friday 11/12

Principal NoteLobos Family,Denver Public Schools has made the decision to close schools on Friday, November 19. As a result, STRIVE Prep - Federal will also be closed. Know that we believe every school day matters because our BIG Goal matters (#1 middle school in...

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No school Nov. 19 – enjoy the break!

In recognition of our students and teachers, and following a Denver Public Schools’ decision, Friday, November 19, all STRIVE Prep schools will be closed as a holiday. Schools are also closed for the fall break, Nov. 22-26, and will return to school on Monday, Nov....

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Flyer Friday 11/5

Principal NoteLobos Family,Join us on Tuesday, November 9 at 4pm for our Storytelling event and for the Family Council meeting that follows. Our students are excited to show what they’ve been working on in English Language Arts and Speech & Debate!Next Friday we...

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STRIVE Prep – Montbello is getting a new home next year!

STRIVE Prep - Montbello is getting a new home beginning next school year!   Our STRIVE Prep - Montbello campus has lived at its current location since 2015 on a shared campus with two other district schools. The location is the former home of a high school, and...

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Flyer Friday 10/29

Principal NoteLobos Family,Please mark your calendars! I encourage you to attend our Storytelling event on November 9 at 4:00 pm and the Family Council meeting that follows at 5:00 pm.  When our families are on campus, our community gets better! Somos Lobos!Adam...

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Learn more about Principal Daniel Vivas!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Learn more about Principal Jay Gordon!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Learn more about Principal Kelly Gomes!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Meet our new principals!

We are so honored and proud to introduce our three new principals residing at STRIVE Prep - Sunnyside, STRIVE Prep - Montbello, and STRIVE Prep - SMART. STRIVE Prep principals not only inspire, but they empower every single one of our students to be the best version...

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Flyer Friday 10/22

Principal NoteLobos Family,Know that Denver will be holding important school board elections on November 2. Be on the lookout for a text message from me in the coming days asking you to commit to vote. Every vote matters!Somos Lobos!Adam LenzmeierOM TransitionOur new...

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Filling in education gaps: LGBTQ+ history at Sunnyside

Our STRIVE Prep – Sunnyside World Studies teacher, Wendy Gutierrez, was recognized recently for her outstanding work at including LGBTQ+ communities in her curriculum, and we could not be more proud of her and the impact that the Pride Club has had on our students!...

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Flyer Friday 10/15

Principal NoteLobos Family,This week STRIVE Prep - Federal hosted the first Family Council meeting of the school year. The families who attended made it clear that respectful classroom behavior is at the forefront of minds. More specifically, families are concerned...

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Highlights Around the Network

STRIVE Prep community:   We cannot be more proud of our STRIVE Prep teachers and their accomplishments, so we want to share them with you!   We are happy to announce that the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education awarded STRIVE Prep Kepner’s Ms. Paola Solorzano...

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Flyer Friday 10/8

Principal NoteLobos Family,As a reminder, STRIVE Prep - Federal’s first Family Council meeting of the year will be held on October 12 at 5:00 pm. I know that our families have the ideas that will move our entire school community forward. I strongly encourage you to...

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Flyer Friday 10/1

Principal NoteLobos Family,As we work  hard to ensure every student in our school meets or exceeds their academic growth goals, we are simultaneously pursuing community excellence. This means that all members of the school community (students, families, and staff...

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Flyer Friday 9/24

Family QuestionTo meet our school goals of building an excellent community, we need your feedback.  Please take some time to fill out our feedback survey from the event!Principal NoteLobos Family,Thank you to everyone who attended the Back to School Carnival! We...

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Learn about DPS board and the Nov. 2 election

Our partners at the Colorado League of Charter Schools are hosting an hour-long online training to ensure that you know how the DPS Board of Directors and their decisions affect us and most importantly that you know the steps you need to take to be able to participate...

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Flyer Friday 9/17

Family QuestionAs we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, what element of your culture are you most proud of or has had the most impact on you? Do you have a story or a memory about that element of your culture? Principal NoteLobos Family,This is our first full week...

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Flyer Friday 9/10

Principal NoteLobos Family, Please be on the lookout for communication from your student’s advisor. These communications are scheduled to occur every 2 weeks throughout the school year. You will receive updates on your student’s academic progress, current...

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Make Your Voice Heard

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Make your voice heard in the upcoming election!

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Make your voice heard in the upcoming election

Dear STRIVE Prep families, We’re writing today with some information about a really important local election In November, Denver will elect four members to the local school board. These members are in charge of our public schools and make decisions that impact all...

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Families make sure to download the Flyer Connect App!

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We want to make sure you have one of the most important tools we’re using during the year to communicate with you. It is essential you download the Flyer Connect app and verify yourself to get information for your specific STRIVE...

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Masks required indoors for all students and teachers

We’re so excited to kick off the new school year with you in-person! While the pandemic is still having a negative impact on so many communities, and especially with the introduction of the very contagious Delta variant, we believe that by following the expert...

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STRIVE Prep speech and debate teams go big at Nationals

Congratulations to the STRIVE Prep - RISE and - SMART speech and debate teams for doing so well at the National Speech and Debate Tournament a couple weeks ago!  More than 6,000 students participate in this prestigious and rigorous competition annually and this year...

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In-person learning planned for the 2021-22 school year

As of now, our goal for next school year is to be 100% in-person for all students. We’ve learned that access to resources and the deep connections students have with in-person learning gives them the confidence and skills they need to be successful learners in school...

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Complete your child’s school registration now!

Complete your child’s online registration now! Denver Public Schools has a special “early bird” window which allows families to go through the process now through May 21.    All information for students must be verified and updated with DPS every year. By...

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Senior Signing Day – May 19

Senior Signing Day is virtual this year! Similar to last year, seniors will announce their post-high school graduation plans in a pre-recorded video streamed online. The video will be shown during a live watch party on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6 p.m. through...

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Learning options at STRIVE Prep in the 2021-22 school year

We are writing to provide you with an update on what learning at STRIVE Prep will look like in the 2021-22 school year. STRIVE Prep schools are currently in the process of planning to provide your child with an exceptional education both in-person and remotely next...

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STRIVE Prep Vaccine Clinic, April 23

STRIVE Prep to Host Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All Plan   As part of Governor Polis’ efforts to ensure that every person in Colorado has access to a vaccine, STRIVE Prep has been selected as a vaccine equity clinic site.   ...

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Creating a leadership team to better reflect our students

STRIVE Prep is pleased to announce exciting leadership changes. Our board of trustees has three new additions and the executive leadership team has filled the roles of chief external affairs officer, chief schools officer, chief academic officer, and chief operations...

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Solidarity with our Asian Pacific Islander Community

Over the past twelve months, there has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes and violence perpetrated against individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage across the country. This morning we awoke to the horrific news of the shooting deaths of 8 people in...

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SAVE THE DATES: Senior Signing Day & HS Graduations

STRIVE Prep Senior Signing Day - Save the Date Senior Signing Day is going virtual this year! Similar to last year, STRIVE Prep is creating a video that will feature high schools seniors announcing their post-high school graduation plans. The final video will be shown...

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Snow day policy update

We are writing to inform you of changes Denver Public Schools has made in its snow day policy; going forward, in the event that inclement weather closes the district, the first snow day will be a traditional snow day, with all schools and offices closed and no remote...

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Apply today to enroll in the 2021-22 school year!

The first round of DPS SchoolChoice ends Feb. 16! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school. STRIVE Prep offers some of the best, FREE, K-12 schools in your neighborhood and 10 schools to choose...

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It’s time to enroll for the 2021-22 school year!

It’s time to enroll for the 2021-22 school year! The first round of DPS SchoolChoice is open from Jan. 15 - Feb. 16! Make sure you select a STRIVE Prep school as #1 when applying to have the best chance of getting into that school.  STRIVE Prep offers some of the...

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In-person learning updates for Q3

Dear STRIVE Prep- RISE Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 3. Over the winter break, the state moved to a “dial framework” to assess risk level by county. This is a public health...

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In-Person Learning Updates!

Families - Please read the letter below from Liz Herbert on updates about Quarter 3, including information on in person hybrid models starting Feb 1. Let us know how your student will engage with learning in Quarter 3 (online or in person) in the short survey found at...

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Learning plans for 3rd quarter

Greetings STRIVE Prep-Sunnyside Families,    I hope you and your loved ones are well during these challenging times. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 3.  Over the winter break, the state moved to a “dial framework” to assess risk level by county. ...

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Today’s assault on democracy at our nation’s Capitol

In the last few hours, we’ve seen a violent assault on democracy as a mob invaded the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., to disrupt the certification of the presidential election results. For many of us, this act of domestic terrorism leaves us with feelings of anger,...

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SchoolChoice enrollment opens Jan. 15!

Apply to a STRIVE Prep school before Feb. 16 to have the best chance of enrolling in the school of your choice. Round 1 of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens Jan. 15! Whether in-person or online, all students get a new backpack, a laptop, at-home materials, and...

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Testing updates in the 3rd quarter

Dear STRIVE Prep – Lake Families of Emerging Bilingual Students, We hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. This letter is to provide you with a few testing updates about the third quarter. As we announced earlier, all STRIVE Prep will remain...

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Virtual open houses schedule

STRIVE Prep offers some of the best, FREE schools in your neighborhood.  Round 1 of Denver Public Schools’ SchoolChoice opens Jan. 15! Apply to a STRIVE Prep school before Feb. 16 to have the best chance of enrolling in the school of your choice.  Whether in-person or...

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All STRIVE Prep students remain remote through Jan. 18

Yesterday, Denver Public Schools announced a new plan for returning to in person learning in the new year.  STRIVE Prep is continuing with our original plan that all STRIVE Prep schools will remain remote through at least January 18. This will help reduce disruption...

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All students move to remote learning beginning Nov. 30

With the rise and increased spread of COVID-19 in our community and across the state, Denver Public Schools is moving all students to remote learning beginning Monday, November 30. This includes grades K-2 at STRIVE Prep - Ruby Hill as well as our special education...

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Thank you, Superintendent Cordova

On Friday, Denver Public Schools announced that Superintendent Susana Cordova has decided to accept a position with Dallas Independent School District. I want to take time today to reflect on the news of her departure which the district shared on Friday.  I’ve known...

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Continuing the work amidst this historic election

Yesterday, nearly 40 STRIVE Prep staff gathered together for Leadership Academy, our informal leadership development program.  We were literally working through quotes about leadership and identifying leadership qualities together at the moment CNN called the...

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3rd-5th graders are remote beginning Nov. 2

Due to the rising level of COVID infections and positivity rates in Denver, Denver Public Schools has announced today that 3rd-5th graders will be virtual starting next Monday, November 2, and will remain that way at least through Thanksgiving break. STRIVE Prep -...

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Plans for returning back to school

Dear STRIVE Prep - Families,  Our working group, composed of teachers and staff across the network, has been following Denver Health metrics closely, reviewing our teacher and family feedback, and considering all options for learning for the second quarter. Denver...

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Q2 FED Family Survey

Dear STRIVE Prep Federal Families,  I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our school can return to a revised...

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COVID Update, Actualización sobre COVID

Dear STRIVE Prep- Lake Families,    I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. We wanted to inform you that we are currently planning for a possible return to school on October 21st. We do...

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Update for Quarter 2 Learning for Students

Dear STRIVE Prep- Montbello Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our school can return to a revised...

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Time to Select a Learning Option for Quarter 2!

Learning Options for Quarter 2   Dear STRIVE Prep-Westwood Families, I hope you and your loved ones are well and healthy at this time. I am writing today with an update for Quarter 2. After much consideration and input from staff and families, we believe that our...

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Upcoming town halls to discuss the future of education funding

Please join us for a town hall with Denver Public School Board Members to discuss the future of education and school funding on the ballot this November. Voters will decide whether to approve additional funding through a mill and bond levy which will be for all public...

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Photos From Our 2020 Graduation Parade!

While graduation this year wasn't exactly what we had pictured, our socially-distanced parades turned out to be one of the most incredible events we have ever hosted! We are so proud of our seniors and loved celebrating them in this unique way. Check out some of the...

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We need your help planning for the next quarter!

It’s hard to believe that we just began the new year in this new learning environment and we’re already beginning our planning for Quarter 2. We are committed to making a decision by October 1 about what the learning environment will look like in Quarter 2, which...

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Free meals for all students

Meal Update: Free meals extended through remote learning for all youth age 0-18.  All youth in Denver, including all STRIVE Prep students, age 0-18 can visit any remote feeding location for free weekday breakfast and lunch. Your family can visit food distribution...

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BESS Screener 20-21

Dear Parent or Guardian: As part of our effort to support the Whole Child, our school will be implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students.  Universal social and emotional screening can provide a fair and impartial way of looking at how...

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Download the FLYER App

We are excited to announce a new way for families to receive important updates and school communications! Download the free Flyer Connect app today then tap the plus button to search for STRIVE Prep RISE. We’ll share relevant notifications, upcoming events, updates,...

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Counselor Recognition Program

College Board is pleased to recognize Kandi Brown from STRIVE Prep - RISE for the 2019-20 College Board Counselor Recognition Program. They were nominated for their exemplary work as a professional school counselor. Kandi received a letter of recognition and lapel pin...

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Miren esta forma

Estimado padre o tutor legal: Como parte de nuestro esfuerzo para apoyar al niño como ser integral, nuestra escuela implementará una evaluación social y emocional universal de los estudiantes. La evaluación social y emocional universal puede proporcionar una forma...

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Computer and materials pick up for school begin next week

Computer and materials pick up for school begin next week Having your school materials and staying connected online is going to be very important during remote learning this fall. Schools are hosting pick-up times over the next two weeks for students to pick up their...

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Remote learning planned through Oct. 16

In the interest of health and safety, given the current increased spread of COVID-19 in our community, all STRIVE Prep schools will remain in remote learning through the end of the first quarter, October 16. During the last few weeks, there has been some fast-shifting...

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